First half helps Tri-County top Paris
OAKLAND -- Tri-County used a strong first half to take a 26-15 lead over Paris Monday in a non-conference game. The Lady Titans went on to win 50-41.
Tayler Barry had a team-high 15 points, while Harley Barry, her sister had 12 points for the Lady Titans. Grace Burnside was tops in rebounds with eight and she had four assists along with Maiya Eskew. Eskew and Tayler Barry had four steals each.
Paris, who fell to 16-6, is coached by David Tingley, the last coach in Shiloh history. He guided the Lady Raiders to a 266-93 record over 12 seasons, including a fourth-place finish in 2010-11. Shiloh became part of the Tri-County co-op (which was Oakland and Kansas) in 2014-15.
Tri-County is to play at Martinsville at 6 p.m. Thursday in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Divison game.
Arcola pounds Blue Ridge
ARCOLA—The Arcola girls’ basketball team beat Blue Ridge/Deland-Weldon 74-43 Monday in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest opener for both teams.
The Lady Riders jumped out to an 18-8 lead in the first quarter and out-scored Blue Ridge 26-11 in the second quarter for a 44-19 halftime lead.
Three Arcola players scored in double figures: Olivia Key led all scorers with 19 points while KayLee Hohlbauch and Lindsey Helmuth got 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Arcola improves to 8-9 and hosts Cerro-Gordo/Bement in another LOVC NW game Thursday.
Casey-Westfield drops LIC game
CASEY-- Casey-Westfield led Olney 20-17 at the half of Monday's Little Illini Conference game. However, the Lady Tigers outscored Casey 20-4 in the third and went on to win 53-28.
Jae Lynn Riggleman led the Lady Warriors with 15 points, seven rebounds, and four steals.
Casey 5-13 overall and 1-4 in the LIC, is to play Robinson Thursday at 7 p.m. at Newton in the conference tournament. The Lady Warriors beat Robinson 47-44 Dec. 3.
Sullivan romps over CG/B
CERRO GORDO—Sullivan defeated Cerro Gordo-/Bement 63-17 Monday in a non-conference game.
Emily White led the Lady Redskins with 18 points. Esther Miller scored 17 points while Avery Still added 10 points and had five steals. Zoe Walton and Still each got four assists. Lilly Null had five rebounds.
Sullivan is now 18-1 and hosts Clinton for a Central Illinois Conference game Thursday.
Okaw Valley wins LOVC NW opener
BETHANY—Okaw Valley defeated Argenta-Oreana 50-36 in the Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest division opener Monday.
Bella Benning led the Lady Timberwolves with 18 points and Madison Vogel also broke into double digits with 12 points. Kate Jeffers had 10 rebounds. Vogel also had eight rebounds and Benning got six.
Okaw Valley improves to 4-16 and hosts Brownstown/St. Elmo for a non-conference game Tuesday.
URBANA—Arthur Okaw Christian defeated Uni High 42-14 Monday in an East Central Illinois Conference game.
Amanda Franklin had a double-double for the Conquering Riders with 20 points and 11 rebounds while handing out five assists.
Alexa Franklin also broke into double digits with 10 points and had five rebounds.
AOC improves to 13-6 overall, 3-0 in the conference, and plays another conference game at Bloomington Cornerstone on Tuesday.
WSS wins NTC game
DIETERICH—WSS beat National Trail Conference foe Dieterich 68-58 Monday.
The Hatchets jumped out to a 25-15 lead in the first quarter and out-scored Dieterich 17-8 in the second period to take a 42-23 lead at the half. Dieterich came back in the second half, out-scoring WSS 18-11 in the third quarter and 17-15 in the final period, but the Hatchets got the win.
Megan Schlechte scored 22 points and Nikki Trussell tallied 20. Mikala Nichols also broke into double figures with 13 points.
WSS is now 15-4 overall, 4-2 in the conference, and travels to Martinsville for a non-conference game Tuesday.
A-L-A-H wins LOVC-NW opener
ARTHUR—The Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond girls’ basketball team won its Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest division opener in convincing style Monday defeating Decatur Lutheran School Association 60-22.
Marissa Herschberger had 17 points and seven steals to lead the Knights. Two other A-L-A-H players broke into double figures: Mackenzi Bowles with 15 points and Jolynn Barbee with 10. Marcy Petersheim got five rebounds while Addi Tinkle and Alexa Miller each had four assists.
A-L-A-H improves to 11-8 and travels to Blue Ridge for a non-conference game Thursday.
PANA—Neoga lost a non-conference game to Pana 54-20 Monday.
Mary Hill led the Lady Indians with 10 points.
Neoga falls to 9-12 and travels to Effingham St. Anthony for a National Trail Conference game Thursday.
Little Okaw Valley Conference Division tournaments set
Tri-County is the top seed in the fifth annual Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division Tournament, while Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond is the top seed in the Northwest Division Tournament.
The Southeast tournament is at Martinsville, while the Northwest is at Okaw Valley. The top six teams in each tournament play Jan. 19 at Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond.
Tri-County is to play Jan. 14 against the winner of the fourth-seeded Martinsville and fifth-seeded Cumberland game at 6 p.m. Martinsville and Cumberland are to play at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Other teams in the LOVC SE are Oblong (3rd seed), Hutsonville/Palestine (6th seed) and Villa Grove/Heritage (2nd seed). The championship game is set for Jan. 17 at 8 p.m.
In the NW division, the Knights await the winner of Saturday's noon game between Cerro Gordo/Bement and Blue Ridge/Deland-Weldon.
Okaw Valley is the third-seeded team and they are to play sixth-seeded Argenta-Oreana at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Arcola, the No. 2 seeded team is to play seventh-seeded Decatur LSA at 10 a.m. Saturday with the winners of the two games to play in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14.
The championship game is set for 8 p.m. Jan. 17.
NTC tournament to start Jan. 14
BEECHER CITY -- The annual National Trail Conference Tournament is to start Jan. 14 with Dieterich taking on South Central at 5:30 p.m. The winner is to play top-seeded Altamont on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.
Neoga, the No. 7 seeded team is to play No 7 seeded Effingham St. Anthony at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 and WSS is the No. 3 seeded team and is to play No. 6 seeded Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City at 8:30 p.m. The winners of both games are to play each other Jan. 17 at 8:30 p.m. in the semifinals.
The seventh place, consolation championship, third place, and championship are set for Jan. 19 at 2:30, 4, 5:30 and 7 p.m. respectively.