Altamont Claims Two Wins; Dieterich Tourney Opens

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Published on October 30 2012 10:40 am
Last Updated on October 30 2012 10:40 am
Written by Millie Lange

ALTAMONT -- Altamont Junior High School opened the boys basketball season with two victories over Neoga Monday evening.

Altamont claimed the seventh-grade contest 34-26. N. Brown scored 13 and M. Stevenson tallied 12 as Altamont took an 18-5 halftime lead. Brown got the Indians off to a good start with eight points in the first quarter. Neoga came back with a 21-16 second half run but it was too little, too late.

In eighth-grade play, Altamont bounced Neoga 62-18. Altamont zipped out to a 26-4 first quarter lead and never looked back. Finn tallied 20 for the winners while  Armstrong chipped in with 16.

At Altamont

Seventh-Grade Game

Neoga             3    2    9    12    --    26

Altamont      12    6    8      8    --    34

Neoga -- Beals 2, Hanson 9, Ramert 8, Butler 2, Thull 5

Altamont -- Stevenson 12, Davis 1, Brown 15, Runge 2, Vaughn 4

Eighth-Grade Game

Neoga             4      5      2    7    --    18

Altamont      26    14    18    4    --    62

Neoga -- Yurs 1, Manson 4, Harper 2, Moran 7, Shubert 2,  Hardesty 2

Altamont -- Armstrong 16, Stone 4, Shepard 4, Finn 20, Cornett 8, Childerson 2, Betts 6,  Bowlin 2

Dieterich Tournament

The Dieterich Eighth-Grade Tournament got underway Monday evening.

Sigel St. Michael claimed a 53-21 victory over Newton St. Thomas. In the second game, Hutsonville downed Dieterich 36-29.