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Lady Lions fall at Serena

Serena defeated the LaMoille/Ohio Lady Lions 60-30 in Little Ten Conference girls basketball play Thursday.

Shiela Browning tallied 15 points, but the Lady Lions could only muster 15 more points in the game, five by Myrah Graham.

“We just aren’t playing very good basketball. We need to figure it out, but it will come,” L/O coach Dick Gross said.

Roanoke-Benson 41, Hall 31: The host Lady Rockets outscored the Lady Devils 18-9 in the fourth quarter to post the Tri-County Conference victory Thursday. R-B led just 23-22 at the half.

“I thought the girls played really hard in the second quarter to put us back in the game by halftime,” Hall coach Mike Struna said. “We played very good defense in the second half, but just couldn’t make a key basket or two when we needed to. We had 20 turnovers which really limited our field goal attempts, so we only scored 9 points in the second half which made it very hard to win.”

Struna said the Lady Devils have a lot of work to do on shooting as they shot just 26 percent from the field and only 33 pecent from the free throw line.

Becca Herrman led Hall with 15 points and Jacquie Wallaertl added eight.

Midland 71, DePue 6: The Timberwolves led 48-2 at the half in Tri-County Conference play Thursday.

Putnam County 50, Henry 17: The Lady Panthers pitched a 18-0 first-quarter shutout en route to a Tri-County Conference victory Thursday. Stephanie Wilson led PC with 10 points, Daniela Pavlovich had eight and Carly Gonet six.

Junior college

Rock Valley 71, IVCC 52 (women): IVCC dropped its second straight game, falling on the road Thursday. Sydonia Daniels led IVCC with 15 points.

IVCC 94, Rock Valley 69 (men): Princeton’s Michael Murray led the Eagles to victory with 21 points while St. Bede product Alec Schwab added 13.

Junior high

BVEC Tournament: Ohio hosts the BVEC boys basketball tournament starting Saturday. DePue (7-1) is the top seed, idle until Monday when it takes on the winner of Saturday’s play-in contest at 10 a.m. between No. 8 Bradford (1-7) and No. 9 Malden (0-8).

Other Saturday games pit No. 4 Ohio (5-3) vs. No. 5 Neponset (5-3) at 12:30 p.m., and No. 3 BV North (6-2) vs. No. 6 BV South (3-5) at 11:15 a.m.

Ladd (7-1) drew the No. 2 seed and a opening contest vs. No. 7 LaMoille (2-6) at 7:15 p.m. Monday.

Boys basketball

Woodland 67, LaMoille/Ohio 33: Freshman Josh Gross led the Lions in defeat Wednesday at Streator with 12 points. Brandon Morris added six points and 10 rebounds.


At Erie: Sophomore Drew Pranka won twice by fall Thursday over Erie/Prophetstown and Morrison, the only Princeton wrestler to win against the host Panthers. Other winners for PHS in the 48-27 loss to Morrison were Luke Marselle by 3:16 fall at 113, Starr Mecum by a 12-5 decision at 138 and Tyler Webster (120) and Tim Hilliard (132) by forfeit.

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