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No. 13 Flanagan tops Tri-Valley

No. 13 Flanagan tops Tri-Valley

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No. 13-state ranked Flanagan High School saw Megan Laughlin score 20, block 11 shots and make four steals while Brittany Leonard had 11 steals, 10 points and nine assists in a 73-39 nonconference victory over Tri-Valley at Flanagan Saturday.

The Falcons (8-0) also got 11 points from Anna Jones. Tri-Valley (6-2) was led by Dani Alpers' 14 points.

"Our two middle quarters were outstanding defensively," said Flanagan coach Jeff Sprouse. "I was very proud of our intensity and teamwork for all four quarters against a good Tri-Valley team, which caused us problems."

Flanagan was sitting on an 18-17 lead after one quarter, but dominated the second quarter 20-6 and the third 20-7.

Dwight 52, Herscher 47

Megan Kohrt's layup with 6.5 seconds remaining sent the game into overtime, and the Trojans outscored host Herscher 13-8 in the extra period to win the nonconference game.

Kohrt finished with a game-high 15 points, 10 of them coming in the fourth period and overtime, for Dwight (4-4).

"The big thing in overtime was Megan scored five points and we made 9 of 16 free throws," said Dwight coach Jeff Froelich. "We gave up the lead in the fourth quarter but the girls came back."

Kelli Humbert scored 14 points and pulled down 17 rebounds, Kelsey O'Donnell grabbed 12 rebounds, Kelsey Jorstad had 12 points and Kohrt had seven steals.

Herscher fell to 5-2.

Ridgeview 66, GCMS 36

Kellie Graham poured in 19 points to lead five Ridgeview players into double figures in a nonconference victory over Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley at Colfax.

Ridgeview (7-1) also received 11 points apiece from Kalee Bedel, Sarah Hardman and Brianne Ghere while Mackenzie Roth added 10. GCMS (3-5) was led by Lindsey Elder's 11 points.

Graham and Ghere each had six rebounds while Bedel provided four assists and Hardman six steals.

Ridgeview enjoyed leads of 15-6, 38-17 and 28-48 at the quarter breaks.

Eureka 54, Rantoul 51

Chelsea Prosser had 23 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks to lead Eureka (4-2, 1-1) to a Corn Belt Conference victory over visiting Rantoul.

Lee Miller added 12 points and Heather Myers 11 for the Hornets. Myers also grabbed 13 rebounds.

Eureka rallied from a 20-point third-quarter deficit to take the lead with 41 seconds left. Prosser sank two free throws with 24 seconds to go.

"The girls showed a lot of heart and stepped up their defense to give themselves the opportunity for the win," said Eureka coach Jami Larson.

Midland 57, Fieldcrest 50

Alaina Sunken had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Fieldcrest (2-7) in a nonconference loss at Varna. Teammate Erinn McNamara added 11 points and five rebounds.

The Knights were within 24-22 at intermission, but lost the third quarter, 19-9.

Fieldcrest shot 48 percent from the field.

EPG 43, Princeville 36

EL Paso-Gridley's Amanda Kowalski recorded 13 points and eight rebounds as the Titans upended Princeville at El Paso.

Tamara Waugh added 11 points for EPG (5-3). Amanda Moreland paced Princeville (3-4) with a game-high 18 points.

Bishop McNamara 69, Prairie Central 20

The host Hawks were held scoreless in the third quarter in a loss to undefeated Bishop McNamara at Fairbury.

Rachael Sheppard had six points for Prairie Central (4-3) in a game that had no 3-pointers.

Clinton 55, Blue Ridge 21

Clinton's Mandy Monkman recorded a game-high 16 points, and also had five rebounds and four assists as the Maroons ran past Blue Ridge in a nonconference game at Clinton.

Ashley Cooper posted eight points with eight assists and six steals for Clinton, while Brandi Pearl added 10 points. Sophomore Jamie Hendricks paced the Knights with nine points.

Blue Ridge (0-8) was just 1-for-13 from the free-throw stripe.

Peoria Christian 43, Tremont 36

Kaylie Endress scored 12 points to lead Tremont (0-1), which fell to visiting Peoria Christian.


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