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|Local Sports Roundup 1/15/13
A new installment will be made on an old rivalry Tuesday night when the Abingdon Commandos play host the Knoxville Blue Bullets in boys high school basketball. Knoxville will be favored in the matchup, but Abingdon has been playing better lately and will be on their home court.
Elsewhere, the ROWVA Tigers will entertain Annawan, and Galva hosts Ridgewood.
Monday night, the Williamsfield Bombers claimed the I.C.A.C. Tournament title in unusual fashion. The Bombers won the round-robin event based on free throw percentage, after they finished in a tie with Elmwood and Brimfield at 4-1. Williamsfield hit just over 70% of their free throws to win the championship.
It's another 20-win season for the Knoxville girls basketball team. Monday night, the Blue Bullets defeated Elmwood 53-39 behind 17 points from Kelly Lenz and 15 from Tessa Jones. Knoxville now has a record of 20-5 for the season.
The Lincoln Trail Conference girls tournament will continue Wednesday. Monday night, the ROWVA girls fell to West Central, while Galva lost to Stark County.
The Galesburg Freshmen girls endured a power outage, but won their game at Peoria Richwoods Monday night. The lights in the gymnasium went out during play for about 15 minutes, but the Silver Streaks went on to win 57-44. Power was reported to be out for a large section of Northern Peoria last night. With the win, the GHS Freshmen evened their record at 6-6.
The Galesburg wrestling and boys swimming teams will be at home for competition Tuesday. The wrestlers will host Monmouth-Roseville, while the swimmers welcome Dunlap.
The Carl Sandburg Chargers will also be at home Tuesday, as they host Black Hawk for men's and women's games at John Lewis Gymnasium.
Monmouth College will go on the road to Mount Vernon, Iowa, where they will play the Cornell Rams in a Midwest Conference matchup.