Area Prep Roundup (Dec. 13)

Jr. Vandals get two
wins vs. Pana St. Pats
The Vandalia seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball teams won against Pana St. Pats on Tuesday.
For the seventh-graders, Matt Lidy had 10 points to lead the Jr. Vandals (9-5) to a 48-31 victory.
For the eighth-graders, Richie Well led with 15 points to lead Vandalia to a 41-33 victory.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Vandalia 48
PSP 31
Points: Lidy, 10; Scott Shulman, 8; Marcus Zimmerman, 8.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Vandalia 41
PSP 33
Points: Well, 15; Gordon, 9; Schroeder, 7; DuFaux, 6; Brooks, 2; Jones, 2.

Lady Bombers lose
to Casey-Westfield
Audriana Pruett had a season-high 17 points, but Casey-Westfield came away with a 71-44 win against Brownstown on Tuesday,
The Lady Bombers also got 14 points from Bethany Oberlink, but surrendered 19 points or more in three of the four quarters.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Casey-Westfield 71
Brownstown 44
C: 21-11-20-19—71
B: 10-15-11-8—44
Points: Pruett, 17; Oberlink, 14; Krystyn Fitch, 4; Molly Hill, 3; Danie Austin, 2; Emily Bone, 2; Michaela Walk, 2.

Jr. Vandals win
big at Beecher City
The Vandalia Jr. High seventh-grade boys basketball team allowed no points in the first half of a 34-10 win at Beecher City on Monday.
Marcus Zimmerman led in scoring with eight points and also had six steals.
For the eighth-graders, Vandalia won, 42-11.
Curtis Gordon, Kelly Jones and Alec Schroeder each had eight points to lead the Jr. Vandals.
Monday, Dec. 10
Vandalia 34
Beecher City 10
V: 16-10-4-4—34
B: 0-0-4-6—10
VJHS: Zimmerman, 8 points, 6 steals; Devin Smith, 6 points, 4 rebounds; Matt Lidy, 6 points; Nathan Schaub, 4 points, 6 rebounds.
Record: 8-5
Monday, Dec. 10
Vandalia 42
Beecher City 11
V: 4-16-18-4—42
B: 4-3-2-2—11
Points: Gordon, 8; Jones, 8; Schroeder, 8; Hebenstreit, 6; Well, 5; DuFaux, 4; Horner, 2.

Lady Cougars have
season-best scoring output
Despite a loss, three South Central players had season-highs in scoring on Monday to help the Lady Cougars match their season-best output in a 71-41 loss to Woodlawn.
Macie Cain (17), Bailey Ritter (8) and Taylor Keen (6) were the top three scorers for South Central (0-10), each besting her previous high for the season.
Alexa Capps would score 30 points for the Lady Cardinals, however, to lead Woodlawn to a 37-22 halftime lead and eventually the win.
Monday, Dec. 10
Woodlawn 71
South Central 41
W: 17-20-20-13—71
S: 10-12-8-11—41
Points: Cain, 17; Ritter, 8; Keen, 6; Shyann Riley, 4; Jenna Rose, 4; Lauren Lotz, 2.
Record: 0-10

Patoka JH ready
for tough battle
The Patoka Jr. High basketball team (16-0) is set for a Thursday matchup against Centralia Trinity Lutheran (15-2).
That game will be the toughest of Patoka’s season so far.
On Monday, the team remained undefeated with a 62-34 win against Sandoval.
Monday, Dec. 10
Patoka 62
Sandoval 34
P: 17-20-11-14—62
S: 2-14-8-10—34
Points: Cain, 29; Belcher, 22; Jo. Cobb, 5; Sturgeon, 2; Je. Cobb, 2; Walker, 2.
Record: 16-0
JV: Patoka won, 29-18.

Patoka JH stays undefeated
Patoka posted plenty of points on Saturday during a 61-19 win at Hoyleton.
Jered Cain had 25 points and 18 rebounds in the game to give Patoka a 15-0 record.
Saturday, Dec. 8
Patoka 61
Hoyleton 19
P: 20-12-16-13—61
H: 4-7-8-0—19
Points: Cain, 25; Belcher, 24; Jo. Cobb, 4; Sturgeon, 4; Je. Cobb, 2; Organ, 2.
Record: 15-0
JV: Patoka won, 35-26

Comeback falls short
for Bombers
Brownstown scored less than 60 points for the first time this season, but still almost came away with a victory.
The Bombers outscored Windsor in the fourth quarter, but the comeback bid would fall just short last Friday in a 62-59 National Trail Conference loss.
Matt Sefton had 23 points, and has scored at least 20 points in every game for the Bombers (5-2, 0-2 NTC).
Brownstown trailed by six going to the final period, and Sefton scored 10 of his points in that quarter.
Jacob Behrends added 17 points for the Bombers, and Austin Hunter had 10.
Friday, Dec. 7
Windsor 62
Brownstown 59
B: 17-13-12-17—59
W: 18-16-14-14—62
Points: M. Sefton, 23; Behrends, 17; Hunter, 10; Brock Oberlink, 5; Curt Frailey, 3.
Record: 5-2 (0-2 NTC)
JV: Brownstown won, 38-28.

Eagles fall to
conference rival
St. Elmo struggled to score in the second and third quarters of a 55-44 loss at St. Anthony.
Junior Levi Maxey matched his season-high with 17 points for the Eagles in last Friday’s National Trail Conference game, but the team had just 15 points in the middle two periods, creating a 13-point deficit going into the final period.
Senior Garrett Bartels added 12 points, and senior Connor Beasley had seven points and eight rebounds.
Friday, Dec. 7
St. Anthony 55
St. Elmo 44
SE: 15-9-6-14—44
SA: 18-11-14-12—55
Points: L. Maxey, 17; Bartels, 12; Beasley, 7; Reece Wells, 6; Ben Davis, 2.
Rebounds: Beasley, 8; L. Maxey, 4; Bartels, 2; Wells, 2; Malachi Maxey, 1.
Record: 3-2 (2-2 NTC)

Rams fall to
Junior Tylor Knisley had 21 points and eight rebounds, but Ramsey fell to Cowden-Herrick, 64-54, last Friday in an Egyptian-Illini Conference game.
Senior Colton Hunt added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Rams (1-6, 0-3 EIC), who led 11-8 after the first quarter before surrendering 23 second-period points.
Friday, Dec. 7
Cowden-Herrick 64
Ramsey 54
C: 8-23-16-17—64
R: 11-16-17-10—54
Points: Knisley, 21; Hunt, 11; Tyler Pryor, 7; Tristan Wesselman, 7; Ryan Black, 4; Austin Cunningham, 2; Ryan Kelly, 2.
Rebounds: Hunt, 8; Knisley, 8; Pryor, 3; Wesselman, 3; Black, 1; Michael Camez, 1; Cunningham, 1; Kelly, 1.
Record: 1-6 (0-3 EIC)
Cougars can’t get by
tough Altamont team
South Central had trouble slowing down the Indians in last Friday’s 56-32 National Trail Conference loss to Altamont.
Senior Fischer Tharp had 13 points to lead the Cougars (1-3, 0-2 NTC).
The undefeated Indians outscored South Central, 22-4, in the third quarter to take a commanding lead.
Freshman Gavin Ratermann had South Central’s first 3-pointer of the season in the second quarter.
Friday, Dec. 7
Altamont 56
South Central 32
A: 9-14-22-11—56
S: 4-11-4-13—32
Points: Tharp, 13; Rudy Hablewitz, 8; Joel Rose, 6; Ratermann, 3; Chase Riley, 2.
Record: 1-3 (0-2 NTC)

Lady Bombers beat
S. Central again
For the third time this season, the Brownstown girls basketball got by South Central.
Last Thursday, the Lady Bombers won, 49-23, behind Bethany Oberlink’s season-high 18 points. She also had 18 points when the two teams met at the National Trail Conference Tournament on Nov. 23.
South Central senior Macie Cain led the Lady Cougars with 12 points, and Olivia Price scored her first two points of the season.
Thursday, Dec. 6
Brownstown 49
South Central 23
B: 10-10-15-14—49
S: 4-5-7-7—23
BHS Points: Oberlink, 18; Audriana Pruett, 9; Molly Hill, 8; Kyrstyn Fitch, 4; Courtney Howard, 4; Danie Austin, 2; Taylor Dial, 2; Gabi Moore, 2.
SCHS Points: Cain, 12; Shyann Riley, 4; Abby King, 2; Price, 2; Jenna Rose, 2; Gwen Lewis, 1.

Patoka Jr. High now 14-0
The Patoka Junior High basketball remained undefeated last Thursday with an 82-22 win against Hoffman Trinity Lutheran.
The team is 14-0 for the season.
Jered Cain was honored before the game for scoring his 1,000th point in the program, which he did a game earlier.
Thursday, Dec. 6
Patoka 82
HTL 22
H: 7-5-5-5—22
P: 30-22-30-10—82
Points: Belcher, 26; Jo. Cobb, 16; Organ, 14; Cain, 12; Sturgeon, 10; Je. Cobb, 2; Walker, 2.
Record: 14-0
JV: Patoka won, 37-35, in overtime.

Jr. Vandals fall to Greenville
The Vandalia seventh-graders lost to Greenville last Tuesday, 47-38.
Tuesday, Dec. 4
Greenville 47
Vandalia 38
G: 4-11-6-17—38
V: 10-4-14-19—47
Points: Marcus Zimmerman, 14; Nathan Casey, 8; Garrett McNary, 7; James Taylor, 7.
Record: 6-4

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