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Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Jan. 9th, 2018

Girls Basketball

The big game around the area last night was also in the Lincoln Trail Conference. The Class 1A, top-ranked and undefeated Annawan Bravettes hosted the Princeville Lady Princes last night in game that could go a long way towards a conference title. The Bravettes get a 61-46 victory to get their 39th straight win and improve to (4-0) in the Lincoln Trail. They are (18-0) overall this season. Arizona State recruit, Jayde VanHyfte led all scorers with 27 points. She also hauled in 12 rebounds. Princeville falls to (17-3) and (3-1). They were led by Caitlyn Pullen’s 23 points, including making seven, 3-pointers.

Elsewhere, it was Wethersfield over Stark County 60-39 and Knoxville blows out North Fulton in the Prairieland Conference 69-39, behind 16 points from Lauren Kavanaugh.

The Galesburg Silver Streak girls basketball team hosted Dunlap in a non-conference game at John Theil Gym last night. The Streaks lose to the Eagles 59-51. Galesburg led at the half 28-23 and were tied at 40 heading to the final quarter but were outscored 18-11 in that final period. Dunlap went 9-for-11 from the foul line over the final eight minutes. Andrea Sampson and Kelsi Legge lead Galesburg in scoring with 15 and 13 points respectively. Galesburg is now (9-10) overall, while the Eagles improve to (12-4). The Silver Streak sophomores also lost 49-44. Riley Jenkins led Galesburg with 12 points.

Junior High
The Monmouth-Roseville Jr. High basketball teams traveled to Rockridge Monday night in Prairieland Conference play. The 7th grade Titans fell 38-37 to the Rockets. Max Cole led Monmouth-Roseville with 13 points. The 8th grade Titans fell 29-22. Ben Anderson led the Titans with 10.

The United Red Storm headed to Stark County for a pair of boys basketball games. The Red Storm swept the Rebels. The 7th grade was victorious 28-25 behind Able Wilson’s 15 points. The 8th grade also won 36-31. Nolan Leffler led United with 23 points.

Youth Basketball

The Monmouth-Roseville 6th grade girls basketball Shooting Stars split two games over the weekend, beating Farmington 19-12 and losing a nailbiter to ROWVA 32-30. Against Farmington, Natalie Boyd led the Stars with 6 points and Elise Blaesing chipped in with 4. The Stars then battled back and forth with ROWVA and had a chance to tie with under 10 seconds left, but came up short in the 32-30 loss. Eight of ten Stars scored, with Natalie Boyd reaching double figures with 10.

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