EHS Girls Still Undefeated in Conference Play; Area Roundup

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Published on December 11 2012 11:45 am
Last Updated on December 11 2012 2:04 pm
Written by Millie Lange

The Effingham Hearts posted a 50-40 win Monday night at EHS Gym over the Mt. Zion Braves in girls high school basketball action.

The Hearts took a 13-7 opening quarter lead and led 29-21 at halftime. Mount Zion attempted a comeback with a 12-9 third period run to pull within 38-33 but Effingham pulled together in the final quarter for the victory.

"This was a hard-fought win for us," said EHS Coach Jeff Schafer. "Mount Zion, to their credit, would not go away. To our kids' credit, they kept making plays and pulled it out.

"Josie  Zerrusen was great for us with a double-double, 19 points and 10 rebounds. She played great on the defensive end as well. Everybody else just chipped in here and there to help us win."

The Hearts also had eight points from Caitlin Kaufman and seven points from Jantzen Michael. Effingham is now 3-0 in the Apollo Conference and 6-3 overall. The Hearts are back in action Thursday night in Paris, a game that will be on KJ Country 102.3 and www.kjcountry.com.

At Effingham

MOUNT ZION (40)

Brown 5-0 -- 11, Marquardt 2-0 -- 4, Rothrock 5-2 -- 14, McElyear 1-0 -- 2, Probst 4-0 -- 9. TOTALS 17 FG, 2 FT.

EFFINGHAM (50)

Utz 1-3 -- 5, Michael 2-3 -- 7, Beals 1-0 -- 2, Totten 1-0 -- 2, Stephenson 2-0 -- 4, Kaufman 3-0 -- 8, Robb 0-0 -- 0, Zerrusen 8-2 -- 19, Field 1-1 -- 3, Weiser 0-0 -- 0, Willis 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 19 FG, 9 FT.

Mount Zion            7    14    12      7    --    40

Effingham            13    16      9    12    --    50

3-point FG -- Mount Zion 4 (Brown 1, Rothrock 2, Probst 1), Effingham 3 (Kaufman 2, Zerrusen 1).

Junior Varsity Game -- no report.

At Casey

Newton handed Casey-Westfield a 51-28 loss in Little Illini Conference action Monday evening.

The Eagles' Morgan Swingler led the way in scoring with 20 points while Tara Wirth chipped in with 14. The Eagles led 21-14 at halftime and had a 30-14 second half run.

Swingler pulled down five rebounds to lead the Eagles and had three steals. Newton improves to 4-1 in the conference, 8-3 overall.

At Casey

NEWTON (51)

Swingler 8-3 -- 20, Wirth 6-2 -- 14, Cartright 2-2 -- 6, Jansen 2-0 -- 4, Bierman 2-0 -- 4, Will 1-1 -- 3. TOTALS 21 FG, 8 FT.

CASEY-WESTFIELD (28)

Cutright 3-4 -- 10, Birchfield 2-1 -- 5, Disch 2-0 -- 4, Decker 1-1 -- 3, Green 1-0 -- 2, Bradenburg 1-0 -- 2, Cox 1-0 -- 2. TOTALS 11 FG, 6 FT.

Newton                       8    13    18    12    --    51

Casey-Westfield          4    10    12      2     --    28

3-point FG -- Newton 1 (Swingler 1), Casey-Westfield 0.

Junior Varsity Game

Newton                    8    7    11    6    --    32

Casey-Westfield      2    7    10    8    --    27

Newton -- Kerner 9, Stewart 9, Davidson 5, Kline 5, Koebele 2, Cartright 2

Casey-Westfield -- Decker 15, Cutright 7, Morgan 3, Bradenburg 2

At Toledo

The score was tied at 26-26 at haltime before Cumberland outscored Oblong 9-2 in the third quarter and went on for a 51-38 win over Oblong in Little Illini Conference action.

Kamisha Holsapple led the Pirates with 22 points while Tiffany Shull had 15 points. The Pirates improve to 2-3 in the conference, 3-8 overall.

At Toledo

OBLONG (38)

Smith 4-0 -- 10, Wells 0-0 -- 0, Harper 1-2 -- 5, Harris 0-0 -- 0, Pinkston 2-0 -- 4, Lockhart 4-0 -- 8, Meese 2-2 -- 7, Mayhew 2-0 -- 4. TOTALS 15 FG, 4 FT.

CUMBERLAND (51)

Poe 1-2 -- 4, Willenborg 0-0 -- 0, Casey 0-0 -- 0, Holsapple 6-6 -- 22, Siebert 2-4 -- 8, Layton 0-2 -- 2, Grissom 0-0 -- 0, Henderson 0-0 -- 0, Shull 6-3 -- 15. TOTALS 15 FG 17 FT

Oblong                   13      13    2    10    --    38

Cumberland          18        8    9    16    --    51

3-point goals -- Oblong 4 (Smith 2, Harper 1, Meese 1), Cumberland 4 (Holsapple 4)

At Farina

Woodlawn claimed a victory over South Central in action Monday evening.

Woodlawn was a 70 41 winner.

At Bluford

North Clay (Louisville) picked up a victory over Webber Township (Bluford)

The Cardinals edged Webber Township 46-42.