Each week the Journal Gazette/Times-Courier spotllights the performances of top local athletes in high school sports.
Brittin Boyer, Sullivan girls’ basketball, 5-11 F. sophomore
Sullivan held off Neoga Saturday 66-64 after falling to Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City, the No. 5 team in the Associated Press Class 1A rankings, 56-45. Boyer scored 14 points against CHBC which tied for the team honors. She had a double-double against the Lady Indians with a career-high 22 points as Sullivan improved to 9-8 overall.
Andrew Brown, Sullivan boys’ basketball, 6-0 G, senior
Brown scored a team-high 18 points in a 39-38 Okaw Valley Conference winner over Warrensburg-Latham Friday as the Redskins, coached by Bob Lockart, improved to 1-1 in the conference and 5-7 overall. It was the team’s second straight win.
Justin Fulk, Stewardson-Strasburg boys’ basketball, 6-4 C, senior
Fulk scored a team-high 22 points in a 64-61 National Trail Conference win over St. Elmo Friday. The Comets, coached by Shane Smith, improved to 7-6 overall and 2-0 in the conference, which helped them get a No. 3 seed in the upcoming conference tourney.
Ethan Miller Charleston boys’ basketball , 6-2 G/F senior
Miller helped avenge a 75-68 loss to Mattoon with a team-high 14 points, including six in the fourth quarter as the Trojans beat the Green Wave 49-46 in the first-ever Apollo Conference boys’ basketball game between the two rivals. The Trojans, coached by Jim Wood, are 11-4 overall and 3-1 in the conference.
Curtis Plank Arthur-Lovington boys’ basketball 5-9 G, junior
Arthur-Lovington won its eighth straight game with the help of Plank, who was 8-of-14 (571) from the field with four assists and a career-high 23 points in a 69-67 Little Okaw Valley Conference opening win over Heritage. The Knights, coached by Dale Schuring, are 10-3.
Kollin Seaman, Arcola boys’ basketball, 6-2 G freshman
Seaman helped the Purple Riders, coached by Chad Graves, snap a six-game losing streak and win the Little Okaw Valley Conference opener Friday, 59-47 over Martinsville at Martinsville. Arcola is 4-8 overall.
Abby Smith, Tri-County girls’ basketball, junior
Tri-County, coached by Joe Morrisey, improved to 12-4 overall and won their fourth straight game Thursday upsetting the No. 6 team in Class 1A, Shiloh, 46-29 as Smith had a double-double, scoring 14 points and pulling down 19 rebounds. The Lady Titans are 12-4 overall and 2-0 in the Little Okaw Valley Conference.
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