Shoes, Bulldogs win, Hearts lose in T-Town Shootout

Published on February 12, 2022 19:55

Last updated on February 12, 2022 7:55 PM

Written by Greg Sapp

Teutopolis and St. Anthony were victors while Effingham lost in the 2022 Teutopolis Shootout on Saturday at JH Griffin Gym. All three contests were heard on 979XFM and

Teutopolis crushed Paxton-Buckley-Loda 55-20 in the final drink of the four-game shootout, while St. Anthony beat Mattoon 50-40. Effingham saw Champaign Centennial score 39 points in the fourth quarter to beat the Hearts 78-61 in the Shootout opener. Jerseyville beat Robinson 64-44 in the other contest.


The Wooden Shoes defense won. Teutopolis held the Panthers to quarterbacks of five, three, seven and five in posting their 21st win of the season. The second quarter was the difference maker as the Shoes beat PBL 23-3 to lead 36-8 at halftime.

Teutopolis shot 49% from the field, 22 of 45, including 7 of 17 threes. The Shoes shot just six free throws, making four, and committed 14 turnovers. Paxton-Buckley-Loda shot 25 percent from the field, 8 of 32, including 3 of 15 threes. The Panthers only fired two free throws and made one. The Panthers turned the ball over 19 times. Teutopolis posted a massive 32-11 rebound advantage.

Teutopolis coach Chet Reeder played against everyone on the roster, but Brendan Niebrugge led the Shoes with 16 points, making four threes. Mitch Althoff grabbed seven rebounds. Max Niebrugge had five assists.

Bradon Knight and Griffin Johnson each scored five points for PBL.


It was an interesting game.

St. Anthony held a narrow 10-9 advantage after one quarter, but the Bulldogs outscored the Green Wave 17-2 in the second quarter to lead 27-11 at halftime. Mattoon went 0 for 11 from the field in the period.

The third quarter was a different story, as Mattoon scored the first 16 points of the period and finished out the Bulldogs 23-11 in the period. St. Anthony fought back and led 38-34 heading into the fourth quarter. St. Anthony held Mattoon to six points in the period to take the win by 10 points.

St. Anthony shot 38 percent from the field, 15 of 39, including 8 of 15 threes. The Bulldogs made 12 of 16 foul shots, grabbed 20 rebounds and turned the ball over just nine times.

Matttoon also made 38% of his shots, 16 of 42, including 4 of 24 threes. The Green Wave made four of five free throws, had 16 rebounds and committed only eight turnovers. Mattoon made 10 of 12 shots in the third quarter, but only 6 of 30 shots for the rest of the game.

Griffin Sehy led St. Anthony with 15 points, making five threes. Collin Westendorf came off the bench to score 13 points and Adam Rudibaugh scored 10 points.

Sam Bradbury led Mattoon with 14 points.

St. Anthony improved to 16-12 while Mattoon is now 14-15 this season.


The 39-point fourth quarter was more than the Hearts could handle. Effingham started the final period with a 42-39 lead before Centennial doubled their point total. It’s all the more frustrating given that the Hearts’ 61 points are one of their highest point totals of the season.

Centennial led 13-12 after one quarter and 24-23 at halftime before Effingham posted a 19-15 advantage in the third quarter to lead by three heading into the fateful final quarter.

Centennial shot 46 percent from the field, 28 of 61, including 8 of 20 threes, but the Chargers shot 13 of 18 in the final period, including 4 of 6 threes. The Chargers made 13 of 20 free throws, fired 24 rebounds and turned the ball over 10 times.

Effingham shot 44% from the field, 24 of 54, including 4 of 21 threes. The Hearts made 9 of 10 free throws, grabbed 30 rebounds but turned the ball over 20 times.

Garrett Wolfe led Effingham with 24 points on 9 of 19 shots. Brayden Pals, who returned from injury in Friday night’s game at Lincoln, added 18 points on 7 of 13 shooting. Armando Estrada was also in double figures with 11 points.

Effingham is now 9-19 this season, while Champaign Centennial has improved to 15-10.

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