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Local Sports Roundup -- 12/5/9

Galesburg defeated Metamora 78-53 in non-conference play Saturday night at Thiel Gymnasium.

Victor Davis led the way for the Silver Streaks (5-2) with 28 points. Chad Thompson added 15 points, including three 3-pointers. Garrett Williams had 11. J.D. Kamp led Metamora (2-3) with 21 points.

The GHS sophomore team picked up its first win, beating Metamora, 66-57.

Spoon River Tip-Off Classic @ Bushnell-Prairie City High School:

West Prairie 60, South Fulton 47
North Fulton 65, Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon 40
Havana 64, Farmington 33
Lewistown 59, Beardstown 56

1st Place: Lewistown
2nd Place: Farmington
3rd Place: Havana

All-Tournament Team


Kevin Battefeld, Lewistown
Lucas Flynn, Farmington
Quinton Hatfill, Lewistown
Michael Melvin, North Fulton
Danny Vance, South Fulton


Jansen Baker, West Prairie
Mitch Murphy, B-PC/A
Alex Noble, Havana
Dustin Teel, West Prairie
Drake Vermillion, Beardstown

Other Saturday Boys Basketball Results:

Rockridge 63, ROWVA 59 (OT)

Illini West 77, Mercer County 64


Galesburg knocked down a season-high 16 3-point shots and defeated Dunlap 84-73 at Thiel Gym.

Jessica Howard led Galesburg (5-3) with 20 points, including six three-pointers. Shelby Pacheco added 13. Alissa Recker led Dunlap with 19 points.

Mike Rux's GHS sophomore team also defeated Dunlap, winning 51-36. Jessica Lieber led the Streaks (5-3) with 22 points. Kylie Stewart chipped in with 8. Sarah Matthewson was the leading scorer for Dunlap with 10 points.

The day wasn't as good for the GHS freshman squad, which lost to United Township 67-30. Emily Nelson scored 6 points for the Streaks (3-2) while Rainee Sibley added 5. Coach Jay Barshinger's squad will next play at Alleman on Wednesday.

Other Saturday Girls Basketball Results:

Illini West (3-5) 71, Mercer County (0-6) 28 (Carter Wear led the Chargers with 26 points).

Knoxville (8-1) 52, Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon 35

United 58, West Central 30

Local Men's College Basketball

Knox College won its first game of the 2009-10 season, defeating Beloit College 71-63 at Knox.

The Prairie Fire came out strong, taking a 17 point lead into halftime. Beloit answered back by taking a 60-59 lead with a little over three minutes to play in the game.

Clutch free throw shooting from the Prairie Fire was the difference, as Knox shot 81% from the charity stripe to take the final lead with two 2:39 remaining in the game. Matt Goedeke led all scorers with 26 points and pulled down a team-high 7 rebounds. Freshman Ian Horvath finished with 15 points and 6 rebounds and Ben Wetherbee scored 11 points. Knox is now 1-4 overall and 1-1 in Midwest Conference play.

Knox next hosts high-scoring Grinnell College at home Wednesday night at 7:30.


Monmouth College came up short against St. Norbert College, falling 70-58.

Zach Ott's bucket in the lane for Monmouth near the 15 minute mark of the second half trimmed the Scots' deficit to four, 42-38, but the Scots would get no closer.

The Green Knights shot 6-for-6 from the free throw line over the final 1:04 in the game to hold off Monmouth.

The Scots controlled the paint, outscoring the Knights 32-12, led by Eric Cogdill's 15 points. Ott added 13 and freshman Bryce Donaldson collected 12.


Triton College 84, Carl Sandburg College 72. The loss was the third straight for the Chargers (5-6). Triton improved its record to 5-5 with the win.

Local Women's College Basketball

Knox College couldn't overcome a slow start and lost to Beloit College at home 73-49.

Beloit controlled the game from the start and didn't look back, never once trailing the Prairie Fire. Knox, down 30-18 at halftime after shooting just 14% from the field, recovered in the second half by shooting 41%.

The Prairie Fire was led in scoring by Kelly Ricketts and Krystyna Williams, who both had 8 points. Williams added 2 steals and 2 rebounds. Kate Moon added 6 points and 3 rebounds.

Knox's record is now 2-2 on the season. The team will look to get back on track at home against Grinnell College on Wednesday at 5:30 p-m.


An 11-0 run late in the first half put Monmouth College in a hole they couldn't climb out of in a 77-44 loss to St. Norbert College.

The Green Knights went on a 10-0 run early in the second half as the Scots went cold, hitting just 22% of their shots after intermission. Alison Andrews had the lone hot hand for Monmouth, hitting 7-of-11 shots from the floor for a team-high 14 points. Zipporah Williams added 11.


Elgin 47, Carl Sandburg College 39

High School Bowling

Galesburg High School placed fourth at Saturday's 30th Annual Anel Dura Invitational at Kewanee.

Coach Joni McGarry's squad scored a combined 2613 in morning play against IMDA, and 2062 against Peru St. Bede in the afternoon contest.

Kendra Weichmann led the Streaks, bowling a combined 499 in the morning and 452 in the afternoon.

High School Boys Swimming

Pekin defeated Galesburg in a dual meet in Pekin 94-91.

Key performers for the Streaks included Luke Clayton in the 100 Meter Backstroke; the team of Alex Shumaker, Kelly Hawkinson, and Ben Whittle in the 500 Meter Freestyle; Richard Ladner in the 100 Meter Freestyle and Michael Varner in the 50 Meter Freestyle and the 100 Meter Butterfly.
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