Canton sweeps Lady Redbirds

Dylan Polk TimesNewspapers

The Metamora girls basketball team dropped two Mid-Illini Conference matchups last week, falling to Canton on Jan. 27 before dropping to Bartonville Limestone on Saturday.

Canton 59, Metamora 48

A strong third quarter helped boost Canton past the Lady Redbirds on Jan. 27 at Canton as the Lady Giants took a 59-48 win.

With the win, the Lady Giants swept Metamora on the season, following a 64-54 win on Jan. 3.

Metamora played the host Lady Giants evenly in the first quarter with the score tied 11-11 at the end of the first frame.

Canton gained the advantage in the second quarter, however, outscoring Metamora 17-10 to take a 28-21 lead at halftime.

The Lady Giants offense exploded in the third quarter, knocking down 24 points while the defense held Metamora to just nine points.

Down 52-30 headed into the final frame, the Lady Redbirds managed to outscore Canton 18-7, but couldn’t catch up.

Metamora was led by junior Hannah Mueller with 10 points, followed by senior Hailey Mueller with eight points.

Junior Heather DeLuca and sophomore Maloree Mischler each tacked on five points, while senior Quinn Mathews and junior Katie Pitts each scored three.

Rounding out the Lady Redbirds’ scoring with two points apiece were senior Sabrina Huser, juniors Corrine Kern, Kerra Fisher and Kayden Samp, and sophomores Mamie Ambrosch and Kelsey Bartman.

Canton junior Cloe Churchill led the Lady Giants with 20 points, followed by senior Morgan Kumer with 12.

The Lady Redbirds will host conference rival Washington at 7 p.m. Friday, and will be on the road to face Pekin at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Limestone 51, Metamora 39

A late offensive push boosted visiting Bartonville Limestone past Metamora on Saturday as the Rockets took a 51-39 win.

Limestone held the Lady Redbirds to four points in the first quarter, taking an 11-4 lead at the end of the first frame.

Metamora narrowed the gap in the second quarter, however, outscoring the Rockets 12-10 to pull within five points, down 21-16 at halftime.

Both teams played evenly in the third quarter, scoring nine points apiece.

However, the Rockets blasted off in the final quarter, draining 21 points to Metamora’s 14, securing a 12-point win.

Metamora senior Hannah Mueller and junior Heather DeLuca co-led the Lady Redbirds with 12 points apiece.

Metamora will face visiting Washington at 7 p.m. Friday, then host Pekin at 7 p.m. Tuesday.