Area roundup: Indians secure third straight Pittsfield Turkey Tournament title

Posted: Dec. 1, 2019 10:40 pm

PTTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Payson Seymour boys basketball team won its third straight Pittsfield Turkey Tournament championship with a 58-51 victory over Lovejoy Saturday night at Voshal Gym.

The Indians trailed 24-20 at halftime but rallied to take a 39-34 lead after three quarters. Payson (4-0) iced the victory by going 13 of 18 from the free-throw line during the fourth quarter.

Lucas Loos led the Indians with 24 points and 11 rebounds, while Cole Schwartz and Hayden Hildebrand scored 14 apiece.

Landon Obert scored a game-high 18 points to lead Liberty to a 52-43 victory over Jacksonville Routt in the third-place game.

Obert was most effective during the second and third quarters, scoring 14 points. That helped the Eagles (3-1) overcome a two-point halftime deficit to lead 41-30 after the third quarter.

Nolton Klingele helped Liberty with 10 points.

Will Guthrie scored 18 points and made four 3-pointers to lead Pittsfield to a 59-48 victory over Western in the fifth-place game.

Erick Hively led the Wildcats (1-3) with 24 points.

Central finished with its first win of the week -- a 46-37 victory over Illini West -- in the seventh-place game.

The Panthers (1-3) trailed 29-28 after three quarters before going 9 of 11 from the free-throw line in the fourth. Brady Long led Central with 14 points and Peyton Clampitt added 11.

Lincoln Gooding led the Chargers (0-4) with 17 points.


Cougars pull away to win championship

Southeastern gave Winchester West Central everything it wanted for three quarters.

The Cougars, who led by six points after the third quarter, turned in a 30-point fourth quarter to win 72-53 in the championship game Saturday.

West Central, now 3-0 and ranked No. 2 in the Class 1A preseason state poll, went 26 of 35 from the free-throw line in the game, while its two leading scorers -- Gabe Cox and Cole Howard -- combined to score 44 points. Cox scored 23 points, while Howard added 21.

Southeastern (2-2) was led by Colby Ellis and Ramsey Fry with 13 points, while Danny Stephens added 10.

Unity lost to Rushville-Industry 57-46 in the fifth-place game.

The Mustangs trailed 11-10 before Rushville's Jacob Reller scored the first 11 points of the second quarter to put the Rockets ahead 22-10.

A short jumper by Brady Klitz late in the third quarter gave Rushville its biggest lead at 50-30.

Brett Bristow scored 11 of his career-high 22 points during the fourth quarter to lead Unity (0-3), while Jacob Presser added 13 points.

Reller finished with 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Rockets (3-1).

Beardstown won the third-place game with a 65-28 victory over Triopia.


Saukees fall in championship game

A quick start by the Jacksonville Routt girls basketball team proved to be enough in a 36-27 victory over Pittsfield in the Brown County Lady Hornet Classic championship game Saturday night.

The Rockets led 12-3 after the first quarter and still led 14-11 at halftime despite scoring only two points in the second quarter.

Kirsten Huffman went 4 of 4 from the free-throw line during the fourth quarter to help ice the victory.

Katie Cox led Pittsfield with a game-high 15 points, while Bella McCartney led the Rockets with 13.

In the third-place game, Unity survived a scare by West Hancock to win 51-49 in overtime.

A free throw by the Titans' Bella Beagles with 24 seconds left in regulation tied the score at 44. The Mustangs missed two shots in the closing seconds, sending the game to overtime.

After trailing for the first time since the opening quarter, Unity took the lead for good at 50-49 when Taylor Nichols made a jumper from the free throw line with 16 seconds left in overtime. A free throw by Nichols with 4.7 iced the victory.

Brooklyn Stiefel led the Mustangs (4-2) with 14 points, while Ashlynn Arnsman finished with 12 points and 16 rebounds and Addison Eger added 12 points and seven rebounds.

Josie Radel led West Hancock (5-2) with 14 points and Bailey Barber scored 11.

Brown County's defense against Liberty during the second quarter of the fifth-place game paid off with a 54-35 victory.

The Hornets held the Eagles to two free throws during the second period to take a 28-14 halftime lead.

Gabby McGath led Brown County 19 points, followed by Katey Flynn with 16 points and Belle Koch with 11. Kenzey Wagner led Liberty with 11 points.


QHS girls lose twice in tournament

The Quincy High School girls basketball team lost twice Saturday at the O'Fallon Tournament, falling to Belleville West 51-41 and to Edwardsville 79-31.

QHS was tied with Belleville West 11-11 after the first quarter but was outscored 17-8 in the second quarter to fall behind 28-19 at halftime.

Olivia Edwards, Kate Chevalier and Emily Wilson scored seven points for the Blue Devils.

No information was available for the Edwardsville game.


Illini West places third in Brimfield Tournament

The Illinois West girls basketball team won 43-37 over Midwest Central Saturday night to take third place in the Brimfield Tournament. Karli Artman led the Chargers with 14 points and Megan Harrell finished with 12 points. For Midwest Central, Gracie Rademacker led with 11 points.


JWCC out shoots Quakerdale Prep

The John Wood men's basketball team defeated Quakerdale Prep 95-44 in the Southeastern Classic Saturday night. Chandler Beavans led the Blazers with 20 points while Brayden Kilby added 15 points. The Blazers shot 51 percent from the field and 86 percent from the free throw line. Lateef Johnson was the lead scorer for Quakerdale Prep with 12 points.