Boys’ basketball captures close win, Girls’ Basketball over Urbana, M-S Swim runners-up in Illini Prairie Conference


A trio of players accounted for 55 of the team’s 61 points and for 19 of 25 rebounds on Tuesday as Mahomet-Seymour (17-8) edged visiting Urbana, 61-59, in a non-conference boys’ basketball game.

Cory Noe scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

Holt Campion had 19 points and four rebounds.

Noah Benedict scored 10 points and also totaled seven assists and seven rebounds.

Noe hit 9 of 10 free throws, including two in a row in the last 4 seconds to break a 59-59 deadlock.

M-S, which led 24-23 at halftime, will play host to Taylorville on Friday.

Girls’ basketball

An all-senior starting five for the Bulldogs’ home finale helped Mahomet-Seymour overpower Urbana 61-41 on Monday.

Among the seniors, Jessica Franklin scored 10 points and Erin Lenschow pulled down 10 rebounds. Cassidi Collins had matching totals of seven points and seven rebounds.

Another senior, Kameryn Brotherton, made all four shots she attempted and scored eight points.

The fifth starter was Kaylyn Stone.

The top M-S scorer was Amanda Franklin with 11 points. She cleared six rebounds. Abbie Velazquez came off the bench to score eight points.

Coach Nathan Seal’s team finishes the regular season on Thursday with a game at Taylorville.

Boys’ swimming

M-S captured the runner-up team finish in the eight-school Illini Prairie Conference meet, led by record-setting diver Dalton DeMay.

The junior achieved an 11-dive career-best of 321.45 points, breaking the pool record at Stanford Olympia High School.

Pontiac secured the team championship in last Saturday’s meet.

Two Bulldogs earned second-place finishes. Gavin Groff was second in the 200-yard freestyle and teammate Dante Waters was second in the 100 freestyle.

William Larson produced a pair of third-place finishes, in the 200 individual medley and in the 100 butterfly. Also taking third was M-S’ Groff in the 500 freestyle.

Two relays teams were also third. Groff and Evan Herriott were on both of the high-placing relays, the 200 freestyle unit, and the 400 freestyle relay.

Also on the 200 were Tucker Antonacci and Ryan Whitehouse. Larson and Groff were on the 400 foursome.

M-S returns to action on Feb. 17 in the Urbana Sectional.


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