Junior High Boys Basketball Sectional Roundup


Published on February 7 2013 7:02 am
Last Updated on February 7 2013 2:36 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Class 8-4A Mahomet-Seymour Sectional

Effingham Junior High School saw its 17-game winning streak and its season come to an end in the Mahomet-Seymour Sectional Wednesday evening.

The Mustangs fell to Champaign Jefferson 48-38. Champaign Jefferson advances to the state tournament with a 22-2 record.

Jefferson edged out to a 9-3 opening quarter lead. Effingham came back with a 14-13 second period run to pull within 22-17 at halftime. Jefferson then took off to a 12-4 third quarter run. The Mustangs attempted a comeback in the final period, outscoring Jefferson 17-14 but couldn't overcome the third period deficit.

Beals tallied 15 for the Mustangs while Donaldson chipped in with 12. Beals led in rebounding with five while Donaldson and Koenig had four each. Wolfe led in assists with six. Koenig had two steals.

Effingham ends the season with a 22-2 record.


Effingham          3    14      4    17    --    38

Jefferson           9    13    12    14    --    48

Effingham -- Donaldson 12, Wolfe 4, Koenig 3, Beals 15, Kreke 4

Champaign Jefferson -- S. Williams 13, Ja. Williams 9, Jo. Williams 9, Pearson 9, Hemsonvanh 4, Doran 2, Reaves 2

Class 8-3A Marshall Sectional

Teutopolis stepped out to an early lead then held off a second period challenge for a 37-32 win over Marshall to claim the sectional championship.

T-town edged out to a 14-6 lead but Marshall came back within 21-17 at halftime. T-town had a slight 8-6 third period edge and Marshall outscored the Shoes 9-8 in the final period.

Blake Mette tallied 12 and Mitch Hardiek 11 for the Shoes. T-town improved to 20-6 on the season and will face Rockford Marshall (14-9) at 10 a.m. Saturday at Monticello Middle School.


Teutopolis          14      7    8    8    --    37

Marshall               6    11    6    9    --    32

Teutopolis -- Ungrund 2, Mette 12, Hardiek 11, Belleville 4, Deters 8

Marshall -- Sollers 12, Brown 4, Daugherty 2, Shaffner 9, McNeill 2, Finkbiner 3

Class 8-2A Effingham St. Anthony Sectional

Members of the Altamont eighth-grade squad winning the 2A St. Anthony Sectional were, first row, left to right, Manager Kevin Miller, Ryan Armstrong, Sam Childerson, Josh Miller, Dylan Miller, DJ Jenkins, Jacob Crow and Manager Alek Biggs. Second row, left to right, Assistant Coach Ty Totten & Mia, Wyatt Stone, Dakota Shepard, Evan Cornett, Jake Finn, Nick Bowlin, Kyle Betts and Head Coach Mike Dokey.

Altamont handed Arcola a 44-22 loss to claim the championship of the St. Anthony Sectional.

Altamont trailed Arcola 11-8 after the opening quarter but came back to lead 18-13 at halftime. Evan Cornett tallied six in the third period as Altamont continued its run with a 15-2 score.

Ryan Armstrong led the winners with 17 points while Cornett tallied 10. Altamont advances to the 8-2A State Tournament Saturday with a 22-2 record to face Elmwood (19-4) at 11:30 a.m. at Downs Tri-Valley High School.


Altamont            8    10    15    11    --    44

Arcola               11      2      2      7    --    22

Altamont -- Armstrong 17, Strong 2, Shepard 5, Finn 6, Cornett 10, Betts 2, J. Miller 2

Arcola -- Merdoza 2, Miller 3, Lindenmyer 5, Garza 1, Saunas 5, Poorman 6

Class 8-1A Palestine Sectional

Sigel St. Michael captured the championship of the Palestine Sectional with a 47-31 win over Kansas.

St. Michael now advances to the 8-1A State Tournament with a 22-3 record and will face Crescent City (20-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Auburn High School.