Effingham girls dominate Richland County; Webster scores 35 in South Central girls win over Christ Our Rock

Feb. 9—EFFINGHAM — The defense was on point for the Effingham girls basketball team on Wednesday night.

The Flaming Hearts only allowed nine points through the first 16 minutes in its 53-22 rout of Olney (Richland County) at Effingham High School. Effingham led 15-4 after the first period and 31-9 at halftime.

That cushion allowed the hosts to coast pretty much from that point forward.

Alyssa Martin finished with 11 points. Sidney Donaldson had 10. Averie Wolfe had seven. Oliver Moser and Saige Althoff had six each. Bria Beals had five. Bella Austin and Tessa Raddatz had three each and Mya Harvey had two.

Farina (South Central) 62, Centralia (Christ Our Rock Lutheran) 32

Taegan Webster made sure not to let her last time playing on South Central's court go to waste.

The senior guard finished with 35 points in the Lady Cougars' 62-32 win over Centralia (Christ Our Rock Lutheran). Webster scored 23 points in the second half.

South Central led 12-4 after the first quarter, 28-18 at halftime, and 45-26 at the end of the third. The Lady Cougars outscored Christ Our Rock 17-6 in the fourth.

Kaitlyn Swift added 11 points. Lauren Johnson had eight and Percilla Reid and Addi Conant each had four.


Below are area boys and girls basketball results from Wednesday.


Teutopolis 54, Danville 35

Teutopolis defeated Danville, 54-35, at Danville High School.

Joey Niebrugge had 15 points and nine rebounds. Alex Kremer had seven points. Garrett Gaddis had six. Jake Bushur had five. Drew Hoene and Logan Lawson had four each. Tyler Pruemer had four points and nine rebounds. Isaac McWhorter and Mitch Koester had three each, and Ethan Thoele had two for the Wooden Shoes.

T-Town led 16-12 after the first quarter, 24-17 at halftime, and 39-28 at the end of the third. The Shoes outscored Danville 15-7 in the fourth.


Sullivan 52, Toledo (Cumberland) 48

Cumberland fell to Sullivan in overtime in a Lincoln Prairie Conference contest, 52-48, at Waldrip Gymnasium.

Jade Carr and Katelyn Shoemaker had 15 points each. Paige Dittamore had eight. Jadalyn Sowers and Alysa Dittamore had four each, and Hannah Shoemaker had two for the Lady Pirates.

Sullivan led 12-11 after the first quarter, 25-21 at halftime, and 33-31 at the end of the third. Cumberland outscored Sullivan 15-13 in the fourth. Sullivan bested the hosts 6-2 in the overtime period.

Louisville (North Clay) 56, Lawrenceville 40

North Clay defeated Lawrenceville, 56-40, at Lawrenceville High School.

Miah Ballard had 21 points. Matia Price and Alexis VanDyke had 11 each. Leah Wetherholt had seven. Sydney Kincaid had three. Karlie Guinn had two, and Ava Fleener had one for the Lady Cardinals.

North Clay led 10-8 after the first quarter. Lawrenceville took a 26-25 advantage into halftime. The Lady Cardinals led 45-29 after the third, and both teams scored 11 points in the fourth.

Sandoval 59, Farina (South Central) 46

South Central fell to Sandoval, 59-46, at Sandoval High School.

Taegan Webster had 17 points. Percilla Reid had 12. Lauren Johnson had six. Kaitlyn Swift and Brooke Cowger had four each, and Addie Conant had three for the Lady Cougars.

South Central led 14-7 after the first quarter. Sandoval led 28-27 at halftime and 46-35 at the end of the third. The Lady Cougars were outscored 13-11 in the fourth.

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