GIRLS BASKETBALL

AOC Holiday Classic

AOC girls win tourney title

ARTHUR — Arthur Okaw Christian was down 10-9 after the first quarter to Mountain Top Christian Academy (Wisconsin), but AOC bounced back with a 17-point second quarter to take the lead and then held Mountain Top to 9 points in the third quarter. AOC put the game away with an 18-point fourth quarter to pick up a 56-46 title win over Mountain Top in the AOC Holiday Classic on Saturday.

Lillian Messmore scored 19 points to lead AOC. Messmore and Lindsey Mast both were named to the All-Tournament team.

BOYS BASKETBALL

AOC Holiday Classic

AOC falls to Calumet in title game

ARTHUR — Arthur Okaw Christian fell behind 18-14 in the first quarter in the championship game to Calumet Christian School (Indiana) and were behind by 6 points going into halftime. AOC took the lead with a 24-point third quarter, but Calumet outscored AOC 24-16 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 71-68 win on Saturday.

Bennie Lee scored 27 points for AOC. Ian Lowry, who was named the tournament MVP, scored 13 points and Trevor Beachy had 11 points. Beachy and Lee were both named to the All-Tournament team.

The Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond junior varsity lost to Galesburg 48-29 on Saturday.

Friday

AOC defeats Families of Faith

ARTHUR — Arthur Okaw Christian had a 19-point second quarter to pull away from Families of Faith Christian Academy for a 55-43 win.

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