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Local Sports Roundup - 11/10/9
College Basketball


Carl Sandburg College jumped out to a big lead and defeated Spoon River College Tuesday night in the Chargers' home opener.

CSC (2-2) led 39-18 at the half and posted an 85-70 win. Jeremy Sewell led five Sandburg players in double-figure scoring with 23 points. DT Thornton had 13, and Patrick Lewis, Jo-Paul Jones and Steve Reynolds each had 11.

"We were able to hang on for the win," CSC coach Ryan Twaddle said. "Spoon River played very hard and gave us all that we could handle in the second half. Our guys were able to keep their composure after Spoon River made a run at us and finish the game. We still need to get better movement away from the ball in our offense."

CSC plays again Saturday at home at 3 p-m against Lincoln College.


Carl Sandburg College couldn't hold on to a six-point halftime lead and lost its home opener against Spoon River College.

The Chargers took a 23-17 lead into intermission, but could only manage 21 second half points in a 53-44 loss.

Michelle Storm led CSC (1-1) with 16 points. Spoon River's Blaire Martin scored a game-high 21 points and Katrina Harris had 20.

"We never got going offensively," said CSC coach Mike Bailey. "Our kids played hard but we couldn't score and were out of sorts all night. What was really frustrating was our inability to execute our basic motion offense. I really thought that we had a little panic out there, and that will go away as we get some games under our belt."

Sandburg travels to the John Wood Classic Friday to play Madison Area Tech at 6 p-m.

Junior High Boys Basketball

7th grade: Knoxville - 41 Alwood - 31

8th grade: Knoxville - 26 Alwood - 24

@ Mercer County Shootout:

7th grade: LaHarpe - 44 Mercer County - 9 (0-2)

8th grade: Mercer County - 49 (2-0) LaHarpe - 47 (OT)
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