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The Monmouth-Roseville Titan girl’s season came to an end with a 60-43 loss to the Class 2A 3rd ranked team in Illinois, the Quincy Notre Dame Lady Raiders at Rushville/Industry High School. The Lady Raiders shot the ball well the entire first half, taking a 33-14 lead into the halftime break. Monmouth-Roseville came out of the locker room at the half with some fight and cut the deficit to 12 points in the 3rd quarter but the hole they dug themselves in the first half was too much to overcome. The Titans had to foul down the stretch, and the Lady Raiders would make just enough free throws in the final quarter to advance to the Class 2A Macomb Sectional starting on Monday. Monmouth-Roseville ends the season with a program-record tying 24 wins and eight losses. They were led scoring last night by senior Carly Gillen’s 21 points. Junior Ryley Huston was also in double figures with ten points. Gillen and fellow senior Lily Cundiff will advance in the Country Financial 3-point Showdown. Gillen led all shooters with nine makes, while Cundiff advanced through a shoot-off. Quincy Notre, now (24-3) on the season, was led by Sydney Hummert’s 19 points. QND will play the Knoxville Blue Bullets in the Macomb Sectional semi-finals on Monday at 7:30. The Blue Bullets blew out regional hosts, Bloomington Central Catholic, 67-39 in Bloomington in the regional championship game. The Bullets, who held a 44-18 halfime lead, were led in scoring by Hannah Jones’ 20 points. Knoxville is now (28-4). It will be a battle of the 3rd and 6th ranked teams in the AP poll.
Also taking part in the loaded Macomb Sectionals next week will be 9th ranked Illini West. The Chargers, now (26-4), beat up Mercer County 49-19. Megan Harrell led IW with 16 points. They will play the winner of tonight’s Kewanee Regional champion in the first semi-final in Macomb on Monday at 6:00. The Kewanee regional title game will be played tonight and it features (21-10) Normal U-High vs. (20-11) Midwest Central/Delavan.
In Class 1A regional games last night, the Abingdon-Avon Tornadoes lost a heart-breaking 48-46 overtime game to Stark County in the ROWVA regional semifinals in Oneida. That tournament got a day behind due to the weather issues in our area this week. The Tornadoes led 27-22 at the half and 32-30 going into the fourth quarter but Stark would tie the game at 44 at the end of regulation and hold A-Town to two points in the extra frame. A-Town bows out at (17-13) and were led by Ashley Jones’ 19 and Emma Ginther’s 15 points. Stark County will take on the 5th ranked team in Class 1A, Princeville, tonight at 7:00 at ROWVA High School. The (29-3) Lady Princes had no trouble with ROWVA/Williamsfield, winning 62-22.
The Lewistown Indians are the top-ranked team in Class 1A and they will move on to the Havana Sectionals on Monday. Lewistown trailed Liberty at the half last night but would storm back in the final two quarters to post a 52-37 win. Lewistown is (29-1) overall on the season.
Brimfield beat Annawan 53-51 in overtime in the West Central Regional championship in Biggsville.
The Galesburg Silver Streak girls basketball team ended their regular season with a 79-67 win over Moline. Riley Jenkins led the (18-13) Streaks in scoring with a career-high 37 points.
The ICS 8th grade boys basketball team lost their sectional championship game to Kewanee Visitation 43-11. Jake Steele and Leo Mahoney had all of ICS’s points with 7 and 4 points, respectively. The Trojans end the year with a record of (14-6).