Effingham Completes Undefeated Apollo Conference Season; Other Saturday Scores

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Published on February 23 2014 3:39 am
Last Updated on February 24 2014 2:40 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Effingham Hearts completed an undefeated Apollo Conference season Saturday night and closed out their home schedule with a 62-42 win over the Mt. Zion Braves.  The game was heard on 979XFM and www.979xfm.com.

Things didn't look good when Mt. Zion led 19-12 after one quarter, but the Hearts allowed the Braves just 23 points the rest of the game.  Effingham outscored the Braves 19-12 in the second period and the game was tied 31-31 at halftime.  The Hearts outpointed the Braves 16-9 in the third quarter to take a 47-40 lead and held the Braves to two free throws in the fourth quarter while pouring in 15 more points of their own to post a 20-point win.

Effingham shot a scorching 66% from the field, making 23 of 35 shots.  Eliminate the four-for-12 first quarter and the Hearts were 19 for 23 over the final three quarters, including eight of eight in the second quarter and five of five in the fourth period.  The Hearts even hit five of eight three-point shots, and also made 11 of 12 foul shots.  Effingham committed just six turnovers and just two in the second half, while grabbing 22 rebounds.

Mt. Zion made 14 of 37 shots for 38%.  The Braves were 11 of 19 in the first half, but three of 18 in the second half.  Mt. Zion made nine of 16 free throws, committed just seven turnovers and only one in the second half, grabbed 17 rebounds and made five of 18 three-point attempts, none in the second half.

Leighton Lark led the way for Effingham in his final game at EHS Gym, scoring 25 points on nine of 11 shooting and three of three from the line.  Matt Wohltman and Kevin Daugherty each scored nine points, Isaac Foreman eight, Marcus Robinson four, Grant Wolfe three, and Kennan Mahaffey and Phil Knight two points apiece.

Austin Thacker with 13 points and Payton Grinestaff with 12 points led Mt. Zion, now 15-11 on the season and 4-5 in the Apollo Conference.  

Effingham is now 19-4 on the season, and wraps up the regular season next Tuesday at Mt. Vernon and next Friday at Mahomet-Seymour.

Effingham won the JV game 67-61.  Michael Carie poured in 29 points to lead the JV Hearts, while Grant Wolfe added 19 points.  Also for the JV Hearts: Drew Vasquez eight, Jared Minor six, Reed Schafer three, and Michael Woltman two points.

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TEUTOPOLIS 50, CISSNA PARK 40

The Teutopolis Wooden Shoes bounced back from a tough loss at Madison Friday night to win in an afternoon contest in suburban Chicago Cissna Park.  

Cissna Park led 12-11 after one quarter and had a 20-16 advantage at halftime.  The Shoes started their big comeback in the second half, outscoring Cissna Park 16-6 in the third quarter to take a 32-26 lead and outpointed Cissna Park 18-14 in the fourth quarter to claim a 10-point win.

The Shoes had four players in double figures.  Cody Will led the way with 14 points, while Brock Mette, Reed Hardiek and Brett Mette each scored 10 points.  T-Town got two points each from Bobby Wenthe, Justin Kenter and Jordan Thoele.

Teutopolis improved to 17-9 on the season with the victory.

At Chicago

TEUTOPOLIS (50)

Bro. Mette 4-0 -- 10, Will 4-6 -- 14, Wenthe 0-2 -- 2, Kenter 1-0 -- 2, Hardiek 3-3 -- 10, Thoele 1-0 -- 2, Bre. Mette 4-2 -- 10, Sandschafer 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 17 FG, 13 FT.

CISSNA PARK (40)

Jo. Marquez 2-0 -- 4, Ja. Marquez 1-0 -- 3, Roger 3-0 -- 6, Jennings 4-6 -- 14, Birr 1-0 -- 2, Scholdt 5-1 -- 11. TOTALS 16 FG, 7 FT.

Teutopolis              11    5    16    18    --    50

Cissna Park           12    8       6    14    --    40

3-point FG -- Teutopolis 3 (Bro. Mette 2, Hardiek 1), Cissna Park 1 (Ja. Marquez 1)

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ALTAMONT 69, COWDEN-HERRICK 55

The Indians took command with an 18-4 third quarter explosion.  Altamont led 20-14 after one quarter, but the Hornets came back to take a 34-33 halftime lead.  After the third quarter, though, Altamont led 51-38.  The Indians posted an 18-15 fourth quarter edge.

Garrett Ziegler and Derek Jahraus each scored 15 points to lead Altamont while Jake Seidel scored 14 points.  Also for Altamont: Cole Borders six, Griffin Jackman and Aaron Goeckner five points each, Matt Kuhns four, Justin McGinnis three, and Ryan Armstrong two points.

Colton Burrus scored 20 points to pace Cowden-Herrick, while Colton Evans scored 11 points and Dylan Barnes 10 points.  Also for the Hornets: Micah Sandiford five, Colton Sphar four, Konner Blackerby two and Noah Sandiford one point.

Altamont won the JV game 46-31.

At Cowden

ALTAMONT (69)

Belcher 0-0 -- 0, Jackman 2-0 -- 5, McGinnis 1-1 -- 3, Ziegler 5-0 -- 15, Borders 2-1 -- 6, Goeckner 1-3 -- 5, Armstrong 0-2 -- 2, Seidel 4-6 -- 14, Kuhns 1-2 -- 4, Goeckner 0-0 -- 0, Jahraus 5-5 -- 15. TOTALS 20 FG, 20 FT.

COWDEN-HERRICK (55)

Blackerby 1-0 -- 2, Sphar 1-4 -- 6, Sandiford 2-1 -- 5, Lorton 0-0 --0, Burrus 6-7 -- 20, N. Sandiford 0-1 -- 1, Nohren 0-0 --0, Barnes 3-2 -- 10, Evans 4-2 -- 11. TOTALS 17 FG, 17 FT.

Altamont                        20    13    18    18    --    69

Cowden-Herrick          14    20       4    17    --    55

3-point FG -- Altamont 5 (Jackman 1, Ziegler 3, Borders 1), Cowden-Herrick 4 (Burrus 1, Barnes 2, Evans 1).

Junior Varsity Game

Altamont                     21       2     9    11    --    46

Cowden-Herrick          2    10     6    13    --    31

Altamont -- Jackman 2, Shepard 1, Deadmond 3, Belcher 0, E. Wolff 10, Stone 3, Hosick 12, Armstrong 5, Whitt 2, Finn 3, Goeckner 5

Cowden-Herrick -- Blackerby 9, Sphar 0, M. Sandiford 10, Lorton 6, N. Sandiford 4, Smith 0, Nohren 2

 

APOLLO CONFERENCE FRESHMAN TOURNAMENT

The championship round of the Apollo Conference Boys Freshman Basketball Tournament took place at Effingham Junior High School Saturday.

Mount Zion edged Effingham 75-73 for the championship. Third place went to Mattoon over Charleston 84-69. In the fifth place contest, Salem edged Paris 69-68.

At Effingham

Championship Game

Mount Zion          16    21    19    19    --    75

Effingham            21    16    13    23    --    73

Mount Zion -- Davis 6, Chappell 26, Price 25, Kernan 3, Schultz 10, Rademacher 0, White 0, Ewing 5, Fox 0

Effingham -- Huelsbusch 0, Beals 23, Kreke 8, Keith 0, Bushue 0, Osborn 10, Morrow 4, Schafer 0, Donaldson 28, Hall 0