Newton, Marshall, Olney, Flora Advance in LIC Girls Tourney

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Published on January 20 2014 1:35 pm
Last Updated on January 20 2014 1:35 pm
Written by Millie Lange

FLORA -- Newton, Marshall, Olney and Flora picked up victories Saturday in the Little Illini Conference Girls Basketball Tournament.

Newton edged Palestine-Hutsonville 55-50. The two squads were tied after one quarter before Palestine/Hutsonville shot ahead 22-14. The Eagles started a comeback in the third quarter with a 16-11 run to pull within 33-30 then outscored Palestine/Hutsonville 25-17 to pul out the victory.

Richards scored 21 for the winners as Newton improved to 9-9. The Eagles will now face top-seeded Marshall at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Marshall pounded Red Hill (Bridgeport) 62-15 in the opening contest Saturday. Olney was a 59-23 winner while Flora downed Casey-Westfield 65-22.

Olney and Flora will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

At LIC Tournament

Game Six

NEWTON (55)

Richards 5-9 -- 21, Cartright 3-3 -- 9, Will 3-2 -- 8, Kerner 1-5 -- 8, Koebele 2-2 -- 6, Davidson 1-1 -- 3. TOTALS 15 FG, 22 FT.

PALESTINE/HUTSONVILLE (50)

Fulling 7-8 -- 22, Rariden 5-0 -- 10, Elder 3-0 -- 7, Newlin 1-1 -- 4, Knoblett 1-0 -- 2, Churchwill 1-0 -- 2, Nehls 1-0 -- 2, Williams 0-1 -- 1. TOTALS 19 FG, 10 FT.

Newton                                     6      8    16    25    --    55

Palestine/Hutsonville          6    16    11    17    --    50

3-point FG -- Newton 3 (Richards 2, Kerner 1), Palestine/Hutsonville 2 (Elder 1, Newlin 1)