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Local Sports Roundup 11/24/11

The Galesburg High boys basketball team opened their season with a win in the Thanksgiving tournament Wednesday night over an overmatched Chicago Talent and Development team 70-32. The Streaks scored the first 15 points of the game. Lamont Ross led GHS with 15 points, freshman Grant Gibson added 12 points off the bench. GHS will play again Friday afternoon against another publice league team in Chicago Dyett with the pre-game around 12:10 with Brad Bennewitz and Jim Lee on WGIL. Also Wednesday night Moline beat Chicago Corliss 63-44.

Orion Tipoff Classic
M-R 70
Kewanee 39

At Kewanee Wethersfield
Elmwood 78
Wethersfield 63

Bureau Valley 60
Princeville 37

Putnam County 70
Annawan 40


The lead changed hands 14 times as the Monmouth College women fell in their home opener with North Central 47-46. Neither team led by more than five points as cold shooting prevented the Scots and the Cardinals from opening a gap. With two minutes left in the game, the Scots' Taylor Rubarts drained a pair of free throws to give Monmouth a 46-45 lead. North Central turned the ball over on their next possession, but the Scots' couldnt convert three consecutive shots on their end. North Central took the lead for good on a bucket in the paint with 26 seconds left. Both teams shot less than 30 percent from the field. Marla Willard recorded her second consecutive double-double for Monmouth with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Zipporah Williams pulled down 14 boards for Monmouth in a losing effort.
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