GIRLS' HOOPS

ZEROING IN – Fieldcrest’s Leah White heads toward the basket while being defended by Taylor Monge of Roanoke-Benson. White recorded a double-double with 21 points and 10 steals in the Knights’ 74-36 win on Tuesday (For the Journal/TNT Photo).

MINONK - Fieldcrest began the home portion of the schedule with a 74-36 win over Roanoke-Benson on Tuesday.

The Knights (3-1) forced 23 R-B turnovers, as they shot an even 50 percent from the field (31 of 62).

“I love nights like this,” said Fieldcrest coach Mitch Neally. “Games like these are fun. We enjoy playing in front of the home crowd.”

Leah White managed a double-double with 21 points and 10 of the hosts' 17 steals.

The Rockets (1-4), who played the night before, were paced by Hope Haley with 10 points. R-B completed their second of four spots when they'll play on consecutive days.

“Yeah, it sucks when you have back to back games. That’s our schedule,” stated R-B coach Hayley Sefton. “We’re still learning. We’re still a young team.”

Notes: A moment of silence was held prior to the national anthem for Judy McNamara, who passed away Nov. 15 at the age of 61. She coached girls’ basketball and softball first with Minonk-Dana-Rutland and later at Fieldcrest. McNamara played basketball and softball for Illinois State. First-year R-B point guard Maddie Monge (right hip) was taken out of the gymnasium on a stretcher. An x-ray after the game revealed a contusion.

See article on Nov. 30 Woodford County Journal newsstands

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