NTC Tourney Opens, St. Anthony Picks up Seventh-Grade Win

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Published on December 3 2012 1:01 pm
Last Updated on December 3 2012 1:01 pm
Written by Millie Lange

STRASBURG -- The National Trail Conference Junior High School Seventh-Grade Boys Basketball Tournament got underway Saturday at Stewardson-Strasburg.

In the opening game, Effingham Sacred Heart beat Beecher City 34-22. Helmink tallied 13 and Kruger 12 for the winners. Galloway led Beecher City with 14.

In the second contest, Altamont downed Neoga 40-32. Brown and Stevenson provided the one-two scoring punch for Altamont with 12 points each. Andrews led Neoga with nine.

St. Elmo/Brownstown claimed the third game victory over Cowden-Herrick 33-30. Maxey scored 13 for the winners. Watson had nine for Cowden-Herrick.

In the final game, Stew-Stras beat Windsor 29-8. Thies was the lone player in double figures with 11. Armes led Windsor with six.

NTC Tournament

Game One

Beecher City            2    4    8    8    --    22

Sacred Heart         10    9    9    6    --    34

Beecher City -- Galloway 14, Kirchhofer 6, Kollman 2

Sacred Heart -- Helmink 13,  Kruger 12, Sherrod 7, Rogers 2

Game Two

Altamont          10    10      9    11    --    40

Neoga                 7      6    11      8    --    32

Altamont -- Brown 12, Stevenson 12, Pemberton 8, Vaughn 5, Higgs 3

Neoga -- Andrews 9, Butler 8, Hill 6, Ramert 5, Beals 2, Frticher 2

Game Three

Cowden-Herrick                    4    9    5    12    --    30

St. Elmo/Brownstown          3    8    7    15    --    33

Cowden-Herrick -- Watson 9, Rauch 8, Barfield 5, Phillips 3, Nohren 3, Barnes 2

St. Elmo/Brownstown -- Maxey 13, Brown 8, White 6, Ireland 3, Behl 3

Game Four

Stew-Stras         5    5    9    10    --    29

Windsor              1    2    2      3    --      8

Stew-Stras --  Theis 11, Kramer 7, Kessler 5, Qust 4, Slifer 2

Windsor -- Armes 6, Rawlings 1, Trussell 1

At Mattoon

St. Anthony picked up a seventh-grade B victory Saturday at Mattoon over the host squad, 34-16.

St. Anthony held a 17-10 first half lead and had a 10-2 third period run. Zimmerman led the winners with seven points. Maulding led Mattoon with six.

At Mattoon

St. Anthony         10    7    10    7    --    34

Mattoon                 6    4      2    4    --    16

St. Anthony -- Heuerman 2, Guy 4, Brandt 6, Seachrist 6, Kabbes 4, Lawrence 5, Zimmerman 7

Mattoon -- Maulding 6, South 2, Sparrow 4, Hood 4