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)
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."
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.
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."
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."
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.