Remember When: Local Sports History on This Day, Jan. 10

Flanagan-Cornell/Woodland girls hoops squad uses a fourth-quarter advantage to top Tri-Valley in 2011


10 years ago

January 10, 2011

The Marquette girls basketball team trailed Princeton after the opening quarter at Bader Gymnasium but outscored the visitors over the final three periods for a 56-41 triumph. The Lady Crusaders’ Cordy Murphy posted 14 points, nine rebounds, and eight blocked shots, while Megan Dougherty had nine points and Cassie Danekas eight points. with Jessica Jessen and Katelyn McDonald each collecting seven points and seven rebounds.

The Flanagan-Cornell/Woodland girls hoops squad used a 14-5 fourth-quarter advantage to top Tri-Valley 46-36 in Heart of Illinois Conference play. The Lady Falcons were led by 16 points and seven rebounds from Emily Ruff and 12 points and six rebounds from Sara Spaniol. With Sydney Walker and Josie Walker adding eight and six points respectively.

The Newark girls hoops team used a 30-6 second-half burst to defeat Earlville-Leland 57-28 at Leland. The Lady Norsemen balanced scoring was led by 11 points each from Miranda Schmidt and Kayla Milakis, with Lauren Tollefson adding 10 points and five assists, Taylor Rehberg nine points and nine rebounds, and Taylor Krug 10 rebounds. The Lady Panthers were paced by 12 points and five steals from Morgan Musich and 10 points from Lauren Anderson.

The Seneca girls basketball team used a 36-11 advantage in the middle two quarters in a 53-28 victory over host Plano. Vanessa Albarran led the Lady Irish with 17 points, with Alanna Viken [five rebounds] and Ashley Terry adding 10 points apiece.

30 years ago

January 10, 1991

The top-seeded Leland girls hoops club jumped out to a 22-3 first-quarter lead in a 55-19 triumph over Somonauk in the semifinals of the Little Ten Conference Tournament at Shabbona to improve to 15-1 on the season. Kathy Abbott and Jenni Owen each scored 16 points for the Lady Panthers, while Sarah Kidd had eight points and Kendy Hecathorn seven points. The Lady Bobcats were paced by eight points from Julie Smith.

The Sandwich girls basketball team rolled to a 34-16 halftime lead in a 58-33 Interstate Eight Conference triumph over host Wilmington. The Lady Indians were led by Kelly Wilkinson [19 points, five assists, seven steals], Kim Flowers [11 points, five assists, eight steals], and Jocelyn Collins [10 points, eight rebounds].

The Seneca girls hoops club used a 9-2 third-quarter advantage in a 41-31 win over Dwight to improve to 16-0 on the season. Angie Stubblefield had 14 points for the Lady Irish, with Veronica Hutfles posting 13 points and eight rebounds.

Brian Hoxsey

I worked for 25 years as a CNC operator and in 2005 answered an ad in The Times for a freelance sports writer position. I became a full-time sports writer/columnist for The Times in February of 2016. I enjoy researching high school athletics history, and in my spare time like to do the same, but also play video games and watch Twitch.