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Erin Halloran scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Pontiac High School girls basketball team to a 43-27 win Saturday over Streator at the Ottawa Tournament.

The Indians (4-7) jumped out to an early 19-5 lead after the first quarter. Pontiac took a 25-13 lead going into the intermission and shut down Streator in the second half for the victory.

Ashley Timmerman added eight points for the Indians, who will face Morris in the tournament on Tuesday. Felicia Phillips scored nine points to pace Streator (1-8).

EPG 57, Henry 35

Amanda Kowalski and Amber Fennell combined for 38 points as El Paso-Gridley claimed a nonconference contest at Henry.

It was the seventh straight win for El Paso (9-3).

"I was happy with our outside-inside scoring," said EPG coach Linda Hocker. "Amber did a nice job hitting her 3s today, and Kowalski did a great job in the paint. Our offense is starting to come together. We still have some work to do, but we're looking better each game."

Kowalski finished with a game-high 23 points and eight rebounds, and Fennell added three 3-pointers and 14 points. Kindi Bullard pulled down seven rebounds for the winners.

Henry (3-7) got 11 points and seven rebounds from Kathryn Voss.

Olympia 55, Blue Ridge 9

Becca Johanson tossed in 16 points and Courtney Martin chipped in 10 as the Spartans downed Blue Ridge at Farmer City.

Olympia led 14-4 after one quarter and 32-5 at halftime before holding the hosts scoreless in the third quarter.

Blue Ridge was led by Jamie Hendricks' five points.

Mahomet 62, Eureka 36

Hillary Hatfield led all scorers with 23 points and Courtney Williams added 10 as Mahomet-Seymour topped host Eureka in a Corn Belt Conference contest.

Eureka got 17 points from Chelsea Prosser and 14 from Heather Myers.

Mahomet led 23-4 after one quarter and 34-22 at halftime before outscoring the Hornets 15-5 in the third period to pull away.

Princeton 48, Fieldcrest 38

The Knights could not find a solution for Angela Baumgartner, as Princeton's 5-10 junior center scored 24 points to lead the Tigers to a nonconference victory at Minonk.

Kristen Ragusa led Fieldcrest (3-12) with nine points and Jenna Hakes added eight.

Tri-Point 42, Woodland 36

Senior guard Tera Moritz's 21 points accounted for half of the Chargers' scoring in a nonconference makeup game at South Streator.

Tri-Point (6-7) held Woodland to just six points in the first half and took a 10-point advantage into intermission.

Leni Depoister and Lani Viti totaled 10 points apiece for the Warriors.

Mount Pulaski 52, Meridian 33

The Hilltoppers outscored Meridian 42-23 over the final three quarters to cruise to the nonconference home victory.

Mount Pulaski allowed a combined 13 points in the second and fourth quarters.

Allison Durchholz led the Toppers with 10 points, while Kim Oglesby and Alison Maske each contributed nine. Meridian finished the game 5-of-14 from the free-throw line.


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