St. Anthony, T-town Split Victories, Area Jr. High Roundup

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Published on December 20 2013 12:21 pm
Last Updated on December 22 2013 3:31 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham St. Anthony and Teutopolis split victories in junoir high boys basketball competition Thursday evening.

St. Anthony was a 45-22 winner in seventh-grade play. The Bullpups held a 21-13 halftime lead and outscored T-town 24-9 in the second half. Blanchette tallied 16 and Brandenburger 12 for the winners. T-town was led by Dawson Smith with eight.

In eighth-grade play, T-town edged the Bullpups 43-41. T-town held a 24-19 halftime lead and outscored St. Anthony 12-6 in the third quarter. St. Anthony came back with a 16-7 final period run to just fall short.

Collin Funneman and Lee Hardiek tallied 12 points each for the winners while Eric Kremer scored 11. Utz led St. Anthony with 11.

At St. Anthony

Seventh-Grade Game

Teutopolis                 7    6      7      2    --    22

St. Anthony            12    9    12    12    --    45

Teutopolis -- Smith 8, Runde 2, Weber 7, Probst 3, Hardiek 2

St. Anthony -- Blanchette 16, Brandenburger 12, Ludwig 6, Strullmeyer 4, Wall 3, Mendella 4

Eighth-Grade Game

Teutopolis            8    16    12      7    --    43

St. Anthony          9    10      6    16    --    41

Teutopolis -- Goekcner 2, Funneman 12, Kremer 11, Hardiek 12, Dust 6

St. Anthony -- Beesley 4, Nuxoll 9, Deters 9, Utz 11, Walsh 6, Brandt 2

 

At Effingham

Effingham claimed a seventh-grade victory over Olney, 47-39. The Mustangs held a 28-11 halftime lead then had a 12-8 third quarter run and held off a final period challenge.

Bushur tallied 17 and Wolfe 15 for the winners. Bushur and Lee led in reobunding with six each. Bushur had four steals.

In eighth-grade action, Effingham was a 45-24 winner to improve to 10-1 on the season. Hull tallied 18 and Sandifer 15 for the Mustangs. Sandifer led in steals with six. Spencer led in rebounds with four.

At Effingham

Seventh-Grade Game

Olney                    9      3       8    19    --    39

Effingham          17    11    12      7    --    47

Olney -- Panpe 11, Brown 2, Dunn 8, Murphy 7, Williams 11

Effingham -- Hagler 7 (2 steals), Bushur 17 (6 rebounds, 4 steals), Wolfe 15 (1 rebound, 1 steal), Rich 2 (1 steal), Lee 6 (6 rebounds, 2 steals), Poland (1 rebound, 1 steal), Jackson (2 rebounds, 2 steals), Linders (1 rebound), Morrissey (1 steal)

Eighth-Grade Game

Olney                     0    7      4    13    --    24

Effingham          20    4    12      9    --    45

Olney -- Baskerville 8, Bert 5, Ryker 4, Simpson 3, Burgener 4

Effingham -- Hull 18 (3 rebounds), Sandifer 15 (6 steals), Hill 2, Levitt 4, Cain 1, Lohman 2, Morrisey 2, Devore 1, Koester (3 rebounds)

 

At Strasburg

Neoga and host Stewardson-Strasburg split wins Thursday evening. Neoga claimed the seventh-grade contest 45-38 by taking a 21-18 halftime lead then outscoring Stew-Stras 12-9 in the third period.

Peters tallied 23 for the winners. Burton led Stew-Stras with 10.

In eighth-grade action, Stew-Stras edged Neoga 43-41. Stew-Stras led 22-19 at halftime. Neoga tied the score at 31-31 in the third quarter. The Stars then had a 12-10 final period run.

Kessler led the winners with 12 points. Hill led Neoga with 10. Stew-Stras improves to 7-0 in the National Trail Conference, 10-2 overall.

At Strasburg

Seventh-Grade Game

Neoga                   7    14    12    12    --    45

Stew-Stras          8    10      9    11    --    38

Neoga -- Peters 23, Fletcher 6, Lanham 5, Poitter 5, McTeer 4, Monroe 2

Stew-Stras -- Burton 10, Smith 9, Kirby 6, Miller 4, Weeden 4, Tabbert 3, Jescarz 2

Eighth-Grade Game

Neoga                    11      8    12    10    --    41

Stew-Stras          12    10      9    12    --    43

Neoga -- Hill 10, Ramert 8, Snyder 8, Butler 6, Milner 5, Andrews 2, Fritcher 2

Stew-Stras -- Kessler 12, Quast 9, Hansen 8, Kramer 5, Clark 5, Thies 4

 

At Beecher City

Newton St. Thomas claimed two victories over Beecher City. St. Thomas won the seventh-grade contest 36-31. Zumbahlen and Moore tallied 12 for the winners. Beecher City was led by Mason Stewart with 19.

In eighth-grade action, St. Thomas won 34-17. Ochs and Rieman scored nine each for the winners. Kaleb Doty led Beecher City with 10.

At Beecher City

Seventh-Grade Game

Newton St. Thomas  36, Beecher City 31

Newton St. Thomas -- Zumbahlen 12, Moore 12, Ochs 5, Hemrich 4, Colin 3

Beecher City -- McKee 4, Devore 2, Bober 4, Gray 2, Stewart 19

Eighth-Grade Game

Newton St. Thomas 34, Beecher City 17

Newton St. Thomas -- Moore 2, Ochs 9, Rieman 9, Schafer 7, Kuhl 6, Hemrich 1

Beecher City -- Kirchofer 2, Doty 10, Kollman 2, Stewart 3