BOYS BASKETBALL

Shelbyville wins eighth straight game

SHELBYVILLE — The Shelbyville boys basketball team defeated Altamont 81-69 Friday to remain undefeated so far this season.

The Rams got off to a good start, claiming a 25-20 lead in the first quarter and went into the second half ahead 43-36. Altamont outscored Shelbyville 28-17 in the third quarter to pull ahead 64-60, but the Rams came back with a 21-5 final period for the win.

The game featured a total of 15 3-point goals, including four by the Rams. Altamont’s Mitchell Stevenson led all scorers with 40 points.

Four Shelbyville players broke into double digits: Turner Pullen scored a season-high 28 points to lead the Rams, Malcolm Miller got 26 points, Brett Spears added 13, and Kade Kull scored 10 points.

Shelbyville won its eighth straight game and holds an 8-0 record. It opens play in the Vandalia Holiday Tournament on Tuesday. The Rams are seeded third in the tournament and face the No. 7-seeded Father McGivney at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Sullivan defeated in Team Soy Tourney

DECATUR — Sullivan High School boys basketball was defeated by Mt. Pulaski 62-30 on day two of the Team Soy Christmas Tournament at St. Teresa High School.

For Sullivan, Josh Stutzman lead with 10 total points for the game.

Sullivan is now 3-7 for the season and will continue in the tournament on Thursday, Dec. 28 at 3 p.m. against Riverton.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

KNIGHTS CLASSIC CLASSIC HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT

Shelbyville falls to Oakwood

ARTHUR — Shelbyville girls basketball lost to Oakwood 66-42 in the A-L-A-H Knights Holiday Classic Tournament on Friday.

Shelbyville had Isabel Logue as a leader in total points with 12 total, and Carson Beyers was also a leader with 10 points for the game.

Shelbyville is now 2-12 for the season and will play Cumberland at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

A-L-A-H JV falls to St. Teresa

ARTHUR — A-L-A-H JV girls basketball team took a hard fall of 53-6 against St. Teresa in their first game of the night in the A-L-A-H Knight Holiday Classic on Friday.

The JV Knights will play Chrisman at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday to wrap up the tournament before the holidays.

Wallen scores 1000th point

ARTHUR — Hannah Wallen scored her 1000th point in her high school career when A-L-A-H defeated Cumberland 52-19 in the A-L-A-H Knight Holiday Classic on Friday.

Overall for the game, Wallen had 21 total individual points.

For Cumberland, Adra Baker scored 10 out of the overall 19 points for the game.

A-L-A-H is now 8-6 for the season and will take on St. Teresa at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The Pirates are now 2-12 for the season and will take on Shelbyville at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Shelbyville defeats A-L-A-H JV

ARTHUR — Shelbyville took on and defeated A-L-A-H JV in their second game of the night 44-32.

For Shelbyville, Carson Beyers and Holly Metzger both led the Rams with 13 total points each for the game.

For A-L-A-H (JV), Jolynn Barbee led with 10 total points for the game.

Shelbyville is now 3-12 for the season and will take on Cumberland at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

A-L-A-H (JV) will face off against Chrisman at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

A-L-A-H wins, plays for championship Saturday

ARTHUR — A-L-A-H beat Chrisman 42-28 its second game in the Knights Classic Holiday Tournament on Friday.

The Knights took a 10-3 lead in the first quarter and led 25-10 at halftime. After three quarters, A-L-A-H was ahead 36-13, but Chrisman outscored the Knights 15-6 in the final period.

Hannah Wallen led A-L-A-H with 10 points.

The Knights are now 7-6 and play for the championship of the tournament against Decatur St. Teresa at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

WSS defeats Cumberland

ARTHUR — The WSS girls basketball team defeated Cumberland 40-26 in the A-L-A-H Knights Holiday Classic Tournament on Friday.

WSS had Hannah Hayes and Megan Schlechte as leaders in points for the night. Schlechte had 12, and Hayes had 17.

Cumberland is now 2-12 for the season. The loss to WSS gives the Lady Pirates a 2-2 record in the tournament and third place in their pool. Cumberland is to play Shelbyville at 3:30 p.m. Saturday for fifth place in the tournament.

The Hatchets are now 7-7 for the season and play Oakwood for third place in the tournament at 5 p.m Saturday.

WSS defeats Chrisman

ARTHUR — The WSS girls basketball team defeated Chrisman 53-17 in the A-L-A-H Knights Classic Holiday Tournament.

WSS had Megan Schlechte as a leader in total points with 20 points individually, and Nikki Trussell also was a leader with 15 total points.

The Hatchets are now 6-7 for the season and will continue in the tournament on Saturday.

OKAW VALLEY HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT

Okaw Valley wins its own tournament

BETHANY — The Okaw Valley girls basketball team won both of its games Friday to complete a 5-0 record and claim the championship of the 17th annual Okaw Valley Holiday Tournament.

In the first game, the Lady Timberwolves defeated Decatur LSA 55-13. Okaw Valley held its opponents scoreless in the first quarter to take a 23-0 lead and added to the margin in each period.

Paige Robinson scored 17 points to lead Okaw Valley.

In its second game, Okaw Valley defeated Martinsville 59-24.

Robinson again led the Lady Timberwolves with 23 points.

Payton Propst scored eight points to lead the Lady Bluestreaks.

Okaw Valley improves to 14-4 and hosts WSS for a non-conference game Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.

Martinsville splits for fifth place

BETHANY — Martinsville won its first game Friday in the Okaw Valley Holiday Tournament beating Decatur LSA 59-16, but fell to Okaw Valley 59-24 in the nightcap. The Lady Bluestreaks end the tournament with a 1-4 record to take fifth place.

Martinsville held Decatur LSA scoreless in the first quarter while taking a 22-0 lead and outscored its opponent in each quarter.

Three Martinsville players scored in double figures: Payton Propst led the Lady Bluestreaks with 16 points, Audria Truelove got 14, and Emily Parcel added 12 points.

Martinsville is 5-11 and hosts Arcola in a Little Okaw Valley Conference non-division game Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.

Six from area on H&R all-area football first team

DECATUR — Six players from the JG-TC area were among the 23 named to the Decatur Herald & Review All-Area Football Team. The six included four from the Class 2A semifinalist Shelbyville Rams, while the other two were from Arcola, who finished 7-3 and made the Class 1A playoffs. Shelbyville finished 10-3. 

The four from Shelbyville were quarterback Turner Pullen, wide receiver Kentrell Beck, offensive lineman Grant Mose and defensive lineman Clayton Peterson. Pullen threw for 3,070 yards and rushed for 1,076 yards, while Beck had 1,142 yards receiving. Peterson had 115 tackles and 36 for a loss. 

Arcola's Hugo Garza, an offensive lineman, and defensive back Mario Cortez were the two for the Purple Riders. Cortez had seven interceptions.

Two quarterbacks, three wide receivers, five offensive linemen, four defensive linemen and three defensive backs were selected on the first team along with two running backs, four linebackers and a kicker. 

Three JG-TC players were among the 24 on the second team in Cumberland's Coltin Scott and Tyson Magee, along with Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond's Jared Vanausdoll. 

A total of 36 players received honorable mention status, including 12 from the JG-TC area: Lucas Otto and Isaac Ashenfelter A-L-A-H; Kaleb Byard of Arcola; Gabe Hatfill of Cumberland; Leman Jones, Cullen Dyer and Luke Vanderburgh of Sullivan/Okaw Valley; and Shelbyville's Eli Houska, Cade Watson, Brett Spears, Derek Fisher and Tylr Gottfriedt.

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Sports writer

Mike Monahan covers area sports for the JG-TC.

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