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|Local Sports Roundup -- 1/14/10
|High School Girls Basketball
Galesburg finally got that elusive first Western Big Six Conference win, and did it convincingly.
The Silver Streaks shot well against Quincy (10-6, 2-3) from the start by opening up a 26-11 first quarter lead and never looked back, winning 81-56. The loss avenges a Quincy victory back in November against GHS.
Galesburg (13-8, 1-5) connected on 13 three-point baskets, including four each from Jessica Howard and Mickey Rodriguez. Rodriguez scored 16 points and Howard had 12. Ten Streak players scored in the game, led by Sara Baker's 17 points. Jordan Fletcher scored a game-high 22 points for Quincy.
Galesburg has won four of its last five games. Quincy lost its second straight game after not playing since December 19th.
Galesburg's sophomore team was also a winner against Quincy 58-37. Jessica Lieber scored 16 points and Myra Diggins 12 for the Silver Streaks (9-8, 2-4).
North Fulton won at Rowva 69-53.
The Wildcats scored 42 first-half points, knocked down six three-point shots in the game and shot 21-of-34 from the free-throw line.
Courtney McKown led three North Fulton players in double-figure scoring with 22 points. Meredith Beoletto added 15 and Katie Knott had 10.
Kelsey Kovacik was the Tigers' leading scorer with 16 points.
North Fulton ran away from Rowva in the sophomore game, winning 50-13
Abingdon beat West Central 33-19
#3 Ridgewood downed Wethersfield 72-53 in a Lincoln Trail Conference match-up
Elmwood shut down Peoria Heights 55-11
Farmington lost to Sherrard 65-56 in Olympic Conference play
Rockridge beat Macomb 44-39 in another Olympic game
Illini Bluffs stopped South Fulton 62-42
High School Boys Basketball
Wethersfield got by United 53-49 in a Lincoln Trial Conference game
Galesburg High School's freshman team (6-7) lost to Rock Island 67-61.