GIRLS' BASKETBALL

WSS takes easy win from South Central

WINDSOR (JG-TC) — WSS's basketball team cruised right through its National Trail Conference game against South Central by winning 52-11 on Thursday.

For the WSS Hatchets, who have now won four straight, Megan Schlechte was the leader in points with 25 for the night. 

WSS is 11-8 for the season and 4-3 in the conference. WSS is to play in the National Trail Conference Tournament Monday against Effingham St. Anthony at 1 p.m. at Beecher City.

Tri-County tops Cumberland

KANSAS— Despite the pending winter weather, Tri-County's basketball had an early start time and defeated Cumberland 65-28 in the Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division opener for both teams.

For Tri-County, Harley Barry had five assists, Maiya Eskew had five steals, and Tayler Barry had five rebounds. As for the point leaders, Elizabeth Tomlinson was a leader with 21, Harley Barry 12 and Kiersten Price-Wilson had 11 points.

Cumberland, 3-16 overall, was led by Libby Dunaway and Josie Brown with five points each. Brown and Destiny Williams had a team-high five rebounds, while Dunaway was tops in steals with three and Jessi Shobe had a team-leading three assists. 

Tri-County is 16-4 for the season and is to travel to Cumberland in the LOVC  Southeast Division Tournament on Monday at 6 p.m. The Lady Titans are to play the winner of Martinsville and Cumberland game, which is to be at 10 a.m. at the Cumberland Middle School Saturday.  

Okaw Valley defeats Cerro-Gordo/Bement

BETHANY— Okaw Valley defeated Cerro-Gordo 51-29 in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest Division game on Thursday.

For Okaw Valley, who has won four straight games, Paige Robinson was the leader of the night with 22 points in the game.

The Lady Timberwolves jumped out to a 26-2 lead after the opening quarter.

Okaw Valley is 16-4 for the season and is to play in the Little Okaw Valley Northwest tournament Monday at 6 p.m. in the semifinals at Decatur LSA against the winner of Saturday's Argenta-Oreana vs. Cerro Gordo/Bement game. 

A-L-A-H nips Arcola

ARTHUR— Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond defeated Arcola in a close Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest Division opener 47-41 Thursday.

Arcola led 35-33 after three quarters.

For A-L-A-H, the lead scores in individual points were from Janete Comstock with 13 points and Marissa Herschberger with 19 points.

Arcola was led by freshman Ella Hopkins with 13 points. 

The Lady Riders are now 4-13 and the Knights are now 9-8 for the season. 

Arcola is to travel to Decatur LSA for an 11:30 a.m. game Saturday in the LOVC NW Division game with the winner to play A-L-A-H at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the semifinals. 

Neoga falls to Effingham St. Anthony

NEOGA— Neoga girls’ basketball team were defeated by Effingham St. Anthony 66-41 for a National Trail Conference matchup on Thursday.

For Neoga Olivia Titus led the way with 11 points. 

Neoga falls to 9-12 overall and 3-2 in the NTC. Both teams are to play in the NTC tournament starting on Monday. Neoga is to play Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City at 2:30 p.m., while WSS is to play Effingham St. Anthony at 1 p.m. 

Sullivan falls to St. Teresa

DECATUR— Sullivan girls’ basketball took on Decatur St. Teresa for a Central Illinois conference matchup, and were defeated 63-56.

For the Redskins, Lizzie Green was the leader in points with 21 total, and Esther Miller followed her with 14 total points. Miller was also the leader in rebounds with 11 total and the leader in assists with three. Green was the leader in steals with seven.

Sullivan is now 9-8 for the season and 2-3 in the Central Illinois Conference. Sullivan will continue in the season in a non-conference away game against Charleston on Monday.

Arthur Okaw Christian game postponed

ARTHUR -- The non-conference girls' basketball game between Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City and Arthur Okaw Christian was postponed due to inclement weather. 

AOC, 12-4, is to play host to Urbana University High Jan. 18 in a East Central Illinois Conference game. 

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Sports writer

Mike Monahan covers area sports for the JG-TC.

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