The Monticello Sages used a big second quarter effort to get by St. Joseph-Ogden 53-37 in a crucial Illini Prairie Conference boys basketball game Tuesday night from St. Joseph-Ogden High School.
The Sages used a stellar defensive effort to turn a 14-13 deficit into a 30-19 advantage at the break.
Monticello opened the quarter with 11 straight points and the Spartans went 5:06 without a field goal.
Calvin Fisher led all scorers with 19 points. Luke Stokowski had a double-double with 16 points and ten rebounds and Johnny Dawson chipped in with 10 points.
The Sages shot 60-percent from the floor on 24-60 shooting, including 10-for-18 in the second half and went 8-for-11 in the second quarter.
Monticello won the battle of the boards 27-20 and turned nine offensive rebounds into 11 second chance points. They also turned the Spartans over 13 times for 14 points off turnovers.
The Sages improve to 4-0 in the Illini Prairie Conference and are 15-1 overall.
The Spartans drop to 20-2 overall and 5-1 in league play.
Monticello will play at Illinois Valley Central Friday night. Hear the action live on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
The Sages then turn around on Saturday and head to Quincy for matchup with Quincy Notre Dame.
As heard on WHOW, the Clinton Maroons defeated the Warrensburg-Latham Cardinals in the CIC Tournament Saturday night by a score of 55-37. The Maroons were led by Austin Baker with 15 points. Austin Rauch added 13 and Seth Westfall added 12. The Country Financial representative Brad James Maroons Player of the Game was Dalton Smith. Smith had 4 points and led the Maroons defensively.
The Cardinals were led by Joe Gustafson with 16 points.
With the win the Maroons improve to 11-7 on the season and Warrensburg-Latham falls to 8-11 overall.
Tune in Friday, February 9, as the Maroons take on Meridian. You can hear the game live on the Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW, online at dewittdailynews.com, and on the WHOW app.
The Monticello Sages came out swinging and never let up as they routed Pontiac, 52-30 in Illini Prairie Conference boys basketball action Friday night at Monticello High School.
The Sages opened the game up on a 9-2 run and led 19-5 after the first quarter. They led 29-13 at the half and 44-17 at the end of the third.
Calvin Fisher paced a balanced Sages offensive attack with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Luke Stokowski added seven points, Johnny Dawson had six points and Ben Singleton added four points.
The Sages forced the Indians into 18 turnovers and only allowed two assists on 12 field goals.
They turned those 18 turnovers into 25 points and scored 28 points in the paint.
Monticello also dominated the glass, 38-25.
Pontiac drops to 7-9 overall, suffering their first Illini Prairie Conference loss to move to 2-1.
The Sages won their seventh in a row and are 14-1 overall and 3-0 in conference action.
Monticello will hit the road for three road games next week, starting Tuesday night at rival St. Jospeh-Ogden. Hear all the action on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
Four players scored in double figures for Monticello, including a career high for Ben Singleton, and the Sages dispensed Rantoul 71-46 Tuesday night in Illini Prairie Conference action from Monticello High School.
Singleton’s career high, 17 points, paced all scorers. Calvin Fisher and Johnny Dawson added 13 points apiece and Luke Stokowski scored six points in the final quarter to finish with 11 points.
Trailing 21-17 in the second quarter, Monticello closed the half on an 18-3 run to open up a 39-24 lead at the break and didn’t look back in the second half.
Rantoul was led by 15 points from Jametriel Hudson. Hayden Cargo added 14 points.
The Sages and Eagles were even in the rebounding margin at 28 apiece. Rantoul grabbed 16 offensive, converting them into 14 points.
The Sages shot 57% from the floor and 18-for-21 from the free throw line. They held Rantoul to 30-percent shooting (14-for-47) but Rantoul made 12-of-15 free throws.
The Sages dished out 12 assists to 11 turnovers. They turned the Eagles over 18 times for 26 points off turnovers.
They also dominated points in the paint, 40-16.
Monticello is 13-1 on the season an 2-0 in the Illini Prairie Conference.
They’re back in action Friday night, hosting Pontiac. Hear the action at 7:30 pm on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
The Monticello managed just two second half field goals as Champaign St. Thomas More stymied the Lady Sages for a 42-29 victory in Illini Prairie Conference girls basketball action at Monticello High School.
The Lady Sages led at the break 22-21, and it looked like the two Illini Prairie Conference rivals were in for a heavyweight bout in the second half, but the Lady Sages were outplayed at every turn and could not find any momentum, as they were outscored 21-7 in the second half.
Tatum McCall scored 11 points to lead the Lady Sages. Zanna Myers scored ten points, battling foul trouble most of the game.
Hayes Murray led the Lady Sabers with 18 points.
Champaign St. Thomas More improves to 13-9 overall while Monticello drops to 15-2. The Lady Sages host Pontiac Tuesday night.
Calvin Fisher scored 15 of his game high 27 points in the first half, helping the Monticello Sages overcome a fast start by the Meridian Hawks in a 63-53 win in non-conference boys basketball action Saturday night from Monticello High School.
The Hawks made five three-point shots in the first quarter to open up a 17-10 lead but the Sages buckled down defensively and outscored Meridian 19-10 in the second quarter to take a 29-27 lead and never looked back.
The Hawks cut it to eight late in the fourth quarter but they could not recover from a sequence on defense that including a personal foul by Cameron Getz, blocking Fisher on a dunk in transition, and then picked up a technical foul after the play, and Fisher sank three of the four free throws and the Sages finished the quarter on a 9-2 run.
Fisher grabbed nine rebounds for Monticello.
Luke Stokowski added 14 points and Ben Singleton added 10 points.
Garrett Meisenhelter led Meridian with 22 points. Nate Durbin had 14 points and Connor Hurelbrink had a game high 10 rebounds.
The Hawks drop to 10-9 overall while Monticello improves to 12-1 .
The Sages host Rantoul Tuesday night at 7:30 pm. Hear the action on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
It wasn’t an efficient performance but the Monticello Sages did just enough to hold off the Prairie Central Hawks Friday night, 52-39 in the first game of the Illini Prairie Conference from Fairbury.
The Sages shot just 37-percent from the field, making just 15 field goals, committing 11 turnovers and handed out just six assists.
The Hawks however, committed 17 turnovers, also shooting 37-percent with 15 made field goals and hung with Monticello on the boards, getting edged out 33-32.
But the Hawks committed 25 fouls and Monticello mad 19-of-33 free throws.
The Sages were led by Luke Stokowski’s 15 points. Calvin Fisher added 14 points and nine rebounds. Ben SIngleton chipped in with 11 points and five rebounds.
Jake Bachtold led the Hawks with 12 points and Billy Printz added 11 points and eight rebounds. Noah Lewallen added six points and six rebounds.
The Sages improve to 11-1 overall and are 1-0 in the Illini Prairie Conference. They’ll host Meridian Saturday night. Hear the game live on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
In a game heard on WHOW, the Clinton Lady Maroons defeated the Warrensburg-Latham Lady Cardinals by a score of 43-36 on Thursday night. The Lady Maroons' leading scorer was senior Madi Filkin, the Country Financial representative Brad James Maroons Player of the Game, with 10 points. Sophomore Destiny Schlesinger added 9. Freshman Kaile Beck and senior Alyssa Saulsbery both chipped in with 7 points.
Junior Makenzie Yaroch led the Lady Cardinals with 11 points.
With the win, the Lady Maroons improve to 8-12 on the season and 2-3 in the CIC. Warrensburg-Latham falls to 6-12 overall and 2-3 in the conference.
Stay tuned to Regional Radio News for the Lady Maroons schedule in the CIC tournament. You can hear the game live on the Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW, online at dewittdailynews.com, and on the WHOW app.
As heard on WHOW, the Clinton Maroons fell to the St. Teresa Bulldogs by a score of 55-44 on Tuesday night. The Country Financial representative Brad James Maroons Player of the Game Seth Westfall led the Maroons squad with 20 points. Austin Baker chipped in with 12 points.
The Bulldogs were led by Isaiah Bond with 25 points.
With the loss the Maroons fall to 9-7 and 1-2 in Central Illinois Conference action. St. Teresa improves to 13-4 on the season and 3-0 in conference play.
Stay tuned to Regional Radio news for the Maroons schedule in the Central Illinois Conference tournament. You can hear the game live on the Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW, online at dewittdailynews.com, and on the WHOW app.
Maroons won the game with a score of 50-40.
The Tuscola Warriors win the game with a score of 46-31.
The Monticello Sages scored 23 unanswered first half points and ran past Clinton 67-30 in non-conference boys basketball action Tuesday night at Monticello High School.
The Maroons took a 6-5 lead at the 5:27 mark of the first quarter and didn’t score again until Dalton Smith 4:20 in the second quarter when Dalton Smith made a layup and was fouled. Smith made the and-one free throw. The Maroons would make just one other field goal for the quarter.
Calvin Fisher scored 12 of his game high 20 points in the second quarter. He finished with six rebounds as well.
Johnny Dawson scored 11 points with five assists and four rebounds as the Sages dished out 15 assists to go with their 29 field goals and committed only six turnovers.
Ben Singleton added ten points and five rebounds.
The Maroons were led by Seth Westfall’s eight points and seven rebounds. Austin Rauch had seven points. Dalton Smith and Austin Baker added five points apiece.
The Maroons committed 17 turnovers that led to 16 points for the Sages. Monticello outscored Clinton in the paint 42-16 and the Sages added 10 second chance points on nine offensive rebounds.
Monticello also had 14 fast break points and their bench outscored Clinton’s 19-2.
The Maroons have dropped their last three games and are 8-6. The Sages are now 10-1 on the season.
The Maroons are back in action against Central A&M Friday night for the Wall of Honor night. Hear the game on 92.3 FM WHOW and online at dewittdailynews.com.
The Sages are at Prairie Central next Friday. Hear the game on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
The Monticello Lady Sages used an 11-0 run as part of a 23-9 second quarter to overcome a slow start and run past Rantoul 57-36 in Illini Prairie Conference girls basketball action from Monticello High School Monday night.
The Lady Sages opened up a 30-21 halftime advantage after trailing 12-7 after a sluggish first quarter then outscored the Lady Eages 19-4 in the third quarter and put the game away.
Zanna Myers scored 12 of her game high 16 points in the second quarter. Jayna Burger finished with 11 points and Tatum McCall added 10 points for the Lady Sages, who improved to 13-0 overall and 1-0 in Illini Prairie action.
Emily Wilson added nine points for Monticello.
The Lady Eagles were led by Kaylie Wilson’s 12 points. Faith Johnson added eight and Courtney Sutherland added seven points.
Rantoul drops to 4-15 overall.
The Lady Sages return to action Thursday at home. The next Lady Sages girls basketball broadcast on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com will be Thursday, January 18 when Monticello hosts Maroa-Forsyth at 7:30 pm.
The Saints won the game with a score of 66-38.
The Monticello Sages outscored Olympia 39-11 in the second half and ran away after a slow start, 66-39 in non-conference action Saturday afternoon at Monticello Middle School.
The game was filled with a few quirks. To start, the two teams are now Illini Prairie Conference opponents, but Saturday’s matchup did not count towards their conference marks. Additionally, a water main break earlier in the day Friday shifted the site of the game to Monticello Middle School.
Monticello shot 8-for-23 in the first half then finished 12-for-22 in the second half and shot 22-for-25 at the foul line.
Ben Singleton scored 11 of his game high 16 points in the second quarter and accounted for 11 of Monticello’s 15 points in the second quarter to help keep the Sages close as their leading scorers Luke Stokowski and Calvin Fisher combined for nine points in the first half and finished 11 apiece.
The Sages forced 22 turnovers resulting in 28 points.
Leading 34-30 with 3:05 left in the third, Spartans leading scorer, Trey Wilson picked up his fourth personal foul and was hit with a technical foul as he was being substituted for and was subsequently out of the game.
Prior to the technical foul, Singleton made the first of two free throws, he made both technicals foul shots but missed the second of the two personal foul free throws and Stokowski made a layup to complete the five-point possession.
The Spartans converted just one field goal in the third quarter and Olympia went scoreless for 10:49 between the third and fourth quarters.
Dalton Spencer led the Spartans with 14 points and dished out a game high four assists. Wilson added 12 points, all in the first half.
Singleton pulled down a game high six rebounds.
The Spartans drop to 6-8 overall. The two squads will match up in mid-February for the Illini Prairie Conference finale for both teams.
Monticello is not 9-1 overall and will host Clinton Tuesday night at 7:30 pm.
Hear the action on The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW and online at dewittdailynews.com. Also simulcast on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
In a game heard on WHOW, the Clinton Lady Maroons defeated the Tri-Valley Lady Vikings by a score of 42-27 on Thursday night. The Lady Maroons were led by senior Alyssa Saulsbery with 12 points. Freshman Kaile Beck was named the Country Financial representative Brad James Maroons Player of the Game for chipping in with 12 points.
For Tri-Valley, they were led by junior Libbie Kussmann with 10 points.
With the win, the Lady Maroons improve to 7-11 on the season and Tri-Valley falls to 2-14.
Tune in Thursday, January 11, as the Lady Maroons take on Tuscola. You can hear the game live on the Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW, online at dewittdailynews.com, and on the WHOW app.
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