LOVC Defeats NTC in Central Illinois All-Star Game


Published on March 23 2019 10:00 pm
Last Updated on March 23 2019 10:01 pm
Written by Greg Sapp



The Little Okaw Valley Conference defeated the National Trail Conference 88-78 in the 26th Annual Central Illinois All-Star Game at Cumberland High School.

The LOVC squad led most of the game, as much as by double digits. The NTC came surging back and took a brief lead midway through the second half, but the LOVC regained the lead and won by 10.

Nate Philpot of St. Elmo/Brownstown scored 18 points to lead the NTC and capture that conference's Most Valuable Player award, while Grant Karsten of LSA was named the LOVC MVP. Jared Stevens of Villa Grove-Heritage won the three-point contest.

Here's the scoring for the LOVC: Grant Karsten-LSA 18, Myles Gerhardt-Cumberland 10, Mason Hutchinson-Tri-County 2, Mike Fiala-LSA 3, Austin Romine-ALAH 6, Jared Stevens-Villa Grove-Heritage 6, Blake Lee-Tri-County 11, Zach Wolke-Cumberland 15, Myles Roberts-Arcola 4, Will Wilson-Villa Grove-Heritage 6, Wes McDermith-Cerro Gordo-Bement 4, Evan Wilson-Villa Grove-Heritage 3

Here's the scoring for the NTC: Evan Bohnhoff-Dieterich 1, Logan Lotz-South Central 8, Dylan Webster-CHBC 7, Beau Bennett-W/SS 3, Jackson Miller-W/SS 1, Keegan Martin-CHBC 7, Nate Philpot-SE/B 18, Aleon Rinehart-North Clay 16, Bryson Wall-St. Anthony 9, Nick Miller-North Clay 8. Luke Ludwig of St. Anthony attended, but could not participate due to an ankle injury.

Corey White of Villa Grove-Heritage and Brad McGill of ALAH coached the LOVC All-Stars, while Andrew Snow of Neoga and Josh Zink of North Clay coached the NTC squad. 

Bob Schlechte, Dana Anderson and Carl Repking were the officials for the contest.