DANVILLE — After a 0-3 run at the Galesburg Tournament, a return home was just what the Schlarman girls basketball team needed.
The Hilltoppers has their home opener on Monday and did not disappoint, beating Milford 60-21.
“We were 0-3, but it was still a good trip in that we found out what we had to work on against some great teams,” Schlarman coach OJ Harrison said. “This was a slow start, but we were happy to be at home.”
The Hilltoppers jumped out to a 29-13 halftime lead and would then put the game away with 24 points in the third quarter.
“The excitement was there because it was the home opener and it was also Capria (Brown)’s final home opener,”Harrison said. “Capria come out on fire and had a great game.”
Brown had 25 points to led all scorers, while Tannah Ceader had 15 points and McKaylee Allen added 12 points.
“Tannah got out of her slump and she was able to get five 3-pointers,” Harrison said. “We also got a chance to start a freshman in Madi Watson and it was great for her to get some experience.”
Jakki Mowrey had seven points to lead Milford, while Abby Tovey had six points and Tiffany Schroeder added four.
The Hilltoppers are 1-3 and will play Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin on Thursday, while the Bearcats will take on Armstrong-Potomac on Thursday.
BHRA 59, PBL 51
PAXTON — Emily Meidel had a career-high 34 points as the Blue Devils got the win over the Panthers.
Sophia Rome had eight points while Ryley Cash added seven points and Sierra Bryant added five for Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin, who are now 6-0.
Oakwood 53, ALAH 27
FITHIAN — Katelyn Young had 30 points as the Comets beat Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond.
Aaliyah Denius had 10 points for Oakwood, who had a 25-16 halftime lead, while Ashlynn Pinnick added nine points.
The Comets will take on Chrisman on Thursday.
Watseka 50, Hoopeston Area 42
WATSEKA — Ali Watson had 14 points and 14 rebounds, but the Cornjerkers lost to the Warriors.
Lexie Breymeyer had 13 points for Hoopeston Area, who will play Westville on Thursday.
Judah Christian 44, A-P 38
ARMSTRONG — Kyla Bullington had 13 points, but the Trojans lost to Judah Christian.
Emily Rogers, Lily Jameson and Mattie Kennel each added six points for Armstrong-Potomac, who will travel to Covington today.
Rend Lake 82, DACC 80
INA — The Jaguars could not get the win on the road against Rend Lake.
Danville Area Community College is 4-4 and will return home Saturday to play Morton College.
Colorado State 92, Utah Valley 61
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Danville native Kendle Moore had three points and two assists as the Rams cruised at home.
Colorado State is 6-3 and will host San Diego State on Wednesday.
Oakland 61, Jacksonville State 55
MIAMI, Fla. — Danville native Sydney Gouard had five rebounds as the Golden Grizzlies ended play in the FIU Invitational undefeated.
Oakland is 4-3 overall and will face Michigan on Sunday.