Hearts Post Big Win Over Charleston

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Published on December 7 2013 3:01 am
Last Updated on December 7 2013 3:09 am
Written by Greg Sapp

The Effingham Hearts exploded out of the gate and never looked back in posting a 65-29 victory over the Charleston Trojans Friday night.  The game, heard on 979XFM and www.979xfm.com, was the home and Apollo Conference opener for the Hearts.

Effingham led 18-2 after one quarter, had a 37-11 lead at the half and held a 51-19 advantage after three quarters.  

The Hearts shot 52% from the field, 61% in the first half, and hit on 25 of 48 shots for the game. Effingham also made 13 of 19 foul shots, committed just 12 turnovers, grabbed 29 rebounds and made two of three three-point shots.  

Charleston made just 24% of its shots, hitting 11 of 46 attempts.  23 turnovers also plagued the Trojans.

(KEVIN DAUGHERTY)

10 players scored for Effingham, led by junior Kevin Daugherty with 16 points, four rebounds and three assists.  Isaac Foreman was also in double figures with 11 points on five of eight shooting.

(ISAAC FOREMAN)

Also for the Hearts: Leighton Lark eight, Matt Wohltman six, Phil Knight six, Kennan Mahaffey four, Marcus Robinson four, Grant Wolfe four, Jared Minor four, and Michael Carie two.  Everyone on the Effingham roster saw time in Friday's contest.

Effingham won the JV game 59-41 in their first contest of the season.  Sean Zerrusen led the JV Hearts with 11 points, while Grant Wolfe and Michael Carie each scored 10 points.

A moment of silence was held for Brittany Baker, the EHS senior who was fatally injured in a collision on her way to school Thursday morning.  Several students wore either lime green or orange in Brittany's memory. A plaque presentation also took place last night honoring Hearts Coach Ron Reed on his 400th career victory, which came during last week's St. Anthony Thanksgiving Tournament.