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December 19, 2018

Getting to the rim
Getting to the rim
Lincoln Trail's Jaylon Holmes (24) gets to the rim, while teammate Justin Williams (3) is open in the corner during a Dec. 8 game at Olney Central College. Holmes posted 19 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists, while Williams tossed in 18 points for the Statesmen in their 94-90 win. (Josh Brown photo)


Maroons roll past Charleston, 75-62
Efficient shooting helped Robinson High School's boys' basketball team jump out to an early lead and the Maroons made it stand up Tuesday night (Dec. 11) in a 75-62 win over visiting Charleston in a non-conference contest, snapping a seven-game losing streak in the process.

Robinson shot nearly 60 percent from the floor and just under 80 percent from the free throw line, as the Maroons attacked the basket at will against a subpar Charleston defense.

"We are the most successful when we are getting to the basket," RHS head coach Mack Thompson said. "We have guys that can put the ball on the floor and get to the hole and they did a good job of that tonight."


Friday, December 14, 2018


RHS wrestlers thump Carmi, 69-12
There were almost as many forfeits as there were contested matches in Wednesday night (Dec. 12)'s dual wrestling match between Robinson and Carmi, but the Maroons were able to come out on top in both situations and rolled to a 69-12 win on the road.

Robinson won six matches via forfeit, while also winning six of the eight contested matches - including five by pin - to pick up the lopsided victory.


Friday, December 14, 2018

Tigers fall to North Central, 54-44
A tight ball game got away from Hutsonville-Palestine's boys' basketball team late, resulting in a home loss in non-conference action (Dec. 11).

The Tigers were down just one at halftime and four after three quarters, but could not get over the hump in a 54-44 loss to North Central, Ind.


Friday, December 14, 2018

Panthers lose to Georgetown Notre Dame la Salette Academy, 57-34
Two bad quarters prevented Oblong High School's boys' basketball team from getting into the win column Tuesday night (Dec. 11).

The Panthers played virtually even with Georgetown Notre Dame La Salette Academy in the odd quarters, but were outscored by 24 points in the even quarters en route to a 57-34 loss in the non-conference contest.


Friday, December 14, 2018

Lady Pioneers lose to Dugger, 52-37
An early deficit was too much for Palestine-Hutsonville's girls' basketball team to overcome Tuesday night (Dec. 11).

The Lady Pioneers dug themselves a 17-point hole after one quarter and never recovered in a 52-37 loss to Union-Dugger, Ind., in a non-conference contest.


Friday, December 14, 2018

Lady Panthers fall at Windsor-SS, 51-30
Lack of shots, coupled with poor shooting resulted in a lopsided loss for Oblong High School's girls' basketball team Monday night (Dec. 10).

The Lady Panthers struggled to get shots, then couldn't hit the ones they did get in a 51-30 loss at Windsor-Stewardson-Strasburg in a non-conference contest.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Lady Maroons lose at Flora, 45-20
Wins in conference play continue to be hard to come by for Robinson High School's girls' basketball team.

After a pair of close losses last week, the Lady Maroons struggled to find the range Monday night (Dec. 10) and the end result was a 45-20 loss at Flora in Little Illini Conference play.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Statesmen knock off Olney Central, 94-90
Big shots in big spots helped propel Lincoln Trail College's men's basketball team to a big win on the road in conference play Saturday afternoon (Dec. 8).

The Statesmen had several players step up in key moments in their 94-90 Great Rivers Athletic Conference win at Olney Central College, which knocked the homestanding Knights from the ranks of the unbeaten in the process.

"This was a big statement win for us," LTC head coach Luke Stuckey said. "This was a matchup of two similar teams and it took a great effort from our guys to get this win."


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Lady Statesmen beat OCC, 64-56
A big lead provided enough cushion - barely - for Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team to pick up a conference road win Saturday afternoon (Dec. 8).

The Lady Statesmen jumped out to a big lead early, then held off second half charge and were able to hit enough free throws late to pull away for a 64-56 win over Olney Central College in Great Rivers Athletic Conference play.

"This was a great team win," LTC head coach Scott Sparks said. "We had a great start, but we knew they were going to make a run. We just had to survive it and we did."


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Tigers rally for 60-40 Homecoming win over Chrisman
Hutsonville-Palestine's boys' basketball team celebrated Homecoming with a 60-40 win over Chrisman and snapped a three-game losing streak in the process.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Maroons drop pair of weekend games
Two games resulted in two more losses for Robinson High School's boys' basketball team over the weekend, but they came about in completely different ways.

The Maroons opened the weekend with a strong showing at IHSA Class 2A No. 6-ranked Casey-Westfield before faltering late in a 76-63 loss, but then were blitzed at the start and never recovered in a 61-43 loss at South Knox, Ind., Saturday.


Thursday, December 13, 2018


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