Area girls' basketball roundup

    Prairie Central was hitting from the beginning and hit Tri-Point’s defense often for a 61-30 nonconference victory in a girls’ basketball contest at PCHS Thursday night.
    The Hawks had six different players score in the first quarter in taking a 12-5 lead. PC erupted for 18 points in the second period as Emma Kinkade and Emily Wilson each buried 3-pointers in pushing the advantage to 30-12 by halftime.
    Prairie Central tallied 19 markers in the third frame for a 49-22 lead.
    Five players scored between 8 and 11 points for the Hawks. Kinkade led the PC scoring with 11 points with Becca Conlisk and Olivia Weber each throwing in 10 points. Wilson had 9 and Elly Haberkorn scored 8 points. Janeesa Knapp and Danielle Vogel chipped in 4 points apiece with Kari Slagel adding 3 and Rikki Ledford netting 2 markers.
    Sierra Hummel guided Tri-Point with 10 points and Beth Houck chimed in with 8. Ana Reynolds scored 4 points while Haley Jubin and Ellanie Dyrby had 3 points apiece. Abby Kerrins finished with 2 points.
Ridgeview 45, Fieldcrest 37
    MINONK — A battle was expected and a battle was had at Fieldcrest as Ridgeview was able to outrun the host Knights 45-37 in a Heart of Illinois Conference girls’ basketball contest Thursday night.
    It was a close game throughout. The Mustangs, who were led by Mya Tinsley’s double-double effort, could not shake Fieldcrest. Ridgeview led 13-11 after the first quarter and 21-17 at the half.
    RHS did manage to widen the margin to nine, at 36-27, after outscoring the Knights 15-10 in the third period.
    Tinsley finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Mustangs. Stacia Landry added 10 points while Hannah Hamilton checked in with 8 points and 5 boards. River Rosales and Maddi Clark contributed 4 points apiece while Kelly Jones had 3 points.
    Lexi Jochums paced Fieldcrest (7-4) with 11 points and Madi Hock tossed in 10 points to go with 6 rebounds. Leah White chipped in 7 points, Addie Goodrich had 4 with Hannah Baker chalking up 3 markers and Emma Lorton had 2 points.
Dee-Mack 45, FCW 38
    MACKINAW — Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland ran into a road block in the third quarter and was unable to keep up with host Dee-Mack in taking a 45-38 loss in HOIC play.
    FCW was hanging tough despite trailing 12-9 after one period. The Falcons got hot in the second quarter in outscoring the Chiefs 16-10 to lead 25-22 at the half.
    The Falcons managed just three points in the third quarter as Dee-Mack regained the momentum in taking a 33-28 lead into the final frame.
    Regan Reed led the Falcons with 12 points while Elise Kane and Jadyn Mitchell each put in 7 points. Kayla Van Weelden and Liberty Vollmer contributed 6 points apiece.
    Meredith Sidwell led Dee-Mack with 10 points. Jessica Carithers added 9 points.
Clifton 42, Dwight 41 OT
    CLIFTON — It made sense that the Dwight-Clifton Central game would go overtime. The widest margin was just two points after any of the five periods. In the end, it was Clifton finishing one point better, 42-41, in the Sangamon Valley Conference contest Thursday.
    The Comets led 4-3 after one period and 10-8 at the half. The Trojans fought back to trail 23-22 after three periods and outscored the home team 11-10 in the fourth to forge a 33-33 tie by the end of regulation.
    Clifton scored nine points to Dwight’s eight for the win in overtime.
    Mel Stewart had 15 points and Kayla Kodat threw in 13 for the Trojans (5-4). Lucy Rieke collected 6 points and 6 rebounds while Leah Flynn contributed 4 points and 8 boards. Brooklyn Long threw in a 3-pointer.