Shoes, Hornets to Super-Sectionals; Hearts See Win Streak, Season End

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Published on February 15 2013 4:09 am
Last Updated on February 15 2013 2:29 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Members of the Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City girls basketball team winning the Class 1A Altamont Sectional championship Thursday evening were, first row, left to right, Taylor Edwards, Summer Riley, Ashley Miller, Kacie Hilt, Chandler Ward and Alicia Adams. Second row, left to right, Assistant Coach Larry Young, Kirby Herrmann, Autumn Riley, Micah Jones, Ava Paruleski, Jensyn Morrison and Coach Carolyn Wendte.

The Teutopolis Shoes and the Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City Hornets posted sectional championship wins Thursday, but the Effingham Hearts lost a tough one in the championship game of their 3A regional in girls basketball action,

CHBC came from behind with a big fourth quarter to defeat Central A&M 63-55 for the Class 1A Altamont Sectional title, while Teutopolis downed Mount Carmel 57-34 to win the Newton 2A Sectional crown.  Effingham lost to Breese Mater Dei 36-31 in the championship game of the Centralia 3A Regional.

CHBC and Teutopolis will both play Monday night in super-sectional action at Salem; CHBC will face Goreville at 6 p.m. in the 1A Super and T-Town will meet Nashville at 8 p.m. in the 2A Super. Both games will be heard on KJ Country 102.3 and www.kjcountry.com. 

CHBC 63, Central A&M 55

Micah Jones scored 27 points for the second straight game to pace the Hornets to the win.  Ava Paruleski was also in double figures with 10 points. The Hornets are now 24-5 on the season.

The score was knotted at 14-14 after the opening quarter. Jones tallied six for the Hornets while Ryan Dooley was the leader for Central A&M with seven. Jones then went to work in the second period. The 6-foot-1 senior knocked in six field goals for 12 points and the Hornets pushed slightly ahead 29-25.

Central A&M came back in the third period as Taylor Adcock got on the right track, scoring six points and Rachel Townsend knocked down two trifectas for a 17-11 third period edge and a 42-40 lead going into the final period.

The Hornets then took the final period lead and calmly went to the free throw line, putting in 13 of 15. Autumn Riley hit five of six while Paruleski sank three of four. Kacie Hilt and Chandler Ward hit two of two and Jones sank one.

CHBC (25-5) will take on Goreville, the winner of its own sectional 72-33 over Red Hill (Bridgeport) Thursday night.

CHBC Ticket Info:

Tickets will be sold today at both Cowden-Herrick and Beecher City high schools. Tickets are eight dollars apiece as set by the IHSA and are reserved seats. Players may buy six tickets each from 9-9:30 a.m. Students may purchase one ticket for themselves from 9:30-10 a.m. Staff and board members may purchase two tickets each from 10-10:30 a.m. The general public may purchase four tickets each from10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the high schools in Cowden and Beecher City.

Class 1A Altamont Sectional

Championship

CENTRAL A&M (55)

Adcock 2-2 -- 6, Jordan 3-0 -- 7, Heaton 3-4 -- 10, Towsend 2-0 -- 6, Dooley 5-0 -- 11, Maples 0-0 -- 0, Bailey 4-3 -- 11, Stringer 1-2 -- 4, Damery 0-0 -- 0, Hilton 0-0 -- 0 TOTALS 20 FG, 11 FT.

CHBC (63)

Ward 0-2 -- 2, Morrison 3-0 -- 6, Jones 13-1 -- 27, Miller 0-0 -- 0, Edwards 0-0 -- 0, Riley 2-5 -- 9, Paruleski 2-4 -- 10, Riley 0-0 -- 0, Herrmann 1-1 -- 3, Hilt 2-2 -- 6, Adams 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 23 FG, 15 FT.

Central A&M            14    11    17    13    --    55

CHBC                      14    15    11    23    --    63

3-point FG -- Central A&M 4 (Jordan 1, Townsend 2, Dooley 1), Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City 2 (Paruleski 2).

Teutopolis 57, Mount Carmel 34

Wooden Shoes freshman Danielle Repking scored 22 points while holding All-Stater Tyra Buss to 20 points to help Teutopolis to the victory. Madeline Hartke was also in double figures with 13 points for Teutopolis.

The Shoes took a 17-11 opening quarter lead as Hartke went to work, scoring three field goals and a free throw for seven points. Buss hit two three-pointers and a free throw for seven points.

T-town's lead went to 28-17 at halftime. Buss hit only one field goal in the second period, a three-pointer. Meanwhile Repking cut loose with three field goals, including a three-pointer, for seven points.

Repking hit six of 10 from the field, one of two from three-point range and was seven of nine from the free throw line to lead the Shoes. Hartke pulled down seven rebounds while Thompson had six rebounds and three steals.

The two squads played to an 11-11 third period but the Shoes showed who was boss in the final quarter with an 18-6 run. T-town knocked down 12 of 14 free throws in the quarter.

The Shoes will play Nashville, a 44-17 winner over Red Bud in the Dupo Sectional.

Teutopolis Ticket Info: All tickets wil be sold today in the Teutopolis High School office. Second hour, Tournament players, managers, other girl basketball players, cheerleaders, pomerettes and boy basketball players. Student tickets will be sold over the lunch hour in the high school office. Studemts will be allowed to buy one ticket for themselves. From 1-5 p.m. remaining tickets for the publilc and staff will be available during this time or until all tickets are sold.

Class 1A Newton Sectional

Championship

MOUNT CARMEL (34)

Dardeen 1-1 -- 3, Buss 7-3 -- 20, Tennis 1-0 -- 2, Hicks 0-0 -- 0, Metcalf 0-0 -- 0, Dunkel 0-0 -- 0, Lang 2-0 -- 4, Marshall 0-0 -- 0, Rosignol 1-0 -- 2, Gill 0-0 -- 0, Alka 0-0 -- 0, Keepes 1-0 -- 3, Zimmerman 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 13 FG, 4 FT.

TEUTOPOLIS (57)

Giles 4-0 -- 8, Hardiek 0-0 -- 0, A. Hartke 0-0 -- 0, M. Hartke 4-5 -- 13, Repking 7-7 -- 22, Schmidt 0-0 -- 0, Thompson 3-2 -- 9, Schumacher 2-0 -- 4, Bueker 0-0 -- 0, McMahon 0-0 -- 0, Wiedman 0-1 -- 1, Rieman 0-0 -- 0, Thoele 0-0 -- 0, Borries 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 20  FG, 15 FT.

Mount Carmel          11      6    11      6    --    34

Teutopolis                17    11    11    18    --    57

3-point FG -- Mount Carmel 4 (Buss 3, Keepes 1), Teutopolis 2 (Repking 1, Thompson 1).

Breese Mater Dei 36, Effingham 31

This was a frustrating loss for the Hearts, a team that had won 22 straight heading into the contest. 

Effingham exploded out of the gate and had a nine-point lead at one point in the first quarter, but some missed shots around the basket and a switch by Mater Dei to a man defense seemed to slow the Hearts.

Effingham was up 15-11 after one quarter, but the Hearts scored just three points in the second period and had no baskets in the quarter. EHS still held Mater Dei to seven points in the period, though, and the game was tied at 18-18 at halftime. Mater Dei narrowly outscored Effingham 8-7 in the third quarter, but were still only ahead 26-25 heading into the final quarter.

The Hearts got behind by five points in the fourth period, but cut the deficit to one.  That was as close as Effingham could get, though, and Mater Dei made some late foul shots to win by five.

Mater Dei won despite making just 12 of 44 shots for 27 percent. A 10-of-11 performance at the foul line was a key for the Knights and they committed just nine turnovers while grabbing 27 rebounds. Mater Dei made two of nine three-point tries.

Effingham made 32 percent of its shots, 10 of just 31 shots in the game. Effingham was 8-of-9 at the line, but committed 15 turnovers and pulled down just 18 rebounds.  The Hearts did make three of four three-point attempts.

Jantzen Michael scored 12 points to lead Effingham in scoring, while Kelli Utz scored eight points, Josie Zerrusen seven, and Felicia Totten and Caitlin Kaufman two each.

Emily Koelling led Mater Dei with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Effingham closes its season with a 26-4 record, setting a Lady Hearts' record for most wins in a season in the process. 

Effingham says goodbye to seniors Kelli Utz, Morgan Weiser and Taylor Willis.

Class 3A Centralia Regional

Championship

EFFINGHAM (31)

Utz 3-1 -- 8, Michael 6-0 -- 12, Beals 0-0 -- 0, Totten 1-0 -- 2, Stephenson 0-0 -- 0, Kaufman 0-2 -- 2, Robb 0-0 -- 0, Zerrusen 2-3 -- 7. TOTALS 12 FG, 4 FT.

BREESE MATER DEI (36)

Perkes 1-0 -- 3, Timmerman 1-0 -- 2, Kempwerth 0-2 -- 2, Lampe 1-3 -- 6, Koelling 8-5 -- 21, Vess 1-0 -- 2. TOTALS 12 FG, 10 FT.

Effingham                      15    3    7      6    --    31

Breese Mater Dei           11    7    8    10    --    36

3-point FG -- Effingham 3 (Michael 2, Utz 1), Breese Mater Dei 2 (Perkes 1, Lampe 1).