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|Local Sports Roundup -- 12/17/9
|High School Girls Basketball
Western Big Six
Rock Island Alleman outscored Galesburg 22-16 in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime, then outscored the Silver Streaks 13-7 in the extra period to win 79-73 at Don Morris Gymnasium.
Galesburg had a six point lead, 50-44, after the third quarter. But the Pioneers were effective from the free-throw line, connecting on 29-of-44 attempts. Angie Ledford made 12-of-13 and scored a game-high 24 points for Alleman (9-4, 3-1), which won its eight straight game.
Galesburg made 18-of-30 from the charity stripe and sank nine 3-point shots. Sara Baker and Jamie Johnson led the Streaks (6-6, 0-4) with 16 points apiece. Mickey Rodriguez added 11. Jessica Howard, the conference's leading scorer coming in at nearly 16 points per game was held to 8.
Alleman's leading scorer, SIU-Edwardsville bound A.J. Ledbetter was also held to 8 points. But the Pioneers got 15 points and 19 rebounds from Selam Mulugeta, 11 points from Abbie Ledford and 10 from Ashley Schwenneker.
Galesburg's sophomore team lost 49-40 to fall to 6-6 overall and 1-3 in Western Big Six play. Alleman also won the freshman game against Galesburg (3-5) 62-24.
United Township shocked Moline 48-43 at Wharton Fieldhouse. The loss by the Maroons (8-1, 3-1) snapped a 24-game winning streak in Western Big Six play. U-T improved its record to 7-6 overall and 3-1 in the Big Six.
Quincy rolled past Rock Island 52-33. The host Blue Devils (10-4, 2-2) led 32-21 at halftime and extended the lead to 20 early in the third quarter. The Rocks (5-6, 1-3) cut the deficit to 13 later in the quarter, but that's as close as they'd get.
Rowva downed West Central 49-43
Abingdon defeated Farmington 40-37
Wethersfield beat West Prairie 66-56
Brimfield won easily over Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon 61-25
Two more games are scheduled Friday night at Knoxville, including a clash of state-ranked teams: Knoxville and Brimfield at 7:30 p-m. Wethersfield and BPC/A will play in the first game at 6:00.
In the Abingdon pool, the host Commandos finished first, Farmington second, United third, Rowva fourth and West Central fifth. Championship day is Saturday at Knoxville's Jensen Gymnasium with the 5th through 1st place games starting at 10:00 a-m.
Monmouth-Roseville lost at Rockridge 53-51 when the Rockets scored a basket on a deflected pass on an out-of-bounds play with 2.1 seconds left in the game. M-R led 31-18 at halftime but struggled with its shooting in the second half.
Rebecca Gillen led the Titans (9-2, 3-1) with 17 points.
High School Boys Basketball
Prophetstown edged Williamsfield 74-72
United beat Ridgewood 55-47
Erie defeated Mercer County 50-36
Rowva shut down Elmwood 47-33 for the Tigers' fourth straight win
@ Kewanee Tournament:
Princeton stopped Knoxville 69-60.
School officials say the Blue Bullets have forfeited three games from earlier this season for using an ineligible player who's not been named.
The school self-reported the violation to the IHSA and Knoxville's record is now 2-7 after last night's loss.
Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon beat West Central 60-46
Local College Basketball
Carl Sandburg College's men's team lost big at Southeastern 96-56. Jo-Paul Jones and D.T. Thornton scored 14 points apiece for CSC (6-7) in the loss.
High School Girls Bowling
Galesburg's varsity team lost to Illini Bluffs by 22 pins (2273-2251). Kendra Weichmann rolled a team-leading 534 three-game series to lead the Silver Streaks, including a game of 210. Galesburg's junior varsity team won (2149-1674).