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|Local Sports Roundup 2/9/12
Wethersfield 77 ROWVA 36 (Sarah Hansen 41 points)
Ridgewood 51 Midland 33 (Ashley Kruger 17)
Rockridge 56 Knoxville 41 (Rockets 32-10 2nd half)
Sherrard 40 Orion 26
(Men) Illinois College 91 Knox 79
(Women) Illinois College 103 Knox 95
(Men) Grinnell 87 Monmouth 75
(Women) Grinnell 60 Monmouth 57
The final game of the regular season for the Galesburg Silver Streaks girls basketball team comes up Thursday night as the Washington Panthers come to town for sophomore and varsity games. Senior Night activities will be held between contests, with Sadee Hamilton, Myra Diggins, and Paige Klinck being honored for their years in coach Evan Massey's program. The Streaks enter Thursday game with a 24-5 record, while Washington comes in at 10-15. Last year, Jessica Howard nailed 11 3-pointers in an 83-61 Galesburg rout. Broadcast time Thursday night is 6:40 with Tom Meredith and Erik Gibson on WGIL.
Several Class 1A Regional Championship games are also on the schedule Thursday night. In Lewistown, the Abingdon Commandos will face the host Indians in a 7:30 clash of the tournament's top two seeds. The winner advances to next week's Sectional in Glasford. At Oneida, Ridgewood meets Kewanee Wethersfield, after the Geese knocked out ROWVA last night 77-36. Sarah Hansen had 41 points to power Wethersfield. Thursday's winner travels to Varna for next week's Sectional.
The season came to an abrupt end for the Knoxville girls Wednesday night. After leading by seven points at halftime, the Blue Bullets got outscored 32-10 in the second half of a 56-41 loss to Rockridge at the Sherrard 2A Regional. Coach Matt Gibson's team ended its season with a record of 25-7.
There is one boys game to be played Thursday night, as the Galesburg Freshmen will host Dunlap in a 6 o'clock start at Wicall Gym at GHS.
The sophomore and varsity boys wait until Friday night, when they host league leader Rock Island.
The schedule shows Carl Sandburg College men's and women's basketball teams playing Sauk Valley Thursday night, but those games have been postponed until next Wednesday.