Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:58 AM
Updated: Jan 11, 2013 11:22 AM
EUREKA, IL -- The Westminster Lady Blue Jays defeated the Eureka College Red Devils 75-66 Thursday evening. The win advances the Blue Jays' overall record to 5-8 and brings their SLIAC record to a perfect 4-0.
The Red Devils put the first numbers on the board, and the lead changed nine times before a three pointer by Sadie Theroff brought the Blue Jays up by 2 with 12:00 remaining in the first half. The Red Devils fought back, tying up the game twice, but the Blue Jays never lost the lead. The Blue Jays hit their last two shots of the half, sending them into halftime up 39-34.
The Blue Jays held the lead in the second half, but the Red Devils came within three points (42-45) with 14:16 remaining on the clock. The Blue Jays came back by hitting three shots from downtown, a jumper and two free throws to bring them up by 13, their largest lead of the game. The Red Devils were not able to overcome the deficit, and the Blue Jays won 75-66.
The Blue Jays shot 55% from the ark and 42.6% overall. Four of the five starters scored in the double digits, lead by Leigh Ann Lutz with 22. Laci Luff recorded her first career double-double at Westminster with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Hannah Kloster and Kenna Cornelson both downed 15 points, while Talisha Washington led the Blue Jays with 3 steals.
The Blue Jays head to Elsah, Illinois Saturday to take on SLIAC matchup Principia College at 1:00.
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Sedalia Democrat reporter Nicole Cooke said no one was hurt.
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Posted 9:40 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District said a couch caught fire in the living room, causing smoke and heat damage throughout the room. The woman living there and her two dogs were able to escape without injury.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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Posted 6:56 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
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The Springfield News-Leader reports that Sparta Police Chief Andrew Spencer was placed on leave Tuesday.
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Posted 5:40 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
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