BASKETBALL

Galva, Ridgewood ousted in semis; Patty advances in Showdown

Mike Landis, Editor
Galva senior Brynn Patty drilled 11 treys in the Three-Point Showdown at the Class 1A Annawan Regional Saturday to advance to sectional competition. Patty shoots Thursday (Feb. 14) night at the Ottawa Marquette Sectional. The top four of 16 shooters qualify for state.

The regional semifinals marked the end of the girls basketball season for the Galva Lady Wildcats and Ridgewood Spartans.

Galva fell to top-seeded Amboy 63-30 in the semifinals of the Class 1A Annawan Regional Wednesday (Feb. 6), while Ridgewood lost to the host Lady Princes 50-21 in the semis of the Class 1A Princeville Regional on the same night.

Galva eliminated by top-seeded Amboy

Galva hung with the Lady Clippers for a quarter, trailing 7-5, but went without a bucket in the second frame as Amboy extended the lead to 22-6 at the break. The No. 1 seed piled up 41 points in the second half to pull away for the win.

Brynn Patty topped Galva with 12 points, all on 3-pointers and all in the second half.

The Lady Cats finish the season with a 6-24 record.

GHS’s Patty advances in Three-Point Showdown

Galva’s Brynn Patty knocked down 11 treys in the Three-Point Showdown at the Annawan Regional Saturday to advance to sectional competition.

Patty and Mallory Powers of Amboy were the top shooters at Annawan with 11 threes each.

Patty shoots again Thursday (Feb. 14) night at the Ottawa Marquette Sectional. The top four sectional shooters move on to state competition.

Princeville shuts

down Spartans

Ridgewood managed just two baskets in the first half — a 3-pointer in each quarter — to fall in a 28-7 hole to the Lady Princes at the break. Princeville extended its lead to 42-11 after three quarters.

Princeville’s Brinlee Bauman was the lone player to reach double figures in the game with 18 points. Lauren Curry led Ridgewood with six points.

Wethersfield lone LTC regional champ

Five Lincoln Trail Conference teams advanced to regional title games, but only one emerged with the championship plaque.

Wethersfield captured the Class 1A Dwight Regional title with a 44-29 win over Gardner-South Wilmington. The season came to a halt Monday night for the Lady Geese with a 57-56 loss at the overtime buzzer to Newark in the Ottawa Marquette Sectional.

LTC teams coming up short in regional title games were Princeville with a 58-38 loss to Brimfield at the Princeville Regional, Annawan with a 57-38 loss to Amboy at the Annawan Regional, Stark County with a 42-29 loss to Illini Bluffs at the Roanoke-Benson Regional and West Central with a 48-38 loss to Mendon Unity at the United Regional.