NEWTON, Ill. — Chaylee Shick scored 13 of her game-high 18 points in a dominant first half for Lawrenceville’s girls basketball team and the ninth-seeded Indians knocked off eighth-seeded Newton in the opening round of the Class 2A Newton Regional on Monday.
Lawrenceville (17-12) advanced to face second-seeded Teutopolis on Tuesday, but that game ended too late for today’s edition. The regional championship is at 7 p.m. CST Thursday.
Jayley Akers chipped in 17 points to join Shick in double figures, while the Eagles (20-10) didn’t have anyone reach double digits. The Indians lost to Newton, 54-47, last month.
On Monday Shick scored eight in the first to push the Indians to a 16-5 lead. Lawrenceville didn’t score a lot in the second quarter, but the Indians shut out the Eagles in the stanza and carried a 24-5 lead into halftime. Newton narrowly won the third and fourth quarters, getting within 38-20 by the end of three. Akers was 8-of-10 from the free-throw line in the fourth to keep the margin from getting any tighter.
Salukis fall in regional opener
EFFINGHAM, Ill. — Red Hill’s girls basketball team failed to keep up with Cumberland in the first half, and the eighth-seeded Salukis left plenty of points at the free throw line as they were eliminated by the ninth-seeded Pirates, 51-38, in the Class A Effingham St. Anthony Regional on Monday.
Senior Hannah Murray had a season-high in her final game with 12 points, Maci Scherer scored 10, and Cat Bowersock and Emma Robinson added six points each for Red Hill (6-13). The Salukis hit just 4-of-16 free throws.
Cumberland built leads of 13-6, 26-12, and 36-25 through the first three periods, but Red Hill didn’t get much closer in the final stanza. The Pirates also had a 3-point shooting edge, going 5-of-8 while the Salukis were 2-of-14.
It was the final game for seniors Murray and Bowersock.
Schenk takes 50th at Pebble Beach
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Adam Schenk couldn’t maintain his strong start at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but managed a 50th-place finish Sunday.
The Vincennes golfer was at 6-under-par halfway through the tournament, but had rounds of 2-over and 3-over over the weekend to finish at 1-under. The finish earned Schenk $19,204, upping his yearly earnings to $363,613. He dropped from 93rd to 97th in the FedExCup standings.
Schenk plays in the Genesis Invitational, starting Thursday at the venerable Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. His first-round tee time is at 2:10 p.m. (EST).
C-team Warriors end with a loss
BICKNELL — North Knox’s C-team fell to visiting Bloomfield, 44-26, in its regular-season finale on Monday.
Scoring for the Warriors were Tyson Flickenger with nine points, Dalton Thurston and Dylan Bond six, and Landyn Worstell five.
6th Alices narrowly fall at Washington
WASHINGTON — Clark’s sixth-grade boys basketball team fell to Washington, 35-29, in overtime Monday.
Scoring for the Alices were Carson Goforth with 14 points, Jadon Miller six, Colton Duke four, Lucas Eaton three and Landon Johnson one.
The Hatchets also narrowly won the B-game, 34-31. Clark’s scorers were Cam Meadows with 17, Hunter Bilskie and Gavin Kelso four, and Jack Weber, Quinten Butler, and Mac McCormick two.
6th Spartans, 5th Patriots move on at S.K. tourneys
South Knox’s sixth grade boys basketball team and Flaget’s fifth grade advanced at the South Knox Tournament on Monday.
The Spartans topped the Patriots, 62-8, in the sixth-grade tournament. Scoring for South Knox (6-6) were Kohl Frye with 12 points, Porter Watjen nine, Kaiden Grumieaux seven, Ace Hageman, Blade Field, Elijah McIntire and Ryan Maeder six, Cannon McCallister and Clayton Newton four, and Grannon Montgomery two.
The fifth-grade Patriots advanced, 37-22. For the Spartans (4-6), Layne Hays had 10 points, nine rebounds, three steals; Tate Staggs six points; Tucker Mahan five points; Brody West one point; and Braydon Peterson seven rebounds.
Monday’s winners face Tuesday’s winners, North Knox or North Daviess, on Thursday at South Knox.