January, 2012 Archives

Kankakee Community College played short handed all night with only eight healthy players, but they were able to come from behind and defeat the Illinois Central College Lady Cougars 98-94 in overtime Monday evening in East Peoria. The Cavaliers were led in scoring by sophomore guard Lexi Carson with 33 points. Kendra Pierce added 27 points, while Natalie Turner scored 13 points, and grabbed 10 rebounds. The Lady Cougars were led in scoring by freshman Demeisha Morris with 25 points and 16 rebounds, and freshman forward Jakeyla Ford added 19 points and 19 rebounds.

-Bob

The Central Illinois Drive beat the Sauk Valley Predators for the second game in a row at U.S. Cellular Coliseum. The final score was 102-92 before 2,310 fans. The Drive won 116-115 at Sauk Valley last Sunday in a battle of unbeaten teams in the PBL. Tony Lewis led the Drive with 22 points and was followed by Perry Petty who had 19. The Drive were 9-21 from three-point range and shot 25 of 40 free throws. They were 53.13 from the floor. The Drive’s Jemal Farmer, who had three dunks, finished with 15 points. The Drive posted a 53-44 rebound advantage. Teen actress, dancer, singer, and model  Bella Thorne made a special appearance at the game and signed autographs.  Click here for game stats.

-Bob

Off to its best start in school history, the Grinnell College men’s basketball team won a hard fought 102-90 come-from-behind victory over Monmouth College before 875 fans. The Pioneers are now a program-best 14-1 on the season while improving to 10-1 in the Midwest Conference. They’ll take that mark into Saturday afternoon’s contest at Lake Forest College, a team that is 11-0 in the league. Junior guard Griffin Lentsch led Grinnell with 30 points, hitting 5-of-12 from 3-point land. Also in double figures for the Pioneers were Patrick Maher with 16 points and Matt Chalupa with 10. Kenny Foster, Michael DeDecker and David Altman led the Fighting Scots in scoring with 14 points each. The Pioneers had 13 steals and forced 35 turnovers with there tenacious man-to-man defense.

-Bob

The #2 ranked Morton Potters (22-2) scored the game’s first 19 points, made 80% of there shots in the first quarter, forced nine turnovers in the first eight minutes and held Limestone (13-6)  scoreless until 40 seconds remained in the first period for a 48-24 Mid-Illini Conference win. Cortney Allenbaugh was 7 of 8 from the field for 14 points for the Potters and Lexi Ellis contributed 12 points. Jessica Armour led the Rockets with six points.

-Bob

The Peoria Rivermen put on a show in front of 7,082 fans, most of them local students, Tuesday morning in a 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Admirals at Carver Arena. The game began just after 10 a.m. as the Rivermen held their Faceoff Field Trip, for the second year in a row. Adam Cracknell, Danny Syvret, and T.J. Hensick each found the score sheet twice to help Peoria to 21-19-3 record and put them within one point of Milwaukee (22-16-2) and Chicago (21-16-4) for second in the Midwest Division of the American Hockey League. Ryan Thang added a late goal, but Jonathan Cheechoo’s empty netter finished off the Admirals in the final minute. Jake Allen picked up his fourth win of the year stopping 27 of the 30 shots he faced while the Rivermen fired 40 shots against the Admirals. Click here for the complete game stats.

-Bob

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