Marshall, Flora Move Into LIC Girls Tourney Title Game

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Published on January 22 2014 12:21 pm
Last Updated on January 22 2014 12:24 pm
Written by Millie Lange

FLORA -- Marshall and Flora advanced to the championship game of the Little Illini Conference Girls Basketball Tournament with victories Tuesday evening at Flora Higih School.

Marshall opened the evening with a 45-32 win over Newton. Marshall took the early 15-4 lead and that lead held up as the two teams went 8-8 in the second quarter and 10-10 in the third period. Marshall had a slight 12-10 final quarter edge.

Grooms tallied 20 for the winners. Richards led Newton with nine points.

Iin the second game, Flora was a 58-48 winner over Olney. The Wolves trailed Olney 39-33 going into the final period then had a whopping 25-9 run to pull out the 10-point victory.

Marshall will face Flora at 8 p.m. Thursday for the championship while Newton and Olney square off for third place at 6:30 p.m. Tonight's games feature Palestine/Hutsonville against Red Hill (Bridgeport) in consolation bracket play at 6 p.m. Casey-Westfield takes on North Clay (Louisville) at 7:30 p.m. The winners advance to the consolation championship Thursday at 5 p.m.

LIC Tournament

Game 13

NEWTON (32)

Richards 3-1 -- 9, Kerner 3-2 -- 8, Koebele 2-2 -- 6, Cartright 2-1 -- 5, Probst 1-0 -- 3, WillL 0-1 -- 1. TOTALS 11 FG, 7 FT.

MARSHALL (45)

Grooms 6-8 -- 20, Keim 3-0 -- 8, Thopmson 2-1 -- 6, Bishop 2-0 -- 4, Burdick 2-0 -- 4, Switzer 1-1 -- 3. TOTALS 16 FG, 10 FT.

Newton              4    8    10    10    --    32

Marshall          15    8    10    12    --    45

3-point FG -- Newton 3 (Richards 2, Probst 1), Marshall 3 (Keim 2, Thompson 1)