Harrisburg Ends Teutopolis Season in Super-Sectional


Published on March 6 2013 7:18 am
Last Updated on March 6 2013 4:29 pm
Written by Millie Lange

CARBONDALE -- Teutopolis ran into a tough Harrisburg squad and saw its season come to an end in the Class 2A Carbondale Boys Basketball Super-Sectional Tuesday evening.

The Wooden Shoes fell behind in the opening quarter and could never quite get untracked again a tough-scoring Bulldogs squad. It was the third straight super-sectional loss for the Wooden Shoes.

Harrisburg edged out to a 21-16 opening quarter lead but the Shoes pulled within a point in the second period when Derek Smith connected on a layup. The Bulldogs went on a 16-4 run behind seven straight points by Capel Henshaw. The 6-foot-3 senior finished with nine points in the quarter while teammate Eli Taborn-Scott tallied six. The Bulldogs held a 41-30 halftime lead.

In the third quarter, Harrisburg had a 20-17 run as Tyler Smithpeters knocked down a three-pointer and scored six while Taborn-Scott also had six. The Shoes were attempting to make a run behind Kyle Pruemer's six points and Devin Falbe's five. But T-town trailed 61-47 going into the final period.

(T-town vs. Harrisburg at SIU Arena in Carbonbale. Photo by the IHSA.)

The Shoes went on a seven point run in the final period and could have cut the lead down to single digits but a three-pointer failed to fall and Harrisburg connected on its next attempt and pushed the lead back to 13.

Smithpeters tallied 25 to lead the Bulldogs while Taborn-Scott chipped in with 21 and Henshaw 17. After Henshaw's big first half with 13 points, the Shoes shut him down to no points in the third period and four free throws in the final quarter. But Taborn-Scott and Smithpeters went to work.

T-town had three players hit the double digit mark. Jared Waldoff tallied 17 while Derek Smith chipped in with 16 and Pruemer had a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds. Waldoff pulled down nine rebounds as the Shoes had a slight 30-26 edge in that department.

Coach Andy Fehrenbacher's crew finished the season with a 28-4 record. The Bulldogs advance to the state tournament at Carver Arena in Peoria Friday for an 8:15 p.m. game where they will face the winner of tonight's Riverton vs. St. Joseph-Ogden.

Class 2-A Carbondale Super-Sectional


Smithpeters 8-12 7-13 -- 25, Henshaw 6-9 4-4 -- 17, Taborn-Scott 7-11 7-8 -- 21, Roper 2-6 0-0 -- 4, Upchurch 1-1 0-1 -- 2, Snjolfur 1-1 1-4 -- 3, Amaya 2-4 0-0 -- 5. TOTALS 27-44 FG, 19-30 FT.


SMith 6-12 4-5 -- 16, Waldoff 7-12 2-4 -- 17, Will 1-5 0-0 -- 3, Mette 1-4 1-4 -- 3, Pruemer 6-10 1-2 -- 13, Hardiek 2-7 0-0 -- 5, Falbe 3-5 1-2 -- 7, Schultz 1-1 0-0 -- 2. TOTALS 27-56 FG, 9-17 FT.

Harrisburg          21    20    20    16    --    77

Teutopolis          16    14    17    19    --    66

3-point FG -- Teutopolis 3 (Waldoff 1, Will 1, Hardiek 1), Harrisburg 4 (Smithpeters 2, Henshaw 1, Amaya 1). Rebounds -- Teutopolis 30 (Pruemer 14, Waldoff 9), Harrisburg 26 (Henshaw 9, Smithpeters 5, Roper 5). Total fouls -- Teutopolis 21, Harrisburg 16. Fouled out -- Teutopolis 1 (Falbe).


Nokomis went overtime to bounce Gallatin County 57-54 to earn a berth in the Class 1A State Tournament.

Nokomis came back from a deficit and simply outplayed Gallatin County in the final quarter, forcing the squad into nine turnovers. The Redskins trailed 33-27 going into the final period and took their first lead of the game when Devon Wright connected on two free throws with 2:48 showing.

Nokomis led 48-45 with only 13 seconds remaining in the game. But Gallatin County hit a three-pointer as time expired sending the game into overtime. The Redskins then continued their defensive barrage, forcing early turnovers in the overtime period and made the shots to pull the contest out.

Nokomis heads to the state tournament in Peoria at 2 p.m. Friday and will face the winner of  Cissna Park and Illini Central.