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|Local Sports Roundup -- 12/30/9
|High School Boys Basketball - Holiday Tournaments
Galesburg got off to a great start, opening a 17-9 first quarter lead against Teutopolis, then the second quarter came.
The Wooden Shoes (11-2) outscored the Silver Streaks 18-11 in both the second and third quarters and never looked back, winning 67-59 in the third-place game at Lantz Arena.
Victor Davis led the Silver Streaks with 12 points and 15 rebounds. Galesburg went 2-2 in the tournament to move their overall record to 7-7.
Edwardsville held off Effingham in the championship game. Charleston beat Rantoul 61-59 for fifth and Mattoon topped Taylorville 57-43 in the seventh-place game.
Barry Western beat Lewistown 47-43 in OT then lost in the consolation title game to Hamilton West Hancock 51-36
Canton, the #1 seed, stopped Metamora 50-37 then beat defending tournament champ Macomb 52-42 in the title game. Macomb earlier downed Illini West 38-33.
Illini West beat Metamora 43-30 in the third-place game
Pittsfield beat Midwest Central 47-38 in the fifth-place game
@ Warkins Cardinal Classic - Erie:
11th place: Mercer County beat Stockton 64-53
9th place: Erie downed Annawan 58-48
7th place: Peoria Heights defeated Rowva 61-57
5th place: Morrison beat Kewanee 57-49
3rd place: Lanark Eastland defeated Wethersfield 67-34
Championship: Orion stopped Riverdale 53-37
@ Mississippi Valley Invitational - Mendon:
7th place: West Prairie beat South Fulton 74-51
5th place: West Central lost to Liberty 64-49
Galva won the consolation championship with a 64-51 win against Princeville
Stark County beat North Fulton 68-54 in the third-place game
Brimfield won the tournament championship 66-47 against Lowpoint-Washburn
Williamsfield's Alex Ott scored a career-high 48 points to led the Bombers past Ridgewood 78-63
High School Girls Basketball - Holiday Tournaments
Galesburg made 18 three-point baskets, which tied a season-high, and beat Effingham 79-71 to claim the third-place trophy.
The Streaks outscored Effingham 26-15 in the second quarter and connected on 13 three-point baskets in the first half.
Jessica Howard was the only Galesburg player to reach double-figure scoring. She had 15 points on five three-point baskets. Sadee Hamilton and Baylie Boyer scored nine points apiece while Shelby Pacheco and Maddy Boyer added 8 points each for GHS.
The Streaks went 3-1 in the tournament to improve their record to 11-7.
Teutopolis handed Charleston its first loss of the season with 40-37 victory in the championship game. Charleston, which was the only team to beat Galesburg, saw its record drop to 17-1. The Trojans are ranked #10 in the state in Class 3-A.
Taylorville beat Paris (72-47) in the fifth-place game and Decatur Eisenhower defeated Urbana (51-38) for seventh place.
@ Beardstown Lady Tiger Classic:
Griggsville-Perry beat Farmington 45-44
Havana stopped Canton 55-49 in OT
@ Warkins Cardinal Classic - Erie:
Monmouth-Roseville beat Erie 54-49
Galva got by Mercer County 34-33
@ State Farm Holiday Classic - 1A/2A:
Brimfield punched its ticket to the championship game. The Indians beat Champaign St. Thomas More in the semifinals 42-29 and will play Bloomington Central Catholic. That's a rematch of last year's championship game, which was won by BCC.
Annawan beat Peoria Christian 48-38 then lost to Sterling Newman 47-41 in the consolation championship game.
Orion beat Prophetstown's junior varsity team 56-49 in OT in the seventh-place game
Ridgewood took fifth place by beating Lena-Winslow 50-42
Riverdale downed Kewanee 47-41 in the third-place game