Prep Sports Notebook | Unity and SJO basketball teams still undefeated

SJO 66 - Danville 55

DANVILLE - St. Joseph-Ogden enjoyed double-digit finishes from Tanner Jacob with 15 points, Logan Smith's 14, and Tanner Siems' 5-for-6 output with 10 points in the 11-point victory over the host Vikings on Tuesday.

Smith, a senior, led the rebounding effort with eight boards. He, along with Jacob, finished with a team-high four assists each.

SJO improves to 7-0 on the season and faces Normal University at home on Friday.

Spartan wrestling team win nine bouts by pin

WARRENSBURG - Nine St. Joseph-Ogden wrestlers pinned their opponents in the squad's match against Warrensburg-Latham on Tuesday for 54-26 dual victory.

Quincy Jones (215 pounds), Khaden Hallowell (190), James Barron (175), Devan Swisher (165), Coy Hayes (157), Logan Xiao (150), Brandon Goodwin (144), Holden Brazelton (132), and Jackson Walsh (113) recorded wins for the Spartans.

With four matches left in 2023, SJO does not wrestle at home again until January 9 next year.

On fire, Montez drops 21 against Westville

WESTVILLE - Hoopeston Area junior Trenton Montez went 8-for-11 from the field on his way to an impressive 21-point game against Westville. Seniors Owen Root and Kendrick Sigerill finished with a double-double. Owen chipped in 11 points and collected ten rebounds. Sigerill, who also finished with 11 points, snagged 11 boards in the conference win.

SJO beats Riverton on the mat

WARRENSBURG - Riverton forfeited eight matches, allowing St. Joseph-Ogden to pick up another dual win this season.

Brodie Harms pinned Wyatt Abrums in the second period of their 285-pound match for the Spartans. At 144-ponds, Brandon Goodwin stuck Hawks' Brody Skiles in 47 seconds, and Landen Butts did the same in the second period of his 138-pound bout.

Maddie Wells picked up a varsity win after pinning Riverton's Donovan Bryant in the first period at 132-pounds.

Rockets stretch win streak to six

CHAMPAIGN - The Unity boys' basketball team seized the moment, picking up a road win over Champaign Central, 55-46. The Rockets remain undefeated after their first six games of the season.

On the road for the rest of the year, UHS play again on Saturday at Pleasant Plains, followed by stops in Paris (12/19) and Armstrong (12/21) before holiday tournament play.

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