Dieterich, Altamont, T-town Advance To Sectionals


Published on January 25 2013 8:11 am
Last Updated on January 28 2013 1:51 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Three area junior high boys basketball teams captured regional titles and advanced to sectional play after picking up victories Thursday evening.

Class 7-1A Stewardson-Strasburg Regional

Dieterich edged Stewardson-Strasburg 32-31 to claim the championship. Stew-Stras held a 20-16 halftime lead but Dieterich came back with a 6-4 third quarter run and outscored the Stars 10-7 in the final period to pull out the victory.

Radloff led the winners with 14 points. Stew-Stras was led by Quast with 12 points. Stew-Stras finishes the season at 14-6.

Dieterich will compete in the Stew-Stras Sectional against Palestine at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 30. The winner advances to the state tournament.

7-1A Stew-Stras Regional


Stew-Stras          10    10    4      7    --    31

Dieterich                8      8    6    10    --    32

Stew-Stras -- Quast 12, Kramer 8, Kessler 7, Thies 4

Dieterich -- Radloff 14, Campton 8, Higgs 6, Schmidt 2, Thoele 2

Members of the Altamont seventh-grade boys team that won a regional championship. Members of the team are, first row, left to right, Manager Kevin Miller, Dylan Marble, Mitchell Stevenson, Robert Davis, Wyatt Vaughn, John Higgs and Manager Alek Biggs. Second row, left to right, Manager Dylan Miller, Nate Brown, Brandon Runge, Zain Parker, Kolby Pemberton, Head Coach Ty Totten and Assistant Coach Mike Dokey.

Class 7-2A Findlay Okaw Valley Regional

Altamont had a close one against Nokomis and pulled out a 42-40 victory.

Nokomis held a 12-10 opening quarter lead and led by the same two-point margin at halftime, 23-21. Nokomis went into the final quarter in charge of the game with a 33-30 lead. But Altamont rallied as B. Runge connected on four points, three from the free throw line, and M. Stevenson knocked down a three-pointer. Altamont had a 12-7 final period run.

Runge finished with 10 points and Stevenson nine. Altamont advances to the Effingham St. Anthony Sectional against host St. Anthony Wednesday, January 30 at 6 p.m. The winner of that games advances to the state tournament.

7-2A Findlay Okaw Valley Regional


Altamont          10    11      9    12    --    42

Nokomis           12    11    10      7    --    40

Altamont -- Davis 3, Stevenson 9, Runge 10, Vaughn 4, Brown 6, Pemberton 8, Higgs 2

Nokomis -- Chausse 9, McDowell 8, Engelman 4, Ransdell 4, Barnes 6, Sabel 9

Class 7-3A Assumption Regional

Teutopolis had a relatively easy time of beating host Assumption Central A&M to claim the championship, 47-23.

The Wooden Booties held a 26-9 halftime lead and never looked back. Collin Funneman tallied 14 and Landon Jansen 10 for the winners. T-town improves to 20-5 on the season and will face Marshall in the Shelbyville Sectional Wednesday, January 30 at 6 p.m. The winner heads to the state tournament.

7-3A Assumption Regional


Central A&M            6      3      8    6    --    23

Teutopolis              12    14    13   8    --    47

Assumption Central A&M -- Hubinger 2, Smith 5, Vidmar 2, Black 4, Branyan 10

Teutopolis -- Goeckner 7, Funneman 14, Kremer 3, Hardiek 6, Jansen 10, Deters 2, Thoele 2, Dust 3

Class 7-3A Casey-Westfield Regional

Marshall handed Robinson Nuttall a 40-28 loss to claim the championship of the Casey-Westfield Regional.

Marshall will now face Teutopolis Wednesday, January 30 at 6 the Shelbyville Sectional for the right to advance to the state tournament.

Class 7-4A Charleston Regional

Danville North Ridge poured out the points in taking the championship of the Charleston Regional.

North Ridge defeated Urbana 54-32. North Ridge advances to the Effingham Sectional Wednesday, January 30 at 6 p.m. against Champaign Franklin. Champaign Franklin defeated Monticello 36-18 to advance to the sectional.