Porter's free throws seal victory for Illini West

PITTSFIELD, Ill. Illini West's Jackson Porter went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line in the final 15 seconds to lift his team to a 57-54 victory over Liberty in the opening game of the Pittsfield Turkey Tournament at Voshall Gym on Monday night in the fi

Prep Girls Basketball

Western/Payson dominates first half in easy victory

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Blair Borrowman led Western/Payson with 21 points in a 72-45 victory over Liberty on Monday night at the Lady Hornet Classic. Borrowman scored 11 points in the first quarter to help the Wildcats a 23-10 lead over the Eagles. Western

Men's College Basketball

Elbe scores 18 points for Trojans in losing cause

ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Lincoln Elbe made five 3-pointers and scored 18 points in an 86-61 loss for the Hannibal-LaGrange University mens basketball team at Lindenwood University on Monday. Elbe put up his first two 3-pointers inside the first six minutes of t

Men's College Basketball

Five Trail Blazers score in double figures

QUINCY Five John Wood Community College men's basketball players scored in double figures in a 104-52 victory over the Quincy University men's junior varsity team on Monday night at Mountain Dew Court. Aziz Fadika led the Trail Blazers (4-3) with 19 po

Four score in double figures for Payson Seymour
Prep Boys Basketball

Four score in double figures for Payson Seymour

PITTSFIELD, Ill. The Payson Seymour boys basketball team had four players score in double figures as it defeated Lovejoy 88-62 in their first game of the season in the Pittsfield Turkey Tournament on Monday night. Cole Schwartz made five 3-pointers, th

Prep Girls Basketball

Brashear's Acton too much for Marion County

PHILADELPHIA, Mo. -- Averi Acton scored 30 points to help the Brashear girls basketball team defeat Marion County Monday night 58-27 in the opener for both teams. The Mustangs trailed 16-9 after the first quarter, then scored just one field goal and one f

Prep Girls Basketball

Hornets take charge in first quarter

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. Ally Heldt and Bre Gooding both made two 3-pointers in the first quarter to help the Brown County girls basketball team take a 21-7 lead on its way to a 49-26 victory over Rushville-Industry in the Lady Hornet Classic on Monday even

Raiders ready to rebound from rough year
Prep Girls Basketball

Raiders ready to rebound from rough year

QUINCY -- For a success-rich girls basketball program like the one at Quincy Notre Dame, last season was a difficult one to stomach. The Raiders had won at least 20 games in 15 of the past 18 seasons, winning three state championships and three other state

Women's College Basketball

Fourth-quarter rally falls short for winless JWCC

QUINCY -- The John Wood Community College women's basketball clamped down defensively during the fourth quarter Sunday afternoon, but it wasn't quite enough as the Lady Blazers fell to North Central Missouri College 59-46 in the final game of the Town & Co

Men's College Basketball

Schlotzhauer, Whiteman combine for 41 points in JWCC victory

INA, Ill. -- Mason Schlotzhauer had 21 points and Gentry Whiteman added 20 to help the John Wood Community College men's basketball team beat Rend Lake 82-75 Saturday and move to 1-0 in Region 24 play. Cory Miller contributed with six first-half points to

Men's College Basketball

Elbe scores 13 points, but Trojans blow 15-point lead

CONWAY, Ark. -- Lincoln Elbe scored 13 points for the Hannibal-LaGrange University men's basketball team, but a shot by Central Baptist in the closing seconds of the game knocked off the Trojans 57-55 Saturday. HLGU took advantage of 16 first-half turnove