St. Anthony Drops Two Games at Mattoon Girls Tourney

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Published on December 28 2012 3:06 pm
Last Updated on December 28 2012 3:06 pm
Written by Millie Lange

MATTOON -- Effingham St. Anthony High School suffered two losses at the Mattoon Girls Christmas Tournament Thursday.

In the opener, Mattoon edged the Bulldogs 39-34. The Green Wave had the early momentun taking a 19-6 first half lead. St. Anthony came back with a 15-9 third period run and outscored the Green Wave 13-11 in the final quarter but couldn't overcome the first half hole they were in.

Makayla Walsh, a 5-foot-6 junior, was the only Bulldog in double figures with 14.

In the second game, Olney claimed a 48-40 win over the Bulldogs. This time St. Anthony stepped out to the lead with a 13-5 opening quarter run and led 18-13 at halftime. St. Anthony outscored the Tigers 13-8 in the third period to lead 31-21 going into the final period.

Olney came to life with a 27-9 run and pulled out the eight-point win. St. Anthony was led by Walsh with 18 points.

In other games, Mahomet-Seymour 64, Decatur MacArthur 11; Salem 59, Cumberland 21; Olney 64, Vandalia 62; Salem 73, Decatur MacArthur 30; Mahomet-Seymour 79, Cumberland 22 and Mattoon 54, Vandalia 56.

Mattoon Tournament

Game Three

MATTOON (39)

Smith 5-4 -- 14, Dittz 2-3 -- 8, Considine 0-2 -- 2, McCain 0-0 -- 0, Butler 0-0 -- 0, Fisher 0-0 -- 0, Phipps 1-0 -- 2, Bath 2-3 -- 7, Thompson 3-0 -- 6. TOTALS 13 FG, 12 FT.

ST. ANTHONY (34)

Gardewine 0-0 -- 0, Niebrugge 2-0 -- 5, Bushur 0-2 -- 2, Wendt 1-0 -- 2, Mumm 1-0 -- 2, Nuxoll 1-0 -- 2, Richards 2-2 -- 7, Walsh 3-7 -- 14. TOTALS 10 FG, 11 FT.

Mattoon                8    11      9    11    --    39

St. Anthony          2      4    15    13    --    34

3-point FG -- Mattoon 1 (Dittz 1), St. Anthony 3 (Niebrugge 1, Richards 1, Walsh 1).

Game Seven

OLNEY (48)

Shipman 7-5 -- 21, Miller 2-4 -- 8, Gassmann 2-2 -- 6, Grunloh 0-0 -- 0, Wisner 0-0 -- 0, Rauch 1-0 -- 2, Sechrest 1-4 -- 6, Anderson 0-0 -- 0, Harrison 1-2 -- 5. TOTALS 14 FG, 17 FT.

ST. ANTHONY (40)

Niebrugge 1-0 -- 2, Bushur 0-0 -- 0, Wendt 2-0 -- 4, Mumm 0-1 -- 1, Nuxoll 3-1 -- 7, Richards 3-1 -- 8, Walsh 8-1 -- 18. TOTALS 17 FG, 4 FT.

St. Anthony          13    5    13      9    --    40

Olney                     5    8      8    27    --    48

3-point FG -- Olney 3 (Shipman 2, AHrrison 1), St. Anthony 2 (Richards 1, Walsh 1).