LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. — Olney netted five of its nine 3-pointers in the opening quarter, and Lawrenceville never threatened the Tigers as the host Indians were defeated, 64-28, Monday in a Little Illini Conference girls basketball game.
Mallory Lockhart topped Lawrenceville (3-19, 0-6 Little Illini) with eight points. Kourtney Sholders was next with five, and Gracie Stallings and Gracie Hughes each chipped in four.
Kelysse Weiler and Leah Gibson each knocked in a pair of 3-pointers in the first period to help Olney (10-13, 4-2) to a 24-3 advantage. Weiler added nine more points in the second quarter, including another trifecta, and the margin was extended to 44-12 by halftime.
Shoulders had all of her points in the third, and Lockhart and Addeline Sanders each drained a 3 for the Indians for their best quarter, but Olney still extended the lead to 62-26 by the end of three.
Weiler finished with 18 points, Gibson 13, and Grayce Burgener was a third double-figure scorer with 11.
Lawrenceville visits Casey at 6 p.m. CST Thursday.
Schools selling sectional tickets
Lincoln, Rivet, North Knox and South Knox are selling tickets at their athletic offices for next week’s basketball sectionals.
Tickets are all-sessions for $15. Single-sessions tickets for $7 are being sold at the tournament sites.
The Alices begin play in the Class 3A Princeton Sectional at 6:30 p.m. next Friday, taking on the Heritage Hills-Southridge winner. The Patriots are in the Class A Springs Valley Sectional at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday against Loogootee.
The Warriors and Spartans play in the Class 2A Eastern Greene Sectional. North Knox opens against Mitchell at 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday. South Knox meets Sullivan at 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday.
VU track struggles at Indiana State
TERRE HAUTE — Ian Boit and pole vaulters Olegs Kozjakovs and Julia Do Amaral Salvi paced the Vincennes University men’s and women’s indoor track teams as they competed in the John Gartland Invitational at Indiana State on Saturday.
The VU men were last among five scoring teams, and the VU women didn’t tally. The host Sycamores won both meets, which included other Division I schools Southeast Missouri State and Eastern Illinois.
South Knox graduate Will Staggs, who was named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week last Thursday, easily won the men’s pole vault for the hosts with a 5.13 meter clearance.
Boit finished in sixth in the 5,000-meter run in 16:21.55 for the Blazers’ best finish. He was followed in the race by teammates Reed Lawless in seventh, 16:39.64; and Matthew Gray in eight, 16:55.79.
Kozjakovs was ninth in the men’s pole vault, clearing 4.08 meters.
Do Amaral Salvi had the best place for the VU women, grabbing eighth in the pole vault, 3.31.
“The meet was geared toward our throwers and jumpers, but we had a couple of distance runners,” VU coach Marty Rogier said. “Julia hit the national qualifying standard. Olegs, a mutli-athlete, had a nice throw in the shot put after competing in the pole vault, where he put some nice jumps together. Reed and Ian both had PRs.”
On Friday, VU sent several competitors to the Bellarmine (Ky.) Open in Louisville. The only top-10 finishers came in the 800, where Isaac Stanford was third in 1:55.18, and South Knox product Trenton Faulkner was seventh in 1:58.14.
The Blazers compete in the Bill Clinger Classic at Grand Valley State, Mich., on Friday.
Rivet 7-8 girls topple North Knox
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Rivet’s eighth-grade girls topped North Knox, 30-14, for a basketball win Monday at Holscher Gym.
Kevi Black led the Patriots with 10 points. Alli Stearns had nine, Piper Lewis and Rachael Jacqmain five, and Leela Gilmore one. For the Warriors (8-9), Roselyn Armes had eight points, 15 rebounds; Dixie Wallace two points, four rebounds; Emma Telligman two points; Jonna Myers one point, five rebounds; and Audrey Worstell two assists.
In a 20-minute seventh-grade game, Rivet won, 16-8. Bridget Stine led the Patriots with six points. Black had four, and Gilmore, Jacqmain and Nichole Kocher two. For North Knox (8-16), Lexi Misiniec had three points; Morgan Grimme two points, two rebounds; Katie Wolfe two points; and Kamryn McGuire one point.
7-8 Patriots lose at Barr-Reeve
MONTGOMERY — Rivet’s seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams took defeats at Barr-Reeve on Monday.
The eighth-grade Patriots (17-7) were downed, 48-30. Joseph Hostetler scored 11 points, Brody Shots six, Brady Bellessa five, Nash Ransom four, and Miles Gardner and Max Weiss two.
Barr-Reeve won the seventh-grade game, 43-27. Henry Holka led the Patriots (7-12) with nine points. Carter Stevenson had seven, John Martin Beam six and Bracey Morron five.
Rivet hosts Wood Memorial today.
North Knox 5-6 collect home split
BICKNELL — North Knox split fifth and sixth boys basketball games against visiting North Daviess on Monday.
The sixth-grade Warriors (9-1) prevailed, 42-28. Nate Kerns had 11 points, Klauser Rode 10, Reid VanMeter six, Kable Collins four, Nash McClure three, and Caleb Alford and Maddyn Thorne two.
North Knox’s fifth grade (9-1) suffered its first defeat, 28-9. Kerns had five points, and Keevan Schroeder and Tate Bottum two.
The Warriors visited Bloomfield Tuesday.
5-6 Lady Spartans held to low totals
SULLIVAN — South Knox’s fifth and sixth grade girls were held to single figures in basketball losses to Sullivan on Monday.
The sixth grade lost, 16-9. Maggie Vieke had five points, six rebounds, two steals; Nora West two points, seven steals, three assists, two rebounds; Rio Earley two points, five rebounds; Sydney Risley three rebounds, three steals; Katlyn Cockerham three rebounds, three blocked shots; and Eleanor Herb three rebounds.
The fifth grade (2-8) fell, 28-6. DeLayni Ochs two points, three rebounds, two steals; Kodee Yarber two points, three rebounds; Hadlee Decker two points; Alea Deckard six steals; Taydum McCoy three rebounds.
The Spartans played at Lawrenceville (Ill.) Parkview on Tuesday.
Washington edges 6th-grade Spartans
WASHINGTON — South Knox’s sixth-grade boys were limited to seven second-half points, and Washington rallied for a 29-26 basketball victory Monday.
Cole Worland tallied 12 points; Reece Yoder five points, four assists, four rebounds; Lane Hartwick five points; Max Garner two points, eight rebounds; and Owen Keyes two points.
The Spartans play at Loogootee on Saturday.