The Bloomington High School girls basketball team received 22 points from Kelly Carter in a 54-43 victory over Mattoon at Bloomington Saturday.
Kristin Petrinec added 10 points and three blocks for the Purple Raiders (14-8, 11-1), who received seven rebounds, seven points and three steals from Beth Current.
"Beth continues to be a force for us on defense," said BHS coach Sondra Vogel. "Kelly had back-to-back 3-pointers in the fourth quarter that sparked us."
Mattoon (13-13, 5-6) was led by Sarah Triestam's 13 points. Ashley Salak added 11 points and Megan Wagner 10.
"I thought that was a good win for us today," Vogel said. "Mattoon stayed right with us. They went on a run on us in the third quarter. We were patient. We moved the ball better. We're working on getting Kelly better looks off of screens."
NCHS 54, MacArthur 30
With starter Renna Berry sidelined, Normal Community coach Dave Feeney had some special advice for his team before it hosted Decatur MacArthur.
The Ironmen responded with their ninth straight win to improve to 15-10 overall and 10-2 in the Big 12 Conference.
"Renna was sitting out to heal an ankle so I told them a fast start was definitely needed," Feeney said. "Emily Hanley scored 12 of her 16 points in the first quarter and Krystal Gundy knocked in 11 of her 14 in the second quarter. They kind of tag-teamed it.
"But all of our kids played a lot and played well so it was a good team victory."
Hanley also grabbed 13 rebounds to finish with a double-double. Kimmy Hassel made four steals, Hali Daniels handed out four assists and Brittany Smith-Hirsch added eight points.
Eisenhower 55, West 50
Raisa Taylor's 28 points helped Decatur Eisenhower (6-15, 3-8) rally for a home win over Normal West (5-19, 2-9).
Allison Shelton led the Wildcats with 10 points, 11 rebounds and five steals. Michelle Henderson also had 11 rebounds while Jessica Benchley had 10. Kayla Braffet and Caitlin Kopp each had five steals.
Normal West led at the quarter breaks, 22-14, 30-21 and 39-35.
"We did a good job of playing 28 minutes, but you have to play 32," said Normal West coach Steve Price. "We dominated the whole game and the last four minutes she (Taylor) took control."
Taylor scored 21 points in the second half.
"Her dribble penetration and offensive change in direction allowed her to get solid finishes at the basket," said Price, whose team defeated Eisenhower Jan. 7, 60-57.