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Small School Regionals Continue

UNDATED - The small school prep girls regionals continued last night.  In 1A at South Central, Altamont beat North Clay 65-35 and Brownstown/St Elmo over Ramsey 60-40.

Tonight in 1A basketball regional semifinals at Christ Our Rock, Okawville takes on Gibault followed by the host Stallions and Marissa.  In regional championship games tonight, St Anthony and Red Hill play from Dieterich, Altamont and Brownstown/St Elmo from South Central, Gallatin County and Woodlawn from Zeigler Royalton.  

Last night in 2A basketball at Breese Central the host Lady Cougars routed Carlyle 90-40 and Althoff over Wesclin 55-51.  

In regional title games tonight at Breese Central it's Althoff and Central, Mater Dei and Nashville play from Dupo, Flora and Mt Carmel from Eldorado, Lawrenceville will host Newton, Sesser Valier welcomes Johnston City and at Cumberland it's Teutopolis and Vandalia.

On the girls regular season schedule for today, Mt Vernon is at Herrin.

INA - The Class S SIJHSAA State Semifinals at Rend Lake College will be played tonight.  The opener starts at 6pm with Cairo and New Hope followed by St Libory and Central City at 7:15.  The winner will play Saturday for the title at 4, the losers will play for 3rd at 2:30.  

Iuka defeated Raccoon to win the Oil Belt Conference 5th & 6th Grade Tournament 27-23.  Carter Rose led the Pirates with 10, Carter Carpenter added 8 and Jacob Koehnke 6.  Brendan and Brayden Phillips each had 6 for the Blue Devils.  

KC Splits With SIC

CENTRALIA - Despite a second half comeback, the KC Blue Devils could never get over the hump in their road loss 76-74 to Southeastern Illinois.  Elijah Watson poured in 37 points in the loss for KC as they fall to 16-9 on the year.  

The KC Blue Angels defeated SIC 66-50 to improve their record to 9-15 on the year and 6-7 in Region 24 play.  Lajanea Kimbrough led KC with 17 and Jadah Anderson added 14.  

The KC men and women will head to Shawnee Community College on Saturday with the women tipping at 1 and the men at 3.  

RLC's Will Presson (Belleville) slams a dunk against Shawnee Community College Wednesday night in Waugh Gymnasium. Presson logged six points and three rebounds for the Warriors.

INA, Ill. (Feb. 10, 2016) - The Rend Lake College Warriors downed the Shawnee Saints 84-81 in overtime tonight at home. The win puts the Warriors at 15-11 for the season.

After charging ahead 22-6 in the first half, RLC lost the lead and dropped five back by the end of the half to 37-42. In the second, the Warriors and Saints battled for the lead, ending in a tie at 74 each. RLC pulled down five free-throw shots in overtime to pull ahead and win 84-81.

Top scorers for the Warriors were sophomore Dedric Byrd (Champaign) with 17, and freshmen Derek Novsek (Reno, Nev.) with 14, Chelby Frazier (South Holland) and Wayne Ward (Chicago) with 11 each, and Cory Thomas (Louisville, Ky.) with 10. RLC’s Anton Ivy (Peoria), Will Presson (Belleville), Adrian Smith (Aurora), and DeVonte Williams (Cahokia) logged the remaining 21 points.

Byrd and Ivy also dominated the defense, logging a combined seven rebounds and one steal. RLC pulled down 28 total rebounds and four steals total.

The Warriors will play at Southwestern Illinois on Feb. 13, John Wood on Feb. 15, and Southeastern Illinois on Feb. 20 before returning for the 7:30 p.m. Homecoming game Feb. 23 against John A. Logan College. For all things athletic at The Lake, visit www.rlc.edu/warriors.


Women's Basketball falls 55-84 to Shawnee

INA, Ill. (Feb. 10, 2016) - The Rend Lake College Women's Basketball team lost to the Shawnee Lady Saints 55-84 to move to 13-8 for the season. The Lady Warriors are 7-5 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference (GRAC).

Top scorers for RLC included sophomores Jada Jackson (Louisville, Ky.) with 14, Jasmine Washington (Evansville, Ind.) with nine, and Jada Ballew (Cincinnati, Ohio) with eight. Altogether, RLC downed 28 rebounds and logged four steals.

RLC has three away games scheduled against Southwestern Illinois on Feb. 13, Vincennes University on Feb. 17, and Southeastern Illinois on Feb. 20. The last game of their regular season will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 against GRAC rival John A. Logan College for the Homecoming game.

For all things athletic at The Lake, visit www.rlc.edu/warriors.

Sandoval Sweeps Willow Grove

SANDOVAL - The Sandoval jr high volleyball team defeated Willow Grove 23-25, 25-13, 15-13 with Nevaeh Andrews serving the final 3 points of the decisive set including one ace.  Sandoval also won the JV game 25-23, 25-22.  

Tonight in jr high volleyball, Franklin Park will host Casey Mt Vernon, South Central at Cisne, Rome is at Sandoval, Aviston at All Saints, Germantown at Okawville.  

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