The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


December 11, 2012

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Trojans shut down Storm

ARMSTRONG — Free throws and defense were the keys in Armstrong-Potomac’s 46-38 victory over Salt Fork on Monday night.

The Trojans were 16-of-31 at the charity stripe in the Vermilion Valley Conference contest, while the Storm were just 5-of-7. Armstrong-Potomac also held Salt Fork scoreless in the second quarter building an 18-8 halftime lead.

Erika Sieberns scored a game-high 19 points for the Trojans, while Morgan Zindars chipped in with 12.

Taylor Vice was the leading scorer for Salt Fork with 10 points, while Kayln Learnard finished with nine.

Oakwood 56

Georgetown-Ridge Farm 49

FITHIAN — Sophomore Sadie Edwards scored 11 of her team-high 13 points in the fourth quarter as the Comets rallied to beat the Buffaloes.

Oakwood wound up scoring 41 second-half points to overcome a 23-15 halftime deficit against Georgetown-Ridge Farm in a Vermilion Valley Conference game.

Joining Edwards in double figures for the Comets was Harlena Harden with 12 and Lexy Terry had 10.

Brittany Hay had a game-high 17 points for the Buffaloes before fouling out and Maya Green added 12 in the losing cause.

Westville 47

Chrisman 41

CHRISMAN — Senior Ashley Hoffman had a game-high 25 points to lead the Tigers past the Cardinals.

Hoffman made five 2-point field goals, two 3-point field goals and nine free throws to finish with her 25.

Westville also got seven points from Danielle Gabeheart.

Abbi Bush and Shelby Warner shared game-high honors for Chrisman with 10 points each.

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 51

Bismarck-Henning 24

BISMARCK — The Panthers scored 22 second-quarter points in their victory over the Blue Devils.

Bismarck-Henning, which fell to 3-7, was held to single digits in the first three quarters (7, 3, 4) before finally getting 10 points in the fourth quarter.

Sophomore Jessica Hall led the Blue Devils with 10 points followed by Abby Bergman with 6.



Millikin JV 56

DECATUR — Freshman Megan Hiner had a career-best 21 points to lead the Lady Jaguars past the Big Blue on Sunday.

Joining Hiner, who had five 3-pointers, in double figures for DACC was Javonna Smith with 12 and Tierra Golighly finished with 10 points and a team-high nine rebounds.

Both the DACC women and men will hit the road on Wednesday for games against Ancilla College in Donaldson, Ind.

Illinois 73

Memphis 65

MEMPHIS — Senior forward Karisma Penn led all scorers with 21 points as the Fighting Illini defeated the Tigers 73-65 on Sunday.

Penn and Alexis Smith sealed the win by making 8-of-10 free throws in the final 2 minutes, 11 seconds.

Penn’s 21 points gave her 1,504 for her career, allowing her to pass Tauja Catchings for 10th place in the school’s career scoring list.

It was the first road victory of the season for the Fighting Illini, who improve to 5-4.

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