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|Local Sports Roundup -- 12/3/9
|High School Girls Basketball
Galesburg is off to an 0-2 start in the Western Big Six. The Silver Streaks (4-3, 0-2) lost at Rock Island 77-58. The win is the third in a row for the Rocks (5-2, 1-1). Sara Baker and Mickey Rodriguez scored 11 points apiece for Galesburg in the loss.
Galesburg's sophomore team beat Rock Island 58-47. Jessica Lieber led the Streaks (4-3, 1-1) with 20 points and Myra Diggins chipped in with 18.
Galesburg's freshman team defeated Dunlap 34-29. Dani Teel led GHS (3-1) with 10 points.
Ridgewood, ranked 10th in the state in Class 1-A, defeated Abingdon (4-2) 50-39 in OT. The Spartans (7-0) outscored the Commandos 16-5 in the extra period.
Knoxville suffered its first loss of the season, falling at home to South Fulton 58-54. Carly Beebe scored 21 points to lead the Rebels (6-1). Hannah Weedman's 14 points led the Blue Bullets (7-1).
Rowva beat Elmwood 61-29. Jaci Maher led four Tiger players in double-figure scoring with 15 points.
Monmouth-Roseville kicked off Olympic Conference play with a 57-38 victory against Orion. Rebecca Gillen scored 16 points to pace the Titans. M-R also won the sophomore game 35-31.
Brimfield (7-1), ranked #2 in the state in Class 1-A, stopped Bushnell-Prairie City-Avon (3-4) 83-54. Kelsey Herridge scored 27 points for the Indians. Kendra Pierce scored a career-high 31 points for the Spartans, who played most of the game without one of their top scorers and rebounders Bridjet Blount, who left with an injury early in the second quarter.
North Fulton cruised past Peoria Heights 78-10
Lewistown took down Midwest Central/Delavan 64-35
Canton defeated Farmington 62-46
Wethersfield lost to Sherrard 60-43
Freshman Boys Basketball
Galesburg lost to Manual 56-36. The defeat evened the Silver Streaks' record at 1-1.
Local College Basketball
Carl Sandburg College's men's team lost 84-80 at home to the St. Ambrose junior varsity team. Isiah Cunningham had his second straight big offensive game with 27 points for the Chargers (5-5).