Cahokia Holds Off Flaming Hearts at Centralia; Other Friday Tournament Basketball Scores (UPDATED)

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Published on December 29 2012 12:40 am
Last Updated on December 30 2012 2:06 am
Written by Greg Sapp

The Cahokia Comanches defeated the Effingham Hearts 48-41 Friday in high school basketball action, but the Comanches knew they were in a battle throughout the contest.

The game at the Centralia Holiday Tournament was heard on 979XFM and www.979xfm.com. 

Cahokia, with three players considering college offers from Division I schools, and the Hearts went toe-to-toe.  Cahokia led 14-11 after one quarter and 25-21 at halftime.  The Hearts outscored Cahokia 13-10 in the third quarter to pull within 35-34 and even took a couple of brief leads, but Cahokia outscored Effingham 13-7 in the fourth quarter to secure the seven-point win.

Effingham made 18 of 43 shots for 42%, but only had three foul shots in the game, making two.  The Hearts turned the ball over 10 times and grabbed 22 rebounds while making three of nine three-point attempts.

Cahokia hit on 16 of 34 shots and made 10 of 17 foul shots.  The Comanches turned the ball over 10 times and pulled down 24 rebounds while hitting on six of 14 three-point tries.

Jake Stombaugh scored 12 points to lead Effingham while also grabbing six rebounds to tie his brother Josh for the lead in that category.  Hunter Keith scored nine points and had seven assists.  Clark Williamson tallied eight points on four of six shooting.  Also for Effingham: Leighton Lark five, Josh Stombaugh three, and Trenton Frey and Tim Gardewine two each.

Keenan Minor scored 16 points to lead Cahokia while Darius Austin scored 11 points and Vincent Jackson 10 points.

Cahokia improved to 10-2 with the win while the Hearts drop to 7-3. 

The Hearts will next play Saturday at 8:30am against Oak Lawn Richards.  The winner of that game will play at 4:30pm to win the fifth place bracket.  A reminder for Hearts' fans who might be attending the 8:30am game that the contest will be played in the annex on the north side of the main parking lot behind Centralia High School.

Here are other scores from Friday action at the Centralia Tournament:

Mt. Vernon 74, Salem 38

Alton 64, Champaign Central 57

Belleville West 74, Oak Lawn Richards 62

O'Fallon 62, Memphis Raleigh Egypt 57

Burbank St. Laurence 77, Blue Island Eisenhower 75

Chicago Marist 49, McCluer North 46

Jacksonville 39, Centralia 30

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Other Friday tournament scores:

AT THE VANDALIA BOYS TOURNAMENT--

Altamont 66, St. Anthony 57 (Bulldogs now 2-10 on the season, first victory for Altamont over St. Anthony since February 1995, St. Anthony will play in the 9th place game against Greenville on Saturday at 2pm, hear the game on KJ Country 102.3 and www.kjcountry.com)

South Central 43, Greenville 37

Altamont 48, Shelbyville 45 (Altamont scored the last nine points of the game capped by a three-pointer by Cole Borders at the buzzer to win the contest, Garrett Ziegler with 15, Ryan Mayhaus with 14 to lead Altamont)

St. Elmo 46, South Central 29

Vandalia 62, Maroa-Forsyth 57

Pana 65, Flora 54

AT THE DUSTER THOMAS BOYS HOOPS CLASSIC AT PINCKNEYVILLE--

Jerseyville 57, Teutopolis 45

Teutopolis 66, Benton 35

AT THE EDWARDSVILLE GIRLS TOURNAMENT--

Teutopolis 59, Jacksonville 38 (for Teutopolis--Madeline Hartke 20, Danielle Repking 12, Cierra Thompson 11)

(3rd Place Game) Teutopolis 36, Champaign Central 33 (for Teutopolis--Madeline Hartke 17)

AT THE DIETERICH BOYS TOURNAMENT--

North Clay 66, Red Hill 48 (for North Clay--Micklautz 23, Hildebrand 16, Britton 12)

Beecher City 56, Arcola 41 (for Beecher City--Krueger and Barnes 14 each, Doty 13, Riley 10)

Christ Our Rock Lutheran 47, Red Hill 42

Oblong 63, Arcola 49

Newton 82, Christ Our Rock Lutheran 48 (for Newton--Dylan Davidson and Dylan Johnson 18 each, plus seven assists for Davidson)

Oblong 59, Dieterich 54

AT THE TAYLORVILLE BOYS TOURNAMENT--

Mattoon 50, Rochester 33

Rantoul 70, Galesburg 63

Charleston 76, Taylorville 73

Rantoul 47, Rochester 40

Mattoon 75, Charleston 68

Taylorville 61, Galesburg 57

AT THE TRI-COUNTY BOYS TOURNAMENT AT KANSAS--

Paris 72, Tri-County 39

Westville 51, Windsor 36

Stewardson-Strasburg 59, Cumberland 40 (for Stew-Stras--Justin Fulk 17, Brandon Helmuth 14; for Cumberland--Trevor Brumleve 9, Colton Ingram and Monte Wolke 8 each)

Arthur-Lovington 69, Hutsonville-Palestine 44

Westville 59, Tri-County 46

Paris 66, Windsor 33

Stewardson-Strasburg 63, Hutsonville-Palestine 47

Arthur-Lovington 61, Cumberland 31

AT THE CHARLESTON GIRLS TOURNAMENT--

Effingham 71, Decatur Eisenhower 32 (Lady Hearts improve to 11-3 on the season)

Effingham 45, Taylorville 29 (Lady Hearts now 12-3 on the season, will play for the tournament championship at 7pm Saturday)

Taylorville 73, Rantoul 56

Galesburg 83, Urbana 57

Paris 60, Charleston 53

Eisenhower 51, Rantoul 45

Paris 44, Urbana 33

Galesburg 72, Charleston 54

AT THE MATTOON GIRLS TOURNAMENT--

Cumberland 51, Decatur MacArthur 50

Salem 53, Mahomet-Seymour 46

Olney East Richland 53, Mattoon 50

St. Anthony 52, Vandalia 51 (OT)

St. Anthony 44, Decatur MacArthur 42

Vandalia 77, Cumberland 38

AT THE OKAW VALLEY GIRLS TOURNAMENT--

Altamont 56, Shelbyville 49 (for Altamont--Maddie Ohnesorge 18, Lauren Ohnesorge 13, Mallory Wendling 10)

Teutopolis Frosh/Soph 40, Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond 39 (for Teutopolis Frosh/Soph--Anni Borries 13, Jenny McMahon 12)

AT THE MONTICELLO GIRLS TOURNAMENT--

(4th Place Game) Tuscola 46, GCMS 32

(3rd Place Game) Mt. Zion 48, Neoga 35

(2nd Place Game) Colfax Ridgeview 47, Monticello 35

(1st Place Game) Sherrard 40, Stark County 33

AT THE MONTICELLO BOYS TOURNAMENT--

(1st Place Game) Monticello 69, Blue Ridge 26

(2nd Place Game) Mt. Zion 55, GCMS 49

(3rd Place Game) Colfax Ridgeview 47, Neoga 24

(4th Place Game) Tuscola 58, Sangamon Valley 51

AT THE DIETERICH GIRLS TOURNAMENT--

North Clay 53, South Central 32

Casey-Westfield 42, Oblong 40

Arcola 60, South Central 15

Newton 57, Casey-Westfield 31

CHBC 64, Arcola 44

Newton 61, Dieterich 47