Morton halts Washington streak
- Morton eked out a road victory Dec. 11 ahead of back-to-back Mid-Illini Conference showdowns at home.
Morton eked out a road victory Dec. 11 ahead of back-to-back Mid-Illini Conference showdowns at home.
The Potters used an 18-6 third-quarter surge to topple Limestone, 44-41, at Vern Woosley Gymnasium.
Chandler Ryan had a game-high 17 points for Morton, which played without all-stater Sarah Livingston for the sixth time in nine contests.
Emily Schultz registered 11 points and Kate Byrne 10 to give the Potters three players in double figures.
Morton was down 25-17 at halftime until the third-period turnaround.
Morgan Schwindenhammer’s 12 points led the Rockets.
The league win was the third straight for the Potters on the road.
MHS 47, Washington 39
The Potters won their first key clash Saturday and extended their victory string to six games.
Morton (8-2, 4-0) handed guest Washington its first league loss by winning the second half, 25-16.
Ryan’s four 3s gave her a game-leading 18 points. She also was 4-for-4 at the free-throw line.
Byrne was in double digits as well with 12 points.
Becca Dwyer’s 14 points paced the Lady Panthers, whose winning streak was snapped at four games.
Morton was scheduled to tip-off Tuesday night vs. Canton, which features the high-scoring duo of Michaela Kumer and Cloe Churchill.
The winner took over sole possession of the conference lead.