BASKETBALL

Okaw Valley defeats Meridian

BETHANY—Okaw Valley girls’ basketball team faced off against Meridian and won 67-50 on Tuesday.

Okaw Valley took a head start in the game by leading 41-20 at the half. 

Paige Robinson, Natalie Jeffers and Bella Benning all finished in double digits with 19, 17 and 16 points respectively. Robinson scored 17 in the first half, while Jeffers had 15 in the middle two quarters and Benning hit a team-high three, three-pointers. Okaw Valley had nine three-pointers in the game. 

Okaw Valley, 2-0, is to continue their season when they play in the Pana Thanksgiving Tournament starting on Friday.

Casey-Westfield falls to Oblong

OBLONG— Casey-Westfield Girls’ Basketball team traveled to Oblong and lost 48-40 on Tuesday.

Casey started the game off slow with only two points in the first Quarter, and then outscored Oblong 38-24 in the final three quarters, but it was not enough.

Mackenzie Morgan led the Lady Warriors with 18 points, while Jae Lynn Riggleman was tops in rebounds with 11. Morgan also led in steals with three, while Myriah Warner had a team-high seven assists. 

Casey-Westfield is to play again on Monday against Monticello at home. 

Green free throws helps McCain earn 100th win 

SULLIVAN -- Elizabeth Green made a pair of free throws as Sullivan nipped Mount Zion Tuesday, 36-35 in a non-conference game. It was the 100th win for Sullivan coach Sheri McCain, who is now 100-64 in her seventh season. 

The Lady Redskins led 22-12 at the half, but the Lady Braves rallied to within two 27-25 after three quarters. 

Green led Sullivan with 10 points, seven rebounds and four steals.

The Lady Redskins, 1-1, are to play host to Arcola Monday in non-conference game. 

Condill era starts with a win

ARTHUR -- Hannah Wallen led Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond with 17 points and the Knights outscored Meridian 27-13 in the middle two quarters en route to a 59-30 non-conference win Monday in girls' basketball. 

It was also the first win for new A-L-A-H coach Mac Condill. 

Jeanette Comstock and Marissa Herschberger were also in double digits for the Knights with 12 and 11 points respectively. Liz Shipman led the team in rebounds with nine, while Herschberger was tops in assists with five. 

A-L-A-H is to play host to Monticello Friday with the junior varsity game starting at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity contest. 

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Mike Monahan covers area sports for the JG-TC.

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