Altamont Picks Up Win at Vandalia Boys Tourney

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Published on December 27 2012 12:28 pm
Last Updated on December 27 2012 12:35 pm
Written by Millie Lange

VANDALIA -- Altamont High School handed Maroa-Forsyth a 55-44 loss in opening round play at the Vandalia Holiday Boys Basketball Tournament Wednesday evening.

The Indians edged out to a 9-8 opening quarter lead but Maroa-Forsyth knotted the score at 23-23 at halftime. The Indians then had a 12-10 third quarter lead and a 20-11 final period run.

Garrett Ziegler, a 6-foot junior, tallied 19 points to lead the Indians. Teammate Jon Kuhns tallied 14. Altamont will now meet Vandalia today at 8 p.m.

At Vandalia

ALTAMONT (55)

Ziegler 5-7 -- 19, McGinnis 0-3 -- 3, Hill 1-2 -- 4, Borders 0-4 -- 4, Kuhns 4-6 -- 14, Mayhaus 3-1 -- 7, Jahraus 1-1 -- 4, Seidel 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 14 FG, 24 FT.

MAROA-FORSYTH (44)

Hockaday 6-0 -- 13, Smith 3-0 -- 9, Leighton 1-0 -- 3, Aschermann 3-1 -- 7, Clawson 2-0 -- 4, Murphy 3-0 -- 6, Beckman 1-0 -- 2, Hise 0-0 -- 0, Ritter 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 19 FG, 1 FT.

Altamont                   9    14    12    20    --    55

Maroa-Forsyth          8    15    10    11    --    44

3-point FG -- Altamont 3 (Ziegler 2, Jahraus 1), Maroa-Forsyth 5 (Smith 3, Hockaday 1, Leighton 1).

Flora 50, South Central 36

In the opening game, delayed because of the weather and Flora attempting to get to the tournament, the Wolves defeated South Central 50-36.

The Wolves held a 20-15 halftime lead then had a 19-8 run in the third period. Pearce tallied 17 for the winners and Leib added 13.

South Central was led by Fischer Tharp with 20. Tharp also pulled down six rebounds. Flora takes on St. Elmo today at 6:30 p.m. while South Central faces Pana at 12:30 p.m.

At Vandalia

FLORA (50)

Pearce 6-3 -- 17, Thomas 1-0 -- 3,Walden 0-0 -- 0, Moore 2-2 -- 6, Taylor 1-0 -- 2, Shehorn 4-1 -- 9, Leib 5-3 -- 13, Hozay 0-0 -- 0, Smith 0-0 -- 0, ALison 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 19 FG, 9 FT.

SOUTH CENTRAL (36)

Harmeier 2-0 -- 5, Hablewitz 1-1 -- 3,Tharp 7-6 -- 20, Ratermann 1-0 -- 2, Rose 2-0 -- 4, Schwarm 0-0 -- 0, Riley 0-0 -- 0, Powless 0-2 -- 2, Langley 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 13 FG, 9 FT.

Flora                        11    9    19    11    --    50

South Central            8    7      8    13    --    36

3-point FG -- Flora 3 (Pearce 2, Thomas 1), South Central 1 (Harmeier 1).

Pana 66, St. Elmo 48

Four players hit double figures for Pana as the Panthers defeated St. Elmo with a 23-4 third quarter surge.

Up to that point, Pana held only a 24-23 halftime lead. Dylan Hudlin tallied 18 points to lead the Panthers while Gibson, Kricher and Zahradka tallied 10 each. The Panthers meet South Central at 12:30 p.m. today and Greenville at 5 p.m.

St. Elmo was led by Connor Beasley and Levi Maxey tallied 17 points each. The Eagles will square off against Greenville at 9:30 a.m. today and then take on Flora at 6:30 p.m.

At Vandalia

ST. ELMO (48)

Bartels 4-0 -- 9, Brady 0-0 -- 0, Beasley 6-0 -- 17, M. Maxey 0-0 -- 0, L. Maxey 7-2 -- 17, Smithson 0-0 --0, Davis 2-0 -- 5. TOTALS 19 FG, 2 FT.

PANA (66)

Rybolt 2-0 -- 5, Metzetger 4-0 -- 9, Gibson 5-0 -- 10,  Trexler 1-0 -- 2, Kricher 5-0 -- 10, Zahradka 4-2 -- 10, Hester 0-0 -- 0, Hudlin 6-2 -- 18, Kirk 0-0 -- 0, Clark 0-0 --0, Miller 0-2 -- 2, McLeod 0-0 -- 0,  Beeson 0-0 -- 0, Gatons 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 27 FG, 6 FT

St. Elmo          16    7      4    21    --    48

Pana               15    9    23    19    --    66

3--pointers -- St. Elmo 8 (Beasley 5, Bartels 1, L. Maxey 1, Davis 1), Pana 6 (Hudlin 4, Rybolt 1, Metzger 1).

Other Scores

Maroa-Forsyth 60, Shelbyville 56

Flora 70, Greenville 45

Shelbyville 55, Vandalia 42