VHT Day One: Cougars, Eagles fall to top seeds

The South Central Cougars had a tough draw to open the Vandalia Holiday Tournament.
No. 1 seed Greenville defeated No. 9 South Central, 61-37, on Friday morning to open the 43rd annual event. The Cougars simply ran into a solid team.
Greenville, a team that has been receiving votes in the Class 2A state rankings, pulled ahead by 18 by intermission en route to the victory to improve to 9-1 overall.
Will Schaufelberger scored 23 points to lead Greenville, making seven three-pointers. Evan Langley had 12 points and four rebounds for South Central.
Moving the ball well in their half-court sets, the Cougars stayed close early, but Greenville finished the first quarter on an 8-1 run. A trey from Craig Faulkner just before the buzzer made it 18-7. Schaufelberger hit two three-pointers early in the second quarter, and the Comets pulled away at 24-11. Ryan Hutchinson hit a three-pointer late in the second period, and Greenville took a 33-15 lead into halftime.
Schaufelberger hit back to back three-pointers and the Comets had a comfortable 43-19 lead halfway through the third period. The Comets extended their lead to 47-22 moments later and the game was all but over.

St. Anthony 52, SEB 34
Defending champion St. Anthony cruised to a 52-34 win over St. Elmo/Brownstown on Friday. Andrew Gardewine scored 11 and Jeff Niebrugge added 10 for the Bulldogs.
St. Anthony raced out to a 12-3 lead, but the Eagles got hoops from Dylan Brooks and Malachi Maxey to stay close. The Bulldogs led, 16-10, after one period. But by the break, St. Anthony had pulled away at 30-13. The Bulldogs used a 14-3 spurt in the period to take the commanding halftime advantage. SEB turned the ball over 13 times in the first half. The lead went past 20 points in third period.
Maxey led SEB with 14 points. The Eagles made seven of 22 two-pointers for 32 percent. The Bulldogs made 50 percent of their two-point field goals (18 of 36).

OTHER DAY ONE GAMES
In other games on Friday, Shelbyville topped Pana, 60-55. Tyler Hendryx scored 18 points for the Rams, while Jordan Clark led Pana with 14 points.
The game was tied at 23 at halftime and 38 after three periods. Shelbyville's Tice Robinson made a layup to give his team a 59-55 lead. A free throw from Brett Peifer accounted for the final margin.
Next, Flora handled Maroa-Forsyth, 67-49. Bryce Pearce poured in 30 points for Flora and Logan Smith added 13 points and seven rebounds. The Wolves had a 31-16 lead by the half.
Blake Bryan scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Trojans.
Also on Friday evening, Greenville improved to 2-0 in pool play with a 55-38 win over previously undefeated Altamont. Craig Faulkner scored 19 for the Comets and Adam Mayhaus had 15 for the Indians.
The game got away from Altamont late, as Greenville simply had too many weapons. The Comets had a 10-point lead entering the final frame and pulled away at 46-30. Greenville made 70 percent of its two-pointers (21 of 30). Greenville improved to 10-1 on the season, while Altamont fell to 6-1.

VHT Day One
Greenville 61, South Central 37
SC    7    8    13    9  — 37
GR  18   15   14   14 — 61
South Central: Powless 2 0-0 4, Langley 5 2-2 12, Wilkins 1 0-0 2, Hill 2 0-0 5, Harmeier 1 0-0 2, Riley 0 1-2 1, Raterman 1 2-2 4, Markley 2 1-1 6, Arnold 0 1-2 1. Totals 12 (2) 7-9 37. Three-pointers: Hill, Markley. Rebounds 14 (Langley 4). Fouls 8. Turnovers 15.
Greenville: Hall 4 0-0 8, T. Hutchinson 3 0-0 6, Holden 3 3-3 9, Faulkner 2 0-0 5, Schaufelberger 7 2-2 23, Chilovich 1 0-0 3, R. Hutchinson 1 0-0 3, Eckhols 1 0-0 2, Meadows 1 0-0 2. Totals 13 (10) 5-5 61. Three-pointers: Schaufelberger 7, Faulkner, Cholovich, R. Hutchinson. Rebounds 15 (T. Hutchinson 5). Fouls 8. Turnover 12.

St. Anthony 52,
St. Elmo/Brownstown 34
SA   16  14   11   11  — 52
SE   10    3    7   14 — 34
St. Anthony: Z. Gardewine 3 0-0 7, A. Gardewine 4 3-3 11, Rios 3 1-2 7, Martelli 1 1-2 3, Hartke 1 0-0 3, Niebrugge 4 2-4 10, Kabbes 2 0-0 5, Gibson 2 0-0 4, Bourgeois 1 0-0 2. Totals 18 (3) 7-11 52. Three-pointers: Kabbes, Hartke, Z. Gardewine. Rebounds 21 (Niebrugge 7). Fouls 22. Turnovers 15.
St. Elmo/Brownstown: Smithson 0 3-6 3, Feezel 1 1-2 3, Hardimon 1 4-4 6, Kroll 0 0-2 0, Maxey 5 2-4 14, Oberlink 0 0-0 0, Brooks 1 0-0 2, Flowers 0 2-4 2, Miller 1 2-4 4. Totals 7 (2) 14-26 34. Three-pointers: Maxey 2. Rebounds 16 (Hardimon 4). Fouls 15. Turnovers 19.

Shelbyville 60, Pana 55
PA   13    10    15   17  — 55
SH   12    11    15   22 — 60
Shelbyville: Wade 3 3-4 10, Hendryx 5 5-5 18, Plummer 1 0-3 3, Robinson 2 1-1 5, Meyer 1 0-0 2, Peterson 4 3-4 13, Peifer 4 1-3 9. Totals 13 (7) 13-20 60. Three-pointers: Hendryx 3, Peterson 2, Wade, Plummer. Rebounds 17 (Wade 6). Fouls 18. Turnovers 23.
Pana: Copley 5 0-1 10, Stauder 2 0-0 6, Kircher 1 4-4 6, Miller 2 4-5 8, Lynch 0 1-2 1, Zahradka 5 0-0 10, Clark 7 0-0 14. Totals 20 (2) 9-12 55. Three-pointers: Stauder 2. Rebounds 31 (Copley 11). Fouls 19. Turnovers 30.

Flora 67, Maroa-Forsyth 49
FL  17   14    19    17   — 67
MF  8    8    20   13  — 49
Flora: Pearce 10 6-7 30, Smith 6 0-0 13, Leib 2 0-0 5, Gocey 3 0-2 7, Stephenson 1 0-0 3, Litaker 3 0-0 7, Allison 0 2-2 2. Totals 16 (9) 8-11 67. Three-pointers: Pearce 4, Smith, Leib, Gocey, Stephenson, Litaker. Rebounds 25 (Smith 7). Fouls 6. Turnovers 9.
Maroa-Forsyth: Cliff 2 0-0 6, Adreon 4 3-4 11, Mandrell 1 0-0 2, Richards 2 0-0 4, Aeilts 1 0-0 3, Ritter 3 0-0 6, Reeser 2 0-0 4, Bryan 5 1-2 13. Totals 15 (5) 4-6 49. Three-pointers: Cliff 2, Bryan 2. Rebounds 19 (Bryan 8). Fouls 11. Turnovers 12.

Greenville 55, Altamont 38
GR  15  8   8  24 —  55
AL   15 4 2  17 — 38
Greenville: Schaufelberger 3 4-5 11, Faulkner 7 5-6 19, Hall 3 1-2 7, T. Hutchinson 2 0-0 4, Holden 7 0-0 14. Totals 21 (1) 10-13 55. Three-pointers: Schaufelberger. Rebounds 22 (Hall 7). Fouls 10. Turnovers 8.
Altamont: Hosick 1 0-0 3, E. Wolff 0 0-0 0, Mayhaus 6 1-2 15, Armstrong 4 0-2 9, K.. Wolff 5 1-1 7. Totals 12 (4) 2-5 38. Three-pointers: Mayhaus 2, Hosick, Armstrong. Rebounds 20 (K. Wolff 7). Fouls 15. Turnovers 13.

St. Elmo/Brownstown’s Colten Miller soars to the hoop for two against St. Anthony on Friday at the Vandalia Holiday Tournament.

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