Red Hill, Palestine/Hutsonville Open LIC Girls Tourney With Wins

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Published on January 16 2014 1:22 pm
Last Updated on January 16 2014 1:22 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Red Hill (Bridgeport) and Palestine/Hutsonville picked up opening round wins in the Little Illini Conference Girls Basketball Tournament Wednesday at Flora High School.

Red Hill defeated Oblong 36-21. Red Hill led 25-12 at halftime. Western tallied 12 for the winners. Oblong was led by Lockhart with six.

In the second contest, Palestine/Hutsonville downed Cumberland 52-28. The winners took a 32-13 halftime lead and never looked back. Nehls scored 17 for the winners. Cumberland was led by Jackson with 13.

The tournament continues tonight with Lawrenceville taking on Robinson at 6 p.m. followed by Casey-Westfield against Edwards County (Albion) at 7:30. Red Hill advances to face Marshall Saturday at 3 p.m. followed by Palestine/Hutsonville against Newton at 4:30 and Olney taking on the Lawrenceville/Robinson winner at 6.

LIC Tournament

Game One

RED HILL (36)

Tennis 2-4 -- 8, Perry 1-0 -- 2, Western 4-4 -- 12, Moan 1-0 -- 2, Weiss 3-2 -- 8, Ramaara 0-0 -- 0, Thacker 2-0 -- 4, Powder 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 13 FG, 10 FT.

OBLONG (21)

Smith 0-0 -- 0, Wells 1-0 -- 2, Pinkston 3-0 -- 8, Lockhart 3-0 -- 6, Meese 1-3 -- 5 ,Shipman 0-0 -- 0, Draves 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 8 FG, 3 FT.

Red Hill          15    10    3    8    --    36

Oblong              7      5    3    6    --    21

3-point FG -- Red Hill 0, Oblong 2 (Pinkston 2)

Game Two

CUMBERLAND (28)

Jackson 5-1 -- 13, Poe 2-2 -- 7, Brumleve 1-0 -- 2, Maxey 0-0 -- 0, Marti 1-0 -- 2,  Ault 0-1 -- 1, Cornwell 0-0 -- 0, Sowers 1-1 -- 3, Esser 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 10 FG, 5 FT.

PALESTINE/HUTSONVILLE (52)

Williams 0-3 -- 3, Elder 2-3 -- 8, Churchwell 3-2 -- 8, Parida 2-0 -- 4, Fulling 3-3 -- 9, Nehls 5-7 -- 17, Newlin 1-0 -- 3, Mendenhall 0-0 -- 0, Noblett 0-0 -- 0, Wilbur 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 16 FG, 18 FT.

Cumberland                                9      4      7    8    --    28

Palestine/Hutsonville          17    15    18    2    --    52

3-point FG -- Cumberland 3 (Jackson 2, Poe 1), Palestine/Hutsonville 2 (Elder 1, Newlin 1).