East Peoria finds direction vs. Illini West
- The East Peoria girls basketball team suffered a stunning loss Nov. 20.
The East Peoria girls basketball team suffered a stunning loss Nov. 20.
Leading by eight points entering the fourth quarter, the Raiders got outscored 15-0 to lose, 49-42, to Midwest Central/Delavan.
Sarah Kurth had a terrific game offensively with a team-best 19 points after sinking five 3-pointers in East Peoria's home opener.
Courtney Potendyk and Michaela Reedy chipped in eight points apiece for the Raiders at Allison Gymnasium.
East Peoria upped a two-point halftime edge to eight with a 14-8 margin in the third period.
Jennifer Berg scorched the Raiders for a game-high 26 points.
MC/D held Kylie Giebelhausen to three points, 13 below her season average.
The game was not part of the Galesburg Thanksgiving Tournament.
EP 53, Carthage Illini West 45
The Raiders won their third consecutive game in Galesburg's tournament Saturday afternoon.
East Peoria (3-3) evened its record as Nicole Montgomery's 15 points were a game-high figure.
Giebelhausen and Potendyk had 13 points apiece as three Raiders landed in double figures.
East Peoria, bolstered by a 19-6 advantage in the first quarter, built up a 35-20 lead by halftime.
The Raiders toppled Decatur Eisenhower and LeRoy one week earlier.
East Peoria returned to non-conference action Monday with a 66-53 loss vs. Illini Bluffs before it opens Mid-Illini Conference play Friday vs. Washington.