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January 14, 2014

Blue Devils extend league win streak

BISMARCK — Jessica Hall and Brooke Walsh both finished with double-doubles on Monday night as the Bismarck-Henning girls basketball team won its sixth straight Vermilion Valley Conference contest with a 53-44 victory over the Georgetown-Ridge Farm Buffaloes.

Hall and Walsh combined for 31 points and 23 rebounds in the Blue Devils victory. Hall had a game-high 21 points to go along with her 11 rebounds, while Walsh had 10 points and a team-high 12 rebounds. Also scoring in double figures for Bismarck-Henning (12-7 overall and 6-1 in the VVC) was guard Lindsey Andrews with 14 points.

Senior Brittany Hay led the Buffaloes with 17 points, while Emilie Bruce and Kayla Wolpert each chipped in with eight.

A big deciding factor in this contest came at the free-throw line as Bismarck-Henning was 13-of-15 from the charity stripe and Georgetown-Ridge Farm made just 7-of-19.

Both teams are back in action on Thursday. Bismarck-Henning plays at Schlarman, while Georgetown-Ridge Farm is at home against Westville.

Armstrong-Potomac 56, Westville 39

ARMSTRONG — Morgan Zindars and Rachel Miles combined for 36 points as the Trojans cruised past the Tigers.

Zindars made a game-high five 3-pointers as part of her game-high 19 points, while Miles scored all 17 of her points in the first three quarters as Armstrong-Potomac built a 49-29 lead after three quarters.

Johanna Bruens also scored in double digits for the Trojans with 10 points.

Adrianne Pate was the leading scorer for Westville with 11 points, while Jicee Lacey finished with 10.

Both teams will return to Vermilion Valley Conference play on Thursday. Armstrong-Potomac will play at Milford, while Westville hosts Georgetown-Ridge Farm.

Hoopeston Area 42, Oakwood 28

HOOPESTON — A consistent, solid defensive effort allowed the Cornjerkers to get past the Comets on Monday night.

Oakwood was held to just seven points in all four quarters by Hoopeston Area, while the Cornjerkers had 19 in the first quarter alone.

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