Tri-County claims LOVC-SE title
OAKLAND( JG-TC) —Tri-County defeated Villa Grove/Heritage 57-37 Thursday to win the Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division title with a 5-0 conference record.
Harley Barry got a double double for the Lady Titans with 20 points and 12 steals. Barry also led the team with nine assists. Kierston Price-Wilson also broke into double figures with 15 points and had six rebounds. Grace Burnside grabbed seven rebounds.
Tri-County ends the regular season at 24-4. The Lady Titans are the top seed in the Louisville Class 1A subsectional B and play the winner of Monday’s South Fork (sixth seed) vs. Cerro Gordo/Bement (7) game at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Nokomis regional.
Okaw Valley wins LOVC NW
BETHANY -- Okaw Valley eaned the Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest Divison title with a 66-36 victory over Argenta-Oreana in girls' basketall Thursday. The Lady Timberwovles finished the division at 5-0.
Paige Robinson and Natalie Jeffers led Okaw Valley with 34 and 18 points respectivley. It was the first time the Lady Timberwolves have won the division or conference since the 2004-05 season.
The Lady Timberwolves are 24-5 and are to travel to Chrisman for the Class 1A regional.
Arcola wins last regular season game
ARCOLA—Arcola downed Decatur LSA 48-18 Thursday in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest Division game.
Taylor Spelman led the Lady Riders with 14 points and KayLee Hohlbauch also scored in double digits with 12 points.
Arcola finishes the regular season at 7-19 overall, 1-4 in the conference. The Lady Riders are the number eight seed in the Louisville Class 1A sub-sectional B and face the number three seeded Central A & M at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Chrisman regional.
WSS drops final NTC game
LOUISVILLE—North Clay defeated Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg 67-39 in a National Trail Conference game Thursday.
Katrina Davis scored a season high 13 points to lead the Hatchets.
WSS ends the regular season at 13-12 overall, 4-4 in the conference. The Hatchets are seeded sixth in the Louisville Class 1A sub-sectional A and play the number 10 seeded South Central at 7:30 p.m. in the Altamont regional.
Cumberland loses LOVC-SE contest
BROADLANDS—Villa Grove/Heritage defeated Cumberland 56-19 Wednesday in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast girls’ basketball game.
Kendra Boswell led the Lady Pirates with six points and 10 rebounds. Libby Dunaway had three assists and four steals.
Cumberland falls to 4-22 overall, 0-3 in the conference. The Lady Pirates are to travel to Casey-Westfield to face Robinson in the Class 2A regional quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Monday.
A-L-A-H tops Cerro Gordo/Bement
ARTHUR -- The final regular season girls' basketball game for Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond saw them jump out to a 25-9 lead after the opening quarter against Argenta-Oreana. The Knights went on to win the Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest Division game 62-38.
Marissa Herschberger, Hannah Wallen and Kyla Carson led A-L-A-H with 17, 16 and 11 points respectivley. It was the first game back for Wallen, who missed the last seven games due to an injury. Janette Comstock led the Knights in rebound with seven, while Hershberger had three steals. It was a season-high for Carson.
A-L-A-H finished 3-2 in the division and takes a 12-12 record into its own Class 2A regional Monday against Villa Grove/Heritage at 6 p.m.
MOWEQUA -- Shelbyville was outscored 24-9 in the second quarter in Thursday's Central Illinois Conference girls' basketall game against Central A&M. The Lady Rams lost 60-31.
Carson Beyers led Shelbyville with 13 points, while Holly Metzger was also in double digits with 10.
The Lady Rams finished 0-7 in the CIC and take a 6-20 record to Vandalia Monday to take on Effingham St. Anthony at 7 p.m. in the Class 2A regional.
Casey-Westfield wins in double ot
CASEY—Casey-Westfield won on senior night with a 54-49 Little Illini Conference win over Newton in two overtimes.
The Lady Warriors led 9-7 in the first quarter and were ahead 25-15 at the half, but Newton out-scored Casey 15-6 in the third quarter and 14-13 in the final regulation period to tie the game at 34-34. In the first overtime period the teams each scored two points, but the Lady-Warriors out-scored the Lady Eagles 8-3 in the second overtime for a big win.
JaeLynn Riggleman led the Lady Warriors with 23 points and Myriah Warner also broke into double digits with 20 points. Calista Taylor and Riggleman each got seven rebounds, Warner had four steals and Taylor got two deflections.
Casey-Westfield improves to 14-10 overall, 4-4 in the conference. The Lady Warriors are the number six seed in the Effingham St. Anthony Class 2A subsectional A and get a rematch against Newton, the number four seed, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Casey-Westfield regional.
Banning hits 1,000 career mark in Neoga win
DIETERICH -- Neoga's Blair Banning went over the 1,000 point mark for her career scoring a team-high 27 points as the Lady Indians downed Dieterich in girls' basketball National Trail Confernce action Thursday, 55-48. Banning needed 15 points to reach the coveted mark. Olivia Titus was also in double digits with 14 points.
Neoga finished 5-3 in the conference and is 12-15 overall. The Lady Indians are to travel back to Dieterich Tuesday to face Brownstown/St. Elmo in a Class 1A regional game.
Sullivan nipped by Clinton
CLINTON -- Sullivan was nipped by Clinton 44-42 Thursday in a Central Illinois Conference girls' basketball game.
Chloe Riley and Lizzie Green led the Lady Redskins with 20 and 13 points respectively. The 20 for Riley was a season-high.
Sullivan, 12-12 overall, finished 3-4 in the CIC. The Lady Redskins are to play in the Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond Class 2A regional Monday against fellow CIC foe, Meridian.
AOC wins ECIC game
ARTHUR—Arthur Okaw Christian defeated Decatur Christian 64-9 Thurday in an East Central Illinois Conference game.
Lyla Kauffman led the Conquering Riders with 24 points. Anna Houk and Savanna Spitz also scored in double figures with 16 and 14 points, respectively. Kauffman also got five steals
AOC ends conference play with an 8-2 record and travels to Knightsville, Indiana, to play Victory Christian on Saturday.
AOC gets ECIC win
ARTHUR—Arthur Okaw Christian beat Decatur Christian 66-26 Thursday in an East Central Illinois Conference game.
Oliver Binion and Ian Lowry each scored 14 points to lead the Conquering Riders. Benjamin Lee also broke into double digits with 13 points.
AOC improves to 22-5 overall, 4-1 in the conference, and travels too Knightsville, Indiana, for a game against Victory Christian at 3 p.m. Saturday.
WSS loses close game
RAMSEY—Ramsey’s boys’ basketball team defeated WSS 55-54 Wednesday in a non-conference game.
WSS took a 15-13 lead in the first quarter and lead 31-24 at halftime. The Hatchets extended their lead to 45-35 in the third quarter, but Ramsey came back in the final period outscoring WSS 20-9 for the win.
Christian Kessler led the Hatchets with 16 points and Isaac Kramer also scored in double figures with 11 points.
WSS falls to 9-11 and travels to Mulberry Grove for another non-conference game Friday.