Prep Sports Notebook | Area weekend wrap-up

Hoopeston Area falls to St. Anne

HOOPESTON - Kendrick Sigerill scored 22 points against St. Anne, but it wasn't enough for the Cornjerkers to slip past visiting St. Anne on Saturday. The Cardinals used a third quarter 17-10 burst to surge ahead of Hoopeston in a 68-60 finish.

Three other Conjerkers finished with double figures in the stat book. Owen Root tallied 14 points, Wyatt Eisenman had 11 points, and Mason Rush chipped in 10 more in the non-conference match-up.

Hoopeston Area (10-4) looks to rebound from the loss on the road in their final game of the year tonight at Iroquois West.

SJO girls win shootout game

ST. JOSEPH - Addisyn Martinie buried five three-pointers to finish with a team-high 21 points in St. Joseph-Ogden's 49-39 win over Arthur-Lovington-Atwood Hammond at the Country Financial Shootout on Saturday.

Martinie sunk the first bucket from behind the arc, and SJO never relinquished the lead, at one point by as may as 15 points, the entire game.

The Spartans utilized three other scorers besides Martinie in the victory. Senior Addison Seggebruch finished with 13 points, Addison Frick contributed 11 points, and Katie Ericksen rounded out the squad's scoring effort with four points.

URBANA - Coming off a huge 83-71 win over Sacred Heart Griffin last Tuesday, the Urbana boys' basketball team dropped a conference barnburner on the road to Normal West 53-49 in overtime.

Seniors Isaiah Robinson and Nate Moore led the Wildcats (3-6) with 15 and 16 points, respectively.

The Tigers dropped to 1-6 after the loss.

7-0 Rockets are all-systems-go

Pleasant Plains - The Unity basketball team continues to fly high above the competition this season, picking up their seventh win cruising past Pleasant Plains 56-33.

Unity out-rebounded the Cardinals 27-24 and logged 12 steals, remaining undefeated. The Rockets are on the road with six more games to play before the new year.

Rockets misfire at Mt. Zion

MT. ZION - Raegen Stringer scored Unity's only field goal in the second quarter during their road game with the Lady Braves on Saturday. The hiccup allowed Mt. Zion to prevail, 41-28.

Stringer then went on to score 11 points in the second half, finishing with 15 points. Addison Ray chipped in six points, Reagan Little hit two buckets in the first quarter for four points, and Lauren Haas coverted three free throws to round out the Rockets' scoring effort.

Little led the team's rebounding effort with seven boards.

Tigers win two on Saturday

Carbondale - The Urbana basketball team started a two-game win streak on Saturday at the Carbondale Showcase. Despite a 29-point spree by Commanche freshman Donald Collier, the Tigers won their opener over Cahokia, 78-68.

Later, Urbana knocked off Carbondale, 68-66. Terriers' Decarl Payne led his team's scoring effort with 31 points against the Tigers (3-5).

The Urbana boys basketball team plays their next game on January 5 when they host Bloomington High School in a Big 12 match-up.

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