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Area prep roundup (Jan. 10)

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By Andrew Harner

St. Elmo dismantles Ramsey in EIC action

The Eagles posted a 51-14 win at Ramsey on Tuesday night.

Led by Levi Maxey’s 16 points and Connor Beasley’s 15 points, St. Elmo (9-6, 1-1 EIC) cruised to victory, holding the Rams (3-11, 0-5 EIC) to just five points in the first half.

Kyle Hardimon scored his first career points for the Eagles, securing a three-point play in the fourth quarter; Nick Bauer had his season’s first points, with a field goal in the fourth quarter; and freshman Malachi Maxey tied his career-high of five points.

Tuesday, Jan. 8
St. Elmo 51
Ramsey 14
S: 12-16-8-15—51
R: 2-3-2-7—14
Eagles
Points: L. Maxey, 16; Beasley, 15; Garrett Bartels, 6; M. Maxey, 5; Hardimon, 3; Reece Wells, 3; Bauer, 2; Cole Smithson, 1.
Rebounds: Bartels, 7; Beasley, 7; Alec Brady, 6; Ben Davis, 6; L. Maxey, 5; Smithson, 3; Wells, 3; Bauer, 2; M. Maxey, 2; Hardimon, 1.
Record: 9-6 (1-1 EIC)
Rams
Points: Austin Cunningham, 4; Ryan Kelly, 4; Tylor Knisley, 4; Tristan Wesselman, 2.
Rebounds: Colton Hunt, 8; Knisley, 3; Wesselman, 3; Ryan Black, 2; Kyle Adermann, 1; Kelly, 1; Michael Lay, 1; Brady Reiss, 1.
Record: 3-11 (0-5 EIC)
JV: Ramsey won, 44-38.

Bombers fall in dual-conference game

Brownstown lost a game in both the National Trail and Egyptian-Illini Conference standings on Tuesday after a 73-47 loss to Beecher City.

The Bombers (7-6, 1-1 EIC, 1-3 NTC) have twice lost to the Eagles this season, the other a 67-59 decision during the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

Junior Jacob Behrends had his third straight game with at least 20 points, scoring 20 to pace Brownstown.

Tuesday, Jan. 8
Beecher City 73
Brownstown 47
BHS: 8-11-12-16—47
BC: 22-10-21-20—73
Points: Behrends, 20; Austin Hunter, 10; Matt Sefton, 10; Brock Oberlink, 4; Curt Frailey, 3.
Record: 7-6 (1-1 EIC, 1-3 NTC)
JV: Brownstown lost, 52-24.

Cougars fall to Stew-Stras in NTC action

Sophomore Noah Powless had a career-high eight points on Tuesday, but South Central fell to Stew-Stras, 55-32.

His points all came on free throws, and freshman Brett Harmeier added seven points for the Cougars (4-10, 0-3 NTC).

Dylen Peters scored his first two points of the season on a pair of free throws.

Senior Fischer Tharp did not play in the game. He is recovering from a concussion he suffered on Saturday, and is out until at least this Monday.

Tuesday, Jan. 8
Stew-Stras 55
South Central 32
SS: 15-10-20-10—55
SC: 15-6-7-4—32
Points: Powless, 8; Harmeier, 7; Joel Rose, 7; Rudy Hablewitz, 4; Peters, 2; Chase Riley, 2; Austin Schwarm, 2.
Record: 4-10 (0-3 NTC)

Vandalia JH volleyball squads fall in opener

On Tuesday, both of Vandalia’s Jr. High volleyball teams fell in their season-opener at Shelbyville.

The seventh-graders lost, 25-27, 25-23, 22-25, and the eighth-graders lost, 9-25, 7-25.

For the seventh-graders (0-1), Shelbi Stewart had eight service aces, while Emilee Hall, Taylor Gelsinger and Bailey Younker added four.

Katie Tarkington had two kills.

For the eighth-graders (0-1), Emma Meyer had two aces and two kills, and Molly Kern added a kill.

Jr. Lady Vandals fall in basketball openers

The Vandalia fifth- and sixth-grade girls basketball squads each fell to Litchfield on Tuesday in the season-opener.

For the fifth-graders (0-1), Laura Miller had four points and Sara Miller had two points in a 28-6 loss.

For the sixth-graders (0-1), Allison Ward had four points and Libby Johnson had three points in a 28-7 loss.

Cain scores 42 in Patoka win

Jered Cain posted 42 points for Patoka Junior High on Monday in a 70-58 win against New Horizon.

Patoka is 18-2 on the season.

Monday, Jan. 7
Patoka 70
New Horizon 58
P: 23-6-18-23—70
N: 13-12-14-19—58
Points: Cain, 42; Belcher, 16; Back, 6; Jo. Cobb, 6.
Record: 18-2

Jr. Vandals fall to Effingham

On Monday, the Vandalia seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball teams were defeated by Effingham.

For the seventh-graders (11-7), Nathan Casey and Marcus Zimmerman had 10 points, and Ethan Bayles added six in a 43-33 loss.

For the eighth-graders, Curtis Gordon had 17 points and Richie Well had nine points in a 64-38 loss.

Aces fall to VCHS grad’s team

Former Vandalia standout Blake Doehring coached Tri-County to a 65-37 win against Mulberry Grove on Saturday.

Junior Devonta Williamson had a season-high 15 points to lead the Aces (2-10), and freshman Ty James had nine rebounds.

Saturday, Jan. 5
Tri-County 65
Mulberry Grove 37
T: 11-17-27-10—65
M: 7-8-7-15—37
Points: Williamson, 15; Damian Latham, 11; James, 5; Derek Phillips, 5; Dylan Street, 1.
Rebounds: James, 9; Street, 8; Jordan Miller, 4; Phillips, 4; Williamson, 4; Latham, 2; Brett Steiner, 1.
Record: 2-10
JV: Mulberry Grove lost, 46-37.
For the Aces: James had 15 points and eight rebounds.

Rams fall to Odin

Ramsey fell to Odin on Saturday, 50-41.

Senior Tyler Pryor had a season-high 10 points for the Rams (3-10), and junior Tylor Knisley added nine.
Ramsey was close throughout the first three quarters before scoring just six points in the fnal eight minutes.

Saturday, Dec. 5
Odin 50
Ramsey 41
R: 11-13-11-6—41
O: 16-11-10-13—50
Points: Pryor, 10; Knisley, 9; Colton Hunt, 7; Michael Camez, 6; Ryan Black, 4; Ryan Kelly, 3; Tristan Wesselman, 2.
Record: 3-10

Patoka JH 1-1 on Saturday

The Patoka Jr. High basketball team went 1-1 on Saturday at two different shootouts.

At a home event, the Mohawks beat Odin, 54-45, at the Coaches Vs. Cancer shootout. Jered Cain had 23 points and 18 rebounds.

At the St. Rose Shootout that same day, Patoka (17-2) lost to Bartelso, 60-57. Cain had 33 points and 17 rebounds.

Saturday, Jan. 5
Patoka 54
Odin 45
O: 3-10-15-17—45
P: 20-11-7-16—54
Points: Cain, 23; Belcher, 15; Back, 6; Walker, 5; Jo. Cobb, 4; Sturgeon, 1.

Bartelso 60
Patoka 57
P: 8-19-12-18—57
B: 10-15-18-17—60
Points: Cain, 33; Belcher, 9; Back, 6; Walker, 5; Jo. Cobb, 4.
Record: 17-2

Cougars fall at Flora

South Central lost at Flora, 55-34, on Saturday.

Senior Fischer Tharp had 14 points, and senior Rudy Hablewitz added seven for the Cougars (4-9).

Saturday, Jan. 5
Flora 55
South Central 24
S: 6-6-4-8—24
F: 13-10-13-19—55
Points: Tharp, 14; Hablewitz, 7; Brett Harmeier, 2; Noah Powless, 1.
Record: 4-9

Eagles comeback bid falls just short

St. Elmo scored 23 points in the fourth quarter, but that wasn’t enough to overcome an early deficit in a 64-61 National Trail Conference loss to Stew-Stras last Friday.

The Eagles (8-6, 2-3 NTC) got within a point in the fourth quarter after falling behind 57-40 earlier in the period.

Senior Connor Beasley and junior Levi Maxey each had 14 points to lead St. Elmo, and senior Garrett Bartels had 12 rebounds, including eight on the offensive end.

He added 11 points, as did Reece Wells, who set a career-high.

Friday, Jan. 4
Stew-Stras 64
St. Elmo 61
SE: 9-15-14-23—61
SS: 19-11-19-15—64
Points: Beasley, 14; L. Maxey, 14; Bartels, 11; Wells, 11; Ben Davis, 6; Alec Brady, 3; Malachi Maxey, 2.
Rebounds: Bartels, 12; Wells, 6; Beasley, 3; Brady, 2; L. Maxey, 2; Davis, 1. M. Maxey, 1.
Assists: L. Maxey, 4; Bartels, 2; Davis, 2; Beasley, 1.
Steals: L. Maxey, 3; Beasley, 2; Davis, 1; Wells, 1.
Record: 8-6 (2-3 NTC)

Lady Bombers fall to North Clay

The Brownstown girls basketball team dropped its second contest in 2013, falling to North Clay, 61-51, last Thursday.

Junior Bethany Oberlink paced the Lady Bombers (6-8) with 16 points in her fourth straight game in double figures, and sophomore Audriana Pruett added nine.

Thursday, Jan. 3
North Clay 61
Brownstown 51
N: 25-15-11-10—61
B: 13-17-14-7—51
Points: Oberlink, 16; Pruett, 9; Molly Hill, 8; Danie Austin, 7; Krystyn Fitch, 7; Emily Bone, 4.
Record: 6-8
JV: Brownstown lost, 40-29.
Points: Fitch, 14; Howard, 6; Moore, 5; Walk, 4.

South Central has strong first half in loss

The Lady Cougars trailed by just four points at halftime at Cisne last Thursday, but that pace wouldn’t continue in the second half of a 47-28 loss.

Senior Macie Cain led the team with 13 points, and now has 199 on the season. Freshman Abby King had a career-high seven points for South Central (0-16).

“We were unselfish on offense, spreading the ball around,” said coach Gary Kapper.

Thursday, Jan. 3
Cisne 47
South Central 28
S: 6-14-4-4—28
C: 10-14-14-9—47
Points: Cain, 13; King, 7; Lauren Lotz, 4; Gwen Lewis, 2; Jenna Rose, 2.
Record: 0-16