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Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for Jan. 28, 2020

Basketball

There was no rest for the weary for girls basketball teams in the Lincoln Trail Conference. After finishing a grueling week of the league tournament last week that culimnated on Saturday, they were back on the floor last night. The United Red Storm went winless in the tourney but came up with a nice win last night at home vs. Wethersfield, who went (2-2) last week. The Storm get a 42-38 victory. The West Central Heat lost to Annawan 49-36. Carley Lafary, who missed Saturday’s loss against ROWVA/Williamsfield, came back to lead the Heat with 11 points. Princeville won the tournament on Saturday with a blowout win over Stark County and kept the momentum rolling with a 55-28 win over Ridgewood. Princeville is the lone unbeaten team in the LTC standings at (6-0). They are also (24-3). ROWVA/Williamsfield upset Mercer County last night 44-28. Calyn Garza led R/W with 11 points. Karli Stineman had 15 for Mer Co. Finally, Stark County had no trouble with Galva, beating the Wildcast 61-39. Behind Princeville’s (6-0) record, there are five teams at (4-2), including Annawan, Mercer County, Stark County, West Central and ROWVA/Williamsfield.

The Monmouth-Roseville Titans traveled to Farmington for a non-conference road game. The Titans trailed at halftime 29-25 but would outscore the Lady Farmers 45-15 in the second half to get a 70-44 win. Carly Gillen led Monmouth-Roseville with 29 points. Ryley Huston chipped in with 17 points for the Titans, who got their 20th win of the season, against seven losses.

The Abingdon-Avon Tornado girls basketball team bounced back from a loss to Midwest Central/Delavan on Saturday in the Great Western Shootout by beating Elmwood 46-34 on the road in a Prairieland Conference North Division game last night. Ashley Jones continued her fantastic season with 27 points for A-Town. Abingdon-Avon is now (13-11) overall and (2-2) in the North Division.

Knoxville went to (5-0) in the North Division with a 59-27 win over the Peoria Heights/Quest co-op last night. Brimfield is (4-0) in league play and were idle last night. Knoxville improved to (26-1) overall with the victory.
In the big match up in the Prairieland Conference South Division, state-ranked Lewistown beat Illini West 53-47. Lewistown is (24-1) overall and (5-0) in the South. Illini West is (3-1) and (20-4).

The Macomb Lady Bombers lost to United Township 77-55.

Junior High

Regional tournament action continued in 7th grade junior high boys basketball last night. The ICS Trojans will play for a Class 1A regional championship on Thursday night. ICS beat Peoria Hollis 30-24 in the semi-finals in Williamsfield. Nick Huston and Andrew Way each had 11 points to lead ICS. They will play Limestone Walters at 6:00 at Williamsfield High School on Thursday.

The Monmouth-Roseville Titan 7th grade boys basketball team’s season came to an end with a 57-19 loss to host Rockridge in a Class 3A regional semi-final. The Titans were led by Andy Myers’ eight points. Monmouth-Roseville finishes the season with a record of (13-10).

In junior high volleyball, the Monmouth-Roseville Lady Titans hosted Knoxville. The Titan 7th grade lost 25-14 and 25-15 to fall to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in the Prairieland Conference. The Monmouth 8th grade beat the Blue Bullets 25-13 and 25-10. Leading stats for tonight’s game are Brianna Woodard with 7 kills and Elise Blaesing had 14 assists. This leaves the 8th grade with a 5-0 record and 3-0 in conference.

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