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Local Sports Roundup - 11/13/09

Five area high school football teams eyeing a spot in the state semifinals play Saturday afternoon.

United (10-1) hosts Lexington (11-0) in the Class 1A quarterfinals at 1:00. The winner will face either Lena-Winslow (10-1) or East Dubuque (10-1).

South Fulton (8-3) plays at Tuscola (8-3) at 4:00. The winner moves on to play either defending state champion Triopia (10-1) or Jacksonville Routt (8-3).

Annawan-Wethersfield (10-1) hosts Gibson City (10-1) at 2:00 in the Class 2A quarterfinals. Whoever wins that game will play the winner of the third-round matchup between Orion (10-1) and Morrison (11-0) at Morrison. That game kicks off at 1:00.

Peoria Richwoods (10-1) hosts Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin (11-0) at 1:00. The winner plays either Washington (11-0) or Joliet Catholic Academy (9-2) in the Class 5A quarterfinals.


Galesburg High School hosts its annual "Meet the Streaks" boys basketball scrimmage Saturday night at Thiel Gym.

The freshman team takes the floor first at 6:00. The sophomore squad follows at 6:45 and the varsity team plays at 7:30.

Admission is a six-pack of a sport drink. The Silver Streaks varsity team begins the season November 23rd against Peoria Woodruff at 7:30 in the Galesburg Thanksgiving Tournament.


The Bushnell-Prairie City-Avon booster club is hosting HOOPS FEST 2009 at the B-PC High School gym to meet the basketball players and cheerleaders.

Introductions of the junior high boys and girls basketball teams and cheerleaders will start around 6:00, followed by the high school girls and boys basketball teams and cheerleaders.

The teams will scrimmage and admission is canned or non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Bushnell Food Pantry.


(Friday night results)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Freshman guard Brandon Paul scored 22 points, and No. 23 Illinois rolled to a 96-69 victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Friday night. The Illini -- ranked in the preseason Top 25 for the first time since 2005 -- shot 55.4 percent from the field and scored their most points in a game since 105 against Longwood in 2004.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Northwestern 77, N. Illinois 55
Arizona St 87, W. Illinois 35.

Tennessee-Martin is at Southern Illinois Saturday night.


Illinois (3-6, 2-5) hosts Northwestern (6-4, 3-3). Broadcast at 11 a-m following the Handyman Show on WGIL AM 1400

#10 Iowa (9-1, 5-1) plays at #11 Ohio State (8-2, 5-1) - 2:30 p-m

Western Illinois (1-8, 0-6 Missouri Valley) @ Northern Iowa (6-3, 4-2 Missouri Valley) - 6:35 p-m


Abbotsford 6, Peoria 0
(The Rivermen play at Milwaukee Saturday at 7pm)

Fort Wayne 2, Quad City Mallards 1
(The Mallards play at Bloomington Saturday at 7:05pm)
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