Blue Ridge Boys, Girls Basketball Loses Consolation Championship Games in McLean County Tournament


LEXINGTON, Ill. -- The Knights went into halftime leading 37-26 after taking 15-13 and 22-13 advantages in the first and second quarters, respectively.

The Hornets, however, responded with a 16-11 third quarter to cut Blue Ridge's lead to 48-42. Then a 21-12 fourth quarter pushed Heyworth over the edge.

Travys Nichols led the Knights in scoring with 24 points. Will Duggins and Jon Jones each scored in double figures as well with 17 and 10 points, respectively.

Tucker Johnson contributed eight points and Michael Plunk finished the game with one point.

With the loss, Blue Ridge sees its overall record fall to 6-14. The Knights will be back in action on Tuesday, when they host Flanagan.


LEXINGTON, Ill. -- The Lady Knights were shut out in the first quarter before a 16-8 second quarter that cut the Lady Minutemen's lead to 22-16 at halftime.

Blue Ridge also held a 13-12 advantage in the third quarter to cut its deficit to 34-29. However, Lexington outscored the Lady Knights 21-11 to seal the deal.

Melinda Wilson led Blue Ridge with 12 points while Jacquelyn O'Neal scored in double-digits as well with 10 points.

Gabby Pearl and Korrie Gilbert each added six points. Jeana Cheek contributed four points while Bailey Clancy finished with two points.

With the loss, the Lady Knights fall to 9-14 overall on the season. They will return to the court on Monday for a road game against El Paso-Gridley.

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