EHS Drops Second Game, St. Anthony Wins NTC Title, Area Roundup

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Published on February 7 2014 2:20 pm
Last Updated on February 7 2014 2:20 pm
Written by Millie Lange

SALEM -- Effingham High School suffered its second loss of the season and first in the Apollo Conference when Salem claimed a 63-41 win Thursday evening in girls basketball action.

The Wildcats didn't let the Hearts get untracked, taking a 17-7 opening quarter lead. The Hearts came back with a 15-11 second period run to pull within 28-23 at halftime and was still close, trailing 44-36 going into the final period. Salem then ripped off a 19-5 run. Twelve of those points in the final quarter came as Effingham fouled to regain possession.

Josie Zerrusen was the lone Hearts player in double figures with 17. Caitlin Kaufman and Zerrusen pulled down five rebounds each.

"We definitely had our chances tonight to come back and get this game," said EHS Coach Jeff Schafer. "We got it tied once but then couldn't make the play we needed. We battled hard but just didn't get it done. The final score is no reflection on what happened. We need to come back and have a few good days of practice and regroup. This is a very good basketball team."

Salem was led by Shelby Holst with 15, Dearra Watson with 14 and Kyla Cook with 11. Salem improves to 16-9 on the season.

Effingham drops to 25-2 on the season and finishes at 9-1 in the conference.

At B.E. Gum Gym

EFFINGHAM (41)

Michael 2-9 1-2 6, Stephenson 2-2 0-0 4, Robb 1-3 0-0 2, Kaufman 2-4 0-0 6, Zerrusen 7-15 3-3 17, Totten 2-5 0-2 4, Beals 0-1 0-0 0, Field 1-2 0-0 2, Crowell 0-0 0-0 0, Nunamaker 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS 18-41 FG, 4-7 FT.

SALEM (63)

Sh. Holst 3-8 6-8 15, Hood 4-5 1-2 9, Cook 4-8 3-4 11, Baer 3-11 2-2 8, Beer 0-4 3-4 3, Watson 6-8 2-3 14, Sy. Holst 1-3 0-0 3, Hensen 0-2 0-0 0, Sager 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS 20-49 FG, 17-23 FT.

Effingham          7    15    14       5    --    41

Salem              17     11    16    19    --    63

3-point FG -- Effingham 1 (Michael 1), Salem 6 (Sh. Holst 3, Hood 2, Sy. Holst 1)

 

At Brownstown

Effingham St. Anthony picked up a National Trail Conference victory over St. Elmo/Brownstown, 49-26 to finish the season undefeated and the NTC regular season champions with a 6-0 record.

The Bulldogs were unstoppable in the opening quarter, sailing out to a 17-2 lead. But St. Elmo/Brownstown came back with a 14-8 second period run to pull within 25-16 at halftime. St. Anthony then got back on the scoring track with a 24-10 second half.

Megan Nuxoll tallied 12 points as the lone Bulldog player in double figures. Nuxoll also had four rebounds and four assists. Richards led in rebounds with five. St. Elmo/Brownstown was led by Hill with 10.

At Brownstown

ST. ANTHONY (49)

Gardewine 2-0 -- 4, L. Niebrugge 0-1 -- 1, Wendt 2-2 -- 6, McDevitt 0-0 -- 0, Mumm 4-1 -- 9, Nuxoll 5-2 -- 12, Brown 0-0 -- 0, K. Richards 3-2 -- 8, H. Walsh 3-0 -- 7, Niebrugge 1-0 -- 2. TOTALS 20 FG, 8  FT.

ST. ELMO/BROWNSTOWN (26)

Pruett 1-1 -- 3, Austin 1-0 -- 2, Fitch 1-6 -- 8, Hill 5-0 -- 10, Moore 0-1 -- 1, Bone 0-0 -- 0, Brown 1-0 -- 2, Walk 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 9 FG, 8  FT.

St. Anthony                           17      8    13    11    --    49

St. Elmo/Brownstown          2    14      7       3    --    26

3-point FG -- St. Anthony 1 (Walsh 1), St. Elmo/Brownstown 0

Junior  Varsity Game

St. Anthony                                8    8    10    12    --    38

St. Elmo/Brownstown          10    3      9    10    --    32

St. Anthony -- Burton 2, Slaughter 0, Dust 2, McDevitt 0, Niebrugge 6, Brown 8, Horn 0, Woltman 2, Schuette 2, Doetman 0,  Richards 9, Schmidt 7

St. Elmo/Brownstown -- Fitch 6, Moore 9, Brown 9, Walk 4, Grames 0, Zasada 0, Baron 3, Howard 1

 

At Dieterich

Neoga came calling and claimed a 70-58 National Trail Conference win over host Dieterich Thursday evening.

Dieterich held a 16-13 opening quarter lead but Neoga came back with a 24-17 run to lead 37-33 at halftime. Neoga then had a 16-7 third period run to put the game away.

Madison Butler led the winners with 27 points while Jillian Deters chipped in with 23.

Dieterich was led by Courtney Flach with 24, Mallorie Vahling with 15 and Rachel Schmdit with 10. Kallee Heumern led in rebounds with nine. Flach and Vahling had five assists each. Vahling led in steals with four.

At Dieterich

NEOGA (70)

Butler 9-7 -- 27, Partlow 0-0 -- 0, Ott 4-0 -- 8, Thies 1-1 -- 4, Deters 11-1 -- 23, Roy 4-0 -- 8, Erickson 0-0 -- 0, Miah 0-0 -- 0, Buening 0-0 -- 0, Struthers 0-0 -- 0, Hotze 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 29 FG, 9 FT.

DIETERICH (58)

Abbott 2-0 -- 4, Flach 9-6 -- 24, Schmidt 4-0 -- 10, Heuerman 2-1 -- 5, Vahling 7-1 -- 15. TOTALS 24 FG, 8 FT.

Neoga                13    24    16    17    --    70

Dieterich          16    17      7    18    --    58

3--point FG -- Neoga 3 (Butler 2, Thies 1), Dieterich 2 (Schmidt 2).

Junior Varsity Game -- Dieterich 24, Neoga 19.

 

OTHER SCORES:

Sullivan 48, Tolono Unity 26

Marshall 71, Robinson 31

Taylorville 58, Springfield Lanphier 47

Clinton 65, Shelbyville 54

Red Hill (Bridgeport) 50, Casey-Westfield 49 (OT)

Mount Zion 51, Charleston 48

Tusocla 43, Warrensburg-Latham 40