Friday Night Hoops: Hearts Win, Bulldogs Lose, Shoes Suffer Tough Defeat; Other Scores


Published on February 22 2014 10:54 am
Last Updated on February 22 2014 10:54 am
Written by Greg Sapp


The Effingham Hearts remained undefeated in the Apollo Conference with a 64-39 win over the Salem Wildcats Friday night in Salem.  The game was heard on 979XFM and  

Effingham put the game away in the first quarter, outscoring the Wildcats 24-1.  The Hearts led 37-11 at halftime, and 51-23 after three quarters.

Effingham hit 53% of its shots from the field, making 24 of 45, including four of 12 from three-point range.  The Hearts made 12 of 17 foul shots, turned the ball over just nine times and grabbed 30 rebounds.

Salem shot 33% from the field and 50% from the line, turned it over 14 times and pulled down 20 rebounds.

Kevin Daugherty came off the bench to lead Effingham in scoring with 16 points, hitting six of eight shots.  Leighton Lark scored 15 points on four of five shooting.  Also for Effingham: Michael Carie eight, Phil Knight and Isaac Foreman six apiece, Marcus Robinson and Kennan Mahaffey four points each, Matt Wohltman three and Andrew Knight two points.

Nick Conklin, who didn't play the first half due to disciplinary reasons, still led Salem with 15 points.

Effingham improved to 18-4 on the season.  The Hearts are back in action tonight, hosting Mt. Zion in Apollo Conference action.  Hear the game on 979XFM and  Salem falls to 5-21 this season.

Effingham won the JV game, 47-21.  Jared Minor led the JV Hearts with 13 points.  Also for Effingham: Michael Carie nine, Reed Schafer, Michael Woltman, Jacob Donaldson and Frankie Kasdorf four points each, and Drew Vasquez, Brent Beals and Brady Jackson three points apiece.



The Warriors led at all of the stops; 15-12 after one quarter, 31-25 at halftime, and 40-38 after three quarters.

Alex Hoelscher scored 17 points to lead the Bulldogs while John Goeckner scored 14 points.  Also for St. Anthony: Neil Williams and Frank Jansen nine each, Andrew Gardewine five, and Connor Greene two points.

Brandon Wolfe led Casey-Westfield with 22 points.

St. Anthony is now 18-10 on the season.

Casey-Westfield won the JV game, 42-39.  For the JV Bulldogs: Kyle Hartke 15, Jeff Niebrugge eight, Kyle Bourgeois and Braden Puckett five points apiece, Nick Grunloh four, and James Kabbes two points.



Another tough loss for the Wooden Shoes.

The Shoes led 45-38 after three quarters, but Madison came storming back in the final period and tied the game at 57-57.  The Shoes missed a shot at the buzzer, but fouled on the battle for a rebound, and Madison made a foul shot with no time showing on the clock to post the one-point win.

Reed Hardiek led Teutopolis with 20 points and Brett Mette added 18 points.  Also for T-Town: Cody Will eight, Jordan Thoele four, Brock Mette and Bobby Wenthe three points each, and Ryan Sandschafer one point.

The Wooden Shoes are now 16-9 on the season with a game today at Cissna Park.  The Shoes' JV squad posted a win last night.



Dieterich had four players in double figures; Tanner Traub 17, Nick Feldhake 13, Alex Bohnhoff 12, and Travis Niemerg 11.  Also for Dieterich: Devin Aherin four, Lance Niemerg three and Cody Gephart two points.  

Dylan Barnes led the Hornets with 13 points and Colton Burrus had 10 points.  Also for Cowden-Herrick: Colton Sphar nine, Colton Evans five, Konner Blackerby four and Micah Sandiford two points.

Dieterich, St. Anthony and Altamont are all tied with one National Trail Conference loss.  Altamont wraps up conference play today at Cowden-Herrick.

Dieterich is 19-8 on the season.



Flora led start-to-finish; 12-8 after one, 36-18 at halftime, and 46-31 after three quarters.

Newton played again without leading scorer Luke Stone.

Brock Mammoser led Newton with 19 points.  Also for the Eagles: Corey Workman and Gunner Pickens five points each, Caleb Chesnut three, Joe Stone, Noah Dart and Kyle Woods two points each, and Tim Weber one point.



Beecher City led 9-8 after one quarter, but SEB outscored Beecher City 20-11 over the middle two quarters to take a 28-20 lead and then outscored Beecher City 17-12 in the final period to post the 13-point win.

Levi Maxey and Jacob Behrends each scored 13 points to lead SEB.  Also for St. Elmo/Brownstown: Landon Feezel nine, Noah Flowers four, and Kyle Hardimon, Cole Smithson and Eric Neeley two points each.

Brady Barnes had a double-double for Beecher City; 17 points and 11 rebounds.  Also for Beecher City: Austin Rexroad nine, Andrew Lagerhausen and Jackson Bales two each, and Westen Giles and Adam Doty one apiece.

St. Elmo/Brownstown improved to 15-12 on the season, 6-3 in the National Trail and 4-2 in the Egyptian-Illini.

St. Elmo/Brownstown won the JV game, 53-41.



It was a five-point game, 44-39 Altamont, with 2:30 to go before the Indians pulled away to the 12-point victory.

Aaron Goeckner scored 13 points to lead Altamont, while Garrett Ziegler scored 12 points and Justin McGinnis added 10 points.  Also for Altamont: Derek Jahraus six, Matt Kuhns four, and Cole Borders and Jake Seidel three points each.

Brandon Helmuth had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds to go with five assists for the Comets, and Bryse Bugger added 10 points.  Also for Stew-Stras: Jason Fry eight, Mark Jones six, and Aaron Blythe five points.

Altamont won the JV game 63-28.  For the Altamont JV: Brandon Hosick 17, Eric Wolff 13, Logan Deadmond, Ryan Armstrong, Travis Whitt and Jake Finn five points each, Zac Belcher and Wyatt Stone four points each, Justin Goeckner three, and Dakota Shephard two points.  For the Stew-Stras JV: Overbeck 10, Blythe, Kramer and Reed four points each, Kessler three, Ohnesorge two and Vonderheide one point.



Tristan Warner scored 19 points to lead the Blue Devils.  Alex Allen scored 15 points and Hayden Cole added 11 points.  Also for Windsor: Kyle Peadro six, Mitchell Haddock five, and Spencer Blackburn three points.

Houston Napier scored 22 points and Monte Wolke 12 points for Cumberland.  Also for the Pirates: McMechan nine, Brandon Shaon four, and Beard two points.



Mt. Zion 76, Charleston 48

North Clay 37, South Central 25 (for North Clay: Cox 10, Rubsam and Britton seven each, Ko. Van Dyke six, Young, D. Walker and Cruse two each, and Rinehart one point; for South Central: Powless seven, Riley and Ross four each, Henken, Wilkins and Markley three points each, and Harmeier one point)

Meridian 80, Shelbyville 50

Robinson 58, Oblong 35

Chatham Glenwood 58, Taylorville 36

Neoga 54, Marshall 53 (for Neoga: Jake Baker 24, Wyatt Krikie 23, Corey Kersey three, and Brock Aleshire and Trevor Moore two points each; Neoga's third win of the week)

Piasa Southwestern 66, Pana 60

Paris 60, Mattoon 57 (OT)

Olney 59, Lawrenceville 48

Vandalia 61, Carlinville 60 (OT)

Sullivan 63, Central A&M 36