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BOYS' BASKETBALL

Tri-County beats Martinsville

TOLEDO — Tri-County defeated Martinsville 69-35 in the first game of the Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division Tournament on Monday.

Grant Haenig led the Bluestreaks with 14 points.

Blake Lee, Mitch Pollock and Caleb Ard were in double digits for the Titans with 16, 15 and 10 points respectively. 

Martinsville, the number six seed, is 0-22 and plays number five seeded Oblong for the consolation championship Friday at 5 p.m.

Tri-County, the number three seeded team, improves to 13-9 and plays number two seeded Cumberland at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday as the tournament continues.

Neoga tops Ramsey

NEOGA -- Free throws helped Neoga win a non-conference game over Ramsey Friday as the Indians were 27-of-33 (.818) from the free throw line. Trevor Roy and Reece Johnson led Neoga in their third straight win with 19 and 17 points respectively. 

Noega led 32-19 at the half. 

The Indians, 11-7 overall, are to play in the National Trail Conference Tournament at Altamont against Dioterich at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. 

Shelbyville wins 11 consecutive game

MACON - Shelbyville won its 11th consecutive game Friday beating Meridian in a Central Illinois Conference game 75-63. 

The Rams led 23-10 after the first quarter,which turned out to be key. Meridian cut the lead down to 43-35 at the half. 

Malcolm Miller led Shelbyille with 23 points, while Brayden Nichols had 17 and Kade Kull returned to action and finished with 14 points. 

The Rams improved to 18-2 overall and 4-0 in the conference and don't play again until Jan. 26 at Warresnburg in the CIC tournament. 

Sullivan falls by five

CLINTON -- Sullivan came close, but lost to Clinton, 47-42 Friday in a Central Illinois Conference game. 

The Redskins trailed 29-19 at the  half. 

Caden Ellis led Sullivan with 23 points.

Sullivan, 3-16 overall, fell to 0-4 in the CIC and is to play host to Charleston Tuesday in a non-conference game. 

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Sullivan beats Shelbyville in tourney

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DECATUR — Sullivan showed why it is the top seeded team in the Central Illinois Conference Tournament by defeating Shelbyville 54-23 Monday in the opening game of the tournament.

The Lady Redskins held the Lady Rams scoreless in the first quarter, taking a 17-0 lead.

Three Lady Redskins scored in double figures: Esther Miller who scored her 1,000th point during the game had 12 points, Emily White added 11 and Zoe Walton got 10 points. Lilly Null led the team with eight rebounds and four steals. Josie Orris and Null each got three assists.

Trinity Wade led the Lady Rams with nine points.

Sullivan plays Tuscola, the number five seed, at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Shelbyville, the number eight seed in the tournament, plays number four seeded Clinton at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Okaw Valley wins LOVC-NW game

BETHANY — Okaw Valley beat Blue Ridge 42-13 Monday in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest division game. The Lady Timberwolves held Blue Ridge scoreless in the second quarter.

Madison Vogel got a double double for the Lady Timberwolves with 19 points and 12 rebounds while Bella Benning also scored in double figures with 11 points.

Okaw Valley improves to 8-18 overall, 3-0 in the conference, and plays Cerro Gordo-Bement on Thursday.

Tri-County wins LOVC-SE game

KANSAS — Tri-County beat Oblong 57-37 Monday in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Southwest division game.

Harley Barry got a double double for the Lady Titans with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Barry also had three assists. Tayler Berry and Kiersten Price-Wilson also broke into double digits with 17 and 12 points, respectively. Maiya Eskew got seven steals.

Tri-County improves to 20-4 overall, 2-0 in the conference, and plays Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the LOVC championship game at Arcola.

AOC wins ECIC game

CHAMPAIGN — Arthur Okaw Christian defeated Judah Christian 59-45 Wednesday in an East Central Illinois Conference game.

Amanda Franklin had a double double for the Conquering Riders with 28 points and 15 rebounds. Franklin also had nine steals. Alexa Franklin and Lyla Kauffman also scored in double digits with 14 and 10 points, respectively. Alexa Franklin also had six steals.

AOC improves to 17-6 overall, 6-0 in the conference and hosts Urbana University High on Thursday.

A-L-A-H wins LOVC-NE game

ARTHUR—The Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond girls’ basketball team beat Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest division foe Cerro Gordo-Bement 56-33 Monday.

The two teams played to an 8-8 tie in the first quarter before A-L-A-H took control with a 16-9 second period for a 24-17 lead at the half.

Marissa Herschberger led the Knights with 23 points. Mackenzi Bowles also scored in double figures with 11 points. Marcy Petersheim grabbed 10 rebounds and Alexa Miller had six steals.

A-L-A-H improves to 15-8 overall, 2-0 in the conference, and plays for the LOVC championship Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Arthur. 

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