The Sauk Valley Skyhawks overcame a slow offensive start Thursday night to pick up a convincing road win over Truman, 88-66.
The Skyhawks (7-5) led 37-30 at halftime, then saw their balanced attack fire on all cylinders in the second half. Freshman Jacoby Posley led the scoring with 16 points.
Stellar guard play was a key factor in the second half, as freshman Chris Stovall and sophomore Carlos Hendrix combined for 17 assists compared to only five turnovers.
Sauk Valley goes into a 19-day break on a high note, and will begin Arrowhead Conference play Jan. 7th against Carl Sandburg in Dixon.
Morrison 55, Orangeville 38: The Mustangs rebounded from a slow start to secure 15th place at the Forreston tournament.
Trailing 7-2 after the first quarter, Morrison (4-6) led 21-12 at halftime thanks to a 19-5 second-quarter run. Hunter Hamstra scored 14 points for the Mustangs, while fellow junior Mason Sitzmore added 13.
Dan Obert paced the Broncos (0-9) with 15 points.
River Ridge 69, Oregon 62: The Hawks led the Wildcats 50-44 heading into the fourth quarter, but River Ridge put up 25 points in the final period to take seventh place at the Forreston tournament.
Billy Heeg led Oregon (3-8) with 21 points, and Jessie McKinley added 15. Brenden Dauphin scored 32 points, hitting 18 of his 20 free throws for River Ridge (5-6).
West Carroll 45, Milledgeville 37: The Thunder took control of this Polo tournament game early and never let up, holding off a furious Missile comeback.
Tre Baisden led West Carroll (3-7) with 10 points. Courtney Swalve scored 10 of her game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter for Milledgeville (2-11).
Byron 71, Morrison 39: The Tigers jumped out to a big lead and cruised into the Polo tournament championship with a running-clock win over the Fillies.
Chelsea Eads led Morrison (7-5) with 17 points, and Lakin Goodman chipped in 11. Byron, which hit 12 3-pointers in the contest, got 24 points – including five 3s – from Nicole Silvers.
Lena-Winslow 58, Fulton 46: The Steamers fell to 2-9 with a loss to the Panthers (4-5) in the consolation championship at the Pearl City tournament.
Billy Heeg, Oregon boys, 21 points
Courtney Swalve, Milledgeville girls, 18 points, 10 in 4th quarter
Chelsea Eads, Morrison girls, 17 points
Jacoby Posley, Sauk Valley men, 16 points