Third Quarter Outburst Propels Hearts to Win at Paris; Other Friday Night Hoop Scores (UPDATED)

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Published on January 5 2013 4:07 am
Last Updated on January 5 2013 1:26 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A 23-8 third quarter edge propelled the Effingham Hearts to a 57-39 win Friday night over the Paris Tigers.  The Apollo Conference clash at Paris was heard on 979XFM and www.979xfm.com. 

The first few minutes of the game saw Paris take a 5-0 lead, but the Hearts scored the final eight points of the quarter to take a three-point advantage.  The second quarter was a 14-14 standoff as each team had a brief flurry of points and a brief flurry of turnovers, but the Hearts were up 22-19 at the break.

Effingham made some defensive changes at the half, though, and came out for the third quarter with a little more spring in their step and it made all the difference.  Josh Stombaugh scored 10 of his 12 points in the third quarter and Effingham put 23 points on the board in the period to take a 45-27 lead heading into the final stanza. 

The fourth quarter was pretty much a standoff as each team scored 12 points.

Effingham shot the ball well, making 24 of 45 attempts for 53%.  Effingham only shot six foul shots, making four of them.  The Hearts had 11 turnovers in the first half, but trimmed the number to just four in the second half.  Effigham pulled down 31 rebounds and made three of 12 three-point tries.

Paris was held to 34% shooting, making just 15 shots of 44 taken last night.

Hunter Keith and Josh Stombaugh shared scoring honors with 12 points each, Jake Stombaugh had 10 points, Clark Williamson six, Leighton Lark and Marcus Robinson four points each, Alex Carie three and Trenton Frey two points.

Effingham improved to 9-4 on the season and remained undefeated in the Apollo Conference with a game at Salem on the schedule next Friday night.  Paris slipped to 5-10 on the season.

Effingham won the JV game 60-33.  Isaac Foreman and Kennan Mahaffey each scored 10 points to lead a balanced Hearts' attack.  The JV Hearts have suffered just one loss this season.

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Other scores from Friday night:

Dieterich 73, Altamont 68 (Altamont led the game 12-8 after one quarter, the Indians were in front 25-24 at halftime, the Maroons had taken a 43-42 lead after three quarters and then the Maroons outscored the Indians 30-26 in the fourth quarter to post the five-point win; Dalton Hinterscher with 37 for Dieterich, Tanner Traub also in double figures with 11 points; Garrett Ziegler with 25 for Altamont, also in double figures for Altamont were Ryan Mayhaus with 16, Jon Kuhns with 13 and Derek Jahraus with 12; Altamont won the JV game 52-49)

Casey-Westfield 74, Newton 67 (Dylan Davidson with 21 for Newton; it was Newton's first loss of the season)

Stewardson-Strasburg 64, St. Elmo 61 (another game with big implications for the NTC Tournament later this month; for the Comets--Justin Fulk 22, Brandon Helmuth 11 and Jason Fry 10; for the Eagles--Connor Beasley and Levi Maxey 14 each, Garrett Bartels and Reece Wells 11 each)

Brownstown 70, Cowden-Herrick 63 (for the Bombers--Matt Sefton 22, Jake Behrends 20, Colton Hunter 13, Frailey 12; for the Hornets, Luke Moore a monster game scoring 38 points; Brownstown now 7-5 on the season; Cowden-Herrick won the JV game 81-50)

Flora 66, Lawrenceville 55

Robinson 82, Hutsonville-Palestine 50

Red Hill 48, Cumberland 39 (for Cumberland--Colton Ingram with 15, Monte Wolke with 10)

North Clay 50, Wayne City 32 (for the Cardinals--Logan Hilderbrand and Lawson Britton 13 each; North Clay won the JV game 39-27; Boyd Rinehart with 11 and Andrew Worthy with 10 for North Clay)

Mt. Zion 63, Salem 50

Charleston 49, Mattoon 46 (the Trojans got revenge for a loss to Mattoon at the Taylorville Christmas Tournament last week and got an Apollo Conference win, to boot)

Arcola 59, Martinsville 47

Robinson 82, Palestine-Hutsonville 30

Sullivan 39, Warrensburg-Latham 38