Sigel St. Michael Captures Third at Girls State Tournament


Published on December 7 2012 7:19 am
Last Updated on December 7 2012 7:19 am
Written by Millie Lange

NORMAL -- Sigel St. Michael finished in third place in the Class 7-1A State Girls Basketball Tournament Thursday evening at Normal Chiddix Junior High School.

Third third place game started out as a defensive battle as both teams settled in. St. Michael found its shot quicklya nd jumpe dout to a lead they would never relinquish. Okaw Valley finallyg ot the ball to drop in the second quarter but went into halftime down by nine points.

In the third quarter, Okaw Valley the Timberwolves came out of the lockerroom a new team and cut the lead to two with aminute to play and held St. Michael to four points in the quarter. The final quarter of the game saw the teams battling it out with St. Mcihael coming out on top.

Joelen Bueker led the winners with 12 points. Okaw Valley's Natali Jeffers led her squad with 11. St. Michael finished the season at 20-4 while Okaw Valley was 21-6.

Danville Schlarman claimed the championship game over Lincoln  West LIncoln-Broadwell 35-17. Danville Schlarman finished the season undefeated at 21-0 while Lincln West LInc-Broadwell was 18-1.

7-1A State Tournament

Third Place Game

Okaw Valley          1      5    9    4     --    19

St. Michael            7    10    4    4    --    25

Findlay Okaw Valley -- Harlin 3, Robinson 0, Jeffers 11, Ruppert 5

Sigel St. Michael -- Schumacher 2, Flach 2, J. Bueker 12, Vogt 1, Niebrugge 2, Jansen 4, S. Bueker 2

7-2A State Tournament

Bloomington Holy Trinity claimed the championship with a 30-18 win over Winchester. Holy Trinity ended at 21-2.

The third place contest went to Kinderhook Western over Princeville 39-28.

7-3A State Tournament

Monticello was the champion in the 7-3A State Tourney. Monticello downed Eureka 39-25 to remain unbeaten at 28-0.

In the third place contest, Auburn was a 39-18 winner over Crest Hill Richland.

7-4A State Tournament

Morton edged Edwardsville Liberty 27-24 to win the state title in the 7-4A Tourney. Morton ended at 27-0.

The third place contest went to Chatham Glenwood over Mokena 25-23.