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BY DOUG MAXEY
IESA CLASS 8-3A GIRLS STATE TOURNAMENT - FALCONS LOSE TO EUREKA IN SEMI-FINALS – by Tom Benefiel (12-13-14)
The Eureka Lady Trojans run the GCMS Lady Falcons off the floor with a big scoring effort as they win, 44-26.
With the loss, the Falcons (24-1) will play the Pleasant Plains Cardinals (17-5) on Thursday, December 18th at 5:45 P-M in the 3rd place game of the Class 8-3A bracket. WGCY will have the broadcast.
IESA CLASS 8-3A GIRLS STATE TOURNAMENT - FALCONS BEAT WATSEKA IN OVERTIME, PLAY IN SEMIS! – by Tom Benefiel (12-13-14)
The GCMS Lady Falcons (24-0) win their IESA Class 3A 8th grade quarterfinal game at the state tournament in Germantown Hills over the Watseka Warriors in overtime, 38-35.
The Falcons were up by as much as 10 points in the second quarter when Watseka went on a 9-0 run by the end of the half.
The Warriors took a three-point lead late in the fourth quarter when, with 10 seconds remaining, Emma Kurtenbach sank a three-point shot to tie it up and propel the Falcons into overtime.
Claire Retherford led the Falcons with 15 points, while Kurtenbach added 14.
MUSTANGS BOYS SCORE EARLY, OFTEN - DISMANTLE EPG – by Tom Benefiel (12-12-14)
In a game held in Colfax, it was the host Ridgeview Mustangs over the El Paso-Gridley Titans in a big way, 72-38.
Senior William Tinsley had 26 points to lead the Mustangs attack, while Noah Young added 12.
Michael Mounts led all Titan scorers with 10 points
MUSTANGS WIN 7th GRADE IESA CLASS 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP – by Tom Benefiel (12-11-14)
The 7th grade Ridgeview Lady Mustangs win the Illinois Elementary State Association Class 2A state title by defeating the Lewistown Indians, 36-33 in a game held at Assumption, IL.
Grace Ward led the Mustangs (25-2) with 15 points that included four crucial fourth-quarter free throws. Sydney Tongate added seven points, with both Kelly Jones and River Rosales scoring five each. Emma Nunamaker and Chloe Ward chipped in two points each as well. The Mustangs had 12 turnovers for the game.
On foul shots, the game was won by Ridgeview as they were eight of 11 from the line, while the Indians (26-2) made only two of 11.
8th GRADE GIRLS SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – by Tom Benefiel (12-10-14)
The GCMS Lady Falcons (23-0) win their IESA Class 3A 8th grade sectional championship over the Oakwood Knights (15-5), 36-27.
FALCONS WIN ON THE ROAD AGAINST TOUGH TRI-VALLEY – by Tom Benefiel (12-9-14)
The host Tri-Valley Vikings (3-2) dig out of a 17-point third quarter hole and fight back to trail by two at the end of the game, but the GCMS Falcons hold on to win behind timely free-throws, 62-58.
GCMS (4-3) was led in scoring by James Fairfield's 18 points, followed by Devyn Roesch with 11. The Falcons were 10 of 10 on free-throws in the game, with six of them coming in the penultimate quarter.
The young Falcons come back to win their game against the Vikings in overtime, 50-46.
The next game for the varsity Falcons will be on Friday, December 19th at Blue Ridge at 6:45 P-M.
8th GRADE GIRLS REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - – by Tom Benefiel (12-4-14)
The GCMS Lady Falcons win their IESA Class 3A 8th grade regional championship and withstand a furious comeback from the Tuscola Hornets in Monticello, 43-40.