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February 1, 2013

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Hilltoppers keep title hopes alive

FITHIAN — The Schlarman Academy Hilltoppers moved one step closer to a Vermilion Valley Conference girls basketball championship on Thursday night.

Ten different players scored for the Hilltoppers in their 50-28 victory over the Oakwood Comets.

Seniors Sydne Bryant and Holly Huckstadt led the way for Schlarman, as the duo combined for 25 points and all seven of the team’s 3-pointers. Bryant had a game-high 13, while Huckstadt finished with 12.

Georgetown-Ridge Farm claimed its share of the VVC girls basketball title with a 51-32 win over Chrisman.

The Hilltoppers can gain their share on Saturday when Schlarman hosts Milford at noon in a makeup game from this past Monday.

Harlena Hardin was the only player in double figures for Oakwood with 10 points.

Armstrong-Potomac 26

Bismarck-Henning 22


BISMARCK — Junior Morgan Zindars scored six of her game-high eight points in the second half to lead the Trojans past the Blue Devils.

Armstrong-Potomac overcame a 12-11 halftime deficit to win its second straight.

Bismarck-Henning, which has lost four straight, was led in scoring by Addie Voyles with seven points.

Hoopeston Area 45

Milford 24


HOOPESTON — Junior Shelby Holzinger recorded a double-double as the Cornjerkers raced past the Bearcats.

Holzinger had a game-high 11 rebounds to go along with her game-high 11 points as Hoopeston Area led from start to finish.

Haley Dixon chipped in with nine points, while Sarah Dixon had a team-high four assists.

Samantha Wilken was the leading scorer for Milford with eight points and she also pulled down a team-high eight rebounds.

Salt Fork 63

Westville 47


JAMAICA — Senior Heather Ellis capped her home career in style with a game-high 23 points as the Storm won their fourth straight.

Ellis scored eight points in the first quarter as Salt Fork built an 18-12 lead and she closed the game out with nine points in the fourth quarter.

Joining Ellis in double figures for Salt Fork was senior Taylor Vice with 11.

Ashley Hoffman was the leading scorer for Westville with 12, while Danielle Gabehart chipped in with 11.

Centennial 51

Danville 28


CHAMPAIGN — Senior Alexus Jimson-Miller had a team-high 15 points but it wasn’t enough as the Vikings lost the state-rated Chargers.

Danville, which falls to 16-9 overall and 10-4 in the Big 12 Conference, played without senior Breanna Keys.

Up next for the Lady Vikings is a conference contest on Saturday against Bloomington and that game will be played at the Mary Miller Gymnasium on the campus of Danville Area Community College. The sophomore game will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the varsity tentatively set for a 1 p.m. start.

Seeger 47

Attica 40


ATTICA, Ind. — Kristen Irvine had a game-high 21 points to lead the Lady Patriots past the Red Ramblers in a Wabash River Conference contest.

Irvine had seven points in the second quarter as Seeger, which has won four straight, turned an early deficit into a 19-17 halftime lead.

Miranda Synesael also scored in double figures for the Patriots with 13 and she was 7-of-9 at the free-throw line.

Junior Ashley Mitton recorded a double-double for the Red Ramblers as she had a team-high 13 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Joining Mitton in double digits was Maci Kyger with 11.

YOUTH BASKETBALL

Chrisman Scotland

reaches state tourney


RANTOUL — The Chrisman Scotland seventh-grade boys basketball team advanced to the IESA Class 7-1A state tournament with a 34-27 win over Rantoul St. Malchy.

Chrisman Scotland will play Virginia in a 10 a.m. quarterfinal contest this Saturday.

In other sectional championship games, Fisher defeated Bismarck-Henning 57-20 in Class 7-2A; Tolono Unity slipped past Hoopeston 29-28 in Class 7-3A and Champaign Franklin beat Danville North Ridge 46-23.

 

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