OLNEY, Ill. — Olney scored 11 consecutive points in the second quarter, and Lawrenceville never caught up in the Tigers' 56-45 Little Illini Conference boys basketball victory Friday.

Blayne Winningham scored 14 points and brother Brenyn Winningham added 11, all in the second half, for the Indians (12-11, 4-2 LIC). Braden Flanagan had 19 for Olney (13-9, 5-2), clearing 1,000 career points in the process. Drew Blank also added 19 points.

Lawrenceville was done in by a 15-point first half. The Tigers turned a 10-8 lead after one stanza to 29-15 by halftime. The Indians nibbled into the deficit, getting it to 39-29 after three quarters. They got it to eight points twice in the final period, the last coming at 44-36 on Blayne Winningham's driving basket with 5:52 remaining.

Olney had an 18-4 advantage in free throws and a 26-8 edge in attempts. Lawrenceville had 21 fouls and two starters foul out.

The junior varsity Indians fell, 46-39. Ethan Kelly scored nine and Ryan Schultz eight.

Lawrenceville plays at Red Hill at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

OLNEY 56, LAWRENCEVILLE 45

BOYS-FRIDAY

LAWRENCEVILLE 

Weger (f) 4-12 0-0 8, Williams (f) 2-4 0-0 6, Bl. Winningham (c) 6-9 2-6 14, Br. Winningham (g) 4-5 2-2 11, Tewell (g) 1-6 0-0 2, Winkles 1-2 0-0 2, Kelly 1-3 0-0 2. Totals: 19-41 4-8 45.

OLNEY

Travis (f) 5-12 1-1 11, Miller (f) 0-3 0-0 0-0 0, Wright (c) 0-3 0-0 0-1 0, Flanagan (g) 4-8 11-12 19, Blank (g) 6-11 5-10 19, Kocher 2-2 1-2 7, Lambird 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 17-41 18-26 56.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Lawrenceville | 8-7-14-16 — 45

Olney| 10-19-10-17 — 56

3-pointers: Lawrenceville 3-12 (Williams 2-3, Br. Winningham 1-2, Winkles 0-1, Kelly 0-1, Weger 0-5), Olney 4-13 (Kocher 2-2, Blank 2-5, Travis 0-1, Winkles 0-1, Lambird 0-2, Flanagan 0-3). Rebounds: Lawrenceville 21 (Bl. Winningham 9), Olney 24 (Travis 7). Turnovers: Lawrenceville 14, Olney 10. Fouled out: Tewell, Williams. JV: Olney 46-39.

Salukis squeeze

past Neoga, 60-57

NEOGA, Ill. — Camren Ray scored 21 points, and Red Hill held Neoga to five points in the third quarter to take control in a 60-57 boys basketball win Friday.

Drake Allen added 19 points for the Salukis (8-16), hitting four free throws in the fourth quarter. Red Hill wobbled down the stretch, making 11 of 25 free throws in the game, but Ray canned a 3-pointer and netted both of his free-throw tries in the final stanza.

The Indians (15-11) got almost all their scoring from Paci McClure and Trevor Roy, who had 24 and 22 points.

It was back-and-forth through the first three quarters. Ray had 10 points to help the Salukis to a 16-12 lead after one quarter, but Neoga poured in 22 second-quarter points to claim a 34-30 halftime lead. But Red Hill's strong defense, combined with Allen's seven points, gave the Salukis a 45-39 edge heading into the fourth qaurter.

The Salukis host Lawrenceville at 6:15 p.m. CST Tuesday.

RED HILL 60, NEOGA 57

BOYS-FRIDAY

RED HILL

Henry 3 0-1 6, Wirth 0 0-0 0, Allen 7 4-11 19, C.Ray 6 7-8 21, Jerrell 4 0-2 9, Maxfield 2 0-3 5, P.Ray 0 0-0 0. Totals: 22 11-25 60.

NEOGA

Banning 0 0-0 0, Fearday 0 1-2 1, Titus 1 2-2 5, Dunn 0 0-0 0, Young 0 0-0 0, Moore 1 3-5 5, McClure 9 2-2 24, Roy 9 4-6 22, Cornell 0 0-0 0, Romack 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 12-17 57.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Red Hill |16-14-15-15 — 60

Neoga |12-22-5-18 — 57

3-pointers: Red Hill 5 (C.Ray 2, Allen, Jerrell, Maxfield). Fouls: Red Hill 16. Technical foul: Henry.

Lady Warriors, Spartans

are South Knox champs

North Knox's sixth grade and South Knox's fifth grade teams claimed championships at the South Knox Invitational girls basketball tournament Saturday.

The Warriors upended the Spartans in the sixth-grade final, 44-17. Lexi Primus scored 11 points for North Knox, Delani Prior eight, Baylee McClure seven, Jade Richter six, Rozzlynn Thorne four, and Hayden Coats, Leslie Kaetzel, Emily Turner and Alyssa Chattin two. Madison Parrish scored eight for South Knox (8-8), Kassie Small four, Jenna Bloebaum three and Maycie Linneweber two.

The fifth-grade Spartans defeated Flaget, 34-10. Ellie Burke and Kalissa Lavely had 10 apiece for South Knox, Reagan Harrington six, Peyton Allen four, and Grace Detweiler and Kendal Hill two. Alli Stearns and Rachael Jacqmain tallied five each for the Patriots.

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