In a well-rounded performance on a long road trip, the Galesburg girls basketball team got the win against the Freeport Pretzels Monday night, 69-45. The Silver Streaks are now 25-5 on the season.
Going into the game, Galesburg’s Kiarra Kilgore needed 9 points to surpass Sarah Larson‘s record as all-time leading scorer in Silver Streaks girls basketball history, and did so early in the game as she led the Streaks in scoring with 24 points. With 1 regular season game remaining and a postseason run, she now has 1922 career points. For surpassing that milestone during the game, Kiarra was named the Dave’s Auto Body Crunch-Time Player of the Game. In addition to her scoring, she contributed 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals, and a blocked shot.
- Click play to listen to Tom Meredith’s play-by-play as Kiarra becomes the all-time leading scorer:
- Click play to listen to Tom’s postgame conversation with Kiarra:
Other scoring for Galesburg came from Alexis Edgerson with 18 points, Antonia Kisler with 10, Ella Herchenroder with 6 points, Taylor Herchenroder with 4 points, and Syriah Boyd, Cora Johnson, and Jozalyn Peck each scored 2 points. Galesburg shot 10 3-pointers in the game and had a solid night from the free throw line going 9 out of 12.
Next up for the Galesburg girls basketball team is a conference match-up at Alleman Thursday night to end the regular season, and then they open postseason play with a Regional game versus Richwoods. Pregame coverage with Tom Meredith will begin at about 6:40 Thursday night on 93.7 FM and 1400 AM WGIL, as well as streaming on wgil.com.