Prep Highlights: Girls' basketball

Prep Highlights: Girls' basketball

In girls' basketball

Prairie Central Turkey Tournament

Mahomet-Seymour 51, Prairie Central 13. A 26-point first quarter proved to be more than enough for the Bulldogs (1-0) in pool-play action against the former conference-rival Hawks (0-1). Erin Lenschow paced M-S with 12 points, while Alexa Franklin and Amanda Franklin each potted 10 points in their first game with the Bulldogs. Emily Wilson led Prairie Central with five points.

Bunnie/Falcon Tip-Off

At Fisher

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 35, Villa Grove/Heritage 30. A balanced scoring attack sent the Panthers (1-0) to a season-opening triumph over the Blue Devils (0-1) in pool play. Mackenzie Bruns produced nine points, while Liberty Jamison and Cassidi Nuckols each potted eight and Ariana Gentzler contributed seven. Aliya Holloman tallied a game-high 15 points for VG/H.

Fisher 43, Unity 39. The host Bunnies (1-0) jumped out to an 11-0 advantage after one quarter against the Rockets (0-1) before hanging on in the final eight minutes in pool play. Becca Clanton potted a game-best 16 points whileAlivia Spenard netted 14, including 8-of-10 shooting from the free-throw line. Unity, which used a 17-point fourth quarter to make things interesting, received 10 points apiece from Hannah Rutledge and Elyce Knudsen.

At Gibson City

St. Joseph-Ogden 60, Salt Fork 18. Bree Trimble collected 12 of her game-high 20 points in the opening quarter as the Spartans (1-0) opened their season with a convincing win in Falcon Pool action.Peyton Croweadded 12 points and Hannah Dukeman netted eight for the Spartans, who piled up points despite not sinking a three-pointer. The Storm (0-1) was led by Carsyn Todd's eight points, including the game's only trey.

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 34, Iroquois West 26. Claire Retherford scored six of her game-best 18 points in the third quarter, when the Falcons (1-0) turned a 14-13 disadvantage into a 25-22 lead in pool play. Makenzi Bielfeldt tossed in five points for GCMS, while the Raiders (0-1) received nine points from Meara Tilstra and seven points from Maya Sanchez.

Cissna Park Tip-Off

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 46, Clifton Central 24. Emily Meidel tossed in 18 points and Annie Nelson carded 15 for the Blue Devils (1-0) as they opened the season with a strong pool-play win over the Comets. B-H/R-A jumped out to a 28-9 halftime lead and rode away to victory.

Milford 39, Tri-Point 19. Emily Duis' double-double (11 points, 11 rebounds) paced a Bearcat attack that saw eight different players tally at least two points in a season-opening pool-play victory over the Chargers. Milford (1-0) limited Tri-Point to just two field goals in the second half. Hannah Boyer contributed eight points for the Bearcats.

Cissna Park 31, Armstrong-Potomac 18. The Timberwolves (1-0) used a 14-point first quarter and a 12-point third period to stymie the Trojans (0-1) in pool play. Gabby Wessels posted game-highs in points (11) and rebounds (eight) for Cissna Park, and Sloan Boyce added eight points. Madi Gayheart and Kayla Roe each netted five points for A-P.

Clinton Turkey Tussle

Tri-Valley 43, Clinton 42. The Maroons (0-1) outscored the Vikings 16-10 in the fourth quarter but fell just short in pool play as a shot from Destiny Schlesinger at the buzzer went just wide for the Maroons. Alyssa Saulsbery potted 14 points for Clinton, while Madi Filkin put down 13, including six in the last period.

Lexington Classic

Ridgeview 48, Dee-Mack 22. The Mustangs (1-0) swarmed the visiting Chiefs, going up 27-7 by halftime and never looking back in a game against a Heart of Illinois Conference opponent. Mya Tinsley pocketed a game-best 15 points for Ridgeview, while Kelly Jones scored 13 points and River Rosales put in 11 points and a team-high five rebounds.


Oakwood 59, Arcola 34.Katelyn Young picked up where she left off in her first high school season, posting a 22-point, 11-rebound double-double for the host Comets (1-0) against the Purple Riders (0-1). Paiton Frerichsadded 12 points and Brenna Durst netted 11 for Oakwood. Arcola was paced by 11 points from Olivia Key and 10 from Gaby Becerra.

Tri-County 60, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 16. Kiersten Price-Wilson dropped 16 points for the Titans (1-0) as they dominated the host Buffaloes (0-1) in a season opener. Harley Barry stuffed the stat sheet for Tri-County, recording 11 points, five rebounds, six assists and nine steals. Elizabeth Tomlinson added 10 points, and Grace Burnside hauled down seven rebounds.

Tuscola 68, Argenta-Oreana 22. The visiting Warriors (1-0) soared past the Bombers (0-1) in season-opening action behind three double-digit scoring efforts. Cassie Russo led the charge with 15 points, while Lexie Russo and Alexis Koester each netted 11 for a Tuscola team that led 34-8 by halftime. A-O received six points apiece from Lydia Hays andMaggie Millington.

Urbana Uni High 40, Cerro Gordo/Bement 31. Ellie Breen and Kristine Wang each threw down 13 points as the Illineks (1-0) disposed of the visiting Broncos (0-1) in a season opener. Hannah Foran matched that output for CG/B and was complemented by Ella Mann's eight points.Colin Likas