Effingham Beats Mount Zion in Eighth-Grade Play

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Published on November 7 2012 11:40 am
Last Updated on November 8 2012 12:07 pm
Written by Millie Lange

MOUNT ZION -- Effingham Junior High School downed Mount Zion 59-50 in boys eighth-grade basketball action Tuesday evening.

Grant Wolfe and Jacob Donaldson provided the one-two scoring punch for the Mustangs with 20 and 19 points respectively. Wolfe had five steals and led in rebounds with 10. Donaldson had eight boards.

Effingham shot 45 percent from the field and 67 percent from the line in improving to 3-0.

In the seventh-grade contest, Mount Zion was a 34-29 winner. The Mustangs held a slight 25-24 lead going into the final quarter but Mount Zion had a 10-4 run as Effingham went cold on one of eight shooting. Ryan Sandifer and Mason Hull led Efifngham with 12 points each. Noah Spencer led in rebounds with four. Sandifer had five steals.

The Mustangs drop to 1-2 on the season.

At Mount Zion

Seventh-Grade Game

Effingham          8      8    9      4    --    29

Mount Zion        8    12    4    10    --    34

Effingham -- Sandifer 12 (3 rebounds, 5 steals), Hull 12 (2 rebounds), Levitt 2 (4 rebounds, 1 steal), Vasquez 2 (2 steals), Lohman 1 (2 rebounds, 1 steal), Robinson (3 rebounds), Morrissey (1 rebound), Hill (2 rebounds, 2 steals), Spencer (4 rebounds, 1 steal), Mulheron (1 steal)

Mount Zion -- no statistics listed.

Eighth-Grade Game

Effingham            14      8    14    23    --    59

Mount Zion          12    12    11    15    --    50

Effingham -- Wolfe 20, Donaldson 19, Koenig 8, Franklin 5, Kreke 4, Beals 3

Mount Zion -- Kuhle 13, Schultz 12, Aubert 9,  Price 8, Chappel 6, Davis 2

At Dieterich

Dieterich split victories with Cowden-Herrick in action Tuesday evening.

Dieterich was a 57-23 winner in seventh-grade play. In eighth-grade action, Cowden-Herrick was a 55-35 winner.

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At Newton

Jasper County picked up a 50-22 win over Palestine Tuesday evening.

Jasper County took a 13-2 opening quarter lead, led 23-8 at halftime and never looked back. Tim Weber tallied 13 and Mitch Jansen 10 for the winners.