BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Casey-Westfield rolls past Arcola

ARCOLA – Casey-Westfield jumped out to a 19-7 lead against Arcola and didn’t let up in a 60-35 win over the Purple Riders.

Luke Richards led Casey-Westfield, which improved to 14-3 and 3-0 in the Little Okaw Valley, with 16 points and Kyle Carver hit four 3-pointers and finished with 12 points. Noah Livingston added 11 points.

For Arcola, Myles Roberts had 10 points. Arcola fell to 3-10 on the season.

Shelbyville beats CHBC

SHELBYVILLE—The Shelbyville boys’ basketball team defeated Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City 75-44 Tuesday in non-conference action.

The Rams took a 24-12 lead in the first quarter, but Cowden-Herrick out-scored them 14-13 in the second period. Shelbyville added to its winning margin in the second half.

Three Rams broke into double figures: Malcolm Miller led all scorers with 28 points, Turner Pullen got 21 and Kade Kull sank 12 points.

Shelbyville improves to 14-3 and travels to Tuscola for its first Central Illinois Conference game of the season Friday.

WSS falls to South Central

WINDSOR— Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg boys’ basketball was closely defeated by South Central 69-62 in a National Trail Conference Matchup.

For the WSS Hatchets, Chase Thies lead with 19 points and Gavin Bennett lead with 13 points for the night.

The Hatchets are now 7-7 overall for the season and 1-2 in the National Trail Conference. WSS will continue the season in Ramsey on Friday.

A-L-A-H falls to Central A & M

ARTHUR— A-L-A-H boys’ basketball hosted Central A & M and were defeated 65-48 on Tuesday.

For the Knights, Colton Romine lead with 15 points, and Kobe Wells with 12 points. Romine was also the leader in rebounds with 14 total.

A-L-A-H is now 6-7 for the season and will play Tri-County at Oakland on Friday.

Neoga loses NTC game

NEOGA—Effingham St. Anthony defeated Neoga 67-55 Tuesday in a National Trail Conference game.

ESA led 14-8 after one quarter and 32-16 at the half. The Indians outscored them 18-12 in the third period to make it 44-34, but ESA held on for the win.

Three Neoga players scored in double figures: Johnson scored 17 points, Ramert added 12 and Clark got 10 points.

Neoga falls to 6-7 overall, 2-2 in the conference, and hosts Cumberland for a non-conference game Friday.

AOC wins ECIC game

ARTHUR—Arthur Okaw Christian defeated Bloomington Cornerstone 66-53 Tuesday in an East Central Illinois Conferece game.

Trevor Beachy led the Conquering Riders with 26 points. Two other AOC players broke into double digits: Oliver Binion scored 17 and Benny Lee got 11 points. Ian Lowry and Lee each had six assists.

AOC improves to 12-4 overall, 2-0 in the conference, and travels to Champaign for another conference game against Judah Christian on Friday.

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

WSS defeats Martinsville

STEWARDSON— WSS girls’ basketball defeated Martinsville 58-38 in a non-conference matchup on Tuesday.

For the Hatchets, Hannah Hayes lead with 17 points and Megan Schlechte had 13 points for the game.

For the Bluestreaks, Emily Parcel lead with 12 points in the game.

WSS is now 9-8 for the season and will play South Central at home on Thursday. The start time for the game is moved up until 5 p.m. due to potential weather conditions. The varsity game is to follow the junior varsity game.

Martinsville is now 6-12 for the season and will play Villa Grove/Heritage at home on Thursday.

AOC wins

ARTHUR—The Arthur Okaw Christian girls’ basketball team beat Bloomington Cornerstone Christian 42-25 Tuesday in an East Central Illinois Conference game.

Lyla Kauffman led the Conquering Riders with 13 points and four assists. Lillian Messmore grabbed six rebounds.

AOC improves to 12-4 overall and plays another conference game at Judah Christian in Champaign on Friday.

Okaw Valley wins big

BROWNSTOWN—Okaw Valley defeated Brownstown/St. Elmo 55-37 Tuesday in a non-conference game.

The Lady Timberwolves got out to a 16-7 lead in the first quarter, but Brownstown outscored Okaw Valley 12-6 in the second period to make it 22-19 at halftime. The second half saw Okaw Valley moving further ahead in both periods.

Paige Robinson led the Lady Timberwolves with 21 points and Natalie Jeffers also broke into double digits with 15 points.

Okaw Valley is now 15-4 and hosts Cerro Gordo/Bement for its first Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest Division game Thursday.

LOVC division tournaments set

The fourth annual girls' basketball Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest and Southeast division tournaments are set to start Saturday at Decatur LSA and Cumberland respectively. 

Okaw Valley is the top seed in the northwest division and awaits the winner of the Argenta-Oreana vs. Cerro Gordo/Bement game for a 6 p.m. semifinal contest Monday. 

Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond is the number two seed and awaits the winner of Saturday's 11:30 a.m. Arcola at Decatur LSA quarterfinal game. Arcola is the third seed, while LSA is the sixth seeded team. 

Tri-County is the top-seeded team in the southeast division and awaits the winner of Saturday's Martinsville vs. Cumberland quarterfinal game, which is set for 10 a.m. at Cumberland Middle School. Martinsville is the fourth seed, while Cumberland is the fifth seeded team. The Lady Titans are to platy at 6 p.m. Monday. 

The other side of the bracket includes Villa Grove/Heritage (third seed), Hutsonville/Palestine (sixth seed) and second seeded Oblong.

Last season A-L-A-H and Tri-County won their division titles with the Knights winning the overall title 46-40. 

The championship division games are set for 8 p.m. Jan. 18. 

Every team advances to championship night at Arcola for the 42nd annual tournament, where the 11th place and seventh place games are to be played in the junior high at 3 and 4:30 p.m. respectively with the other games all to be played at Nancy Stiff Gym, including the overall championship game set for 7:30 p.m.

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