EHS Wins Own Girls Tournament

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Published on January 23 2014 12:25 pm
Last Updated on January 23 2014 12:45 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham High School and Neoga picked up wins at the 13th Annual Effingham Girls Round Robin Basketball Tournament Wednesday evening. With the victory, EHS won its own championship with a 3-0 record.

In the opener, Neoga defeated Dieterich 59-44. Neoga edged out to a 7-4 first quarter lead then pushed that to 25-15 at halftime. The Indians had a 20-12 third period run.

Jillian Deters tallied 20 points and went over 1,000 points in her career. Also in double figures were Elecia Thies with 14, Madison Butler with 12 and Jaycie Roy with 10. The Indians improve to 14-7.

Dieterich was led by Mallorie Vahling with 14 and Courtney Flach with 11. Rachel Schmidt pulled down eight rebounds. Flach had five assists while Vahling led in steals with six. The Maroons drop to 5-10.

Iin the second contest, Effingham pushed its tournament record to 3-0 and its overall mark to 21-0 on the season with a 44-32 win over Centralia (2-1). The Hearts have one game left as well as Centralia but even if the Orphan Annies win and improve to 3-1 and EHS loses and drops to 3-1, the Hearts have wonthe title  because they have already beaten Centralia.

The Hearts took a 27-22 halftime lead then had a 10-2 third period run to put the game on ice.

Josie Zerrusen tallied 11 and Lauren Stephenson 10. Caitlin Kaufman and Stephanie Robb scored eight each.

Tonight's games feature St. Anthony against Neoga at 6:15 and Effingham taking on Dieterich at 7:45.

Effingham Tournament

Game Five

DIETERICH (44)

Abbott 2-0 -- 4, Flach 4-2 -- 11, Ruholl 1-0 -- 2, Schmidt 2-0 -- 5, Heuerman 4-0 -- 8, Vahling 6-2 -- 14. TOTALS 19 FG, 4 FT.

NEOGA (59)

Butler 4-2 -- 12, Ott 1-1 -- 3, Thies 6-0 -- 14, Deters 10-0 -- 20, Roy 5-0 -- 10. TOTALS 26 FG, 3 FT.

Dieterich          4    11    12    17    --    44

Neoga                7    18    20    14    --    59

3-point FG -- Dieterich 2 (Flach 1, Schmidt 1), Neoga 4 (Butler 2, Thies 2)

Game Six

EFFINGHAM (44)

Zerrusen 3-4 -- 11,  Stephenson 5-0 -- 10, Kaufman 3-0 -- 8, Robb 3-2 -- 8, Field 1-2 -- 4, Michael 1-1 -- 3, Beals 0-0 -- 0, Totten 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 16 FG, 9 FT.

CENTRALIA (32)

Holtkamp 4-0 -- 8, Smith 2-0 -- 4, Schwartz 2-0 -- 4, Engelkins 2-0 -- 4, Mays 1-2 -- 4, Starr 2-0 -- 4, Cunningham 0-2 -- 2 , Boyd 0-0 -- 0, Hutton 1-0 -- 2, Ingenrieth 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 14 FG, 4 FT.

Effingham           16    11    10    7    --    44

Centralia            10    12       2    8    --    32

3-point FG -- Effingham 3 (Kaufman 2, Zerrusen 1), Centralia 0.