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BOYS BASKETBALL

Casey-Westfield remains LIC undefeated

CASEY — Casey-Westfield boys basketball remained undefeated in the Little Illini Conference from its 67-54 win against Flora on Friday.

For the Warriors, Luke Richards had 23 points, two rebounds and three steals. Kyle Carver had 14 points and one rebound. Logan Hawker had 11 points and one rebound. Ethan Gilbert had three rebounds.

Casey-Westfield is 19-4 and will play in another conference game on Friday at Lawrenceville.

Arcola falls to Decatur LSA

ARCOLA — Arcola boys basketball fell to Decatur LSA 70-41 in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest division game on Friday.

For the Purple Riders, Myles Roberts led the team with 20 points in the game.

Arcola is 6-16, 1-2 and will host A-L-A-H for another conference game on Friday.

A-L-A-H defeats Okaw Valley

BETHANY — A-L-A-H boys basketball defeated Okaw Valley 48-35 in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest Division game on Friday.

For the Knights, Colton Romine had 17 points and 15 rebounds. Adam Day had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Austin Plank had 10 points and three assists.

For the Timberwolves, Jared Bunfill had 10 points and four rebounds. Garrett Fritz had 8 points and four rebounds.

A-L-A-H is 12-9, 2-1 and will play in Niantic against Sangamon Valley for another conference game on Friday.

Okaw Valley is 11-11, 1-1 and will play at Decatur LSA in a conference game on Friday.

Cumberland wins LOVC-SE game

HUTSONVILLE—Cumberland beat Hutsonville/Palestine 56-45 in the first Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division game of the season for the Pirates on Friday.

Zach Wolke led Cumberland with 21 points and Tyson Magee also broke into double digits with 20 points.

The Pirates improve to 14-7 overall and host Martinsville for another conference game Tuesday.

AOC gets ECIC win

ARTHUR — Arthur Okaw Christian beat Decatur Christian 66-26 Thursday in an East Central Illinois Conference game.

Oliver Binion and Ian Lowry each scored 14 points to lead the Conquering Riders. Benjamin Lee also broke into double digits with 13 points.

AOC improves to 22-5 overall, 4-1 in the conference, and travels to Knightsville, Indiana, for a game against Victory Christian at 3 p.m. Saturday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Okaw Valley wins LOVC-NW title

BETHANY — Okaw Valley defeated Argenta-Oreana 66-36 Thursday to win the Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest Division title with a 5-0 record. It was their first outright division or conference crown since 2004-05. when they won the LOVC.

Paige Robinson led the Lady Timberwolves with 34 points and Natalie Jeffers also scored in double figures with 18. 

Okaw Valley ends the regular season at 24-5. The Lady Timberwolves are seeded No. 2 in the Louisville Class 1A subsectional B, and they play the winner of Monday’s Martinsville (ninth seed) vs. Chrisman (11th seed) on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Chrisman regional.

Casey-Westfield wins in double OT

CASEY — Casey-Westfield won on Senior Night with a 54-49 Little Illini Conference win over Newton in two overtimes.

The Lady Warriors led 9-7 in the first quarter and were ahead 25-15 at the half, but Newton outscored Casey 15-6 in the third quarter and 14-13 in the final regulation period to tie the game at 34-34. In the first overtime period, the teams each scored 2 points, but the Lady-Warriors outscored the Lady Eagles 8-3 in the second overtime for a big win.

JaeLynn Riggleman led the Lady Warriors with 23 points, and Myriah Warner also broke into double digits with 20 points. Calista Taylor and Riggleman each got seven rebounds, Warner had four steals and Taylor got two deflections.

Casey-Westfield improves to 14-10 overall, 4-4 in the conference. The Lady Warriors are the No. 6 seed in the Effingham St. Anthony Class 2A subsectional A and get a rematch against Newton, the No. 4 seed, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Casey-Westfield regional.

Banning hits 1,000 career mark in Neoga win

DIETERICH — Neoga's Blair Banning went over the 1,000-point mark for her career, scoring a team-high 27 points as the Lady Indians downed Dieterich in girls basketball National Trail Conference action Thursday, 55-48. Banning needed 15 points to reach the coveted mark. Olivia Titus was also in double digits with 14 points.

Neoga finished 5-3 in the conference and is 12-15 overall. The Lady Indians are to travel back to Dieterich Tuesday to face Brownstown/St. Elmo in a Class 1A regional game. 

Sullivan nipped by Clinton

CLINTON — Sullivan was nipped by Clinton 44-42 Thursday in a Central Illinois Conference girls basketball game. 

Chloe Riley and Lizzie Green led the Lady Redskins with 20 and 13 points, respectively. The 20 for Riley was a season-high. 

Sullivan, 12-12 overall, finished 3-4 in the CIC. The Lady Redskins are to play in the Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond Class 2A regional Monday against fellow CIC foe Meridian. 

AOC wins ECIC game

ARTHUR — Arthur Okaw Christian defeated Decatur Christian 64-9 Thursday in an East Central Illinois Conference game.

Lyla Kauffman led the Conquering Riders with 24 points. Anna Houk and Savanna Spitz also scored in double figures with 16 and 14 points, respectively. Kauffman also got five steals.

AOC ends conference play with an 8-2 record and travels to Knightsville, Indiana, to play Victory Christian on Saturday.

Cumberland falls to Palestine/Hutsonville

HUTSONVILLE — Cumberland girls basketball wrapped up its regular season and were defeated by Palestine/Hutsonville 44-32 on Thursday in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division game.

For the Lady Pirates, Josie Brown had 10 points, one rebound and one steal. Morgan Scott had seven rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Kendra Boswell had three rebounds and two steals. Liberty Dunaway had one rebound and five steals. Jazzmine Oakley had two rebounds. Destiny Williams had one assist and two steals.

Cumberland is 4-23, 0-4 and will play at Casey-Westfield high school on Monday at 7 p.m. against Robinson for Regionals. 

Martinsville falls to Oblong

MARTINSVILLE — Martinsville took a big loss for the last regular game of the season against Oblong on 50-17 on Thursday in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division game.

For the Lady Bluestreaks, Payton Propst had 8 points.

Martinsville is 9-18, 1-3 and will play in Regionals against Chrisman on Thursday at 7 p.m.

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