Area roundup: Gronewold's free-throw shooting carries Illini West

Posted: Jan. 22, 2013 2:09 am Updated: Feb. 12, 2013 3:15 am


Michaela Gronewold went 13 for 13 from the free-throw line, including hitting 10 straight in the fourth quarter to help push the Illini West girls basketball team to a 61-43 victory Monday night at Macomb.

Gronewold finished with 23 points in the West Central Conference North Division victory.

The Chargers (14-10, 6-2 WCC North) put the game away with a 23-point fourth quarter.

"They fouled a lot in the fourth quarter," Chargers coach Grant Surprenant said. "We had a couple of good defensive stops and a couple of baskets in transition to open the game up."

Elyce Trout added 11 points and Graci Bastert scored 10 for Illini West.

Unity 36, Liberty-Payson 33: The Lady Mustangs made 6 of 7 free throws, giving them the edge in the victory on the road.

Jill Donley and Brooklyn Moore led Unity (21-4) with 10 points apiece, while Lanessa Graham led Liberty-Payson (13-6) with 10 points. The Lady Eagles were 3 of 9 from the line.

Clark County 46, Central-Southeastern 38: The Lady Indians erased a seven-point halftime deficit by limiting the Lady Panthers to 14 second-half points.

Clark County (9-9) scored 29 points in the second half.

Megan Oilar led the Lady Indians with 14 points, while Kaylee Roberts added 11. Torie Conover led Central (7-13) with 12 points, while Madison Steinkamp added 10.

Brown County 60, Western 51: The Hornets' Vanessa Markert scored 11 of her 25 points in the first quarter to help Brown County build a 10-point lead in never relinquished.

"We played really strong, especially in the second half," Hornets coach Sarah Kearby said. "We have in the past let down in the second half. It also helped tonight that several of our girls scored."

Western's Rachel Motley scored 20 points, while Emily Hendricker led Brown County (12-11) with 11 points.Girls basketball

Bowling Green Tournament: Mackenzie Grossman scored 13 points but Mark Twain stumbled in the opening round, losing 52-39 to Clopton.





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