JOHN CURTIS - Daily Union Sports Editor
SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
Okaw Valley won on Saturday in the LOVC tourney, beating Martinsville, 57-42. That put them in the cross-hairs of Tri-County on Monday. Tri-County won behind a 26-point performance by Autumn Meyer, who scored half of their points in the, 53-38, victory.
Okaw Valley competed, but couldn’t find passing gear. Tri-County started with a 16-10 run in the 1st, then almost shut out the Timberwolves in the 2nd on a 9-2 defensive effort. Okaw was down by 13 at the break, 25-12. In the 3rd period, Okaw came out to fight like a pack of T’Wolves. Okaw locked up with T-C, scoring 14 points to Tri-County’s 16.
Down by 15 heading into the 4th, Okaw had to needed a big run. All they could do was match the Tri-County effort, 12-12 and take the loss.
Autumn Meyer was followed by Amber Meyer with 10 points and Abby Smith with eight. Okaw Valley was paced by balanced scoring. Abigail Weybright and Page Harlin had nine points each, with two treys apiece. Shelby Dash had seven, Amanda McClain six and Amy Orris with five, including a trey.
Okaw Valley (5-13) now faces Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond at the LOVC tourney in Arthur. AL/AH was nipped by a point by Arcola on Monday, 40-39.
Tri-County 53, Okaw Valley 38
Okaw stats: Abigail Weybright 9 (1-2, 2-3 pt FGs,1/3 FTs), Paige Harlin 9 (1-2, 2-3 pt FGs, 1/4 FTs), Shelby Dash 7 (2 FGs, 3/6 FTs), McClain 6 (3 FGs, 0/3 FTs), Amy Orris 5 (1-2, 1-3 pt FGs), Megan Dash 2 (FG). Team FGs 14. 3-Pointers: 5 (Weybright 2, Harlin 2, Orris). Team FTs 5-of-16.
Tri-C stats: Autumn Meyer 26 (3-2s, 2-3 pt FGs, 14/18 FTs), Amber Meyer 10 (5 FGs), Abby Smith 8 (3 FGs, 2/4 FTs), Ami Meyer 2 (FG), Skinner 2 (FG), Cottle 2 (FG), Humphres 2 (FG). Bennett 1 (1/2 FTs). Team FGs 17. 3-Pointers: 2 (Au. Meyer 2). Team FTs 15-of-24.