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|Local Sports Rounduup 2/8/12
Knoxville 55 Farmington 50 (Brett Walker 22)
Lewistown 52 Abingdon 41 (Chance Simpson 28, Brandon Harroun 18)
Wethersfield 45 ROWVA 38
Galva 40 Stark County 30
Brimfield 56 Williamsfield 45 (22-2 first qtr)
West Central 75 United 44 (27-6 first qtr)
Elmwood 53 B-PC/A 33
N Fulton 67 S Fulton 48
@ Lewistown Regional
Abingdon 46 West Central 29 (Beep Jones 29)
Lewistown 61 B-PC/A 36
South Fulton 50 Triopia 23
CSC Women 70 Highland 66
Highland 70 CSC Men 55 (Chad Thompson 15)
Jr High Girls
Churchill 8th 41 Lombard 37
The semifinals at several area girls regional basketball tournaments are on the schedule for Wednesday. In Oneida, the host ROWVA Tigers will play Kewanne Wethersfield at 6pm. Then the Ridgewood Spartans will square off with Midland in the second game. At Sherrard, the Orion Chargers will play the host and top-seed Tigers at 6, followed by second-seeded Knoxville's game with Rockridge. The Blue Bullets enter tonight's game with a mark of 24-6.
In Lewistown, the championship game has already been set, following wins by the top two seeds Tuesday night. Abingdon got 29 points from Beep Jones in a 46-29 win over West Central, while the host Indians sent B-PC/Avon to the sidelines with a 61-36 victory. Wednesday night's title game is scheduled for 7:30.
The Galesburg girls are rated 7th in the latest class 3A poll, as they prepare for Thursday's Senior Night game with Washington. Then it's off to Rock Island next week, for a Regional opener against Geneseo Tuesday night at 7:30.
Springfield continues to be the top-rated team in Class 3A, followed by Hillcrest, Morton, and Peoria Richwoods. Barring an upset, Morton and Richwoods could be headed towards a showdown in the Sectional final here in Galesburg on February 23rd.
The Knox Prairie Fire will host Illinois College for men's and women's basketball Wednesday evening at Memorial Gymnasium. For the men, it will be an opportunity to pull themselves out of the cellar in the Midwest Conference standings, as the Blueboys and Fire are tied with just two conference wins apiece.
The challenge is bigger for the Monmouth College men and women, as they travel to Grinnell. The Fighting Scots men face a Pioneer team that is coming off of two losses over the weekend in Wisconsin. Prior to that, Grinnell was in first place with a mark of 12-1. The Scots women are coming off of an upset of St. Norbert, and take an 11-3 conference record to Iowa, as they try to avenge a loss to the Pioneers on January 25th.