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Vonderheide hits 1,000 point milestone in win over Salem

Jan. 11—EFFINGHAM — She didn't show it on her face, but deep down Stacie Vonderheide felt the excitement.

A lengthy guard for the St. Anthony Bulldogs, Vonderheide recorded points No. 1,000 and 1,001 of her career on Monday night against Salem at the Enlow Center after rebounding a missed shot from Aubrey Denning and putting it back up with 2:49 seconds left in the third quarter.

"It definitely means a lot," the senior said. "Coming in freshman year, I didn't think I would get to this point, but I'm really appreciative of my teammates, who helped me get there — it's been a blessing."

Vonderheide finished with 35 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists and five steals. St. Anthony (14-6) won the contest 78-35.

"We always knew she could compete and play at a high level, but she just continued to elevate her game," head coach Aaron Rios said. "That's all on her. She's put hours and hours in the gym over the last few years to get to where she's at today."

Over the past two seasons, and more so this season, Vonderheide has become one of the most fearsome players in the Daily News coverage area after seeing the floor minimally as a freshman and sophomore. She has turned into a valuable leader, as well.

"She couldn't be a better mentor or leader for who we are," Rios said. "Even when she was younger, she went out of her way to try and make other kids feel comfortable in their own skin."

Vonderheide is now the third Bulldog to record 1,000 points in their careers under Rios' watch. The first was Riley Guy during a game against Stewardson-Strasburg/Windsor (WSS) in 2021. Lucy Fearday did it that same season during the postseason.

"It means a lot that we have had an opportunity as coaches to put kids in a situation in our program to be successful," Rios said. "It means a lot that we've had really good kids."

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Below are area boys and girls basketball results from Monday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Bethalto (Civic Memorial) 43, Teutopolis 26

Teutopolis fell to Bethalto (Civic Memorial), 43-26, at Civic Memorial High School.

Chloe Probst led the Lady Shoes (12-6) with 10 points. Allie Ruholl had three. Summer Wall, Isabelle Zerrusen, Mollie Ruholl, Anna Probst, Malea Helmink and Sophia Martin each had two and Kelsey Niemerg had one.

T-Town trailed 9-6 at the end of the first quarter, 18-12 at halftime and 30-17 after the third quarter. The Lady Shoes were outscored 13-9 in the fourth.

Altamont 68, Marshall 41

Altamont defeated Marshall, 68-41, at Marshall High School.

Grace Nelson led the Lady Indians (17-2) with 31 points. Kaylee Lurkins had 16. Peyton Osteen had nine. Kylie Osteen had six and Sophia Pearcy and Claire Boehm each had two.

Altamont trailed 12-10 at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Indians led 34-25 at halftime and 60-33 at the end of the third quarter. They tied Marshall at eight apiece in the fourth.

Stewardson-Strasburg/Windsor 49, Dieterich 37

WSS defeated Dieterich in a National Trail Conference matchup, 49-37, at Windsor High School.

Ella Kinkelaar and Kendra Hayes led the Hatchets (10-9, 1-4 league) with 14 points each. Ellie Wittenberg had eight. Samantha Hayes had six. Katelyn VonBehrens had five and Morgan Mathis had two.

As for the Movin Maroons (12-7, 2-4 league), Miley Britton had 11 points. Kady Tegeler and Estella Meinhart each had eight. Ruby Westendorf had seven and Addison Miller had three.

WSS led 15-14 after the first quarter, 29-17 at halftime and 39-31 at the end of the third quarter. The Hatchets outscored Dieterich 10-6 in the fourth.

Neoga 61, Pana 31

Neoga defeated Pana, 61-31, at Neoga High School.

Haylee Campbell led the Indians (13-6) with 24 points. Brynn Richards had 19. Allison Sampson had 12. Gracie Eaton had four and Atalie Osborn had two.

Neoga led 19-4 after the first quarter and outscored Pana 19-14 in the second, 17-8 in the third and 6-5 in the fourth.

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City 55, Louisville (North Clay) 48

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City (CHBC) defeated North Clay in overtime in a National Trail Conference matchup, 55-48, at Cowden-Herrick High School.

Macee Rodman led CHBC (9-9, 3-2 league) with 22 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Ruby Stuckemeyer had 15 points, 18 rebounds, three steals, three assists and four blocks. Karlee Smith had five points and two rebounds. Koda Colman had four points. Ines Saez had three points. Baya Fingo had two points and three assists and Kendyl Vaughn had one point.

As for the Lady Cardinals (8-12, 0-5 league), Alexis VanDyke had 15 points. Matia Price had 13. Miah Ballard had 12. Leah Wetherholt had six and Sydney Kincaid had two.

The Bobcats trailed 13-10 at the end of the first quarter and were outscored 15-11 in the second. CHBC outscored North Clay 13-6 in the third and 21-14 in the fourth and overtime combined.

Toledo (Cumberland) 66, Broadlands (Heritage) 10

Cumberland defeated Broadlands (Heritage) in a Lincoln Prairie Conference matchup, 66-10, at Waldrip Gymnasium.

Suzy Fritts and Alysa Dittamore led the Lady Pirates (7-14, 3-2 league) with 12 points each. Katelyn Shoemaker had 11 points. Jade Carr had 10. Paige Dittamore had nine and Mia Holsapple had six.

Cumberland led 26-0 after the first quarter, 37-4 at halftime and 49-7 at the end of the third quarter. The Lady Pirates outscored Heritage 17-3 in the fourth.

Mt. Carmel 40, Newton 38

Newton fell to Mt. Carmel in a Little Illini Conference matchup, 40-38, at Newton High School.

Camryn Martin led the Lady Eagles (11-9, 2-2 league) with 13 points, six rebounds and four assists. Lilly Kessler had nine points, 10 rebounds and three steals. Macy Barthelemy had six points and two steals. Karasyn Martin had five points, two steals and three assists and Elley Bennett had five points, three steals and two assists.

Newton led 13-9 at the end of the first quarter. Mt. Carmel outscored the Lady Eagles 8-3 in the second and 12-6 in the fourth. Newton outscored Mt. Carmel 16-11 in the third.

Brownstown/St. Elmo 64, Wayne City 25

Brownstown/St. Elmo (BSE) defeated Wayne City, 64-25, at Brownstown High School.

Dayana Haslett led the Bombers (18-3) with 22 points. Lexi Seabaugh had 13. Presley Williams had nine. Madi Miller had eight. Katie Berner and Jayna Ireland each had four and Jaydin Huddlestun and Danika Ramsey each had two.

BSE led 29-2 after the first quarter, 46-10 at halftime and 58-19 at the end of the third quarter. They tied Wayne City at six apiece in the fourth.

Farina (South Central) 63, Vandalia 37

South Central defeated Vandalia, 63-37, at South Central High School.

Taegan Webster led the Lady Cougars (11-7) with 26 points. Lauren Johnson had 12. Kaitlyn Swift had 11. Brooke Cowger had five. Percilla Reid and Kyra Swift each had three. Amelia Montes had two and Addi Conant had one.

South Central led 18-9 after the first quarter, 29-16 at halftime and 44-30 at the end of the third quarter. The Lady Cougars outscored Vandalia 19-7 in the fourth.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Dieterich 69, Patoka 46

Dieterich defeated Patoka, 69-46, at Patoka High School.

Lucas Westendorf led the Movin Maroons (12-5) with 19 points. Landen Keck had 17 points. Galeb Gephart had 16. Tanner Will had seven. Jaxon Funneman had six. Luke Wente had three and John Holste had one.

Dieterich led 17-10 at the end of the first quarter, 36-17 at halftime and 56-32 at the end of the third. The Movin Maroons were outscored 14-13 in the fourth.

Contact EDN Sports Editor Alex Wallner at 618-510-9231 or alex.wallner@effinghamdailynews.com.