Tri-County wins Regional Championship
ARCOLA—Tri-County defeated Arcola 70-31 for the Class 1A regional championship at Nancy Stiff Gym.
The Lady Titans, the No. 6 team in Class 1A, jumped out to a 23-4 lead after the first quarter and led 48-15 at the half.
Tri-County, who has won nine straight games, was led by Kiersten Price-Wilson scoring 18 points. Tayler Berry had 6 steals. Harley Berry had 12 assists and 6 rebounds for Tri-County.
Arcola, who finished 13-15, was led by Gaby Becerra with 7 points.
Tri-County, who has now won three straight regional championships, plays at Moweaqua against Effingham St. Anthony on Monday at 6:00 pm in the Class 1A Moweaqua Central A&M Sectional semifinal Game. The Lady Titans are 26-4.
Third quarter helps Sullivan to regional title
WARRENSBURG-- Sullivan and Villa Grove/Heritage were deadlocked at 25 at the half of Thursday's Class 2A regional championship when the Lady Redskins outscored the Lady Blue Devils 22-9 in the third and went on to win its second straight regional title, 59-46.
Esther Miller had a triple-double for Sullivan with 17 points, 10 rebound, and 13 steals. Avery Still had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Lilly Null had 11 points and Emily White 15 for the 25-3 Lady Redskins.
Villa Grove/Heritage's Ailya Holloman had a game-high 30 points and earned the praise of Sullivan coach Sheri McCain.
"I would like to give a huge shoutout to Holloman because we played tough defense on her and she still scored 30 points," said McCain. "Our guards held the rest of their team in check with tenacious perimeter defense. I am so proud of how hard these young ladies fought tonight. They played with so much heart and determination."
Sullivan is to play Edwards County at 6 p.m. Monday in the Tuscola Sectional semifinals.
A-L-A-H falls in fourth
PANA -- For three quarters Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond and Pana were even tied at 42. In the fourth, the Lady Panthers outscored the Knights 15-8 to win 57-50.
Pana was 15-of-22 from the free throw line to help to victory.
Marissa Hershberger and Alexa Miller led the 18-10 Knights with 20 and 10 points respectively. Miller led in rebounds with six, while Miller and Mackenzi Bowles had four steals each. Bowles also had four blocked shots.
Arthur Okaw Christian falls to Paris
ARTHUR -- Arthur Okaw Christian led Paris 18-14 at the half, but fell behind 27-24 going into the fourth and lost 45-38.
Alexa Franklin led the Conquering Riders with 12 points.
AOC is 24-7.
Arcola wins to advance to finals
ARCOLA — The home team advantage helped give Arcola a 60-43 victory over Neoga in the Arcola Class 1A Regional semifinals 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. 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.
Sullivan advances to championship game
WARRENSBURG — Top-seeded Sullivan defeated the home team 41-31 in the Warrensburg-Latham Class 2A Regional semifinals on Tuesday, winning the right to play for the championship.
Warrensburg took a 17-16 lead at halftime. The Lady Redskins outscored the Lady Cardinals 25-14 in the second half to win by 10.
Emily White led the Lady Redskins with 10 points, while Esther Miller and Avery Still had nine rebounds each, while Miller led in assists with six.
PANA — Shelbyville trailed just 12-11 to Pana after one quarter of Wednesday nights' Class 2A regional semifinals. However, the Lady Rams were outscored 35-6 in the second quarter and lost 73-26.
Trinity Wade led the Lady Rams, who finished 7-20, with six points.
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.
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.
Neoga drops NTC game
ALTAMONT — Neoga trailed Altamont just 32-28 at halftime of Tuesday's National Trail Conference game. However, Altamont outscored Neoga 24-10 in the third quarter and went on to win 71-50.
Trevor Roy and Levi Peters led Neoga with 17 and 15 points respectively.
Neoga, 13-10 overall and 3-3 in the NTC, is to play Meridian Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in the NTC/Central Illinois Conference shootout at Altamont.