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Points off the bench — Central senior Parker Jansen soars to the rim for his lone bucket in the Cougars’ 63-52 loss to Brock Deters and the Wooden Shoes of Teutopolis last Friday. Jansen was 1-of-2 from the floor.
   
The Central Cougars boys basketball team struggled shooting the ball and stopping the Teutopolis post play in the Cougars’ 63-52 loss last Friday in Effingham County.
    Central hit on just 18 of their 42 field goals which included 4-of-11 from beyond the arc.
    Meanwhile, the Cougars’ defense had no answer for Clint Weber in the paint as the senior was 8-of-9 from the floor and 5-of-6 from the line for 21 points and eight rebounds.
    “They really got after us right from the start of the game,” said Central head coach Jeremy Shubert.  “The kept the ball inside and the Weber kid had a great game.”
    The game started as a 2-man battle between Weber and Central senior Simon Thomas.  The Cougars ran out to an 8-2 lead on six points from Thomas and a pair of free throws from Max Kampwerth.
    The Wooden Shoes went on a 9-2 run from there behind seven points from Weber who had nine of the Shoes’ 11 points in the quarter where they led 11-10 after eight minutes.
    The Cougars stayed close in the second quarter despite four more points from Weber and eight points from fellow senior Dawson Smith.
    Central got 3-pointers from Logan Hamilton and Camden Wempe as they trailed 27-23 after Hamilton’s 3-pointer from half court ended the half.
    Central hit just five of their final 17 shots in the second quarter while the Shoes were 11-of-14 from the line.
    Teutopolis went to work in the third quarter with an 8-0 run with triples from Luke Ungrund and Evan Wermert along with a layup from Mitch Hardiek.
    The Shoes extended their lead to as high as 12 points midway through the third quarter before Jackson Haag hit a long 2-pointer and Kampwerth drilled a 3-pointer at the horn to get the Cougars within 45-33 entering the fourth quarter.
    Weber ended any chance the Cougars had of coming back in the contest as he hit back-to-back conventional 3-point plays to spark an 11-0 run which pushed the lead to 56-37 midway through the fourth quarter.
    “Our big guys just didn’t have enough to stop Weber tonight,” added Shubert.  He hit some shots, but he also got inside on us for some easy layups.  We didn’t get the help-side defense on him either.”

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The runner — Mater Dei senior guard Kierra Winkeler shoots a mid-range jumper over Central’s Miah Weems in the fourth quarter of the Lady Knights’ 45-26 win over the host Cougars. Winkeler had eight points and three rebounds.
   
The Mater Dei Lady Knights basketball team has gotten off to a 6-0 record which is the best start to a season since the 2012-2013 campaign when they won their first 13 games and finished the season with a 25-7 record.
    The Lady Knights picked up wins over Central, Belleville West and Alton Marquette last week and they are next in action on Thursday at Civic Memorial before hosting Christ Our Rock on Saturday.
    In the Lady Knights’ win over Alton Marquette last Monday, senior Kierra Winkeler became just the 13th player to reach 1,000 career points for the Lady Knights.  She sits with 1,032 points.
    The Central Cougars’ lone game of the week was the loss to Mater Dei on Monday as they are now 3-4 on the season.  They hosted Columbia on Thursday before playing Carlyle at home next Monday.
    Mater Dei 45, Central 26:  The Lady Knights’ defense was strong and they made enough buckets on offense to extend their winning streak to six games to start the season.
    Their win at Central on Monday saw them force Central into 25 turnovers while the Cougars were 9-of-29 from the field.
    Mater Dei was not much better from the floor as they converted on 15-of-41 from the floor and had 16 turnovers.
    The Lady Knights used their versatility on offense with six players scoring at least six points with none of them scoring more than nine points.
    “That’s been what we have had going on for much of the season is having four or five people step up and score for us,” said Mater Dei head coach Dave Kohnen.  “Tonight we had that again, but we were not able to knock down as many shots as we would have liked.”
    Mater Dei left no doubt as they scored the first nine points of the game and never trailed from the opening tip.
    Shannon Lampe got the first two buckets for the Lady Knights before Ciara Perkes netted two of her own as MD led 9-0 midway through the first quarter.
    Grace Boeschen got the Cougars on the board with a mid-range jumper with 2:20 left in the initial quarter in front of a steal and a bucket from Chloe Book as MD led 9-4 after the first eight.
    The teams combined for just 10 points and 13 turnovers in the second quarter as Ella Jansen hit the lone bucket for the Cougars and Kierra Winkeler and Abby Braundmeier had one each for MD.

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