|HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL
Monmouth-Roseville defeated Stewardson-Strasburg 55-37 at the Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout at Riverton. Drew Cole dominated for the Titans, scoring 24 points. Macon Meridian defeated Orion at the same shootout 54-46.
Abingdon defeated Lewistown in a close game, 41-39.
Galva lost to Pecatonica at the River Ridge Shootout 55-27.
Elmwood (15-10) 61, Mercer County (13-13) 32
Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon 65, Ridgewood 58
B-PC/A Fresh/Soph 66, Ridgewood 49
GHS Freshman (8-12) defeat Dunlap Saturday 74-55. The boys next play Monday at Moline.
North Fulton J/V 67, South Fulton J/V 35
GRADE SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Lincoln defeated Monmouth-Roseville 39-35 at the IESA Class 3A boys state tournament at Monticello Middle School Saturday. Lincoln went on to take third place, while St. Joseph took the state title.
HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING AND DIVING
Western Big Six Conference Meet at United Township
The Galesburg Silver Streaks swimming and diving team couldn't win the Western Big Six Conference title for a third consecutive time Saturday. The Streaks placed fourth out of five teams at the meet hosted by United Township High School. The J/V squad also placed fourth out of five teams.
COLLEGE SWIMMING AND DIVING
The Knox College women's swimming and diving team placed fourth at the Midwest Conference Swimming and Diving Championships Friday and Saturday at Lawrence University in Wisconsin. The Monmouth College squad placed sixth. Grinnell College took the conference title. On the men's side, Grinnell also took the championship, with Monmouth College placing third, and Knox College eighth in the nine-team tournament.
LOCAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL
The Knox College women's basketball team lost to Lake Forest College in the first game of an afternoon doubleheader Saturday at Knox, losing 70-52. The Prairie Fire (9-12, 4-10 Midwest Conference) went to halftime trailing by three, 28-25, with a Krystyna Williams shot rattling out of the basket to close the half. However, Lake Forest (15-6, 11-3) would start on a 7-0 run in the second half and continue to pile it on from there, as the Prairie Fire would play 'catch up' from then on. The Prairie Fire were led in scoring by Erin Navolio and Krystyna Williams, who both finished with nine points. Jenny Haskell finished with eight points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals, while Kelly Ricketts had six points and six rebounds to lead the team in rebounds.
The Prairie Fire men's basketball team fell short in their comeback attempt, losing to Lake Forest 71-63 on Saturday. The Prairie Fire (2-19, 2-12 MWC) were down by as many as 18, as they trailed 32-14 with four minutes remaining in the first half. The Prairie Fire would make it a game, coming all the way back to make it 59-58 in favor of the Foresters. Unfortunately, questionable calls from the officials, compiled with clutch free throw shooting from Lake Forest (12-9, 10-4), would eventually sink the Prairie Fire's comeback bid. The Prairie Fire were led in scoring by Tanner Carlson, who had 21 points, six assists and three rebounds. Joe Kozak had 16 points and a team high seven rebounds, and Ben Wetherbee finished with ten points, nine assists and six steals.
(Stories from Knox College Athletics)
ON THE RADIO SUNDAY
NASCAR kicks off its Sprint Cup series season with the Daytona 500. Coverage begins on 94.9 FM at 11am Sunday. Mark Martin is in the pole position.
The Fighting Illini takes on Ohio State in basketball action. Coverage begins on AM 1400 WGIL at 11:30am Sunday.