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Local Sports Roundup -- 1/23/10
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL

Midwinter Classic at Galesburg High School

Galesburg (15-10) split two games Saturday - defeating Macomb 60-35 in the early game the losing to Peoria Notre Dame 72-68 in the nightcap. Jessica Howard led the Silver Streaks with 12 points, all from the three-point range, in the win against the Bombers. Howard and Shelby Pacheco scored 14 points apiece against the Irish. Howard sank four three-point baskets in game two.

Rock Island Alleman 49, Peoria Central 43
Peoria Notre Dame 51, United Township 49
Morton 52, Peoria Central 51
United Township 67, Macomb 41

Galesburg High School's sophomores also split two games in the tournament, defeating Macomb in the team's first game of the day 53-38. Jessica Lieber led coach Mike Rux's squad with 18 points while Myra Diggins added 9. The Streaks (11-10) lost to Peoria Notre Dame 50-43 in the second game. Diggins led the Galesburg with 12 points against the Irish.

Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament

Ridgewood 63, Stark County 53
Princeville 72, Annawan 48
Stark County 57, Annawan 55 (3rd Place)
Princeville 65, Ridgewood 60 (Championship)

Other Scores

The Galesburg High School freshman team lost to Monmouth-Roseville 40-36, dropping the team's record to 5-8 on the season. Coach Jay Barshinger's squad next plays Monday against Peoria Richwoods.

Farmington 49, Orion 40


HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL

Galesburg High School (15-7) wasn't at its best, but the Streaks were good enough to win at Rockford East 70-55 in a non-conference game. The victory against the E-Rabs (4-14) was the Silver Streaks' eighth straight win. Brandon Thompson had a career-high 22 points for GHS, scoring 13 of them in the third quarter after getting a technical foul shortly before halftime. Victor Davis had a monster game and led everyone with 25 points and a season-high 19 rebounds.

Galesburg High School's sophomore team lost to Rockford East in the preliminary game.

Galesburg's freshman team (7-8) lost to Peoria Notre Dame 48-41. Next up for the Streaks is a game Monday at Rock Island.

Abingdon Great Western Shootout:

Southeastern 71, Knoxville 51
Farmington 54, Stark County 34
Monmouth-Roseville 56, Eureka 49
Abingdon 47, Bureau Valley 39
IVC 47, Illini West 46
Delavan 62, Orion 49

Elsewhere:

South Fulton 60, West Prairie 34

LOCAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL

-Women-

St. Norbert 65, Knox College (6-8. 2-6 Midwest Conference) 51

Monmouth College (9-6, 4-4) 77, Lawrence 58

-Men-

#13 St. Norbert 56, Knox College (1-14, 1-7 Midwest Conference) 45

Lawrence 89, Monmouth College (3-12, 2-6) 65


HIGH SCHOOL BOWLING

The West Central High School boys bowling team is headed to state. The Heat bowlers coached Susan Rothzen won the Taylorville sectional Saturday with a total score of 6,706. West Central Junior Ryan Bigger was the top bowler in the tournament with a series total of 1,327. Junior Dylan Kindig's 1,287 was the third best score. The Heat advance to the state tournament next Friday and Saturday at St. Clair Bowl in O'Fallon, IL.

The Galesburg High School varsity girls bowling team placed fifth in the Decatur Eisenhower Invitational. Kendra Weichmann bowled 946 on the day to lead the Streaks, while Brittany Mason's 204 in the fourth match of the day was the Streaks' high score. The Streaks' junior varsity team placed second at Decatur Eisenhower. Colleen Weichmann led the way with a 928 series and a high game of 193.

HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING

Galesburg placed eighth overall at the 29th annual United Township Panther Invitational in East Moline. Normal Community High placed first and UT finished second.

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING

Galesburg High School lost to Dixon 61-15 and to Princeton 59-18

Orion Bob Mitton Invitational (Order of Place):

Gibson City
Mercer County
Camp Point Central
Dakota
Macomb
Erie-Prophetstown
Sherrard
Orion
Normal U-High
Oregon
Riverdale
Kewanee
Polo
Rockridge
Ashton Franklin Center
Peoria Heights

COLLEGE INDOOR TRACK

Knox College senior Christina Davis (Dalton Thornridge) broke the school record in weight throw Saturdayu at the Monmouth College Invitational. Davis improved her previous record by almost three feet and broke the school record with a throw of 44 feet, 1 1/4 inches. The previous school record (42 feet, 7 inches) was held by Morgan Spanel and was set almost 10 years ago on February 19, 2000. Coach Zierfuss commended Davis on her hard work, saying "this is a testament to the hard work she has put in and her dedication to the event has led her to break the school record. I am very proud of her."

Not only did Davis break the school record, but she also took third at the Invitational just five and a half inches behind Monmouth's Maureen Dewan. Davis, a four year letter winner in volleyball, and one year letter winner in softball is in her third year of indoor and outdoor track and field.

The Prairie Fire will travel to Bloomington, Illinois for the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational which will begin at 10 a.m. on January 30, 2010.


Christina Davis

(Story and Photo courtesy Knox College.)
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