Blue sparkles in return; A-L snaps skid
DECATUR — Jamie Blue, who was sidelined for six weeks with a broken hand, produced a triple-double in her first game back to lead Urbana University High to an 81-26 girls’ basketball victory against Decatur Christian on Monday.
Blue, a sophomore guard, finished with 34 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Emma Hoyer contributed 18 points and eight rebounds to the win. Rachel Harmon also scored in double figures for the Illineks with 12 points.
Maroa-Forsyth 44, Monticello 41. The Sages lost to visiting Maroa-Forsyth despite Sammi Thompson’s 14 points and 10 rebounds. Ashley Whitney added 11 points and Karli Harshbarger contributed nine rebounds for Monticello.
A-L 27, Martinsville 19. Arthur-Lovington halted a 26-game losing streak dating to last season behind a combined 23 points from Ashley Tabb and Myranda Tabb. Ashley Tabb finished with 13 points and eight steals, while Rosalyn Plank grabbed 10 rebounds for the visiting Lancers (1-22).
Rantoul 60, M-S 50. The host Eagles held Mahomet-Seymour to 16 first-half points en route to a Corn Belt home victory. April Barnett scored a game-high 23 points for Rantoul, which also received double-figure scoring totals from Hannah Wascher (14) and Hanna Mennenga (10). Katie Donaghey and Maddie Calcagno scored 12 points apiece for the Bulldogs.
SJ-O 42, PBL 34. St. Joseph-Ogden scored 21 of the game’s first 23 points in defeating visiting Paxton-Buckley-Loda. Bria Olson had 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans. Amanda Ypya (15) and Kasey Sanders (10) scored in double figures for the Panthers.
Bismarck-Henning 46, A-P 32. Lori Haas led a balanced Bismarck-Henning attack with 10 points in a road victory against Armstrong-Potomac. Jessica Asbury scored a game-high 11 points for A-P, which trailed 17-4 after one quarter.
Salt Fork 63, Westville 41. Megan McCord scored 15 of her game-high 21 points in the second half, helping Salt Fork pull away to a road victory. Britny Hoag added 20 points for the Storm. Chelsie Davis paced the Tigers with 17 points.
Unity 35, Tuscola 33. Unity bolted to an 11-4 first-quarter lead, then held on for a road win. Dani Gooch scored five of her team-high 12 points for Unity in the first period. Lindsay Troike and Sammi Kohlbecker scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Warriors.
Judah 43, Normal Calvary 28. Uzuri Williams had 14 points, 13 rebounds and seven steals to lead host Judah Christian to victory. Alyssa Chambers had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Tribe.
Chrisman 52, G-RF 27. Brooke Wolfe sank three three-pointers and scored a game-high 18 points to lead Chrisman to a victory against host Georgetown-Ridge Farm. Paige Thevenin (11) and Shelby Porter (10) also scored in double figures for the Cardinals. Karson Gragert’s five points led the Buffaloes.
LeRoy 49, El Paso-Gridley 34. The Panthers built a 34-15 halftime lead and cruised to a home victory. Molly Marcum scored 12 of her game-high 14 points in the first half and finished with 10 rebounds. Sarah Hintz added 12 points, while Jorgia Hanlin contributed a game-high 12 rebounds to the win. Hanlin and Hintz each had three steals.
A-O 43, Clinton 36. Jenna Allen scored all of her 22 points in the final three quarters, leading Argenta-Oreana to a home victory. Allen was 5 of 7 at the foul line in the fourth period to help hold off the Maroons. Meghan Matthews led Clinton with 13 points.
Heritage 46, CG 28. A 16-3 scoring edge in the third quarter lifted Heritage to a victory against host Cerro Gordo. Lindsey Nickelson of the Hawks led all scorers with 14 points. Tara Phelps had 10 points and six rebounds for the Broncos.
Normal U-High 46, PC 45. Prairie Central’s second-half rally fell just short in a road loss. Sarah Oprondek scored 12 points for the Hawks, who trailed by eight points at halftime. Brittiany Tjarks and Whitney Scurlock tallied 10 points apiece for PC.
Fisher 56, Heyworth 45. Fisher outscored Heyworth 31-15 in the middle quarters en route to a road victory. Savannah Piety scored a game-high 24 points for the Bunnies.
In boys’ basketball:
Chrisman 70, Hoopeston 46. Cody Owen fired in six three-pointers and scored 27 points to lift the Cardinals to a victory against visiting Hoopeston Area. Zack Parsons added 17 points in the win. Alan Leigh paced
the Cornjerkers with 15 points, three more than teammate Kyle Ramos.