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East Peoria Times-Courier - East Peoria, IL
  • East Peoria thwarts Dragons

  • East Peoria survived Feb. 5 in a much different girls basketball game against Pekin.
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  • East Peoria survived Feb. 5 in a much different girls basketball game against Pekin.
    The Raiders locked up sixth place in the Mid-Illini Conference with a 49-48 victory at Dawson Hawkins Gymnasium.
    Courtney Potendyk delivered a huge performance with a team-high 13 points to help the Raiders fend off the Dragons.
    Michaela Reedy and Kylie Giebelhausen of East Peoria also were in double figures with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
    Kurth chipped in eight points as the Raiders swept the M-I series from seventh-place Pekin.
    Reedy, Giebelhausen and Kurth all made a pair of 3-pointers.
    East Peoria defeated Pekin at home Dec. 18, 61-41.
    Dragon Erika Johnson's 19 points led all scorers.
    Morton 68, EP 39
    The Raiders trailed only by five points at halftime Friday before the Potters turned it on in the second half.
    East Peoria (12-15, 5-9) got swept for the season by conference champion Morton, which has won 33 consecutive M-I games.
    Giebelhausen had 10 points inside Allison Gymnasium to pace the Raiders, who were unable to climb out of sixth place with the defeat.
    Fifth-place Dunlap won to get to 7-7, so East Peoria's league position would not have changed even with an upset of the Potters.
    Nicole Montgomery, honored along with Potendyk on Senior Night, added nine points.
    Raider Ally Watson had six points. Kurth and Potendyk both tallied five.
    Among three players in double figures, Chandler Ryan did the most damage for the Potters with 16 points.
    Morton (25-4, 14-0), which has not lost since late December, rang up 27 third-quarter points.
    Postseason: East Peoria lost Monday, 60-43, to Notre Dame in the Class 3A East Peoria Regional quarterfinals.

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