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Strong leads Calvary to win over Danville

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Alisha Strong scored a game high 16 points and had five steals to lead Calvary Baptist Academy (10-6) to a 64-12 victory over Danville First Baptist (0-8) Friday at Normal.

Lizzi Howerton scored 12 points for the Crusaders. Katie Norcross had four rebounds.

Sarah McCorkle scored 11 points and became the first junior in Calvary Baptist Academy's history to score 1,000 points in her career. McCorkle got her history-making point on the second of two free throws in the first quarter.

Calvary Baptist got out to a 25-4 first-quarter lead and never looked back. The Crusader's led at halftime 37-9 and then held Danville to just two points in the third quarter to lead 55-11.

Sarah Jones led Danville First Baptist with 10 points.

Saint Thomas More 40, PBL 38

Sophomore Jenna Seibring scored 10 points to lead Paxton-Buckley-Loda (8-18) but it wasn't enough as the Panthers were defeated by Saint Thomas More (23-3) in a Sangamon Valley nondivisional game Friday at Champaign.

Jamie Garrell and Liz Foster each scored eight points for PBL.

The Panthers opened up with a 9-4 first quarter lead but trailed 23-15 at halftime. PBL came out after the break and held Saint Thomas More to just four points and trailed 27-26 at the end of the third quarter. Saint Thomas More hung on for the win by outscoring the Panthers 13-12 in the fourth quarter.

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Jessie Thines led Saint Tho-mas More with 14 points.

Dwight 76, Sandwich 61

A double-double by Kelli Humbert and a solid team effort for Dwight lifted the Trojans to an Interstate Eight Conference win at Dwight.

Humbert scored 11 points and had 11 rebounds to lead Dwight, which jumped out to an early 23-3 lead after the first quarter. The Trojans held a 63-38 advantage after the third quarter, and Sandwich could not recover.

"The kids played hard," said Dwight coach Jeff Froelich, whose team snapped a two-game losing streak. "We played good team basketball tonight."

Senior Katie Theiss scored a game-high 17 points and Kelsey Jorstad added 14 points for the Trojans (16-9, 6-6).


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