GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Fast start helps Charleston win Apollo opener

TAYLORVILLE -- Charleston jumped out to a 27-9 lead after the opening quarter of Monday's Apollo Conference girls' basketball opener and went on to win 80-53. 

Shae Littelford led the way with 24 points, seven assists and eight steals, while Paige Swango also went over the 20 point mark with 21 points and five assists. Hope Griffin and Elizabeth Buescher were also in double figures with 11 and 10 points respectively.  Buescher had six rebounds. 

Charleston, 6-0, is to play host to Mahomet-Seymour Thursday in another conference game. 

JV wins

It took overtime, but Charleston won 45-42 outscoring Taylorville 7-4 in the extra period. 

Annie Crowder, Hannah Buescher and Regan Bollant had 15, 12 and 11 points respectively for the 2-0 Lady Trojans. 

Sydnie Littleford led CHS in rebounds with 11.

Mattoon girls drop conference opener

LINCOLN—The Apollo conference opened Monday, but Mattoon fell 56-26 to Lincoln dropping to 2-4 overall.

The Lady Railsplitters dominated the game from the start leading 15-4 after one quarter and 40-9 at the half. Mattoon managed to hold the team scoreless, 11-0 in the final quarter, but it didn’t make a dent in the lead.

Flannery Sanders, Grace McDowell, Ashlyn MacDonald and Bella Coffey each scored five points for the Lady Wave.

MacDonald led rebounding with eight and Coffey had five. Sanders and MacDonald each got one block while Kyah Eastin and Amari Brown each had a steal.

“Lincoln’s a great basketball team,” said Mattoon coach Amanda Aydt. “We’ve got to give them credit.

“I’m proud of our girls. They played hard and never gave up.”

Mattoon hosts Effingham for another conference game Thursday.

Charleston freshmen-sophomore team falls

CHARLESTON—Teutopolis defeated the Charleston frosh-soph team Monday 56-27.

Kat Blasé led the Lady Trojans with nine points and 14 rebounds.

Charleston is 1-1 and hosts Effingham at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Charleston freshmen and sophomore boys lose

EFFINGHAM—Charleston’s freshmen boys lost 52-43 Monday to Effingham St. Anthony and the sophomores fell 65-58.

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