Mattoon’s Faith Niebrugge scored six points in a key second-quarter Tuesday night. (photo/Krista Lewin, MUSD2)

Mallory Ramage and Faith Niebrugge combined for 17 points in a decisive second quarter that lifted host Mattoon past St. Joseph-Ogden, 47-29, on Tuesday night.

Ramage scored 11 of MHS’s points in a 19-6 second quarter that gave the Green Wave a 34-16 halftime lead. She finished with 22 points overall, along with five steals and four rebounds. Niebrugge finished with seven points and two steals.

Mattoon (22-5) made only a single basket in a slow-moving, four-point third quarter, but the Green Wave, meanwhile, kept St. Joseph to just seven points.

Mattoon next plays at Effingham on Thursday.

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MATTOON: Haacke 2 0-0 6, Gill 0 0-0 0, Sapp 0 2-4 2, Pruitt 2 0-0 4, Niebrugge 3 1-2 7, Ramage 8 3-4 22, Niemerg 2 1-2 6. Totals 17 7-12 47. 3-pointers – Haacke 2, Ramage 3, Niemerg 1. Rebounds – Pruitt 5, Ramage 4, Niemerg 3. Steals – Ramage 5, Pruitt 2, Niebrugge 2.