T-town, St. Michael Win Jr. High Regional, EJHS To Play For Championship Tonight

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Published on January 31 2014 1:16 pm
Last Updated on January 31 2014 3:01 pm
Written by Millie Lange

CHARLESTON -- Effingham Junior High School defeated Champaign Jefferson 32-19 Thursday evening to advance to the championship game of the Class 4-A Charleston Boys Basketball Regional.

Effingham trailed Jefferson 5-2 after the opening quarter but came back with a 13-3 second period run and never looked back.

Grant Wolfe tallied 22 points to lead the Mustangs.

In the second game of the evening, Mattoon edged Champaign Edison 41-40.

Effingham faces Mattoon at 6 p.m. today for the regional title. The winner advances to the Effingham Sectional Wednesday, February 5 to face the winner of the Urbana Regional.

Class 4-A Charleston Regional

Champaign Jefferson          5      3    1    10    --    19

Effingham                              2    13    8      9    --    32

Champaign Jefferson -- no players listed

Effingham -- Bushur 6, Wolfe 22, Lee 4

 

Class 7-3A Tuscola Regional

Teutopolis captured the championship of the  7-3A Tuscola Regional Thursday evening by downing Cumberland 30-24.

The Wooden Shoes stepped out to a 13-3 opening quarter lead but led only 17-13 at halftime. T-town then had a 7-3 third period run.

Dawson Smith scored 22 for the winners while Cumberland was led by Hatfill with 11.

T-town will now face Red Hill (Bridgeport) Wednesday, February 5 at the Marshall Sectional at 6 p.m. Red Hill defeated Marshall 45-35 to win the Marshall Regional.

Class 7-3A Tuscola Regional

Championship

Teutopolis          13      4    7    6    --    30

Cumberland         3    10    3    8    --    24

Teutopolis -- Smith 22, Runde 2, Weber 2, Hardiek 4

Cumberland -- McGinnis 9, Mathenia 4, Hatfill 11

 

Class 7-1A Palestine Regional

Sigel St. Michael picked up the championship of the Class 7-1A Palestine Regional with a 36-24 win over Hutsonville Thursday evening.

St. Michael now advances to the Palestine Sectional Wednesday, February 5 at 6 p.m. to face Windsor.

 

Class 7-1A Windsor Regional

Windsor captured the championship of its own regoinal by downing Cowden-Herrick 25-19 in the title contest Thursday.

Windsor advances to the Palestine Sectional against Sigel St. Michael Wednesday, February 5 at 6 p.m.

 

At Effingham

In regular season eighth-grade games Thursday evening, Effingham split victories with Carlyle in A and B competition.

The Mustangs won the B game 27-13. Morrissey tallied eight to lead the Mustangs who improve to 2-0.

In the A contest, Carlyle edged Effingham 39-37. Effingham jumped out to an 11-2 opening quarter lead and led 18-13 at halftime. The Mustangs still held a 26-20 lead going into the final quarter when Carlye rallied to pull out the victory.

"The kids played their hearts out," said EJHS Coach Rod Wiethop. "It was a heartbreaking way to end our regular season."

Effingham is now 16-4 on the season.

A Game

At Effingham

Carlyle                   2    11    7    19    --    39

Effingham           11      7    8    11    --    37

Carlyle -- Siever 18, Becker 10, Humes 3, Pollman 3, Huels 2, Taylor 2, Darr 1

Effingham -- Hull 19, Sandifer 8, Hill 4, Morrissey 4, Levitt 2

B Game

Carlyle                5      3    5    0    --    13

Effingham          7    10    6    4    --    27

Carlyle -- Von Burg 9, Kienocher 3, Gross 1

Effingham -- Morrissey 8, Lohman 6, Devore 3, Mulheron 3, Spencer 3, Hortenstine 2, Cain 2