In a game heard on WHOW, the Clinton Lady Maroons fell to the Meridian Lady Hawks by a score of 48-47 on Monday night. The Lady Maroons were led by junior Alyssa Saulsberry with 13 points. Sophomore Savanah Moore and junior Madi Filkin also chipped in with nine points each. Senior Seairah Moore had five points and was named the Country Financial representative Stephan York Maroons Player of the Game.
The Lady Hawks were led by senior Amy Aukamp with 15 points and senior Hannah Wetzel with 12. Sophomore Emma Jackson also chipped in with 11 points.
With the loss the Lady Maroons fall to 10-15 overall and 1-5 in CIC conference action. Meridian improves to 10-12 on the season.
Tune in Thursday, February 2, as the Lady Maroons take on the Sullivan Lady Redskins. You can hear the game live on the Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW and online at dewittdailynews.com.
As heard on WHOW, the number seven seed, Clinton Maroons, defeated the number two seed, Warresnburg-Latham, in a Central Illinois Conference tournament game by a score of 54-49 on Saturday night. The Maroons were led by junior Austin Rauch with 13 points. Juniors Seth Westfall and Dalton Smith also chipped in with 10 and 13 points, respectively.
With the win the Maroons improve to 7-10 overall and Warrensburg-Latham fall to 14-5 on the season.
Tune in Tuesday, January 31, as the Maroons take on the game four winner. You can hear the game live on The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW and online at dewittdailynews.com.
Hunter Stockton scored all 12 of points in the second half, Max Day also scored all 11 of his points in the second half as New Berlin used a big second half to get by Maroa-Forsyth 53-39 in Sangamo Conference boys basketball action Friday night from Maroa-Forsyth High School.
Leading 23-22 at the half, the Pretzels used a 30-17 second half do down the Trojans.
Daanish Mahmood scored 10 of his team high 12 points in the second half and Hayden Mitchell added 10 points for Maroa-Forsyth.
New Berlin shot 15-for-24 from the free throw line for the game.
The Monticello Sages outlasted the Champaign St. Thomas More Sabers in overtime 63-59 Friday night in Okaw Valley boys basketball action from Champaign.
The Sages led 56-50 with 4:19 to play in the fourth quarter, but the Sabres used an 8-2 run to tie the game at 58 and Johnny Dawson missed a turnaround three from the wing with 0.8 seconds to send the game to overtime.
The Sages outscored the Sabers 5-1 in the overtime, making just one free, but Dawson’s two free throws with 47 seconds to play sealing the victory for Monticello.
Luke Stokowski’s 19 points and 10 rebounds led the Sages. Calvin Fisher added 13 points and 15 rebounds.
Dawson added 11 points and Isiah Florey finished with nine points.
The Sages dominated the glass 48-26, grabbing 20 offensive rebounds for 18 second-chance points.
The Sages shot 10-for-21 from the free throw line to the Saber’s 16-for-19.
St. Thomas More drops to 9-12 overall while the Sages improve to 13-3 overall and 1-1 in Okaw Valley action.
The Sages return to action Saturday night when they host Unity at Monticello. Tip time is set for 6:30 pm.
Hear all the action on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
In a game heard on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com, the Monticello Sages turned a four-point deficit into a four point lead with an 8-0 run, and held on for a 54-50 win over Warrensburg-Latham Tuesday night in non-conference boys basketball action from Monticello High School.
The Sages trailed 48-44 with 3:14 to play in the game, but the Sages flipped the deficit into a lead forcing two turnovers and grabbing two offensive rebounds to take a 52-48 lead.
Isiah Florey was fouled on a layup to tie the game but missed the and-one free throw, but Calvin Fisher got the offense rebound and made the putback layup for the Sages first lead since the 1:44 mark of the first quarter.
The Sages held on despite missing two straight free throws in one-and-bonus situations, but Fisher made two free-throws with eight seconds left to make 54-50.
Fisher led the Sages with 17 points and grabbing five rebounds. Isiah Florey added 12 points with six rebounds and dished out four assists.
Johnny Dawson and Luke Stokowski added ten apiece.
6-foot-9 senior Andrew Butts led all scorers with 21 points. The Cardinals came in with four players averaging double-figures in scoring, though no other player finished in double-figures for the night.
The Sages outscored Warrensburg-Latham in the paint 40-26, and turned 17 turnovers into 27 points while grabbing eight offensive rebounds for 12 points. The Cardinals did not have any second chance points.
Both teams shot better than 50-percent for the game while Monticello outrebounded Warrensburg-Latham 22-19.
The Sages improves to 12-3 on the season while the Cardinals drop to 14-4.
The Sages are back in action Friday night when they travel to Champaign to take on St. Thomas More. Hear all the action at 7:30 pm on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
In a game heard on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com, the Monticello Sages held on for a non-conference victory over Meridian, 77-67 Saturday night in boys basketball action from Monticello.
The Sages held a 19-point advantage at 60-41 with 3:32 to play in the third, but the Hawks trimmed the deficit to 64-57 with 6:32 in the game, but the Sages held on to improve to 11-3 overall.
Calvin Fisher led Monticello with 25 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and three steals. Luke Stokowski finished with 19 points, seven rebounds, four assists, four blocks and three steals.
Isiah Florey was solid once again with 17 points and eight rebounds.
Johnny Dawson finished with seven points, five rebounds and four assists.
The Sages dominated the glass with a 36-18 advantage while outscoring Meridian 50-12 in the paint.
The Hawks were led by Layne Kercher’s 25 points. Garrett Meisenhelter scored 16 points and Cameron Getz chipped in with 15.
The Hawks drop to 9-10 on the season.
Monticello is back in action Tuesday night when they host Warrensburg-Latham. Hear all the action on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
In a game heard on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com, the scripts were flipped when Monticello routed Paxton-Buckley-Lolda 59-38 Thursday night in a game that was being made up after being postponed in December.
In the third-fourth place game from the Monticello Holiday Hoopla, PBL shot 80% from the floor in the second half and made 10-of-12 three point shots to rout the Sages for third place back on December 29, however, Thursday night, it was Monticello who had everything fall in the second half, as the Sages outscored PBL 40-16 in the paint while going 16-for-21 in the second half to flip a 21-all tie at halftime into a 21-point victory.
PBL struggled to adjust to a zone defense the Sages used in the second half and made just six field goals on 24 attempts in the second half.
Isiah Florey scored nine of his 17 points in the third quarter to lead all scorers. Johnny Dawson added 15 points, Luke Stokowski added 14 points with seven rebounds.
Luke Fitton scored 15 points to lead PBL.
Andrew Zenner went for a double-double at the December matchup but was held to just seven points and five rebounds while Cole Eschleman also scored 20 points in the December matchup, scored just six points Thursday.
PBL drops to 8-5 overall while Monticello improves to 9-3.
The Sages take on Meridian Saturday night at 7:30 pm. Hear the action on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
In a game heard on WHOW, the Clinton Lady Maroons fell to the Warrensburg-Latham Lady Cardinals by a score of 50-40 on Thursday night. The Lady Maroons were led by junior Madi Filkin with nine points. Senior Tori Wilson and freshman Destiny Schlesinger also chipped in with eight points each. Wilson was also named the Country Financial representative Stephan York Maroons Player of the Game. Junior Alyssa Saulsberry added seven points.
The Lady Cardinals were led by senior Rachel Hoppe with 17 points and sophomore Makenzie Yaroch added 15.
The Lady Maroons play in the Central Illinois Conference tournament next. The game will either be Monday, January 23, or Tuesday, January 24. You can hear the game live on The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW and online at dewittdailynews.com.
The Monticello Sages game against the Tolono Unity Rockets has been canceled due to the impending weather. The game will be rescheduled for a later date.
Tune in Monday, January 16, as the Monticello Lady Sages take on St. Joseph-Ogden. The Sages take on Paxton-Buckley-Loda Thursday, January 19. You can hear both games live on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
As heard on WHOW, the Clinton Lady Maroons fell to the Tuscola Lady Warriors by a score of 47-32 on Thursday night. The Lady Maroons were led by junior Alyssa Saulsberry with seven points. Sophomore Claudia Workman added six points. Senior Alex Johnson and freshman Destiny Schlesinger also chipped in with five points each. Schlesinger was named as the Country Financial representative Stephan York Maroons Player of the Game.
The Lady Warriors were led by senior Emma Henderson with 15 points and four field goals and sophomore Natalie Bates with 14 points.
With the loss the Lady Maroons fall to 7-12 overall and 1-2 in Central Illinois Conference action. Tuscola improves to 12-4 on the season and 3-0 in the CIC.
Tune in Thursday, January 19, as the Lady Maroons take on the Warrensburg-Latham Lady Cardinals. You can hear the game live on the Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW and online at dewittdailynews.com.
In a game heard on WHOW, WEZC and at dewittdailynews.com, the Monticello Sages overcame a seven point halftime deficit to rally past the Clinton Maroons 67-57 Tuesday night in non-conference boys basketball action from Clinton High School.
Austin Rauch scored 16 of 20 points in the first half to carry Clinton to a 38-31 lead, but the Sages switched to a full-court zone defense and Clinton could not find any offensive rhythm, attempting just eight third quarter field goals.
Calvin Fisher led all scorers with 24 points and Luke Stokowski added 19 points and eight rebounds for the Sages. Johnny Dawson added ten points for Monticello, who improves to 9-3 on the season.
Rauch’s 20 points were a game high for the Maroons. Peyton McCubbin added 13 points and pulled down eight rebounds.
The Maroons drop to 6-6 on the season and take on Central A&M Friday night.
The Sages host Tolono Unity Friday night. Hear the game on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
Ben Singleton's game winning jumper lifted Monticello past Tri-Valley 48-46 Saturday afternoon from Downs. Johnny Dawson drove the base line and threw a desperation layup that missed and Singleton corralled the loose ball and sank a jumper from the elbow. The Sages were led by Luke Stokowski with 15 points and Jonny Dawson added 13.
For Tri-Valley, the Vikings were led by Hunter Merritt with 28 points.
With the win Monticello improves to 8-3 on the season and Tri-Valley falls to 5-8.
Tune in Tuesday, January 10 as Monticello takes on Clinton. You can hear the game live on the Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW, 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
The Central Catholic Saints dominated the Kewanee Boilermakers in the Clinton New Year's Showdown by a final score of 65-53. The Saints were led by Senior Matt Barnes, with a total of 19 points. Barnes was recognized as the player of the game. Senior Garrett Holman and Junior Austyn Ellison both chipped in with scoring 12 points each.
The Boilermakers were led by Senior Carson Prescott with a total of 12 points against the Saints. Senior Juan Contreras also chipped in with a total of 11 points.
With the win, the Central Catholic Saints improve to 9-5 and the Kewanee Boilermakers fall to 12-5.
The Watseka Warriors defeated the Argenta-Oreana Bombers in the Clinton New Year's Showdown by a final score of 72-47. The Warriors were led by Senior Nathan Schreder, who scored a total of 22 points. Schreder was recognized as the player of the game. Junior Brendan Fletcher also chipped in with a total of 18 points.
The Argenta-Oreana Bombers were led by Junior Pierce Bradford, who scored a total of 17 points. Senior Brody Vcrey also chipped in with a total of 11 points.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 9-4 and the Bombers fall to 11-4.
The Monticello Lady Sages used another balanced scoring effort to dominate Tri-Valley 68-15 Saturday afternoon from Downs.
Zanna Myers led the Lady Sages with 13 points and Rachael Lockmiller and Leslie Taylor each scored 10 points. Emily Edondson and Marissa McPike chipped in with eight points apiece.
The Lady Sages improve to 13-2 overall and open Okaw Valley play Monday night, hosting Rantoul. Hear all the action on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com starting at 7:30 pm.
The Monticello Sages fell to the Rantoul Eagles by a score of 49-45 on Friday night. The Sages were led by Calvin Fisher with 11 points. Luke Stokowski also chipped in with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
The Eagles were led by Martellian Gison with 19 points and Onycai Lawson added 14 points.
With the loss the Sages fall to 7-3 on the season and 0-1 in conference action. Rantoul improves to 9-5 overall and 1-0 in the conference.
Tune in Saturday, January 7 as the Sages take on Tri-Valley. You can hear the game live on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
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