Friday, January 14, 2011

Galesburg HS again ties state record, Eisenhower HS gets nice victory

Will it ever get old? I doubt it. For the third time this season, the girls' team at Galesburg (Ill.) HS made 21 3-pointers in a single game, tying its state record set earlier this season in a 90-45 victory over Quincy on Thursday night in the Western Big 6 conference.

Eight different players made at least one 3: Jessica Howard (eight), Jessica Lieber (five), Mickey Rodriguez (three), Megan Young (two), Jamie Johnson (one), Myra Diggins (one) and Sharron Diggins (one). Here are the other stats for the Streaks (17-3, 5-1 WB6):

- Attempted 76 shots (goal is 72)
- Attempted 59 3-pointers (goal is 36)
- Rebounded 36 percent of the misses on offense (goal is 40 percent)
- Forced 30 turnovers (goal is 26)
- Attempted 10 more shots than Quincy (goal is 15)

Here's some individual numbers:

Rebounds - Johnson nine and Sadee Hamilton six
Assists - Paige Klinck eight and Tai Peachey seven
Steals - Howard four, with Lieber and Young adding three each.

All in all, a great night for coach Evan Massey and his team. The Streaks now are leading the WB6 standings by a half-game over Rock Island. Galesburg stepped out of conference Friday night to play Normal West at home, and I'll have the results this weekend.

Meanwhile, the boys' team at Eisenhower HS in Blue Island, Ill., got back on a winning note, beating Bremen on the road 91-85. This likely was particularly special for Cardinals coach Mike Curta, who previously coached at Bremen.

Here are the numbers for the Cardinals:

- Attempted 84 shots (goal is 80)
- Attempted 47 3-pointers, or 56 percent of total shots (goal is 40 percent)
- Rebounded 37 percent of the misses on offense (goal is 35 percent)
- Forced 28 turnovers (goal is 26)
- Attempted 34 more shots than Bremen (goal is 24)

Nice bounce back for Coach Curta and his team. They traveled to TF South on Friday, so check back in for the results. I wish Eisenhower the best of luck.

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