N-G Teams of the Week
Arcola Girls' basketball
Nancy Stiff became the seventh girls' basketball coach in the 600-win club when the Purple Riders beat Tri-County 39-38. Kim Fortney's shot with :02 remaining was the game-winner.
Branden Harvey (125 pounds), Jared Ernst (135), Andrew Brewer (171) and Jason Cleary (189) won their weight classes, helping the Bulldogs to team honors in Pontiac's 17-school invitational.
Monticello Girls' basketball
The Sages have won four games in a row, after a 1-5 start, to pull into the .500 mark for the season. Three of coach Brad Garrett's team's last four wins have been by at least 19 points.
Heritage Girls' basketball
The Hawks have won four games in a row, after a 2-6 start, to improve their season record to .500. Coach Lisa Sappenfield Boyer's team is 3-0 in Little Okaw Valley Conference con- tests.