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Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Jan. 24th, 2018

Girls Basketball

The Monmouth-Roseville Titan girls basketball team hosted the Alleman Pioneers at the Shoebox at Monmouth-Roseville High School last night in the final game of their 4-game homestand. The Titans were coming off a wild 100-89 overtime loss to Macomb on Saturday in a high-tempo, up-and-down the floor contest. By contrast, the Pioneers slowed the pace last night against Monmouth-Roseville, forcing it into a half court game. Alleman jumped out to a 14-4 lead after the first quarter and stretched the lead out the rest of the game, getting a 60-37 win. The Titans drop to (15-9) on the season and were led by Carly Gillen’s 13 points. Kelci Shelton chipped in with nine points. Alleman’s Gabby Loiz led all scorers with 22 points. Monmouth-Roseville will take on Lewistown at 11:00 on Saturday morning in the Galesburg Shootout at John Thiel Gym on the Galesburg High School campus. Our Sunny 97.7 WMOI pregame show will start at 10:45. The Monmouth-Roseville JV got a 47-17 win in the first game of the night. Riley Huston led the Titans with 14 points.

The Knoxville Blue Bullet girls basketball team also jumped all over the A-Town Lady Tornadoes early in a makeup game from January 11th. The Blue Bullets relentless defense held the Tornadoes to 35 points and the Knoxville offense put up 100 points. Lauren Kavanaugh led Knoxville with 28 points.

Boys Basketball

The United Red Storm hosted the Mercer County Golden Eagles in a Lincoln Trail Conference contest. The Red Storm only trailed the Eagles 30-22 at the halftime break but were outscored in the 3rd quarter 24-8 on their way to a 68-43 loss. Adam Johnson was the only Red Storm player in double figures with 11 points. Quinton and Rashaun King combined for 29 points for Mercer County.

In other LTC finals, it was ROWVA/Williamsfield over Ridgewood 79-74. Briar Greenman led all scorers in the game for Ridgewood with 29 points. Tucker Sams led R/W with 27.
Princeville beat Stark County 50-43, Annawan defeated Wethersfield 59-55 and it was Galva over West Central 82-58. Pat McKinney led West Central with 10 points.

In the Prairieland Conference, Elmwood beat A-Town 46-39. Calen Mahr led A-Town with 18 points.

BPC welcomed the Macomb Bombers to Bushnell for a non-conference game. Led by 15 points from Carter Fayhee, the Bombers get a 48-32 win over the Spartans. Devin Yocum led BPC with 16 points.

Swimming and Diving

The Galesburg Silver Streak boys swim team beat Rock Island 100-86 in a dual meet at Mustain Pool on the GHS campus. Drew Giles earned a pair of individual first places, touching the wall first in the 50 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke races. Zach Cantwell was also a double winner, capturing a victory in the 100 freestyle and the 200 yard IM. Lorenzo Moreno joined the double party, earning wins in the 200 and 500 yard freestyle events. Austyn White won the 1 meter diving competition as well. The 400 yard freestyle relay team of Giles, Moreno, Cantwell and Jared Shipp were also victorious.

Wrestling

The Galesburg High School wrestling team dropped a dual meet against Quincy 39-32. No details could be found for this one.

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