The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 27, 2013

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Lady Vikes fall short to Spartans at home

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DANVILLE —  Lynette Buggs scored six points and pulled down 10 second-half rebounds but it wasn’t enough as the Danville girls basketball team fell to St. Joseph-Ogden 45-39 on Saturday.

St. Joseph-Ogden, which improved to 19-6, built a 12-point halftime lead (26-14) with senior Bailey Trimble scoring 10 of her game-high 18 points in the second quarter.

Danville (15-8) got within three points (38-35) late, but St. Joseph-Ogden made 11-of-16 free throws in final quarter to seal the victory.

The Spartans were 18-of-28 at the charity stripe, while the Vikings attempted just 12, making eight.

St. Joseph-Ogden senior guard Ashley Landis was 9-of-10 at the line as she contributed 17 points to go along with Trimble’s 18.

Leading the Danville scoring attack was Alexus Jimson-Miller with 16 points, but the senior guard was just 4-of-21 from the field and that included her making 4-of-13 behind the 3-point arc.

The Vikings shot a dismal 22.8 percent (13-of-57), and they were 5-of-27 from 3-point range.

Joining Jimson-Miller in double digits was senior Breanna Keys with 10.

Danville will be back in action on Tuesday with a Big 12 Conference contest at home against the Decatur MacArthur Generals. The sophomore game begins at 6 p.m., with the varsity contest tentatively set for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL

Cissna Park 52

Milford 32


CISSNA PARK — Josh Killion had 13 points but the Bearcats dropped behind 23-14 at halftime and could not recover against the Timberwolves.

Jeff Cann had eight for Milford, who was coming off a 64-51 win over Oakwood on Friday, while Wyatt Alt added six.

The Bearcats are 10-12 and will next play Friday against Armstrong-Potomac in Vermilion Valley Conference action.

Fountain Central 61

Benton Central 47


VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — The Mustangs took a 22-6 first quarter lead and never let it go as they defeated Benton Central.

Koby Pierce led Fountain Central with 27 points, Ethan Woodrow had 15 points and six rebounds, Luke Davenport had 11 points with nine assists and four steals and Sam Woodrow added 10.

The Mustangs area 14-2 and will face Rockville on Friday in Wabash River Conference action.

Lafayette CC 72

Attica 37


ATTICA, Ind. — Brady Sheridan had 13 points and three steals, but the Red Ramblers were held up all night offensively by Lafayette Central Catholic.

Jordan Capps had eight points, while Kenny Little had six and Austin Smyth added five for Attica, who will try to regroup on Friday against Turkey Run.

MEN’S COLLEGE

BASKETBALL

DACC 82

ICC 76


EAST PEORIA — The No. 10 ranked Jaguars won their seventh straight game as they defeated the Cougars.

DACC started the first half slowly, being as down as much as nine points before going on a 11-0 rally to get the 41-39 lead at halftime on a 3-pointer by Evan Blackmon.

The Jaguars would carry that momentum to the second half as they kept the lead and increased it to as much as 11.

Derek Shouse had 19 points for DACC while Evan Blackmon had 15, Ronnie White had 13 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks and Kody Tucker added 12 points.

The Jaguar bench outscored ICC’s 40-15.

“Our guys did a great job of maintaining their composure and continuing to play, when ICC came out shooting so hot. Our bench was huge tonight,” DACC coach Mike Carpenter said. “We have a big game on Wednesday, and need to bring the same kind of effort on Wednesday.”

The Jaguars are 18-3 and 3-0 in the Mid-West Athletic Conference and will face Parkland College on Wednesday.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE

BASKETBALL

DACC 78

Lewis and Clark 77


GODFREY — Megan Hiner hit a 3-pointer late in overtime to give the Lady Jaguars the win over the Trailblazers.

Hiner and Emily Montgomery each had 15 for DACC, while Hillary Lively had 14 and Tierra Golightly added 13.

The Lady Jaguars are 16-6 and 3-0 in the Mid-West Athletic Conference going into their game against Parkland on Wednesday.