|HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL
The three-point shots fell in bunches Saturday for Galesburg High School (17-10) as the Silver Streaks handily defeated Bloomington 90-70 at Thiel Gym. Galesburg made 20 treys on the day, tying the state record. Jessica Howard led the way with 6 three-point baskets and 20 points. Guard mate Mickey Rodriguez added 18 points, all of them from behind the arc. Only 18 of the Streaks' 90 points came from inside three-point range.
Wethersfield defeated Orion 55-40 in a non-conference matchup. Shelby Steger led the way for the Lady Geese (7-15) with 25 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, and 8 steals. Wethersfield has a Lincoln Trail Conference game against Galva Monday night.
Monmouth-Roseville beat Rockridge 59-45 in an Olympic Conference showdown. Claire McGuire and Rebecca Gallen each scored 18 points and Lynsey Weber added 15 for the Titans.
South Fulton downed Lewistown 61-46. Guard Tiffany Churchill led the Lady Rebels with 22 points.
(JV GAME: Lewistown 32, South Fulton 13)
United 82, Elmwood 42
Havana 58, Knoxville 47
Mercer County 45, Galva 32
Stark County 59, Deer Creek-Mackinaw 48
Morton 48, Canton 42 (OT)
Galesburg's freshman team's record dropped to 5-11 on the season after the young Streaks lost to Moline 56-24. Rainee Sibley led coach Jay Barshinger's squad with 9 points while Allison Mangieri added 8. The team plays again Monday at Peoria High School.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL
Galesburg High School responded to a rough outing at Western Big Six rival Quincy Friday night that snapped the Streaks' eight-game winning streak with a non-conference victory Saturday at home against Geneseo 49-34. Victor Davis scored 17 points for the Streaks, moving them to 16-8 on the season. The win snapped a four-game losing skid against the Maple Leafs (10-9) and ended Geneseo's two-game winning streak.
Williamsfield 55, Illini Bluffs 52
Illini West 63, Farmington 40
Princeville (5-12) 48, West Central 40
Galesburg's sophomore team (5-13) lost to Geneseo 47-43.
HIGH SCHOOL BOWLING
West Central High School Junior Ryan Bigger was the Heat's best finisher at the IHSA Boys Bowling State meet Saturday in O'Fallon. Bigger placed 10th overall, bowling a series of 668 and 613 on Saturday and averaging 219.6 for the weekend. Fellow Junior Dylan King finished in 52nd place. The team failed to qualify for the finals. Plainfield won the state championship.
Galesburg's Girls bowling team placed 19th overall at the 33rd annual Dixon Invitational Saturday. Harlem got the victory, followed by Lockport, Freeport, Rockford Guilford, and DeKalb rounding out the top 5. Kendra Wiechmann's 1,058 led the day for the Streaks. She also had the high game for the team on the day, bowling a 207 in her 3rd game.
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING
Galesburg lost in a triangular meet to Moline 74-5, and to United Township 56-18.
LOCAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL
The Knox College men's basketball team lost to Monmouth College (5-12, 4-6 Midwest Conference), 80-73 Saturday. Knox (1-15, 1-8) trailed by as many as 19, but was able to get to within four points with three minutes remaining. However, it was too little too late for the Prairie Fire. Knox was led by Joe Kozak, who had a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Ben Wetherbee added 13 points, four rebounds and two assists, while Jacob Lewis had ten points and five rebounds. The Prairie Fire will look to rebound when they take on Illinois College at home at 5:30pm on Tuesday.
The Prairie Fire women (7-9, 2-7 Midwest Conference) lost to rival Monmouth College (11-6, 6-4) 61-45 Saturday. The Prairie Fire took a 32-30 lead into halftime, but couldn't maintain their first half play, shooting only 7% from the field in the second half. Monmouth's defensive pressure forced Knox into 25 turnovers, and quite a few more poor shots. Knox was led in scoring by Krystyna Williams with nine points, seven rebounds and two steals. Jenny Haskell and Kate Moon both had seven points. Knox falls to 6-8 on the season and 2-6 in the Midwest Conference.
(Both scores taken from Knox College Athletics)
COLLEGE INDOOR TRACK
Christina Davis, a senior from Dolton, Illinois (Thornridge), broke the school record in the weight throw for the second week in a row. At the Illinois Wesleyan University Titan Open Davis took third with a school record setting throw of 46 feet, 7.25 inches. Just one week ago, in only the second meet of the season, Davis threw 44 feet, 1.25 inches to make the school record her own. Having increased her own personal best at the Titan Open by about two and a half feet, Davis commented on her accomplishment saying "I do what I do for the team, not for the record."
Davis, already a seven letter athlete, is currently ranked third in the Midwest Conference in weight throw and eighth in shot put with a mark of 32 feet, seven inches. The Prairie Fire indoor track and field team will travel to Jacksonville, Illinois for the Illinois College Blue Classic next Saturday, February 6, 2010.
(From Knox College Athletics)