St. Anthony Hands Beecher City 53-46 Loss

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Published on December 5 2012 1:31 pm
Last Updated on December 5 2012 1:31 pm
Written by Millie Lange

BEECHER CITY -- John Goeckner nailed nine of 12 from the field and three of four at the line for 21 points to guide Effingham St. Anthony High School to a 53-46 National Trail Conference victory over Beecher City Tuesday evening. The win was the first of the season for the Bulldogs.

St. Anthony edged out to a 13-11 opening quarter lead behind Goeckner's six points and two baskets by Jacob Schuette. Brady Barnes led the Eagles with nine of the team's 11 points.

The Bulldogs were still ahead at halftime 23-20 behind 61 percent shooting from the field with 11 of 18 and 67 percent shooting at the line with six of nine.

St. Anthony then came out to push ahead 13-8 in the third period for a 39-28 lead going into the final quarter.

Chipping in for the Bulldogs in double figures was Schuette with 13 on five of 11 from the field and three of four at the line. Goeckner led in rebounds with four as Neil Williams and Alex Hoelscher pulled down three each.

St. Anthony hit 20 of 36 from the field and 13 of 19 at the line. Beecher City held an 18-15 rebounding lead.

The Eagles were led by Barnes with 15 and Donovan Riley with 14. Beecher City hit 15 of 42 from the field and 12 of 19 at the line.

At Beecher City

ST. ANTHONY (53)

Williams 0-3 4-8 -- 4, Z. Gardewine 1-2 0-0 -- 2, Hoelscher 1-2 2-2 -- 4, Goeckner 9-12 3-4 -- 21, Schuette 5-11 3-4 -- 13, Greene 1-1 0-0 -- 2, A. Gardewine 3-4 1-1 -- 7, Rogers 0-1 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 20-36 FG 13-19 FT

BEECHER CITY (46)

Riley 4-18 4-4 -- 14, Krueger 2-6 4-4 8, Gardner 2-5 0-0 5, Wills 0-0 0-0 -- 0, McKay 0-0 1-2 -- 1, Doty 0-1 0-0 -- 0, Barnes 6-11 3-7 -- 15, Harder 0-0 1-2 -- 1, Kenter 0-0 0-0 -- 0, Bales 1-1 0-0 -- 2. TOTALS 15-42 FG, 13-19 FT

St. Anthony           13    13    13    14    --    53

Beecher City          11      9      8    18    --    46

3-point FG -- St. Anthony 0, Beecher City 3 (Riley 2, Gardner 1). Rebounds -- St. Anthony 15 (Goeckner 4, Williams 3, Hoelscher 3, A. Gardewine 2, Z. Gardewine 1), Beecher City 18 (Barnes 6, Riley 4, Gardner 3, Krueger 2, Wills 1, McKay 1, Harder 1). Total fouls -- St. Anthony 15, Beecher City 18. Fouled out -- none. Turnovers -- St. Anthony 17, Beecher City 16.

Junior Varsity Game

St. Anthony           7    15    6    15    --    43

Beecher City          2    11    9    13    --    35

St. Anthony -- Lorentz 0, Greene 10, Gibson 9, Hartke 0, Puckett 0, Grunloh 10,  Martelli 0, Bourgeois 0, Ja. Niebrugge 6, Je. Niebrugge 3, Rios 5

Beecher City -- Giles 2, Wills 2, Shelton 0, Bales 6, A. Lagerhausen 7, Rexroad 0, Kenter 12, Stefanski 5, Barnes 0, Harder 1