Newton Remains Unbeaten w/ Convincing Win Over St. Anthony; Other Friday Scores (UPDATED)

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Published on December 22 2012 3:08 am
Last Updated on December 22 2012 2:22 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Newton Eagles pushed their season record to 12-0 Friday night with a convincing 74-43 win over the St. Anthony Bulldogs.  The game at Newton was heard on 979XFM and www.979xfm.com. 

The game was tied 4-4 before Newton hit three consecutive three-pointers to take a 13-4 lead and were never headed.  It was 23-14 Eagles after one quarter, 40-25 at halftime and 60-35 after three quarters.

Newton hit 59% of its shots from the field, making 32 of 54 including six of 13 three-point shots.  The only blemish for the Eagles was a four-of-nine performance from the foul line, but Newton committed just 10 turnovers while consistently pushing the ball up the floor and pulled down 32 rebounds.

St. Anthony made 18 of 51 shots for 35% and missed all four three-point attempts.  The Bulldogs made seven of nine foul shots, turned the ball over 20 times and grabbed 26 rebounds.

Newton featured a balanced attack with Keith Butler scoring 16 points on eight of nine shooting and grabbed nine rebounds.  Dylan Davidson also 16 points while Lucas Stone scored 13 points and Dylan Johnson added 12 points.  Also for Newton: Corey Davidson 8, Blake Ebeling 2, Brandon Bigard 2, Caleb Chesnut 2, and Gunner Pickens 2, and Derek Schackmann 1.

Jacob Schuette scored 16 points to lead St. Anthony.  Also for the Bulldogs: Jason Vogel 8, Neil Williams 6, John Goeckner 6, Andrew Gardewine 3, Alex Hoelscher 2, and Patrick Martelli 2.

St. Anthony falls to 2-6 with the loss and gets ready for action at the Vandalia Holiday Tournament Wednesday at 11am against the host Vandals.  All of the Bulldogs' games in the tournament can be heard on KJ Country 102.3 and www.kjcountry.com. 

Newton heads into action at the Dieterich Holiday Tournament playing Red Hill Wednesday at 2:30pm.

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Other scores from Friday:

BOYS

Teutopolis 61, Casey-Westfield 45 (The Wooden Shoes handed the previously-unbeaten Warriors their first loss of the season, just as they did to Robinson last weekend.  This was a wild one.  The Shoes held a 19-7 lead after one quarter and extended it to 39-22 at halftime.  That's when Casey-Westfield began a comeback, outscoring the Shoes 17-4 in the third quarter to pull within 43-39.  The Warriors eventually tied the game, but the Wooden Shoes regrouped and outscored C-W 18-6 in the final quarter to win by 16.  Reed Hardiek led T-Town with 14 points while Derek Smith scored 12, Jared Waldhoff 9, Devin Falbe and Kyle Pruemer 8 each, Cody Will 6, and Rourke Schultz 4.  Teutopolis improved to 8-2 on the season.  Mike Wilson coached Teutopolis in the absence of Andy Fehrenbacher.  Teutopolis won the JV game 71-30 to remain unbeaten at 6-0)

Hume Shiloh 70, Cumberland 56

Shelbyville 64, Stewardson-Strasburg 56 (Brandon Helmuth led the Comets with 21 points, while Justin Fulk added 11, Jason Fry 9, Jonathan Luce 8 and Jason Becker 7)

Arthur-Lovington 69, Windsor 43 (Tristan Warner led the Blue Devils with 21 points while Cole added 11)

Nokomis 55, Litchfield 41

Oblong 101, Martinsville 37 (Anthony Johnson scored 51 for Oblong)

GIRLS

Effingham 55, Cahokia 34 (Cahokia led 11-9 after one quarter, but it was all Effingham from that point as the Lady Hearts outscored Cahokia 11-2 in the second quarter to lead 20-13 at halftime.  An 18-9 advantage in the third quarter put Effingham ahead 38-22 and Effingham outscored Cahokia 17-12 in the final quarter to win by 21.  Josie Zerrusen led the Lady Hearts with 20 points.  Also for Effingham: Jantzen Michael 9, Caitlin Kaufman 8, Stephanie Robb 7, Kelli Utz 5, Felicia Totten 4 and Britanny Beals 2.  Effingham is now 9-3 on the season and will take on Rantoul Thursday at the Charleston Girls Tournament.  Effingham won the JV game 46-37 to improve to 7-1 with Morgan Wilson and Marranda Steffen sharing scoring honors with 11 points apiece.  Effingham also won the freshman game 40-9 with Rieman leading the way with 14 points)

Marshall 64, Paris 36