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Local Sports Roundup 12/4/10
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL

Wethersfield 66, Alden Hebron 34
(Shelby Steger led the Lady Geese with 18 points)

Illini Bluffs 50, South Fulton 42
Metamora 49, Canton 45

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL

The Galesburg High School Boys Basketball team won their Western Big 6 Conference opener at Quincy Friday night, 56-42. Ryan McElmurry led the Streaks (5-1, 1-0 Western Big 6) with 17 points and 9 rebounds. He was a perfect 13-for-13 from the free-throw line. Chad Thompson scored 10. The game was tied 24-24 at halftime, but Quincy (3-1, 0-1) got 15 of their 20 turnovers in the second half, helping to seal a victory for the Streaks. The win was the 5th straight for the Streaks, and the first at Quincy since 2006.

Other Western Big 6 play:
Rock Island 59, United Township 54
Moline 44, Alleman 37

Other scores:
Farmington 44, Abingdon 39
(Adam Mottaz had 14 points for the Farmers, while Blaize Shipp added 13.)

ROWVA 47, Williamsfield 36
Brimfield 51, Knoxville 33
Mendon Unity 53, West Central 48
Macomb 64, Rockridge 36
Orion 63, Illini West 53

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Beloit 71, Monmouth College men 58
Monmouth College women 68, Beloit 62

Ripon College defeated Knox College in women's and men's basketball Friday night in Ripon, Wisconsin. Both the Prairie Fire squads dropped their Midwest Conference openers. The Red Hawks won the women's game 64-49 and the men's contest 97-79. The losses drop the Knox men's and women's teams to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in Midwest Conference play.

Carl Sandburg College (2-7) womens basketball went to Southeastern Community College (7-3) Friday night and dropped a 66-56 decision to the Blackhawks. CSC trailed 28-23 at the half. Sandburg had two leads in the second half, the last at 47-45 but couldnt hang on. With the game deadlocked at 50 Southeastern finished the game on a 16-6 run. The Chargers achilles heel again was turnovers finishing the game with 29. Taylor Rice had 14 for and Meredith Beoletto added 11 for the Chargers. CSC travels to College of Lake County next Friday for a 6pm tip.

CSC Men (7-3) 78, Eureka College J/V 64
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