Four Area Junior High Seventh-Grade Girls Teams Headed to State


Published on November 30 2017 7:24 am
Last Updated on November 30 2017 8:43 am
Written by Millie Lange

Four area girls seventh-grade basketball teams are heading to state after sectional championship competition Wednesday evening.

Class 4A Effingham Sectional

Effingham's seventh-grade team will be headed to the Class 4A State Tournament Saturday.

In the Class 4A Effingham Sectional, the host Mustangs claimed the title by beating Mahomet-Seymour, 21-12.

Effingham edged out to a 9-3 opening quarter lead and led 15-7 at halftime. The Mustangs then had a slight 6-5 second half.

Allie tallied eight points for the winners while Niebrugge chipped in with seven.

The Mustangs are now 21-1 on the season and will head to the Class 7-4A State Tournament at Bolingbrook Brooks Middle School Saturday against Shorewood Troy with a 25-0 record. The contest begins at 11:30 a.m. If the Mustangs win, they will play at 5 p.m. against the winner of Taylorville vs. East Peoria Central.

Class 4A Effingham Sectional

Mahomet-Seymour           3    4    3    2    --    12

Effingham                          9    6    2    4    --    21

Mahomet-Seymour -- Thomas 2, DeWitt 1, Clark 4, Orgerson 5

Effingham -- Niebrugge 7, Frost 3, Allie 8, Beck 3


Class 7-2A Assumption Central A&M Sectional

Members of the CHBC seventh-grade team headed to State are, front row, left to right, Koda Colman, Aja Gour, Madi Dye, Lexi Thompson, Kendyl Vaughn, Karlee Smith, Marissa Summers and Sarah Doedtman. Back row, left to right, Assistant Coach Larry Young, Gabby Golding, Hallye Morrison, Mady Wojcik, Gracie Heckert, Harleigh Bunch, Jade Short, Shae Nohren and Coach Carolyn Wendte.

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City captured the Class 2A Assumption Central A&M Sectional.

Coach Carolyn Wendte's squad downed Decatur Hope, 49-35.

CHBC trailed Hope 16-13 after the opening quarter but came back strong with an 11-4 second period to lead 24-20 at halftime. CHBC then outscored Hope 25-15 in the second half.

Two players hit double figures for CHBC. Mady Wojcik tallied 21 points while Gracie Heckert added 17.

CHBC improves to 22-4 on the season and will now face Roanoke-Benson at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Class 2A State Tournament at Paris High School. If CHBC wins, it will play again Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Class 2A Assumption CAM Sectional

CHBC                         13    11    11    14    --    49

Decatur Hope            16      4      8      7    --    35

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City -- Bunch 8, Heckert 17, Gour 3, Wojcik 21

Decatur Hope -- Austin 4, Herron 12, Taylor 17, Smith 2


Class 3A Teutopolis Sectional

Teutopolis claimed its own sectional championship by beating Tuscola East Prairie, 28-19.

T-town trailed Tuscola 7-4 after the opening quarter and 13-11 at halftime. The Shoes were still behind after the third quarter 19-17. Then came the big final period when the Shoes held Tuscola East Prairie scoreless while putting together 11 points on the offensive end of the floor.

Emily Konkel tallied 22 points for the Shoes who improve to 19-4.

T-town will now face Forrest Prairie Central, also with a 19-4 record, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Auburn High School. If the Shoes win, they will play again at 5 p.m.

Class 7-3A Teutopolis Sectional

Tuscola East Prairie            7    6    6     0    --    19

Teutopolis                            4    7    6    11    --    28

Tuscola East Prairie -- Boyer 16, Wilcox 3

Teutopolis -- Deters 2, Konkel 22, Helmink 3, Kremer 1


Class 1A Okaw Valley Sectional

Sigel St. Michael captured the championship of the Okaw Valley Sectional.

The Sharpshooters defeated Decatur Lutheran 36-18.

St. Michael advances to the Class 1A State Tournament with a 20-4 record. The Sharpshooters will face Monmouth ICS (20-2) at 11:30 a.m. at Assumption Central A&M Middle School. If St. Michael wins, it will play again at 5 p.m. Saturday.


Class 2A Neoga Sectional

The other area team still in action going into sectional play, North Clay (Louisville) did not make it to state.

Paris Crestwood  North Clay's season with a 37-6 loss at the Neoga Sectional Wednesday evening.