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Outlaw, Klawitter key Heyworth to victory

Outlaw, Klawitter key Heyworth to victory

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Julie Outlaw and Laura Klawitter scored 13 points apiece to lead host Heyworth High School girls basketball team (4-7) to a 47-42 win over Mount Pulaski (2-11) in a nonconference game Monday night.

Heyworth trailed 11-10 after one quarter before outscoring Mount Pulaski 17-6 in the second quarter to take a 27-17 lead at the half. Heyworth led 36-27 after three periods and held off a Mount Pulaski rally in the fourth quarter to get the win.

Klawitter added 11 rebounds for a double-double, while Alex Roberts had seven rebounds for Heyworth. Audie Springer finished with eight points and five assists for the Hornets and Meghan Cleinmark added six rebounds and five assists.

Senior Kim Oglesby scored a game-high 22 points to lead Mount Pulaski.

El Paso-Gridley 65, Midland 50

Four players scored in double digits for El Paso-Gridley as it defeated Midland in a nonconference game at Varna.

"I was happy with the offensive output tonight," said Titans coach Linda Hocker. "Getting four players in double digits is something we've been shooting for."

Amanda Kowalski led the way with 21 points for EPG, who jumped out to a 35-22 lead at the half and continued to build on it in the second half behind stellar rebounding efforts from Kindi Bullard with 20 rebounds and Kowalski with 19.

"We were pretty impressive on the boards tonight," said Hocker. "To have two girls with 19 and 20 rebounds is just amazing."

Kayla Barnard scored 13 points and Tamara Waugh and Amber Fennell each had 11 points for EPG (8-3).

LeRoy 52, GCMS 33

Sam Poppe scored a game-high 24 points for LeRoy as it rolled to a Sangamon Valley Conference win over GCMS.

LeRoy (9-2, 2-1) came out strong to take a 27-18 lead at the half and extended that lead to 36-28 after the third quarter. The Falcons (4-6, 1-2) were held to just five points in the fourth quarter. Becky Verden added 10 points for LeRoy. Kristin Hood scored 14 points and had 15 rebounds for GCMS and Lindsey Elder added 11 points for the Falcons.

Pontiac 51, Prairie Central 48

Senior guard Erin Halloran scored a game-high 21 points on seven 3-point baskets to lead the Pontiac, but it wasn't enough.

Prairie Central rallied to force overtime and outscored the Indians 6-3 in the extra period to earn a 51-48 victory in a Corn Belt Conference game at Pontiac.

Prairie Central (6-3, 2-1) led 14-8 after one quarter in the back-and-forth affair before Pontiac (3-5, 2-2) rallied to take a 28-24 lead at the half. The Indians led 40-38 heading to the final period before the Hawks tied the game at 45-all and send the game into an extra period.

A 3-point basket by Jara Bachtold in overtime and three free throws down the stretch by Rachael Sheppard sealed the victory for Prairie Central.

"We stepped up defensively and played great team defense in the second half," said Prairie Central coach Andrew Shelby. "(Erin) Halloran is a good player and tough to stop, but we found a way to win."

Bachtold led four Prairie Central players in double figures in scoring with 15 points while Kiley Corban finished with 11. Kendra Branch and Sheppard each added 10 points for the Hawks.

Fisher 60, Blue Ridge 33

Seniors Jessi Beachey and Kalyn Keith combined to score 42 points for Fisher as the Bunnies knocked off Blue Ridge in a Sangamon Valley West Division game at Fisher.

Fisher (7-4, 2-1) jumped out to a 14-8 lead after one quarter and led 25-17 at the half before outscoring Blue Ridge 19-5 in the third quarter to take a commanding 44-22 lead.

Beachey, a 6-foot-1 center, finished with 22 points, 12 rebounds, three steals and two blocks to lead the Bunnies while Keith added 20 points and six assists.

Tarah Hite and Jamie Hendricks scored nine points each to lead Blue Ridge (0-11, 0-4).

"The third quarter, we were able to lock down defensively, create some turnovers and score off of transition," said Fisher coach Ben Derges. "But Blue Ridge played us very tough and were very physical on defense, especially in the first half. They took us out of what we wanted to do. The Blue Ridge coach is doing a good job getting the girls to play hard."

Lexington 38, Roanoke-Benson 26

Jessica Kraft scored 15 points to lead Lexington in a nonconference win at Roanoke.

Roanoke (5-5) held a slim 19-18 lead at halftime but Lexington (3-8) took a 30-23 advantage after the third quarter, and held the Rockets to just three points in the final period to pull out the win.

Kelsey Kaiser added 12 points for the Minutemen. Angela Oltman scored six points to pace Roanoke.

"Lexington played a good game tonight," said Roanoke coach Kara Parks. "We just weren't there tonight."

Peoria Heights 47, Tremont 36

Tremont (0-4) couldn't keep pace with Peoria Heights in the fourth quarter in a nonconference loss at Tremont.

Erica Miller scored 15 points to lead Tremont, which was down just 32-31 heading into the fourth quarter. Peoria Heights then outscored the Turks 15-5 in the final period as Tremont could not keep up due to players in foul trouble.

"We stayed with them pretty much up until the fourth quarter," said Turks coach Jamie Palmer. "We just weren't able to keep the personnel in the fourth quarter due to some foul trouble.

Dwight 63, Streator 30

Dwight's Megan Kohrt registered 13 of her 15 points in the second quarter as the Trojans (6-4) ran past Streator (1-7) in a nonconference game at Dwight.

After leading 9-8 after the first quarter, Dwight scored 26 points in the second period to take control of the game.

"This was a real good game for us because everyone got to play," Dwight's coach Jeff Froelich said.

The Trojan's Katie Theiss scored nine points and grabbed nine rebounds. Dwight had nine players score at least four points. Junior Kelli Humbert led a solid defensive effort with five steals.

Felicia Phillips paced the Bulldogs with nine points.

Maroa-Forsyth 51, Clinton 37

Clinton sophomore Jacqueline Schmid scored a team-high 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Maroons fell to Maroa-Forsyth in an Okaw Valley conference girls basketball game at Maroa.

Mandy Monkman added 13 points and six rebounds for Clinton (5-6, 1-1). Ashley Cooper chipped in a team-high six assists.

PBL 41, Watseka 33

Sophomore center Jenna Seibring scored a game-high 14 points to lead PBL as the Panthers defeated Watseka in a Sangamon Valley East Division game at Watseka.

Watseka jumped out to a 10-2 lead after one quarter before PBL (2-8, 1-2) rallied to take a 20-19 lead at the half. The Panthers upped the advantage to 30-25 after three quarters.

Junior guard Lauren Boman added 12 points for the Panthers.

At Braidwood

• Iroquois West 52, Manteno 44: Iroquois West's Katie Albrecht recorded a team-high 18 points to go along with 11 rebounds as the Raiders (3-9) ran past Manteno in the Lady Comet Classic tournament at Braidwood.

Iroquois West used a 11-2 fourth quarter run to capture the victory.

Victoria Krones added 12 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, while Lauren Vaughen chipped in 12 points for the Raiders. Abby McCormick paced Manteno with six rebounds.

• Herscher 57, Fieldcrest 27: Fieldcrest's Alaina Sunken posted team highs with seven points and nine rebounds as the Knights fell to Herscher in another tourney game.

Herscher led by 12 after the first quarter and never looked back.

Laura Peterson led Herscher (9-2) with 21 points, and Megan Keslinger added 18. Fieldcrest (3-10) finished just 11-for-41 from the field.

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