Prep Girls Basketball

Prep basketball roundup: Knuffman reaches milestone in Eagles' win

Posted: Jan. 31, 2020 1:10 am

BARRY, Ill. -- Liberty senior Paige Knuffman reached the 1,000-point plateau for her career in a 71-38 victory over Western on Thursday night.

Knuffman is the second Eagles player to reach the career milestone, joining fellow senior Taryn Roe.

While Knuffman had the career night, it was Kenzey Wagner who paced Liberty to victory with 20 points, including six made 3-pointers. Knuffman followed with 15 points and Izzy Gimm chipped in 10.


Indians knock off Mustangs

Jade Ross scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Clark County girls basketball team to a 56-37 victory over Unity Thursday night.

The Indians outscored the Mustangs 19-8 during the second quarter to take a 27-15 halftime lead.

Alexis Ellison helped Clark County (12-6) by scoring 13 points. Addison Eger and Ashlynn Arnsman led Unity (13-12) with eight points apiece.


Koch scores 31 to lead Hornets on road

Belle Koch erupted for 31 points to lead the Brown County girls basketball team to a 57-43 win over Pittsfield on Thursday.

Koch scored 16 of Brown County's 17 first-half points, keeping the Hornets in the game as they trailed 18-17 at half.

Koch scored seven more points in the third quarter and got some help from her teammates as the Hornets (18-7) took a 33-28 lead into the fourth quarter.

Koch added eight more in the final quarter, six of which came at the free throw line, as the Hornets held off Pittsfield (8-8).

Katie Cox led the Saukees with 14 points.


Artman leads Chargers to blowout win

Karli Artman scored 27 points to lead the Illini West girls basketball team to a 74-20 win over West Prairie.

Artman scored 16 points in the first quarter and Rylee Reed added six points in the second quarter as Illini West (21-4) led 40-7 at halftime.

Reed finished with 12 points and Caydee Kirkham recorded 13 points for the Chargers.


Western cruises past Southeastern

The Western boys basketball team earned a 51-37 win over Southeastern, as three Wildcats finished in double-figures.

The Wildcats (12-10) led just 33-32 at the end of the third quarter but out-scored the Suns 18-5 in the fourth to secure a win.

Erick Hively led Western with 15 points while Preston Wellman added 14, eight of which came in the fourth quarter. Kyle Colgrove also added 10 points for the Wilcats. Danny Stephens paced the Suns with 14 points.


Middle quarters lead Titans to win

The West Hancock boys basketball team used strong second and third quarters to beat Unity 69-41 in a non-conference game Thursday night at Hamilton High School.

The Titans led 18-14 after the first quarter but outscored the Mustangs 17-6 during the second quarter to take a 35-20 halftime lead. West Hancock stretched its lead to 50-28 after the third quarter.

Drake Hammel scored 13 of his game-high 32 points during the first quarter to lead West Hancock, while Brady Boyer added 12 points.

Brett Bristow led Unity with 12 points, while Jacob Presser scored 10 points.