Blue Ridge Basketball Roundup -- January 24, 2012
BLUE RIDGE 63, FLANAGAN-CORNELL 61
FARMER CITY, Ill. -- Thanks to four Knights players who scored in double figures, Blue Ridge took an 18-5 lead at the end of the first quarter en route to a Heart of Illinois Conference victory.
Travys Nichols led the Knights in scoring with 17 points, with Michael Plunk not too far behind at 16 points. Tucker Johnson contributed 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
Will Duggins also scored double-digit points with 11.
With the win, Blue Ridge increased its record to 7-14 and 3-5 in the HOIC. The Knights will be back on the court Tuesday with a conference showdown at Deer Creek-Mackinaw.
PAXTON-BUCKLEY-LODA 73, BLUE RIDGE 56
PAXTON, Ill. -- Jacquelyn O'Neal had a double-double, scoring 24 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.
It was not enough, however, as the Lady Knights lost the non-conference game.
Korrie Gilbert made it to double-digit scoring with 11 points. Melinda Wilson came close with nine points.
Gabby Pearl contributed six points while Jamison Brandt had four points and Jeana Cheek finished the game with two points.
With the loss, Blue Ridge fell to a 9-16 overall record. They will host a Heart of Illinois Conference game on Thursday against Flanagan-Cornell.