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The Lincoln Trail Conference boys basketball tournament wrapped up on Saturday at Wethersfield High School on Saturday. The United Red Storm were in the championship game for the first time in program history. The Red Storm carried an 11-game winning streak into their game against the Princeville Princes were in the midst of a 6-game winning streak. United trailed 11-7 at the end of the first quarter but would get outscored 14-4 in the second quarter and fell behind 25-11 at the half. The offense continued to struggle in the third quarter for United as the Red Storm put another single digit of six points in the frame. When the final horn sounded, Princeville claimed their first LTC tournament championship with a 47-34 win. Evan Wynne led United with 11 points. The Red Storm start the final two weeks of their regular season with a record of (19-6) and currently lead the regular season standings with a conference record of (5-0).
The West Central Heat beat Stark County 69-40 for 9th place in the first game of the day in Kewanee on Saturday afternoon. Landen Beelman led West Central with 23 points. Nate Bigger chipped in with 13 points.
ROWVA/Williamsfield defeated Galva 61-59 for 7th place. Lorin Peterson and Calvin Peterson each had 18 points to lead R/W.
It was Mercer Couty onver Ridgewood 46-42. Trey Essig led Mer Co with 15 points.
The Annawan Braves knocked off Wethersfield 67-58 for 3rd place. Reece Gripp led Annawan with 21 points, while Coltin Quagliano had 28 for Wethersfield.
The Monmouth-Roseville Titans traveled to Kewanee to play the state-ranked Boilermakers on Saturday night. Kewanee beats the Titans 80-63. Rashaun King led the (12-11) Titans with 25 points.
Macomb lost a home game to Illini West 57-46.
The Galesburg Silver Streak boys defeated Rock Falls 77-45. Jaylin McCants had 23 for Galesburg.
The Silver Streak girls fell to Sterling 65-43 and were led in scoring by Audree Peck with 16 points.
Three Monmouth-Roseville will send three wrestlers to the sectionals this weekend. Jesus Rojas earned a regional championship by going (3-0), with three pins. Also moving on is Kevin Bikopo with a 2nd place finish and Martin Arteaga with a 3rd place. Trey and Ashton Anderson both garnered 4th place finishes and will be alternates this weekend.
High School girls bowling regionals were held around the state of Illinois on Saturday. Monmouth-Roseville’s Elawna Register bowled a 929 6-game series. That was just 43 pins away from moving on to the sectional tournament this coming weekend. Abingdon-Avon’s Alexis Wilson qualified for the sectional with an 1136 6-game series. She finished 9th individually overall. Galesburg’s Chloe Day will move on also. She rolled a 1232 to place 4th.
On Saturday the 7th grade Monmouth-Roseville Lady Titan volleyball team traveled to United Junior where they took 2nd place in the tournament hosted by the Red Storm. The Titans won their first match against Abingdon-Avon 25-12 and 25-12. Monmouth-Roseville lost their second match up of the day to the eventual tournament champion Macomb Bombers. 25-15, 25-7. The Titan’s last match of the day was against United. Monmouth-Roseville rallied in the 3rd set to get a 25-17, 20-25, and 16-14 victory. Leading with service points for the day for Monmouth-Roseville was Emily Gunn with 24. Brianna Woodard led in kills (29) and blocks (3). Tatianna Talivaa led in digs (8) and Mia Reynolds led in assists (21) for the day. The Titan 7th grade’s overall record is now 7-6.