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home : sports : sports June 28, 2016

2/19/2013 3:00:00 PM
Tigers beat Edwards County, 67-58
Sports Editor

The regular season had a positive ending for Hutsonville-Palestine's boys' basketball team, which they hope to carry over into the postseason.

The Tigers closed out the regular season by celebrating Senior Night with a 67-58 win over Edwards County in Little Illini Conference play.

Hutsonville-Palestine also got a measure of revenge with the victory, as they avenged a 77-71 loss to the Lions in the LIC Tournament Jan. 21.

The Tigers started the game strong, but needed a late surge to secure the win.

Hutsonville-Palestine jumped out to a 17-8 lead after one quarter, then outscored Edwards County 13-11 in the second quarter to extend their advantage to 30-19 at halftime. Edwards County responded in the third quarter, outscoring the Tigers 22-12 to close the gap to 42-41 heading into the fourth quarter. However, Hutsonville-Palestine countered by outscoring the Lions 25-17 over the final eight minutes to ensure the victory.

Graham Alspach led Hutsonville-Palestine with 24 points, 16 of which came in the first half, while Dylan Webster was also in double figures with 15 points, including nine in the fourth quarter. Joe Eckert tossed in nine points for the Tigers, Landon Williams scored eight, Tyler Heflin netted seven and Matt Schmidlin added four.

Jonah Laws led three players in double figures for Edwards County with 26 points, while Mitch Lear and Kevin Schuh added 12 and 10 points, respectively.

In the junior varsity game, Hutsonville-Palestine held on for a 54-50 win.

Cole Wesner led the Tigers with 19 points, while Treyver Ferguson tossed in 12. Kienan Knecht scored 10 points, Trent Newlin netted six, Mikey Roberts added four and Blake Newlin had three.

At Hutsonville

Edwards County 8 11 22 17 - 58

Hutsonville-Palestine 17 13 12 25 - 67


Jonah Laws 9 6-6 26, Jake Toutloff 0 0-0 0, Mitch Lear 4 2-4 12, Kevin Schuh 4 2-4 10, Jace Borowiak 0 2-2 2, Karlin Compton 0 0-0 0, Logan Potter 3 0-0 8, Drew Grimes 0 0-0 0, TOTALS 20 FG, 12-16 FT, 58 TP.


Treyver Ferguson 0 0-0 0, Dylan Webster 4 6-7 15, Matt Schmidlin 2 0-1 4, Graham Alspach 9 4-6 24, Landon Williams 3 1-1 8, Tyler Heflin 3 0-0 7, Joe Eckert 4 1-2 9, Cole Wesner 0 0-2 0, TOTALS 25 FG, 12-19 FT, 67 TP.

3-point goals - Laws 2, Lear 2, Potter 2, Alspach 2, Webster, Williams, Heflin. Team fouls - ECHS 19, HPHS 15. Fouled out - Schuh. Technical foul - Edwards County bench.

Junior Varsity

Edwards County 14 9 9 18 - 50

Hutsonville-Palestine 11 12 16 15 - 54

Highlights - (HPHS) Trent Newlin 6 points; Treyver Ferguson 12 points, Blake Newlin 3 points; Kienan Knecht 10 points; Cole Wesner 19 points; Mikey Roberts 4 points.

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