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BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Sullivan beats WSS

SULLIVAN (JG-TC) — Sullivan’s boys’ basketball team defeated Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg 40-38 Tuesday in a non-conference game.

The Hatchets took a 12-2 lead in the first quarter, but the Redskins came back with a 14-7 second period to trail 19-16 at halftime. WSS again outscored Sullivan 12-10 in the third quarter, but the Redskins got a 14-7 fourth period for the win.

Caden Ellis had a season high 19 points to lead Sullivan and Josh Stutzman also scored in double digits with 10 points.

Isaac Kramer got 19 points to lead the Hatchets.

WSS travels to Altamont for a National Trail Conference game on Friday.

Sullivan hosts Clinton for a Central Illinois Conference game Friday.

Casey wins eighth LIC game

CASEY—Luke Richards’ double double of 13 rebounds and 24 points helped Casey-Westfield defeat Little Illini Conference foe Newton for the second time this season 69-54 Tuesday.

Ethan Gilbert and Noah Livingston also broke into double figures with16 and 14 points, respectively. Gilbert led the team with six deflections and got three steals. Jarod Brandenburg also had three steals as well as a block.

Casey-Westfield improves to 22-4 overall, 8-0 in the conference, and hosts Effingham St. Anthony for a non-conference game Friday which is senior night for the Warriors.

Cumberland remains undefeated, LOVC-NW

OAKLAND— Cumberland boys’ basketball remained undefeated in the LOVC-NW after they defeated Tri-County 53-47 on Tuesday.

For the Pirates, Tyson Magee had 27 points.

For the Titans, Mason Hutchinson had 10 points and Blake Lee had 14 points.

Cumberland is 19-6, 4-0 and will travel to the Broadlands to play Villa Grove/Heritage on Friday.

Tri-County is 7-20, 0-4 and will travel to Martinsville on Friday.

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Six from area named all-NTC

WSS's Megan Schlechte earned first team all-National Trail Conference girls' basketball team honors for the 2017-18 season. Also named to the six-member team was Neoga's Blair Banning. 

Schlechte, a 5-11 junior, averaged 16. 8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game as well as two blocks per game for the 14-13 Hatchets, who finished 4-4 in the NTC. 

Banning, a senior guard for the 12-16 Lady Indians, who finished 5-3 in the conference, averaged 14.9 points per game. 

No area player was on the six-member second team, but Neoga's Kelsey Partlow and Mary Hill along with WSS's Hannah Hayes and Nikki Trussell made the seven-member honorable mention team. 

Schlechte has been on the first team all-NTC as a freshman and sophomore. Last year Banning was on the second team and Trussell received honorable mention status.

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Sports writer

Mike Monahan covers area sports for the JG-TC.

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