Shea Littleford scored 33 points, but it was not enough for Charleston to hold off Effingham on Monday night in an Apollo Conference girls basketball game, 50-44.

Littleford scored 12 points in the opening quarter to give the Trojans a 15-11 lead, but Effingham held Charleston to four points in the second quarter and gained a one point halftime lead.

Littleford scored 15 more points in the final quarter but the Flaming Hearts did not allow another Trojans player to score, eventually padding their three-point lead for the win.

Charleston next plays host to Mt. Zion on Thursday night at Baker Gym.

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Charleston154101544
Effingham119121850

CHARLESON (44)

Goetten 0 0-0 0, Hutchins 0 0-0 0, Triplett 1 1-2 3, Meister 2 0-0 4, Blair 0 0-0 0, Littleford 14 3-5 33, Herrington 2 0-0 4. Totals 19 4-7 44.

3-pointers –  Littleford 2. JV score – Effingham 52, Charleston 5.