Basketball Roundup: Streaks girls suffer loss; Knoxville, Ridgewood and United's boys win

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GALESBURG GIRLS BASKETBALL

Streaks stumble at Quincy

QUINCY — The Galesburg High School girls basketball team suffered a 40-25 loss to Quincy on Thursday night in Western Big 6 play.

Sophomore Kiarra Kilgore had 11 points to lead the Silver Streaks (17-9, 5-5).

Sophs fall to Blue Devils in OT

QUINCY — The Galesburg High School sophomore girls basketball team was defeated by Quincy 35-30 in overtime on Thursday evening.

Addison Peck had 14 points to lead the way for the Silver Streaks (16-3).

LTC BOYS BASKETBALL

Blue Bullets tame Wildcats

GALVA — The Knoxville High School boys basketball team opened up play in the Lincoln Trail Conference tournament with a 64-38 win over Galva on Thursday night.

David Hise had a game-high 36 points for the Blue Bullets (19-5), and the senior joined the 1,000 point club, as well. Beau Honeycutt added eight points for Knoxville.

Cayden Morse had 13 points to lead the Wildcats

Red Storm clip Geese

GALVA — The United High School boys basketball team downed Wethersfield 50-39 on Thursday evening in the first round of the LTC tourney.

Cormaic Flynn, Nolan Leffler and Abel Wilson had 15 points each for the Red Storm.

Ridgewood beats Annawan

ONEIDA — The Ridgewood boys basketball team beat Annawan 65-36 on Thursday night in first round play in the LTC tournament.

Lucas Kessinger led the way for the Spartans with 20 points, and he joined the 1,000 point club.

Aaron Gotthardt chipped in 18 points, and Keagan Hixson had 13 points for Ridgewood (16-7).

West Central falls to MerCo

ONEIDA — The West Central boys basketball team was taken by Mercer County 61-35 on Thursday evening in LTC tourney action.

Andy Lumbeck netted 15 points to lead the Heat, and Walker Conchas pitched in eight points for West Central.

AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL

Mon-Rose stumbles

MONMOUTH — The Monmouth-Roseville High School girls basketball team suffered a 53-42 loss to Rockridge on Thursday night at “The Shoebox.”

Carmyn Huston had 24 points to lead the Titans. Mattie Gillen chipped in seven points for Mon-Rose (19-5).

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Sandburg blows out Kish

MALTA — The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team shot 60% from the field and 50% from 3-point range in earning an 82-60 blowout victory at Kishwaukee on Thursday night in Arrowhead Conference action.

Connor Barnett scored a team-high 14 points for the Chargers (13-8, 2-2) while hitting 5 of 7 shots, including both of his 3-point attempts.

Freshman Hunter Caves scored 11 while knocking down all five of his attempts from the floor. Caves also hit his lone free throw, grabbed six rebounds and had three assists, three steals and three blocks in a stellar performance off the bench.

Freshman Eric Price came on in a reserve role to score 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting and dish out a team-best five assists for Sandburg.

Matt Williams scored a dozen for Sandburg, which was 34 of 57 from the floor and hit 9 of its 18 3-point attempts. The Chargers led 43-24 at halftime and held the Kougars to 33% shooting (20 of 60) for the contest.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Chargers beaten by Kougars

MALTA — Sophomore Addison Eger returned from a five-game absence to lead the Chargers in scoring, but the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team lost 91-60 at Kishwaukee on Thursday night.

Eger had been out since Dec. 14 because of a combination of injury, health and safety protocols and class schedule conflicts, but she came back to score 18 points, grab nine rebounds (four offensive) and pick up four steals.

The Chargers had two other players who just missed recording a double-double. Emily Cash had 10 points and nine rebounds off the bench, and Natalie Righi scored nine and pulled in a team-leading 11 rebounds. Righi also had four blocks on the night.

Kelsi Legge added 14 points, six boards and three assists for Sandburg (2-14 overall, 0-3 Arrowhead Conference), which was without head coach McKenna Weaver because of health and safety protocols.

This article originally appeared on Galesburg Register-Mail: What happened in area basketball games Thursday night? Find out here.

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