Tri-County dominates Martinsville
ARCOLA — Tri-County defeated Martinsville 79-10 Wednesday in the semi-finals of the Arcola Class 1A Regional.
The Lady Titans jumped out to a 29-6 lead in the first quarter and continued to expand their lead in the second period to a 47-8 halftime margin. The Lady Bluestreaks weren’t able to score in the third quarter which ended 67-8 and only managed one more basket in the final period.
Tayler Barry led the Lady Titans with 17 points. Bella Dudley, Maiya Eskew and Kiersten Price-Wilson also scored in double digits with 14, 12 and 10 points, respectively. Eskew had eight steals and five assists. Dudley led the team with five rebounds.
Payton Propst and Alaina Morgan each scored 3 points to lead the Lady Bluestreaks.
Martinsville ends the season with an 8-23 record.
Tri-County improves to 25-4 and plays the winner of Wednesday’s Arcola vs. Neoga semi-final for the regional championship at 7 p.m. Thursday.
A-L-A-H advances to regional final
PANA—Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond defeated Tuscola 44-40 Wednesday in the semi-finals of the Pana Class 2A Regional winning the right to play for championship Thursday.
The two teams fought to a 12-12 tie in the first quarter, but the Knights led 22-16 at the half before going on to win.
Marissa Herschberger led the Knights with 15 points and six rebounds. Mackenzi Bowles and Marcy Petersheim also scored in double figures with 14 and 11 points, respectively. Bowles had 5 blocks and Alexa Miller got four steals and three assists.
A-L-A-H improves to 18-9 and play Pana for the regional championship at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Arcola wins to play for championship
ARCOLA—The home team advantage helped give Arcola a 60-43 victory over Neoga in the Arcola Class 1A Regional semi-finals Wednesday.
The Lady Indians jumped out to a 14-10 lead in the first quarter, but Arcola led 30-21 at the half thanks to a 20-7 margin in the second period. The two teams played even in the third quarter with the Lady Riders leading 44-35. Arcola outscored Neoga 16-8 in the final period for the win.
Ariana Warren led the Lady Riders with 16 points. KayLee Hohlbauch and Olivia Key also broke into figures with 15 and 11 points, respectively.
Mary Hill scored 11 points to lead the Lady Indians.
Neoga ends the season with a 14-16 record.
Arcola improves to 13-14 and plays Tri-County for the regional championship Thursday at 7 p.m.
Sullivan advances to regional final
WARRENSBURG—Top seeded Sullivan defeated the home team 41-31 in the Warrensburg-Latham Class 2A Regional semi-finals on Tuesday, winning the right to play for the championship.
Warrensburg took a 7-6 lead in the first quarter and, after an even second period, led 17-16 at halftime. The Lady Redskins took control in the second half, outscoring Warrensburg 11-6 in the third quarter to take a 27-23 lead and 14-8 in the final period for the win.
Emily White led the Lady Redskins with 10 points.
Sullivan improves to 24-3 and plays Villa Grove-Heritage for the regional championship at 7 p.m. Thursday.
AOC wins 12th straight game
CHAMPAIGN — Arthur Okaw Christian defeated Champaign Centennial 59-43 Tuesday in a non-conference game which was the 12th straight win for the Conquering Riders. It was the final regular-season game for AOC.
Amanda Franklin scored 26 points to lead the team, and Alexa Franklin got 21 points.
AOC improves to 24-6 and is to play in the Association of Christian Schools International Mid-America Tournament in Kankakee starting next Thursday, Feb. 14.
A-L-A-H wins LOVC-NW game
ARTHUR — The Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond boys basketball team defeated Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest division foe Cerro Gordo-Bement 51-48 Tuesday.
Domonick Baker led the Knights with 17 points, and Austin Romine also scored in double digits with 14 points. Adam Hingson led the team with six rebounds, and Austin Plank had four assists. Baker also got five steals.
A-L-A-H improves to 3-18 overall, 1-2 in the division, and travels to Arcola for another division game Friday.
Shelbyville beats Clinton in CIC
CLINTON—Shelbyville defeated Central Illinois Conference foe Clinton 51-47 Tuesday.
Clinton took a 15-13 first quarter lead and outscored the Rams 14-12 in the second period to lead 29-25 at the half, but Shelbyville came back to play in the second half outscoring Clinton 17-8 in the third period to take a 42-37 lead and held on for the win.
Malcolm Miller led the Rams with 20- points. Kade Kull also broke into double digits with 12 points.
Shelbyville improves to 21-3 overall, 5-0 in the conference, and hosts Central A&M in another CIC game Friday.
Sullivan loses CIC game
MOWEAQUA—The Central A&M boys’ basketball team defeated Sullivan 70-36 Tuesday in a Central Illinois Conference game.
Caden Ellis led the Redskins with 12 points and Ian Plank also scored in double figures with 10 points.
Sullivan falls to 4-20 overall, 0-5 in the conference, and hosts Decatur St. Teresa for another conference game Friday.
Tri-County loses LOVC-SE game
VILLA GROVE — The Villa Grove-Heritage boys basketball team defeated Tri-County 68-48 Tuesday in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast division game.
The Titans took a 13-12 lead in the first quarter and led 34-31 at the half, but Villa Grove came back in the second half, outscoring Tri-County 28-9 in the third quarter to take a 59-43 lead and 9-5 in the final period for the win.
Three Titans scored in double figures: Mason Hutchinson led the team with 15 points, Cole McClain got 12 points and Blake Lee added 10.
Tri-County falls to 15-12 overall, 1-1 in the conference, and travels to Toledo to play another conference game against Cumberland on Friday.