By THE HERALD-WHIG
Graci Bastert proved clutch at the free-throw line with the game on the line.
Bastert made three free throws in the last 10 seconds to lift Illini West girls basketball team to a 37-34 win over West Hancock on Tuesday night in Carthage, Ill.
West Hancock traveled on its possession after Bastert's free throw put Illini West ahead 35-34, and after Bastert made two more free throws, the Titans' final attempt missed.
Bastert led Illini West (12-9) with 11 points. Shelby Koehler's 13 points paced West Hancock (9-11).
Pittsfield 46, Western 33: Addi Lagemann finished with a game-high 17 points to lead Pittsfield to a WCC South win at home Shea O'Brien was also in double figures for the Lady Saukees (13-10) with 14 points.
Rachel Motley led Western (7-11) with 12 points.
Liberty-Payson 61, Jacksonville Routt 55: The Lady Eagles exploded for 23 third-quarter points to break open what had been a one-point lead at halftime.
Maranda Neisen led Liberty with 18 points. She was 8 of 8 from the free-throw line.
Tony Lenzini Tournament: Katee Hinke's game-high 15 points led No. 3 Palmyra to a 56-25 opening-round win. Alexis Van Nostrand was also in double figures for Palmyra (11-4) with 13 points.
Palmyra took control by limiting Highland (1-12) to nine first-half points. Kristen Bringer led the Lady Cougars with eight points.
No. 2 Bowling Green defeated No. 7 Canton 69-27. Brittney Berhorst led the Lady Tigers (1-13) with 10 points.
North Shelby Tournament: Elizabeth Linberger scored 12 points to help No. 5 North Shelby top No. 4 La Plata 34-30 in the first round. The Lady Raidres improved to 7-7.
Top-ranked Marion County rolled past No. 8 Brashear 53-32 behind Kaelyn Spratt's 17 points. Marion County improved to 9-4.
Columbia 84, Hannibal-LaGrange 38: The top-ranked Cougars outrebounded HLGU 40-17 as the Trojans dropped an American Midwest Conference game in Hannibal, Mo. The Trojans struggled to a 28.9 percent shooting clip from the field, including just 18 percent in the second half.
Mario Dean led HLGU (3-13, 0-4) with 13 points, and Abraham Arinyakono added nine points.
Zach Rockers led Columbia (18-0, 4-0 AMC) with 14 points.
Columbia College 65, HLGU 30: The Lady Trojans shot just 13.8 percent from the field in suffering an AMC loss at home.
Ashleigh Spencer led the HLGU (9-7, 2-3) in scoring with eight points. Julie Teeple led Columbia (12-5, 5-0) with 13 points.
Quincy d. Missouri Baptist: Jack Gamache's 14 kills and seven digs helped the Hawks claim a 25-21, 27-29, 25-22, 25-20 non-conference win in their home opener.
Chris Lynch added 39 assists and seven digs for QU (2-2). QU's Ian Lawson tallied 11 kills and 10 digs.
Quincy controlled the fourth set, holding the Spartans to a .083 hitting percentage. The Hawks never trailed in that set.