EHS Downs Mattoon, Coach Schafer Gains 250th Victory; Area Roundup

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Published on January 11 2013 12:21 pm
Last Updated on January 11 2013 1:11 pm
Written by Millie Lange

MATTOON -- Effingham High School handed Mattoon a 50-43 loss in girls basketball action and Coach Jeff Schafer picked up his 250th career coaching victory Thursday evening.

The Hearts took a 12-7 opening quarter lead and led 26-17 at halftime. The two squads played to a 15-15 third quarter tie and the Green Wave came back to outscore EHS 11-9 in the final quarter but couldn't complete the comeback.

Senior Kelli Utz led EHS with 15 points while junior Stephanie Robb chipped in with 11. Utz connected on three field goals and was nine of 11 at the line. Robb made four field goals and was three of four at the line.

"Kelli was incredible for us tonight," said Coach Schafer. "She made some big shots and really played some great defense. Steph had a great game with 11 points and nine rebounds. Josie Zerrusen battled through foul trouble and played well with eight points, seven rebounds and four assists.

"Mattoon played hard tonight, nothing was easy for us. They made us work for everything."

The Hearts improve to 15-3 on the season and will be back in action Monday against Neoga.

Coach Schafer reached 250 career coaching victories.

"I defintieily want to thank all the great young ladies I have been able to coach as well as being blessed with many loyal assistant coaches and a family that allows me to be gone many extra hours," said Schafer.

At Mattoon

Varsity Game

EFFINGHAM (50)

Utz 3-9 -- 15, Michael 2-0 -- 5, Totten 0-0 -- 0, Stephenson 1-0 -- 2, Kaufman 4-0 -- 9, Robb 4-3 -- 11, Zerrusen 3-1 -- 8. TOTALS 17 FG, 13 FT.

MATTOON (43)

Smith 8-1 -- 18, Diltz 4-0 -- 8, Consodine 1-0 -- 3, Thompson 5-4 -- 14. TOTALS 18 FG, 5 FT.

Effingham           12    14    15      9    --    50

Mattoon               7     10    15    11    --    43

3-point FG -- Effingham 3 (Michael 1, Kaufman 1, Zerrusen 1), Mattoon 2 (Smith 1, Consodine 1)

Junior Varsity Game

Mattoon 34, Effingham 27

Effingham -- Wilson 3, Stephenson 17, Steffen 3, Field 2, Nunamaker 2 (Effingham JV is 8-2)

Mattoon -- Butler 8, Farmer 6, Raboin 2, Fisher 12, Phipps 6

At Altamont

Altamont edged Brownstown/St. Elmo 35-31. Brownstown/St. Elmo opened up a 10-5 lead in the first quarter but Altamont came back to take a 20-17 halftime lead. The Indians then had an 8-5 third period run and held on to pull out the win.

Renee Tillman, a 6-foot junior, led the Indians with 16 points connecting on seven field goals and two of three at the line. Also in double figures was Madison Ohnesorge with 11.

Brownstown/St. Elmo was led by Molly Hill with 12.

At Altamont

BROWNSTOWN/ST. ELMO (31)

Pruitt 1-0 -- 2, Oberlinik 1-6 -- 8, Austin 0-0 -- 0, Fitch 2-0 -- 4, Hill 4-4 -- 12, Bone 2-1 -- 5, Walk 0-0 -- 0, Moore 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 10 FG, 11 FT.

ALTAMONT (35)

M. Ohnesorge 4-3 -- 11, L. Ohnesorge 1-2 -- 4, Vaughn 0-0 -- 0, Stevenson 1-0 -- 2, Smith 0-0 -- 0, Tillman 7-2 -- 16, Wendling 1-0 -- 2, Gentry 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 14 FG, 7 FT.

Brownstown/St. Elmo         10      7    5    9    --    31

Altamont                               5    15    8    7    --    35

3-point FG -- none.

Junior Varsity Game

Brownstown/St. Elmo          4    0    2      5    --    11

Altamont                               7    6    4    16    --    33

Brownstown/St. Elmo -- Fitch 6, Osmon 2, Walk 1, Moore 2, Taplin 0, Howard 0

Altamont -- Miller 8, L. Ohnesorge 0, Laatsch 8, Vaughn 0, Stevenson 5, Stuckemeyer 6, Smith 0, Voelker 0, Tillman 0, Wendling 0, Armstrong 0, Gentry 6

At Teutopolis

Madeline Hartke guided the Wooden Shoes to a 12-7 opening quarter lead by scoring nine points and T-town went on to beat St. Joseph-Ogden 49-37.

Hartke scored another two baskets over the next two quarters and finished out with 19 points. Also in double figures was Cierra Thompson with 10. Hartke pulled down seven rebounds while Chelsey Hardiek led with eight boards and Thompson added seven. Hartke led in steals with four.

At Teutopolis

ST. JOSEPH-OGDEN (37)

Owens 0-0 -- 0, Landis 2-0 -- 6, Watson 0-0 -- 0, Foreman 0-0 -- 0, Master 2-2 -- 7, Pennell 0-0 -- 0, Dunlap 0-0 -- 0, Trimble 3-2 -- 10,  Poulter 2-2 -- 6, Beals 4-0 -- 8, Florey 0-0 -- 0, Duckett 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 13 FG, 6 FT.

TEUTOPOLIS (49)

Giles 0-2 -- 2, Hardiek 4-0 -- 8, A. Hartke 0-0 -- 0, M. Hartke 9-1 -- 19, Repking 1-0 -- 2, Thompson 3-3 -- 10, Schumacher 4-0 -- 8, Bueker 0-0 -- 0, Rieman 0-0 -- 0, McMahon 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 21 FG, 6 FT.

St. Joseph-Ogden           7    10    11      9    --    37

Teutopolis                     12    14    12    11    --    49

3-point FG -- St. Joseph-Ogden 5 (Landis 2, Master 1, Trimble 2), Teutopolis 1 (Thompson 1).

At Ramsey

Dieterich bounced Ramsey 52-18 to push its record to 13-5 on the season.

The Movin' Maroons jumped into a 22-7 opening quarter lead and led 31-9 at halftime. Candace Niemerg tallied 20 points on eight field goals and four of eight at the line. She also had seven rebounds, three steals and two assists. Also in double figures were Mallorie Vahling with 12 points and 14 rebounds and Courtney Flach with 10 points. Sydney Higgs had eight rebounds, seven points and three steals. Flach led in steals with six.

At Ramsey

DIETERICH (52)

Abbott 0-0 -- 0, Flach 5-0 -- 10, Higgs 3-1 -- 7, Webb 1-0 -- 3, Niemerg 8-4 -- 20, Schmidt 0-0 -- 0, Mahnke 0-0 -- 0, Meinhart 0-0 -- 0, Heuerman 0-0 -- 0, Vahling 4-4 -- 12, Wright 0-0 -- 0, Foreman 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 21 FG, 9 FT.

RAMSEY (18)

Strobel 0-0 -- 0, Layton 0-0 -- 0, Ballinger 0-0 -- 0, Blackburn 0-0 -- 0, Cunningham 0-0 -- 0, Seaton 1-0 -- 2, Rainey 5-2 -- 14, Kimberlin 1-0 -- 2, Banal 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 7 FG, 2 FT.

Dieterich          22    9    13    8    --    52

Ramsey            7    2      4    5    --    18

3-point FG -- Dieterich 1 (Webb 1), Ramsey 2 (Rainey 2).

Junior Varsity Game -- Dieterich 39, Ramsey 17. (Dieterich JV is 6-5)

At Centralia

Centralia Christ Our Rock handed South Central a 51-21 loss in non-conference action.

Christ Our Rock took a 25-6 halftime lead and never looked back. Lyons tallied 18 for the winners. South Central was led by Macie Cain with 18.

The Cougars fall to 0-17 on the season.

At Centralia

SOUTH CENTRAL (21)

Lotz 0-2 -- 2, Keen 0-1 -- 1, Cain 5-7 -- 18, King 0-0 -- 0, Ritter 0-0 -- 0, Price 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 5 FG, 10 FT.

CHRIST OUR ROCK (51)

Ruckman 1-0 -- 2, Maschhoff 2-2 -- 6, Lyons 8-0 -- 18, Lape 1-0 -- 2, Fehne 1-0 -- 3, Goodin 2-2 -- 7, M. Rueter 1-0 -- 3, E. Rueter 4-0 -- 8, Deboard 1-0 -- 2, Brinkman 0-0 -- 0, Haake 0-0 -- 0, Edler 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 21 FG, 4 FT.

South Central                                               3      3      8    7    --    21

Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran          12    13    17    9    --    51

3-point  FG -- South Central 1 (Cain 1), Centralia Christ Our  Rock Lutheran 5 (Lyons 2, Fehne 1, Goodin 1, M. Rueter 1).

Midland Trail Conference Tournament

In second round play at the Midland Trail Conference Tournament, Noble/Clay City edged Cisne 58-55, Sandoval downed Webber Township (Bluford) 45-35 and North Clay (Louisville) defeated Wayne City 54-49.

That sets up final play Saturday. In the consolation championship at 4:30 p.m., Woodlawn will face Noble/Clay City. In the third place game at 6 p.m., Webber Townsihp (Bluford) meets Wayne City. And in the championship game at 7:30, Sandoval takes on North Clay.

Little Illini Conference Tournament

In the second evening at the Little Illini Conference Tournament, Palestine/Hutsonville won over Cumberland 51-48 and Robinson downed Lawrenceville 38-24.

Action continues Saturday with Flora taking on Casey-Westfield at 3 p.m., Newton facing Red Hill (Bridgeport) 28-21, Olney will face Palestine/Hutsonvillle at 6 and Marshall takes on  Robinson at 7:30.

At LIC Tournament

PALESTINE/HUTSONVILLE (51)

Kiger 1-0 -- 2, Williams 2-1 -- 5, Churchwell 3-2 -- 8, Rariden 1-1 -- 3, Fulling 8-11 -- 27, Nehls 2-2 -- 6, Elder 0-0 -- 0, Newlin 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 17 FG, 17 FT.

CUMBERLAND (48)

Holsapple 5-2 -- 14, Shull 4-1 -- 9, Siebert 6-4 -- 16, Layton 1-1 -- 3, Poe 2-0 -- 6, Paul 0-0 -- 0, Casey 0-0 -- 0, Willenborg 0-0 -- 0, Maxey 0-0 -- 0, Grissom 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 18 FG, 8 FT.

Palestine/Hutsonville          19      6    15    11     --    51

Cumberland                           9    17    10    12    --    48

3-point FG -- Cumberland 4 (Holsapple 2, Poe 2).