U High tops state-ranked Galesburg: Chante Stonewall scored 24 points and Emma Stroyan added 14 as University High School’s girls basketball team downed Class 3A No. 12 state-ranked Galesburg, 55-40, Saturday to finish 4-1 in the Galesburg Tournament.
“We got off to a great start and had a 10-0 lead that gave the kids a lot of confidence,” U High coach Laura Sellers said.
The Pioneers (17-6) led 18-7 after the first quarter and 36-17 at halftime.
Earlier Saturday, Stroyan’s 16 points paced U High past Rock Island Alleman, 62-46, in tournament action. The Pioneers outscored Alleman 18-7 in the third quarter.
Stonewall added 15 points, while Chantel Wilson and Jalynne Zehr scored nine each.
Central Catholic 71, Rockford Lutheran 42: Danielle Davis had 19 points and 10 rebounds in Central’s nonconference win at Rockford. Caroline Holt added 18 points, seven assists and three steals for the Saints (17-3).
Molly McGraw scored 14 points and Megan O’Donnell 10, while Leah Mason had 10 rebounds and three steals. Central had 12 turnovers (four in the second half) compared to 23 for Lutheran (16-4).
West 61, MacArthur 31: Tia Robertson had 12 points and Kaiyla Brooks 10 in Normal West’s easy Big 12 Conference victory at Decatur. The Wildcats (13-5, 10-1) led 33-14 at the half.
Jamie Loving and Natalie Freeman led West in rebounds with six each. Rachael Weber had four assists and Brooks four steals.
Eureka 45, Roanoke-Benson 29: Eureka built a 27-12 lead after three quarters on the way to the nonconference win at Roanoke. Michaela Balducci had 12 points and Josie Hodel 10 to lead Eureka (9-12).
Hailey Cross had nine points for Roanoke-Benson.
Iroquois West 34, Cissna Park 30: Morgan Small scored 10 points and Taylor Cultra eight as Iroquois West (15-8) downed Cissna Park in the consolation title game of the Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament at Champaign. Alexis Knake and Addison Stoller had seven points each for Cissna Park.
Chatham Glenwood 41, Lincoln 23: The Railsplitters got off to a slow start and trailed 12-0 at the end of the first quarter and 23-5 at the half before losing in the Eaton Corporation Tournament at Lincoln. Emily Johnson scored six points for the hosts.
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