GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Martinsville tops Chrisman

MARTINSVILLE -- Audria Truelove had a team-high 13 points, sinking four of eight three-pointers as Martinsville opened the 2017-18 season with a convincing 30-13 win over Chrisman. 

Truelove was 4-of-8 from three-point range,while freshman Emily Parcel led Martinsville in rebounds with 13 and in steals with five. 

The Lady Bluestreaks, 1-0, are to travel to Palestine to play Palestine-Hutsonville Nov 20 in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division game. 

Okaw Valley beats Shelbyville

BETHANY—Okaw Valley defeated Shelbyville 60-40 Monday in the non-conference season opener for both teams.

The Lady Timberwolves claimed a 15-14 margin in the first quarter which they widened to 34-18 at the half.

Paige Robinson led Okaw Valley with 19 points. Natalie Jeffers, Kate Jeffers and Bella Benning also broke into double figures with 16, 10 and 10, respectively.

Isabel Logue led the Lady Rams with 12 points.

Shelbyville hosts Mt. Zion in another non-conference game Tuesday.

Okaw Valley hosts Macon Meridian for another non-conference game Tuesday.

Cumberland loses opener

TOLEDO—Paris defeated Cumberland 51-10 to open the Lady Pirates’ non-conference girls’ basketball season Monday.

Paris started by holding Cumberland scoreless in the first quarter while putting 31 points on the board.

Five Lady Pirates scored two points each: Josie Brown, Destiny Williams, Morgan Scott, Danae Sowers and Liberty Dunaway. Kendra Boswell led the team with four rebounds.

Cumberland hosts Edwards County for another non-conference game Thursday.

WSS falls in opener

ALTAMONT—In the National Trail Conference opener Monday, Altamont defeated Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg 54-25.

WSS fell behind 11-6 in the first quarter and never caught up.

Nikki Trussell led the Hatchets with 10 points.

WSS plays Cumberland in the Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City Thanksgiving Tournament on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 8:30 p.m.

Arcola falls to Oakwood

FITHIAN -- Arcola fell behind 20-6 after the first quarter of the first game of the season to Oakwood and could not catch up in a 59-34 non-conference loss. 

Olivia Key and Gaby Becerra led the Lady Riders with 11 and 10 points respectively. 

Arcola is to travel to Neoga Thursday for another non-conference game. 

Central A&M tops Neoga

MOWEAQUA — Neoga allowed 24 points in the third quarter and lost to Central A&M 60-38 on Monday in the season opener.

For Neoga, Blair Banning scored 12 points.

Neoga falls to 0-1 and hosts Arcola on Thursday.

Strong start helps Tri-County win

GEOGRETOWN -- Tri-County jumped out to a 21-4 lead after the opening quarter of Mondya's season-opener and went on to win 60-16.

Harley Barry had 11 points and a team-high six assists, five rouunds and nine steals, while Kiersten Price-Wilson led the Lady Titans with 16 points, while Elizabeth Tomlinson was also in double figures with 10 points.

Tri-County is to travel to Tuscola Thursday.

Sullivan drops opener

TEUTOPOLIS -- Sullivan lost its non-conference season-opener 59-29 to Teutopolis. 

Laine Cameron led Sullivan with seven points. 

The Lady Redskins are to play host to Mount Zion Tuesday in another non-conference contest. 

VOLLEYBALL

Schlechte named MVP of NTC

STRASBURG -- Megan Schlechte, a 5-10 junior, was named the Most Valuable Player of the National Trail Conference at its all-conference  meeting. Schechte becomes the third straight Hatchet to earn the honor as her sister Becca Schlechte earned the honor last year and Autumn Bennett was the MVP in 2015. 

Megan Schlechte helped WSS to a second place finish in Class 1A with a 34-7 record averaging 5.4 kills, 0.6 aces and 3.4 digs per set. 

Neoga's Mary Hill was also named to the10-member first team as was WSS' Mackenzie Tabbert, who averaged 9.4 assists and 2.5 digs per set. Neoga finished 11-19 overall.

WSS's Mikayla Haddock and Maria Gentry were named to the seven member second team, while Neoga's Blair Banning was on the five-member honorable mention team. 

Schlechte was also on the first team as a freshman and sophomore, while Tabbert was second team as a freshman and first team as a sophomore. Hill was a second team member last year. 

WSS had a total of four players on the first, second or honorable mention team, which was the most of any team.

Warner, Riggleman first team all-LIC for C-W

NEWTON -- Casey-Westfield's Myria Warner and JaeLynn Riggleman were named to the 12-member first team all-Little Illini Conference volleyball team. 

Warner averaged 5.8 digs per set, while Riggleman averaged 2.7 assists and 2.5 digs per set for the 11-25 Lady Warriors. 

Casey finished 5-3 in the LIC, good for a third place tie with Paris and Olney in the nine team conference. 

Casey's Ashlyn Jones was one of six named to the second team, while Laney Gowin was one of nine players to receive honorable mention. 

Newton had the most players on the first, second or honorable mention teams with five. 

Warner was honorable mention the last two years.

FOOTBALL

Richards first team all-LIC defensive lineman

BRIDGEPORT -- Luke Richards of Casey-Westfield was one of 26 players to be named to the first team all-Little Illini Conference football team. Richards was one of four players named as a defensive lineman where he averaged 6.5 tackles per game.

The Warriors finished 2-7 overall and 2-6 in the conference, good for a seventh place tie with Robinson. 

Among the 26 players on the second team were running back Trey Clark as well as special teams and defensive back player Trenton Day. 

Casey's Jarod Brandenburg was one of nine players to receive honorable mention status. 

Red Hill, the conference champions, had a total of 11 positions on the first, second or honorable mention team and nine different players, which was the most in the conference. 

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