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Several games postponed

The inclement weather forced the postponements of several area boys basketball games. 

These games were postponed, with their rescheduled date (if known) following:

Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond vs. Tri-County at Oakland 

Cumberland at Neoga, rescheduled for Jan. 18

Marshall at Casey-Westfield

WSS at Ramsey 

AOC defeats Judah

CHAMPAIGN— Arthur Okaw Christian boys basketball defeated Judah Christian School 78-74 in the East Central Illinois Conference on Friday.

For AOC, Senior Guard Trevor Beachy drained eight 3s and had a game-high 28 points. AOC point guard Ian Lowry had 8 points and 10 assists.

AOC is now 13-4 for the season and 3-0 in the conference.

Arcola falls to NDLS

ARCOLA — Arcola boys basketball was defeated 77-39 by Notre Dame de La Salette for a non-conference game on Friday.

For Arcola, Roberts was the leader in points with 14 total for the night.

Arcola is now 3-11 for the season and will play on Tuesday against Cumberland in Toledo.

Casey-Westfield receives top seed in LIC tourney

BRIDGEPORT — Casey-Westfield is the top-seeded team out of nine in the 13-game, six-day Little Illini Conference Tournament. The Warriors are to play in the quarterfinals Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. against the winner of the Jan. 19 game between eighth-seeded Paris and ninth-seeded Lawrenceville.

Newton, the fourth-seeded team, is to play Marshall, the fifth-seeded team, while other quarterfinal games are Robinson (second seed) vs. Red Hill (seventh seed) and Olney (third seed) vs. Flora (sixth seed). 

The championship game of the 48th annual tournament is set for 8 p.m. Jan. 26. 

Marshall is the defending champion, having defeated Robinson 54-48 at Robinson last season.

Cumberland top seed in LOVC SE Division Tournament, Okaw Valley second in NW

HUME — Cumberland received the top seed in the fourth annual Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division Tournament and will play in the semifinals against the winner of the Jan. 20 game between fourth-seeded Hutsonville/Palestine and fifth-seeded Oblong. The Pirates are to play Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. with all games at Shiloh High School. 

Tri-County is the second-seeded team and is to play at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the other semifinal against the winner of the third-seeded Villa Grove/Heritage and sixth-seeded Martinsville. 

The championship game is set for 8 p.m. Jan. 26. All teams advance to the Championship Night Jan. 27 at A-L-A-H.

In the northwest division tournament, Okaw Valley received the second seed and is to play seventh-seeded Sangamon Valley at Niantic at 1 p.m. Jan. 20 in the quarterfinals. 

Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond is the third-seeded team and is to play sixth-seeded Cerro Gordo/Bement at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 20, while Arcola is the fourth seed and is to take on fifth-seeded Argenta-Oreana at 10 a.m. The winner of the Arcola vs. Argenta-Oreana game is to play top-seeded Decatur LSA in the semifinals at 5 p.m. Jan.23. 

The championship game is set for 8 p.m. Jan. 26. All teams except for the loser of the sixth-place game advance to Championship Night at A-L-A-H. 

The overall championship game is set for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27. 

Oblong and Decatur LSA won the LOVC SE and LOVC NW division championships last year, with Oblong winning the overall championship 73-47.


Thursday's Shelbyville game rescheduled

Thursday's Meridian at Shelbyville girls basketball game was postponed and has been rescheduled for Jan. 19 at 6:15 p.m. at Meridian in between the junior varsity and varsity boys games. 

Martinsville loses first conference game

MARTINSVILLE — Despite the icy weather, Martinsville girls basketball played a Little Okaw Valley Conference game against Villa Grove/Heritage and lost 56-34 on Thursday.

For Martinsville, two freshmen were the leaders in points for the night, Emily Parcel had 14 total points, and Courtney Davidson followed right behind her with 13 total points.

The Bluestreaks are now 6-13 for the season and 0-1 in the conference. They will play in the LOVC tournament in Cumberland starting on Saturday.


Sports writer

Mike Monahan covers area sports for the JG-TC.

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