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BOYS BASKETBALL

Neoga beats Okaw Valley

BETHANY — Neoga outscored Okaw Valley 13-3 in the first quarter, but Neoga only managed 10 points in the second and third quarters combined to fall behind by 3 points. Neoga bounced back and outscored Okaw Valley 15-7 in the fourth quarter to claim a 38-33 victory.

For Neoga, Reece Johnson hit three 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, and Drew Ramert hit three 3-pointers and finished with 14 points. Neoga evened its record at 6-6 with the win.

For Okaw Valley, Jared Bunfill had 10 points as the Timberwolves fell to 7-9 on the season.

Big 2nd half leads Casey-Westfield past North Clay

EFFINGHAM — Casey-Westfield and North Clay were tied at 15 after the first quarter at the St. Anthony Shootout on Saturday. Casey-Westfield scored 24 points in the second quarter to gain a 13-point lead and then scored 30 points in the third quarter as the Warriors cruised to an 80-44 win over North Clay.

Casey-Westfield improved to 13-3 with the win.

Luke Richards led Casey-Westfield with 24 points, and Ethan Gilbert was right behind him with 23 points.

Cumberland pulls away in 2nd quarter in win

CLINTON — Cumberland had a 19-15 lead after the first quarter and then outscored Maroa-Forsyth 18-6 in the second quarter to get a double-digit lead. Cumberland cruised in the second half for a 70-49 win at the Clinton Shootout.

Tyson Magee led Cumberland with 27 points and Zach Wolke had 18 points as the Pirates improved to 10-4 on the season.

AOC jumps out to big lead in win

LINCOLN — Arthur Okaw Christian jumped out to a 17-9 lead against Patoka at the Lincoln Christian Shootout, and AOC went on to win 67-41. 

Ian Lowry had 10 points and six assists for AOC.

St. Joseph-Ogden beats Shelbyville

ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph-Ogden scored 20 points in the first quarter and didn't slow down in a 98-66 win over Shelbyville at the St. Joseph-Ogden Shootout on Saturday.

Malcolm Miller scored 29 points to lead Shelbyville, which fell to 13-3 on the season. Turner Pullen added 17 points and Kade Kull had 14 points for Shelbyville.

Tri-County falls to Chrisman

HUME — Tri-County's 21-point second quarter gave the Titans a 28-21 lead, but Chrisman kept the game close and then scored 23 points in the fourth quarter to pull past Tri-County for a 60-52 win.

Cody Richardson led Tri-County with 14 points, and Dylan Campbell scored 13 points. Tri-County fell to 6-11 on the season.

Friday

WSS falls

ST. ELMO — St. Elmo/Brownstown defeated WSS 59-54 Friday in a National Trail Conference game.

SE/B grabbed a 17-15 lead in the first quarter and led most of the game.

Chase Thies scored 14 points to lead the Hatchets. Adam Burton and Gavin Bennett also broke into double digits with 10 points each.

WSS is now 7-6 overall, 1-1 in the conference, and hosts South Central at Windsor for another conference game Tuesday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Sullivan scores 16 in the 1st quarter, beats Neoga

SULLIVAN — Sullivan jumped out to a 16-4 lead against Neoga and cruised to a 51-25 win on Saturday.

"We have found a way to finally play together and distribute the ball," Sullivan coach Sheri McCain said. "The girls played pressure defense and caused quite a few turnovers. We got the ball up the floor and looked to attack the basket. Elizabeth Green had a terrific game for us with 18 points. Laine Cameron got us started with her pressure defense and scoring off steals. I'm very proud of how hard these young ladies have been working lately."

Green led Sullivan with 18 points and Esther Miller had 10 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Sullivan improves to 9-7 on the season.

Neoga falls to 9-10. Blair Banning and Mary Hill each had 6 points in the loss.

Sullivan won the junior varsity game 40-28.

Tri-County slips by Salt Fork

OAKLAND — Tri-County seemed to pull away from Salt Fork with a 16-point third quarter, but were outscored 16-10 in the fourth quarter to force overtime. Tri-County scored 10 points in the overtime to edge Salt Fork by one point 57-56.

Tri-County, which is ranked No. 8 in Class 1A, improved to 15-4 overall and hosts Cumberland on Thursday.

Harley Barry led Tri-County with 21 points, eight steals and five assists. Taylor Barry had eight points and five assists, and Maiya Eskew had 6 points, five steals and four rebounds. Elizabeth Tomlinson had 8 points.

Cumberland edges Decatur LSA

DECATUR — Cumberland and Decatur LSA were tied at 27 going into the fourth quarter, but Cumberland outscored LSA 14-11 in the fourth to get a 41-38 victory.

Jessi Shobe led Cumberland with 13 points and six rebounds, and Liberty Dunaway had 12 points and seven rebounds.

Shelbyville falls to North Clay

SHELBYVILLE — North Clay scored 25 points in the second quarter to pull past Shelbyville, and North Clay went on to win 53-27.

Shelbyville fell to 4-14 on the season. Carson Beyers scored 10 points for Shelbyville.

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