St. Anthony Picks Up Opening Victory at Neoga F/S Tourney

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Published on February 1 2013 12:00 pm
Last Updated on February 2 2013 3:03 pm
Written by Millie Lange

NEOGA -- Effingham St. Anthony handed Stewardson-Strasburg a 50-42 loss as opening round play continued at the Neoga Freshman/Sophomore Boys Basketball Tournament Thursday evening.

St. Anthony took a 28-18 halftime lead then had to hold off Stew-Stras in the second half to pull out the victory. Grunloh tallied 17 and Jeff Niebrugge 14 in the victory. Grunloh had 10 rebounds and Niebrugge six. Stew-Stras was led by Jones with 17.

In the second game Thursday evening, Altamont defeated Cumberland 57-41.

The tournament continues Saturday with Teutopolis facing Dieterich at 10 a.m. followed by St. Anthony taking on Altamont around 11:30 a.m. The two winners advance to the championship game Monday at 7:30 p.m. with the losers squaring off for third place at 6:15 p.m.

Neoga Frosh/Soph Tournament

Game Two

Stew-Stras             7    11      9    15    --    42

St. Anthony          10    18    11    11    --    50

Stew-Stras -- Jones 17, Blythe 5, Rincker 8, Kessler 8, Kramer 4

St. Anthony -- Greene 2, Hartke 6, Grunloh 17, Martelli 2, Ja. Niebrugge 9,  Je. Niebrugge 14