Blue Ridge Basketball Update from January 13, 2012

Boys Basketball

FARMER CITY, Ill. -- After falling behind 12-6 at the end of the first quarter, the Knights outscored the Panthers 46-34 the rest of the way en route to a Heart of Illinois Conference win.

After going into halftime down 22-20, Blue Ridge held a 20-12 advantage to gain a 40-34 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Michael Plunk led the Knights in scoring with 18 points, with Tucker Johnson was not too far behind with 16 points. Clint O'Neal and Travys Nichols each contributed six points.

Jon Jones had four points while Will Duggins finished the game with two points.

With the win, Blue Ridge improves to 5-12 overall and 2-5 in the HOIC. The Knights will begin competing in the McLean County Tournament today.

Girls Basketball

FARMER CITY, Ill. -- Right from the first quarter, the Lady Knights did not stand a chance against a LeRoy team that went into Farmer City undefeated in the Heart of Illinois Conference.

The Panthers began with a 19-8 first quarter en route to taking a 32-13 halftime lead. LeRoy outscored Blue Ridge 17-12 in the third quarter before a 15-12 final period.

Jacquelyn O'Neal led the Lady Knights in scoring with 15 points. Melinda Wilson scored in double figures as well, finishing with 10 points. 

Korrie Gilbert and Bailey Clancy each contributed five points while Jeana Cheek had two points

With the loss, Blue Ridge falls to 8-12 overall and 2-5 in the HOIC. The Lady Knights will begin playing in the McLean County Tournament today.

Meanwhile, the Blue Ridge junior varsity team lost to LeRoy 36-24.

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