The Covington boys basketball team took an early 10-2 lead against Turkey Run on Friday, but could not hold on as the Trojans lost 60-47 in Wabash River Conference action.

A big reason for the loss against the Warriors was on the line, where Turkey Run had 24 attempts while Covington only had eight attempts.

Chris White led Covington with 13 points; Evan Willis had 12 points while Taylor Dennis, Logan Stultz and Ryan Scrogham each added six.

The Trojans drop to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the conference and will play North Montgomery in non-conference action tonight.

Judah Christian 53

Schlarman 47

DANVILLE — Jared Lazzell and Branden Forbes combined for 28 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Hilltoppers fell to Judah Christian 53-47.

Forbes was perfect from the free throw line and put in two 3-pointers for the Hilltoppers.

Lazzell was 2-for-3 from the stripe to go along with his seven baskets.

The Hilltoppers (0-9 overall, 0-3 Vermilion Valley Conference) will face the Danville Vikings today in the annual crosstown rivalry game.

Oakwood 74

Urbana University 61

URBANA — Aaron Pratt had a game-high 33 points and Justin Jones added 26 as the Oakwood Comets defeated Urbana University High 74-61 in a non-conference prep game on Friday.

“We faced a zone defense tonight,” Oakwood coach Jesse Johnson said.

“We’re not used to seeing that type of defense, but Aaron and Justin did a good job working the inside and outside game.”

“Our supporting cast didn’t get a lot of shots, but played well defensively.”

“It was nice to have a lead going into the fourth quarter and not losing it.”

Michael Belmont and Michael Renner led Urbana University High with 19 and 18 points respectively.

The Comets improved their record to 5-4 overall, 1-2 Vermilion Valley Conference. They will take a break until the Hayden’s tournament later in the month.

Chicago Christian 71

Milford 55

WATSEKA — The Bearcats tried to overcome a nine point halftime deficit, but couldn’t get it accomplished as they fell to Chicago Christian 71-55 in the Watseka Christmas tournament.

Patrick Laffoon scored 21 points and Jeremy Allison scored 17 for the Bearcats.

Milford will face Donovan today.

Momence 68

Hoopeston Area 61

WATSEKA — The Cornjerkers led the entire game, but couldn’t hold on to finish it out as they fell to Momence 68-61 at the Watseka Christmas tournament.

Michael Silver scored 22 points. Brock Baker added 18 points and Anthony Hornbeck put in 10 for the Cornjerkers.

Hoopeston Area will face Manteno today.

North Vermillion 66

Holy Cross 34

CAYUGA, Ind. — The North Vermillion Falcons picked up their first victory of the season as they defeated Terre Haute Holy Cross 66-34.

Ryan Buchhaas led the Falcons with 12 points; while the brother tandem of Dimitri Morson and Devin Morson added 10 points each.

“This was a good win for us being 0-4,” North Vermillion coach Dean Dunham said.

North Vermillion will host Southmont tonight.

First Baptist 52

Cov. Christian 35

COVINGTON, Ind. — Daniel Wells led the Knights with 11 points as First Baptist defeated the Covington Christian Eagles 52-35.

Also scoring in double figures for the Knights was Matt Wells and Jared Greer with 10 points each.

Greer added two steals and five assists to his game, while Matt Wells added two steals and two assists.

Prep Girls

Basketball

Schlarman 42

Judah Christian 24

CHAMPAIGN —Brittani Brandon had 13 points as the Hilltoppers won over the Tribe at the Judah Christian Tournament.

Ali Omahen had 12 points, Carly Tamalunis had 10 and Elizabeth Cahill added five points as Schlarman jumped out to a 19-8 halftime lead.

The Hilltoppers are now 2-4 and will continue play at the tournament against Chrisman today at 11 a.m. and Bement at 4 p.m.

Men’s College Basketball

Robertson named player of the week

JACKSONVILLE — Jerel L. Robertson, a 2005 Danville High School graduate, currently a sophomore at MacMurray College was named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player for the week of December 4 -10.

“We are very proud of the way Jerel has been working at practice and pleased that it has paid off for him and his teammates last week in our two victories,” MacMurray College head coach Steve Hettinga said.

Robertson had made 14-of-19 field goals in the last two games.

MacMurray College recorded road wins over Lincoln Christian and Webster, with Robertson leading the way with 16 points and five rebounds against Lincoln Christian and 17 points and 16 rebounds against Webster.

Robertson is the son of Ronnie and Delphina Robertson.

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