January 8, 2018


(OLNEY)  in Men’s Division One College Basketball Saturday – Illinois lost on the road
the Fighting Illini lost their fourth straight Big Ten game, falling to Michigan, 69-79
* Illinois falls to 10-7 on the year, still winless in the league, at 0-4
the Illini are back in conference action this coming Thursday night as they’ll host Iowa
it’s a 7:00 tipoff between Illinois and the Hawkeyes at the State Farm Center in Champaign


(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball Saturday – Olney Central College won at home
the Blue Knights came out of a 35-35 tie at halftime to beat Elizabethtown Tech, 93-74
* Josiah Wallace had a career high 39 points, the freshman’s tenth time in double digits this season
* Cooper Bybee hit four 3-pointers for 12 points, plus Tyler Witz and Anfernee King added 11 and 10
the Blue Knights improve to 10-3 on the year, remain at 3-2 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
Olney Central College returns to GRAC action this Wednesday night when they host John A. Logan


(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Hoops Saturday – Olney Central College lost on the road
the Lady Knights dropped a non-conference and non-district game at Parkland College, 59-68
* Mallory Smith led OCC with 16 points while Hannah Coleman added 12
the Lady Knights fall back to 9-5 on the year, but remain at 4-1 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference
* tonight’s scheduled game at Millikin University has been cancelled by the host team
the OCC Ladies return to GRAC action this Wednesday night when they'll host John A. Logan


(OLNEY)  also in Junior College Basketball over the weekend
here’s the results in Men’s Great Rivers Athletic Conference and District 16 action on Saturday
* Lake Land beat Lincoln Trail, 80-63
* Southwestern Illinois beat Shawnee, 84-73
* Wabash Valley beat Rend Lake, 79-64
* Lewis & Clark beat Kaskaskia, 85-82
* Vincennes beat Owens Community College, 87-60
in one game involving a GRAC team played yesterday
* John A. Logan beat West Kentucky Tech, 126-80
here’s some results in Women’s Great Rivers Athletic Conference and District action
* Wabash Valley beat Rend Lake, 131-44
* Southwestern Illinois beat Shawnee, 74-49
* Lake Land beat Lincoln Trail, 68-36
the next round of Great Rivers Athletic Conference and District games is this Wednesday night


(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Wrestling – the Murdale Invitational Meet ended Saturday in Carbondale
Cahokia won the 24-team event by beating out 2nd place Belleville Althoff, 221 to 190
* Glenwood finished 3rd (158.5) followed by Mt. Zion (118.50) and Carbondale (111)
* Olney was 6th (106.5), then Civic Memorial (98), Marion (97), Lincoln (90.5), and Murphysboro (90)
* East St. Louis Senior was 11th, followed by Effingham, Fairfield, West Frankfort, and Highland
* then Harrisburg, Anna-Jonesboro, Sparta, Benton, Mt. Vernon, Herrin, Carterville, Centralia, & Goreville
we’ll look at the Olney Wrestling individual results in our sports report tomorrow (Tuesday)


(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball Saturday – Olney lost on the road in Effingham
the Tigers fell at the St. Anthony Shootout as they fell to the host Bulldogs, 43-69
* for Olney, Dakotah Brown had 16 points and Connor Zuber hit three 3-pointers for 9 points
the host Bulldogs with their best game of the year so far, shooting over 60% from the field
now at 7-10 on the year, the Tigers are back in LIC conference action Friday night at Flora


(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball Saturday – Newton won on the road in Effingham
the Eagles won at the St. Anthony Shootout as they beat Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City, 62-55
* Newton was led by Nick Cohorst and Zach Jansen each with 17 points – Ben Carr added 11 points
now at 12-4, the Eagles are back in non-conference action tomorrow night at Hutsonville-Palestine


(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Basketball Saturday – Olney lost a pair of tough games at Salem
the Lady Tigers wasted an 18-point lead and lost at Salem in overtime, 63-64
* Olney’s Julie Luna led all scorers with 34 points – Taylor LeCrone and Brittany Black combined for 20
Salem won the junior varsity game, 51-40
at 14-4, Olney returns to LIC action tonight when they host Casey-Westfield with a varsity 6:15 start


(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Hoops – here’s some other area scores from Saturday
at the St. Anthony Shootout in Effingham
* Casey-Westfield beat North Clay/Clay City, 80-44
* Evergreen Park beat Lawrenceville, 65-35
* Edwardsville Metro East Lutheran beat Dieterich, 73-48
* Teutopolis beat the Riverview Gardens Junior Varsity, 101-35
some other downstate results in Boys High School Basketball from Saturday
* Fairfield beat Red Hill, 68-61
* Eldorado beat Mt. Carmel, 66-49
* Cumberland beat Maroa-Forsyth at the Clinton Shootout, 70-49
* Altamont beat Woodlawn, 74-55
* Neoga beat Okaw Valley, 38-33
* Hamilton County beat NCOE, 46-28
* Harrisburg beat Marion in overtime, 55-53
* Pinckneyville beat Vandalia, 67-46
* Alton Marquette beat Breese Mater Dei, 69-63
* Highland beat Columbia, 57-52


(OLNEY)  in Girls High School Hoops – here’s some other downstate results from Saturday
* Lawrenceville beat Fairfield, 57-51
* Breese Central beat Teutopolis, 48-47
* Altamont beat Woodlawn, 51-28
* Christ Our Rock Lutheran beat Springfield Lutheran, 55-41
* Carbondale beat Centralia, 47-38
* Pana beat Roxana, 63-38
* Hamilton County beat Du Quoin, 49-33


(NEWTON)  in Boys Junior High Basketball Saturday – Newton Jasper County dropped two games
the 8th grade Junior Eagles lost to Paris Mayo, 26-38 as the varsity record is now 8-8 on the year
* Adam Koebele led Newton with 8 points – Ben Meinhart and Evan Schafer had 7 points apiece
the 7th grade Junior Eagles lost to Marshall, 20-43 as the junior varsity record falls to 6-12
the Jasper County boys are back in action this Friday when they host Robinson in Newton


(OLNEY)  in Girls Junior Pro 6th Grade Basketball Saturday – Olney won two games
Olney won the A game over Vincennes Clark, 37-22
* Rylee Bloomer and Danielle Brown each scored 11 points
Olney won the B game over Vincennes Clark, 24-17
the Olney 6th Grade Girls are back in action tomorrow night at home against Red Hill at 6:00


(OLNEY/NEWTON)  it’s back to Girls High School Hoops tonight in the Little Illini Conference
tonight’s scheduled matchups
* Casey-Westfield at Olney
* Flora at Newton
* Robinson at Lawrenceville
* Marshall at Red Hill
* Paris is idle tonight




(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Lady Tiger basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 WSEI with game time at 6:15, earlier than normal – plus live online at  www.freedom929.com  :  and it’s the latest in sports on CBS Sports Radio 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus online at  www.wvlnam.com