The Effingham Flaming Hearts picked up a quality Apollo Conference Win Tuesday by defeating the Taylorville Tornadoes 84-60.
Effingham got off to a great start, scoring 23 points in the first quarter to Taylorville’s 1. Landon Wolfe scored nine in the period, while Nate Thompson knocked down a pair of baskets, including a three, as did Drew Thompson. Cole Marxman scored four in the quarter.
In the second however, the offense hit a lull, scoring just 12 points compared to Taylorville’s 17, giving Effingham a 35-30 halftime lead.
But for the rest of the game, the offense got going, scoring 27 points in the third quarter to Taylorville’s 14. That was due to the play of Parker Wolfe down the stretch, drilling four 3-pointers in the quarter. He scored 16 in the third and finished with a game-high 28 points. He was also shot a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line.
Landon Wolfe added 27, while Nate Thompson finished with 11 and Cole Marxman scored nine.
Up next, the Flaming Hearts will host Mahomet-Seymour at 7 p.m. Friday.
The Movin’ Maroons of Dieterich defeated the Cumberland Pirates 42-39 Tuesday.
Collin Hartke scored a team-best 14 points, while Cole Niebrugge added 12. Derek Kuhl scored six while Evan Bohnhoff scored five. Austin Einhorn and Seth Bohnhoff each scored two.
The Pirates were without Zach Wolke due to injury. Brennyn Cutts stepped up and scored 18 points, while Ross Hemmen scored 12. Gabe Hatfill scored four while Connor Butler and Alex Talley each scored two.
Altamont 40, Mt. Vernon 68
Altamont lost to Mt.Vernon 68-40. Leading the way for the Indians was Alek Biggs who had 21 points.
Kaden Eirhart had seven followed by Denver Duckwitz with six. Noah Teasley had four points and Tony Kiltzing had two.
Brownstown/St. Elmo 62, Okaw Valley 40
Brownstown/St. Elmo defeated the Okaw Valley Tuesday. Claire Wilhour 12 of her 27 points in the third quarter and finished the game with six rebounds and four steals.
The Bombers were up 30-17 at half. Olivia Campbell finished the game with 14 points, six rebounds and three steals. The Timberwolves were led by Vogel’s 16 points.
WSS 40, Martinsville 27
Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg defeated Martinsville Tuesday. Mikala Nichols led the team with 11 points followed by Megan Schlechte’s 10. Katrina Davis had eight points along with Nikki Trussell’s seven.