Hearts Win on Senior Night Over Mahomet-Seymour

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Published on February 23 2013 3:24 am
Last Updated on February 25 2013 11:34 am
Written by Greg Sapp

The Effingham Hearts wrapped up the regular season on a winning note Friday night, downing the Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs 48-36 before a huge Senior Night crowd.  The game was heard on 979XFM and www.979xfm.com.

It was a rough-and-tumble first half as Effingham led 13-12 after one quarter and 23-18 at halftime.  The Hearts established a four-point lead before the Bulldogs rolled off eight unanswered points to go up by four.  Effingham regrouped to lead by five at the break.  Effingham was once again aided by Josh Stombaugh.  The 6'7" senior hit four three-pointers and Alex Carie canned another trifecta to keep the Hearts offense afloat.

After a nine-nine standoff in the third quarter left the Hearts up 32-27, Effingham kicked it in gear in the final period, outscoring the Bulldogs 16-9 in the quarter to post the 12-point win.

Effingham made 47% of its shots, 16 of 34, including five of 10 from three-point range.  The Hearts were stellar at the foul line, canning 12 of 14 attempts.  Effingham turned the ball over 13 times, but just four times in the second half and grabbed 21 rebounds.

Mahomet-Seymour made just 33% of its shots and missed its only three foul shots, while committing 14 turnovers and pulling down 22 rebounds along with making four of 15 three-point tries.

Josh Stombaugh's 12 points on the four made threes led Effingham in scoring while Hunter Keith was also in double figures with 10 points.  Also for Effingham: Clark Williamson eight points, Trenton Frey six, Jake Stombaugh five, Alex Carie three, and Leighton Lark and Tim Gardewine two each.

Sam Hohlfelder led Mahomet-Seymour with 10 points.

Mahomet-Seymour finished the regular season with an 11-15 record.  The Hearts wrap up regular season play with a 21-6 mark, and will head into post-season action at the Centralia 3A Regional Wednesday at 7:30pm against Mascoutah.

Effingham won the JV game 47-42 to finish the season at 16-2.  Kevin Daugherty led the JV Hearts with 10 points while Phil Knight scored eight points and Matt Wohltman, Kennan Mahaffey and Isaac Foreman each scored seven points.