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GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Sullivan heads to Regional Championships

ARTHUR— Sullivan girls’ basketball defeated Greenville 54-46 at the regional semifinals to earn the Redskins a spot at Championships.

For the Redskins, Lizzie Green had 14 points, Chloe Riley had 13 points, Ester Miller had 11 points.

Sullivan is 14-12 and will play Tuscola at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday in the Regional Championships.

Okaw Valley heads to Regional Championships

CHRISMAN— Okaw Valley girls’ basketball defeated Martinsville 58-29 in the second night of regionals on Tuesday.

For Okaw Valley, Paige Robinson had 24 points and Kate Jeffers and Bella Benning both had 10 points.

For Martinsville, Emily Parcel had 12 points.

Okaw Valley is 25-5 for the season and will continue into the Regional Championship on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Martinsville wrapped its season up with a record of 10-19.

A-L-A-H loses regional game in OT

ARTHUR—A 19-14 second quarter was nearly enough to carry A-L-A-H into the Class 2A regional final, but Tuscola spoiled the night for the home team with a comeback and a 48-46 win in overtime.

Tuscola got out to a 10-8 lead in the first quarter, but the Knights led 27-24 at the half. Tuscola out-scored A-L-A-H 8-6 in the third period and 4-2 in the final period of regulation play for a 44-44 tie. Four points in overtime to only two by the Knights gave Tuscola the nod.

Hannah Wallen led the Knights with 14 points and three assists. Marissa Herschberger also scored in double figures with 10 points and got four steals. Janette Comstock led the team with 12 rebounds.

A-L-A-H ends the season with a 13-13 record.

Neoga loses regional semi-final by one

DIETERICH—Brownstown/St. Elmo squeaked by Neoga 46-45 Tuesday in the Dieterich Class 1A regional.

BSE led 16-4 in the first quarter, but the Lady Indians cut away at the lead in each of the following periods. Neoga started by cutting the lead one points in the second quarter to trail 27-16 at half time. The third quarter saw the Lady Indians grab an 11-7 margin to cut the lead down to seven points, 34-27. In the fourth quarter Neoga out-scored BSE 18-12, but still was eliminated.

Mary Hill scored a season high15 points to lead the Lady Indians and Blair Banning also scored in double figures with 12 points.

Neoga ends the season with a 12-16 record.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Casey-Westfield’s Richards scores 40 points

CASEY—The Casey-Westfield boys’ basketball team beat Little Illini Conference foe Marshall 66-56 Tuesday in a game rescheduled from January.

Luke Richards, a junior for the Warriors, scored over half of the team’s points, a season high 40 points. Richards completed a double double for Casey-Westfield by grabbing 14 rebounds. Ethan Gilbert got three assists and Noah Livington had two steals.

The Warriors led 12-6 at the end of the first quarter and extended their lead to 34-24 by halftime. Marshall out-scored Casey 20-8 in the third quarter to take a 44-42 lead, but the Warriors came back with a 24-12 final period for the win.

Casey-Westfield improves to 20-4 overall, 6-0 in the conference, and travels to Lawrenceville for another conference game Friday.

Tri-County takes second conference loss

HUTSONVILLE— Tri-County boys’ basketball defeated Palestine/Hutsonville 67-61 in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division game on Tuesday.

For Tri-County, Mason Hutchinson had 19 points, Dylan Campbell had 11 points and Blake Lee had 11 points.

Tri-County is 7-17, 0-2 and will host Villa Grove/Heritage at Shiloh High School on Friday.

Cumberland beats Martinsville

TOLEDO—Cumberland defeated Martinsville 81-44 Tuesday in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division game that featured 15 three-point goals, 11 of which were scored by the Pirates.

Tyson Magee led the Pirates with 28 points. Zack Wolke, Myles Gerhardt and Brennyn Cutts also broke into double figures with 19, 11 and 11 points, respectively. Wolke and Gerhardt each made three three-pointers.

Garron Haenig scored 21 points including three treys to lead the Bluestreaks and Dalton Rollings also scored in double digits with 15.

Martinsville falls to 5-18 overall, 0-3 in the conference, and hosts Hutsonville/Palestine for another conference game Friday.

Cumberland is 16-6 overall, 2-0 in the conference, and hosts Oblong for another LOVC-SE game Friday.

Altamont beats Neoga

ALTAMONT — Altamont was clinging to a one-point lead going into half against Neoga until Altamont controlled the second half. Neoga was held to six points in the third quarter and then Altamont scored 17 points in the fourth to hang on to a 64-52 win.

Jackson Clark led Neoga with 16 points and Caleb Hill had nine points. Neoga falls to 11-11 overall and 2-5 in the National Trail Conference.

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Sports writer

Mike Monahan covers area sports for the JG-TC.

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