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Local High School and Junior High Sports Update for March 4, 2021

Basketball

Following a heart-breaking buzzer beating loss at Mendon Unity on Wednesday night, the Monmouth-Roseville Titan girls basketball team took on another quality ballclub in the Farmington Farmers at Monmouth-Roseville High School. It took awhile for the Titans to get their legs back under them and after trailing most of the first quarter, Monmouth-Roseville hit a late bucket to lead 10-9 after the first eight minutes. They extended the lead to 25-16 at the half and led 40-29 at the end of the third quarter. The scrappy Lady Farmers would make several runs at the Titans in the final period but Monmouth-Roseville would make just enough plays to get a 47-37 win and improve to (8-2) on the season. Farmington falls to (6-4). Monmouth-Roseville’s Ryley Huston followed up a 27 point night in the loss to Mendon Unity on Wednesday with a 31 point effort against Farmington. She was 11-for-12 from the free throw line. Monmouth-Roseville now travels to play Ridgewood tomorrow afternoon.

The Class 1A state-ranked Abingdon-Avon Tornado girls were on the road on Thursday night, taking on North Fulton. It was all Tornadoes from the opening tip. A-Town puts up 20 first quarter points on their way to a 61-33 win over the Wildcats to bump their overeall record to (9-2). Brook Pieper and Ashley Jones led the Lady Tornadoes with 22 and 18 points, respectively.

The Knoxville Blue Bullet girls lose Peoria Heights 51-27 in Prairieland Conference North Division action.

The Galesburg Silver Streak girls basketball team added a game against the Orion Chargers last night. The Silver Streaks beat the Chargers 55-44 and are now (10-3) on the modified season. Abby Endthoff led Galesburg with 13 points.

The Macomb Bomber boys basketball team remained unbeaten on the season at (11-0) after earning a 48-29 win at home over Havana.

Despite 22 points from Ganon Greenman, Ridgewood loses to Orion 73-53.
Illini West defeated Lewistown 56-56. Max Richardson totaled 29 points for Illini West.

Junior High

The ICS Trojan junior high boys basketball teams swept BPC last night. The Trojan 7th grade was victorious 62-5. Andrew Way led the way with 20 points. The ICS 8th grade win over the Spartans was a lot closer, as the Trojans win 30-28. Way tied with Steven Gibbs with eight points apiece to lead ICS.

The Monmouth-Roseville volleyball teams wrapped up the regular season Thursday night hosting Orion. The 7th grade Titans lost to the Chargers in two games. The 7th grade Titans will face Rockridge on Saturday at 11:00 in Regional play. The 8th grade Chargers topped the M-R Titans 25-11 and 25-12. Mia Reynolds led the Titans with 4 serving points, and 6 digs. Emily Gunn had 6 digs. Tatianna Talivaa had 3 kills and 2 digs and 1 block.

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