Hearts Lose, Bulldogs Win, Other Friday Night Basketball Scores


Published on February 9 2013 11:20 am
Last Updated on February 9 2013 11:20 am
Written by Greg Sapp

The Mt. Zion Braves made a living at the free throw line Friday night and that proved to be the difference in a 49-40 win over the Effingham Hearts.

The game was heard on 979XFM and www.979xfm.com.

Most of the game featured surges in momentum; Mt. Zion got out of the gate quickly and led 14-4 after one quarter, but the Hearts bounced back in the second period and outscored the Braves 16-4 to take a 20-18 halftime lead.

Mt. Zion regrouped after halftime, though, and posted a 16-6 edge in the third quarter to move back ahead 34-26 at the end of the period.

The Hearts kept battling back despite a poor shooting night, making it a one-possession deficit several times but could never regain the lead.

Mt. Zion had a stellar night at the free throw line, making 20 of 22 attempts including 11 of 11 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Effingham made just 16 of 47 shots including several misses around the basket.  The Hearts had just four shots from the foul line in the game, making three, meaning Effingham was outscored 20-3 at the charity stripe.  Effingham made five of 16 three-point tries.

Mt. Zion made 13 of 27 shots from the field including three of eight three-point attempts.  The Braves committed 15 turnovers to 11 for Effingham and Effingham outrebounded Mt. Zion 20 to 17.

Alex Carie led the way for Effingham with 16 points.  Leighton Lark scored nine points, Jake Stombaugh seven, Tim Gardewine six, and Clark Williamson two points.

Effingham slipped to 16-6 on the season and suffered their first Apollo Conference loss after seven wins.  Mt. Zion is now 14-9 on the season and 6-2 in the conference.  Each team has two conference games remaining.

Mt. Zion won the JV game 58-48.  Kevin Daugherty led the JV Hearts with 16 points.

The Hearts are back in action tonight at Pana with the JV game at 6:15pm.


The St. Anthony Bulldogs downed the Brownstown Bombers 69-52 in National Trail Conference action Friday night at the Enlow Center.

The game was tied 15-15 after one quarter and Brownstown led the game 32-29 at halftime, but a big second half led the Bulldogs to the win.  St. Anthony outscored Brownstown 40-20 after intermission to post the victory.

Jake Schuette had a big night for St. Anthony, scoring 33 points including nine of 12 from the foul line.  Neil Williams was also in double figures with 11 points.  Also for the Bulldogs: Jason Vogel with eight points, Charlie Schultz and Andrew Gardewine with six points each, Zach Gardewine with three points and Alex Hoelscher with two points.

Matt Sefton led Brownstown with 25 points, Jacob Behrends scored 12 points, Austin Hunter scored 11 points and Brock Oberlink added four points.

St. Anthony improved to 10-16 on the season.  The Bulldogs are back in action at 1pm today at the Teutopolis Shootout to take on Central A&M.  Hear the game on 979XFM and www.979xfm.com.

St. Anthony won the JV game 51-16.  Connor Greene led the JV Bulldogs with 12 points.



Levi Maxey was the difference as St. Elmo outscored Altamont 25-16 in the fourth quarter after the game was tied 33-33 after three quarters.  Maxey scored 36 points, 18 of those in the fourth quarter and 10 of those in the final quarter from the free throw line.  Also for St. Elmo: Garrett Bartels and Connor Beasley with eight points each and Reece Wells with six points.

Garrett Ziegler paced Altamont with 16 points.  Also for Altamont: Ryan Mayhaus eight, John Kuhns seven, Logan Hill six, Cole Borders five, Aaron Goeckner four, Derek Jahraus two and Justin McGinnis one.

St. Elmo is now 15-10 on the season, 6-3 in the National Trail Conference.



Beecher City held a fourth quarter comeback effort by the Comets to win by one.  Brady Barnes led the Eagles with 22 points and Brandon Gardner scored 13 points.  Also for Beecher City: Donovan Riley eight, Doug Krueger seven, Adam Doty four and Jackson Bales three.

Brandon Helmuth and Jason Fry each scored 14 points and Jason Becker 13 points for the Comets.  Also for Stew-Stras: Christian Vonderheide seven, Justin Fulk six and Dylan Roley two points.



Newton led 16-11 after one quarter and continued to extend their lead through the game.

Dylan Davidson led the Eagles with 15 points along with seven rebounds and four assists, while Keith Butler scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots.



Logan Hilderbrand led the Cardinals with 25 points and Lawson Britton scored 14 points.  Also for the Cardinals: Dylan Walker nine, Nate Micklautz seven, Garrett Rubsam six, Brantly Griffy five, Kody VanDyke three, Adam Cox two and Rinehart and Cruise one point each.

North Clay won the JV game 56-36



Trevor Brumleve scored 23 points for the Pirates while Colton Ingram added 14 points and Levi Bauguss 10.



Shelbyville 49, Warrensburg-Latham 40

Robinson 69, Flora 34

South Central 39, Cowden-Herrick 35 (Fischer Tharp and Austin Schwarm each scored 12 points to lead the Cougars and Rudy Hablewitz added nine points; for Cowden-Herrick, Luke Moore led the way with 15 points)

Patoka 55, Ramsey 35

Mattoon 78, Salem 68

Marshall 78, Edwards County 36

Oblong 74, Red Hill 34

Charleston 74, Paris 69

Springfield Southeast 77, Taylorville 53