December 2, 2017


(OLNEY) in Men’s College Basketball last night – Illinois lost their Big Ten opener on the road in OT
the Fighting Illini lost at Northwestern, 68-72 in overtime
* Illinois, now at 6-2 overall, returns home tomorrow night for a Big Ten matchup against Maryland
* it’s a 7:00 tipoff in the State Farm Center in Champaign
* in one other college score from last night – Bradley beat EIU, 67-56
for more on Illinois basketball or for ticket information, go online to  www.fightingillini.com


(OLNEY)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Olney lost their LIC opener at home in OT
the Tigers fell to favored Robinson, 66-70 in overtime in Ron Herrin Gym at RCHS
* the game included 13 ties and 13 lead changes
* Robinson shot 36 free throws compared to Olney’s 15
* Olney’s freshman Braden Flanagan had his first high school career double figure night with 25 points
* Dakotah Brown scored 19 points and Brent Hatten knocked in 14 points for Olney
* Robinson was led by Chance Black with 21 points and Dylan Smith with 16 points
Olney is now 2-3 on the year, 0-1 in the Little Illini Conference
Robinson is 3-2 overall, now 1-0 in the LIC
* by the way, you can watch last night’s game next Tuesday night at 7:00 on News Channel 15 in Olney
* or read about the action and see pictures of the game in Monday’s Olney Daily Mail or the Olney Gazette
Olney won the junior varsity game over Robinson, 46-39
the Tigers are in non-LIC action next Tuesday night as they travel to Effingham to battle the Hearts


(OLNEY)  a side note to Olney Tiger Basketball from last night’s game at Richland County High School
a plaque was presented commemorating the first game ever played in Ron Herrin Gym in Olney
* it celebrated the 65th anniversary of that game, dating back to 1952 when the high school was built


(NEWTON)  in Boys High School Basketball last night – Newton won their home and LIC opener
the Eagles beat visiting Paris, 56-47
* Newton was led by Nick Cohorst with 19 points while Zach Jansen added 11 points
* Paris was led by Zach Burger with 19 points and Bryce Grabel with 13 points
the Eagles improve to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the Little Illini Conference
Paris drops to 1-3 on the year, now 0-1 in the LIC
there was no score reported for the junior varsity game
Newton is back in action next Tuesday night with a non-LIC game on the road at Altamont


(OLNEY)  also in Boys High School Basketball last night involving Little Illini Conference teams
in LIC conference action
* Red Hill slipped by Lawrenceville, 59-58
in non-conference action
* Flora beat Hillsboro at the Kaskaskian Classic Tournament in Carlyle, 50-45


(NEWTON)  here’s some other area scores from last night in Boys High School Hoops
* Effingham beat Mattoon, 55-39
* Lincoln beat Taylorville, 56-21
* Mahomet-Seymour beat Charleston, 70-43
* Teutopolis beat Breese Central, 58-53
* Evansville North beat Mt. Carmel, 78-63
* Fairfield beat Cisne, 63-28
* Salem beat West Frankfort, 85-40
* Altamont beat Vandalia, 69-60
* Neoga beat St. Elmo / Brownstown, 51-48
* Windsor / Stewardson-Strasburg beat Dieterich, 49-46
* Odin beat South Central, 58-43
* Ramsey beat Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City, 52-49
* Martinsville beat Dugger, Indiana, 44-43
* Wayne City beat Grayville, 77-45
* Webber Township beat Zeigler-Royalton, 70-39
* Thompsonville beat NCOE, 86-83
* Eldorado beat Gallatin County, 62-39
at the Du Quoin “Tip Off” Classic
* Du Quoin beat Sesser-Valier, 56-48
* Cairo beat Carmi, 54-38
at the Murphysboro / Trico Invitational
* Harrisburg beat Sparta, 60-36
* Steeleville beat Trico, 32-25
at the Goreville Invitational
* Benton beat Hamilton County, 51-38
* Anna-Jonesboro beat Goreville, 73-67
* Johnston City beat Hardin County, 76-67
at the Kaskaskian Classic in Carlyle
* Woodlawn beat Greenville, 42-40


(OLNEY)  it’s back to Women’s and Men’s Junior College Basketball on this Saturday
here’s the matchups involving Great Rivers Athletic Conference and District 16 teams
* OCC will host Lincoln Trail College in “The Dungeon” – Lady Knights at 1:00, Blue Knights at 3:00
* elsewhere – it’s Lake Land at Kaskaskia
* Vincennes at Shawnee
* Southeaster at Rend Lake
* John A. Logan at Lewis & Clark
* Southwestern at Wabash Valley


                                LOCAL AND AREA SPORTING EVENTS


(OLNEY)  the Richland County Girls 6th Grade Basketball tryouts are this afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Richland County Elementary School Gym – if any questions, call RCMS at  618-395-4372


(OLNEY)  join us for our Coaches Corner Show this morning at 9:03 on CBS Sports Radio WVLN – we’ll catch up on Olney Lady Tiger basketball with Coach Mark Anselment and talk Olney Tiger hoops with Coach Rob Flanagan – plus we’ll be live online, at  www.wvlnam.com  – that’s our Coaches Corner Show this morning at 9:03 on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN, in Olney




(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Olney Central College doubleheader basketball action today on Freedom 92.9 WSEI with the Lady Knights at 1:00 this afternoon, followed by the Blue Knights at around 3:00 – plus both games online at  www.freedom929.com  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day, all night, and all weekend long, on CBS Sports Radio WVLN – plus 24/7 online at  www.wvlnam.com