St. Anthony, Centralia Claim Wins at Effingham Girls Round Robin


Published on January 19 2013 9:26 am
Last Updated on January 19 2013 9:46 am
Written by Greg Sapp

St. Anthony and Centralia were winners Friday night on the final night of the 2013 Effingham Girls Round Robin Tournament.

St. Anthony nipped Dieterich 35-34 in one contest, while Centralia defeated Neoga 52-42 in the other contest.

In the first contest, Dieterich took the early lead and stayed ahead 11-5 after the first quarter, still up 16-12 at halftime, and in front 25-21 after three quarters.  St. Anthony stepped up their offensive game in the fourth quarter, though, outscoring Dieterich 14-9 to claim the one-point win.

Makayla Walsh led St. Anthony with 12 points.  Also for the Lady Bulldogs: Kate Richards eight, Megan Nuxoll six, Melissa Bushur five, and Lexie Niebrugge four.

Candace Niemerg closed out a great tournament with 14 points, 13 rebounds and nine blocked shots for Dieterich.  Also for the Lady Maroons: Sydney Higgs eight, Mallorie Vahling five, Courtney Flach three, and Katilyn Meinhart and Taylor Wright two each.

St. Anthony improved to 14-9 with the win, while Dieterich slipped to 13-8.

In the second contest, Centralia led Neoga 15-12 after one quarter, 27-19 at halftime, and 37-30 after three quarters before outscoring the Lady Indians 15-12 in the final period to win by 10.

Abbey Holtkamp led Centralia with 22 points.  For Neoga, Jillian Deters scored 18 points, Olivia Ott nine, Madison Butler eight, Kelli Erickson four and Kristen Deters three.

Centralia moved back to .500 on the season at 10-10 with the win, while Neoga slipped to 6-17.

Effingham won the tournament with a 4-0 record, Centralia went 3-1 to finish second, St. Anthony took third place with a 2-2 mark, Dieterich was fourth at 1-3 and Neoga finished fifth at 0-4.

The All-Tournament Team includes Stephanie Robb, Kelli Utz and Josie Zerrusen of Effingham, Makayla Walsh and Kate Richards of St. Anthony, Candace Niemerg and Mallorie Vahling of Dieterich, E.C. Thies and Jillian Deters of Neoga, and Abbey Holtkamp, Danielle Meadows and Jordyn Looman of Centralia.