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SWITZ CITY — After North Knox and White River Valley swapped big runs in the first half, the second half turned defensive, and the Warriors managed just enough scoring to escape with a 36-27 girls basketball win on Monday.

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Alice Arena has been the home for Lincoln basketball for 30 years, but on Saturday it was a different Lincoln that seemed to find the gym just as cozy.

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The third-ranked Vincennes Universirty men's basketball team was looking for a feel-good game Saturday, and struggling Southeastern Illinois came to the P.E. Complex at the wrong time.

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Class 2A No. 10 South Knox had to put in the work, but eventually wore down visiting North Knox in a 60-38 Blue Chip Conference girls basketball game Saturday.

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OWENSBORO, Ky. — Lincoln girls coach Travis Connor set up two games for his team in the Owensboro Catholic Classic on Saturday in an effort to simulate a potential regional down the road. If the Alices get to that point at the end of the season and can duplicate Saturday's results, they'll m…

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OWENSBORO, Ky. — Rivet's girls struggled to matchup with senior-heavy Casey County (Ky.), and the Class 2A No. 2 Patriots saw their 30-game regular season winning streak come to an end with a 54-35 basketball defeat in the Owensboro Catholic Classic at Kentucky Wesleyan Saturday.

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EVANSVILLE — Lincoln's Torrence Gillis netted the opening salvo with a 3-pointer against Class 4A honorable mention Evansville Reitz Friday, but the Panthers countered with their own 3-point barrage and never looked back.

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The Vincennes University men's basketball team is hosting Southeastern Illinois in a Region 24 game at 7 p.m. today at the P.E. Complex, but the third-ranked Trailblazers have a much more troubling opponent than the struggling Falcons — themselves.

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North Knox has its eyes on a second consecutive victory while Rivet and South Knox look to rebound from season-opening losses as the second weekend of the boys basketball season gets underway for the county’s Blue Chip Conference teams today.

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BLOOMFIELD — Bloomfield had a perfect-shooting first quarter to hang tight with Rivet, but the Class 2A No. 2 Patriots took off in the second period, racing away for a 58-34 girls basketball win Thursday.

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It was more paint-by-numbers than a Rembrandt, but the No. 3 Vincennes University men's basketball team got the win it was looking for Wednesday at the P.E. Complex.

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EVANSVILLE — Darrian Carmean netted four of her nine 3-pointers in a 17-0 first-half stretch for Lincoln, and she finished with a career-high 33 points to pace the Class 3A honorable mention Alices to a 76-41 shellacking of Evansville Bosse on Wednesday.

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Hannah Ivers put up seven of her game-high 18 points in a pivotal third quarter, and Class 2A No. 10 South Knox held off visiting Sullivan, 56-54, in a girls basketball game Wednesday.

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Lincoln got a first-hand look at how good Gibson Southern's Meredith Raley was in last year's regional, but on Tuesday the Class 3A No. 1 Titans showed they have more than just the Southern Indiana commit.

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The 3-4 record isn’t going to stand out, but Vincennes University has been around long enough to know that when Region 24 foe Wabash Valley comes to the P.E. Complex, it has a little extra meaning.

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CLAY CITY — The North Knox's boys basketball halftime score Tuesday was eerily similar to the one it had last Wednesday in the opener.

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PALESTINE, Ill. — Maci Scherer led three double-figures scorers with 13 points, and the Red Hill girls put the clamps on Palestine-Hutsonville for a 38-22 basketball win Monday.

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FARMERSBURG — Short-handed North Knox put forth a strong showing against North Central for a half, but the Thunderbirds came out firing on all cylinders to start the third period and grabbed a 74-49 girls basketball win over the Warriors on Monday.

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Rivet decided to put the rare combination of the season opener and homecoming into the same game Saturday. It didn't work out.

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BRIDGEPORT, Ill. — Red Hill ended on a high note, but it was far from a memorable stay for the Salukis and fellow host Lawrenceville in the Lawrence County Capital Classic this weekend.

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McLEANSBORO, Ill. — Lawrenceville's girls basketball team dug itself out of a halftime hole with a big third quarter, but the Indians failed to complete the comeback, falling to Hamilton County, 59-48, and settling for runner-up in the Hamilton County Thanksgiving Tournament on Saturday.

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When Mark Bezy took over the Rivet boys basketball program prior to the 2016-17 season, he inherited a sophomore group that he’d been coaching since they were in second grade.

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. — Jordan Jones likely didn't get off to the start he was hoping for his senior campaign on Friday, but the Lawrenceville veteran bounced back in a big way.

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BRIDGEPORT, Ill. — Red Hill's first offensive play worked, a Camren Ray runner, but the Salukis had little else go right against Salem in the Lawrence County Capital Classic boys basketball opener on Friday.

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McLEANSBORO, Ill. — Chaylee Shick scored seven of her career-high 23 points ina big first-quarter surge for Lawrenceville, and the Indians held off Gallatin County, 54-41, to stay perfect in the Hamilton County Thanksgiving girls basketball tournament Friday.

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Youth is the common theme for Lincoln and North Knox on Saturday as they get their wrestling seasons underway at the Lincoln Invitational.

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While Clint Barmes’ modest 13-year Major League Baseball career won’t ever garner recognition from Cooperstown, the 1997 Lincoln graduate is going to be inducted to two other halls of fame in January.

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Like a car in big city traffic, South Knox's boys basketball team had moments when it went forward, but more often than not it was stalled.

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SWITZ CITY — Daniel Crabtree couldn't have asked for a much better first half from his team in his North Knox coaching debut at White River Valley on Wednesday. But the second half was a different story.

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