BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Martinsville comes back for first win

MARTINSVILLE — Martinsville picked up its first win of the season Friday defeating Dugger Union, Indiana, 44-43 after trailing much of the non-conference game.

The Bluestreaks were tied at 11-11 after the first quarter but trailed 24-21 at the half. Dugger Union widened its lead to 33-27 in the third quarter, but Martinsville had a 17-10 fourth quarter for the win.

Dalton Rollings led Martinsville with 14 points, five steals and three assists. Boyce Snearley also broke into double digits with 10 and led the team with 10 rebounds.

Martinsville is now 1-7 and hosts Ramsey for another non-conference contest Tuesday.

Arcola tops Tri-County

ARCOLA — Arcola won a close Little Okaw Valley Conference non-division game Friday defeating Tri-County 51-46.

The five-point margin was earned in the first quarter as the Purple Riders out-scored the Titans 16-11. The lead was down to three at halftime, 23-20. The teams played even in the third quarter scoring 12 points each, but Arcola regained the two points it lost in the second quarter for the win in the final period.

Hugo Garza led the Purple Riders with 13 points and Myles Roberts also scored in double digits with 12 points and led the team with eight rebounds. Kaleb Byard had five steals and Ivan Franco got four assists.

Cody Richardson scored 15 points for the Titans.

Tri-County falls to 3-4 and hosts Okaw Valley on Friday for another non-division game.

Arcola is 2-0 and hosts WSS for a non-conference game Tuesday.

WSS wins NTC opener

STRASBURG—Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg defeated Dieterich 49-46 in its first National Trail Conference game of the season on the strength of a fourth quarter comeback.

The Hatchets fell behind 16-8 in the first quarter, but only trailed 26-25 at halftime. Dieterich enlarged the lead to 40-37 in the third quarter, but WSS had a 12-6 fourth period for the win.

Three WSS players scored in double figures: Isaac Kramer led the team with 13 points, Chase Thies added 11 and Christian Kessler scored 10.

WSS improves to 4-1 and travels to Arcola for a non-conference game Tuesday.

A-L-A-H falls to Oakwood

ARTHUR — The A-L-A-H boys’ basketball team hosted Oakwood and lost 61-40 on Friday in a non-conference game.

For the Knights, Kobe Wells was the leading scorer with a total of 27 points. The leader of assists was Will Cohan, who had four, while Colton Romine was leading in rebounds with seven.

A-L-A-H, 1-2, is to continue the season on Saturday at Macon against Meridian. 

Neoga nips St. Elmo/Brownstown

ST. ELMO -- Neoga nipped St. Elmo/Brownstown 51-48 Friday in a National Trail Confernce opener.

Caleb Hill led Neoga with 13 points.

Neoga, 2-0, is to travel to Dietrich Tuesday for another NTC contest.

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Shelbyville, Martinsville defeated in tourney

BEMENT — The Shelbyville girls’ basketball team and Martinsville girls basketball team both lost when participating in the Mike Walsh Memorial Tournament on Friday.

Shelbyville was defeated by Judah Christian 46-27. Martinsville lost to Cerro Gordo/Bement 40-30.

Carson Beyers led Shelbyville with eight points, while Emily Parcel and Audria Truelove finished in double digits for the Lady Bluestreaks with 10 points each. 

Both teams are to continue on in the tournament on Saturday. Shelbyville is 0-6. 

From Thursday

Casey-Westfield falls to Altamont

ALTAMONT — Casey-Westfield lost a non-conference game Thursday to Altamont 60-45.

Three Lady Warriors broke into double figures: Mackenzie Morgan led the team with 16 points, Elizabeth Eckerty scored 11 and JaeLynn Riggleman added 10 points and grabbed five rebounds. Myriah Warner had seven assists.

Casey-Westfield falls to 2-3 and travels to Robinson for a Little Illini Conference game Monday.

Sullivan falls in tight game against Tuscola

TUSCOLA — The Sullivan Redskins girls’ basketball team was defeated 51-50 in a close game against Tuscola on Thursday. This was the Central Illinois Conference opener for both teams. 

Chloe Riley led Sullivan with 17 points. 

"Although we lost a tough game at the buzzer, the girls fought hard despite having two starters foul out and three others in foul trouble," said Sullivan coach Sheri McCain. "Emily White and Avery Still played a fabulous game for us both offensively and defensively."

The leading rebounder of the game for the Lady Redskins was Haley Rose with six. Rose also tied with Green for leading steals and assists with three each.

Sullivan, 2-3, is to continue its season with a non-conference game on Monday at home against Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond. 

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