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HS girls’ basketball: Staunton 4-0, Gillespie spikes Mt. Olive

Isabella Tiburzi, pictured taking a jumpshot during a road contest at Athens Nov. 18, ignited for 15 points and lifted the Carlinville High School girls’ varsity basketball team to its first win of the 2022-23 season at Greenfield-Northwestern Nov. 22. The Cavaliers, led by their sophomore captain, tamed the Tigers, 41-25. Photo contributed by Julie Gibson.


Young Carlinville Cavies handle Greenfield-Northwestern; North Mac fifth at New Berlin tournament

Enquirer Democrat Reporter

In high school girls’ basketball action, Staunton is still unbeaten, Gillespie has bragging rights over a neighboring county rival and Carlinville’s youth stepped up and claimed a win at Greenfield-Northwestern.


After a nine-day layoff, Staunton stayed hot in the early going with a fourth dominant showing in as many contests. The 4-0 Bulldogs hounded East Alton-Wood River at home, 56-20, Nov. 26.

Staunton travels to Litchfield Thurs., Dec. 1 and returns to its hardwood Fri., Dec, 2 against Bunker Hill. On Mon., Dec. 5, the Bulldogs head to the St. Louis border to battle former conference foe Roxana.


After splitting two tournament contests with Okaw Valley (53-28 win) Nov. 25 and Centralia (41-24 loss) Nov. 26, the Gillespie Miners came into ‘The Pit’ hungry for a home win and cooked Mt. Olive, 68-29, Nov. 28. GHS improved to 3-4 on the year and dropped the Wildcats to 0-3.

The Miners host Greenville Thurs., Dec. 1 and Auburn Mon., Dec. 5.

Mt. Olive plays at Lincolnwood Mon., Dec. 5 and hosts 1-4 Southwestern Wed., Dec. 7.


A young but talented team captain in Isabella Tiburzi logged double figures in the scoring column and pushed Carlinville to its first win of the season at Greenfield-Northwestern Nov. 22.

The strong sophomore tallied 15 points and the Cavaliers tamed the Tigers, 41-25. Jordyn Loveless added eight points. Addie Ruyle contributed seven tallies and Freshman Kaitlyn Reels scored six.

The victory came in-between a pair of defeats CHS suffered at the hands of Pleasant Plains (54-26) Nov. 21 and Carrollton (49-40) Nov. 28.

The Cavaliers, which are without an upperclassman, are 1-4 overall and will travel to Vandalia to tip off the South Central Conference campaign Thurs., Dec. 1.

Greenfield-Northwestern is 1-2 after beating Triopia, 34-29, Nov. 28.

North Mac

North Mac competed at the New Berlin Turkey Tip-off tournament last weekend and finished in fifth place.

The Panthers went 2-2 with wins over Lutheran and Triopia.

Abby Hendricks was named to the All-Tournament team.

North Mac is 4-4 overall.

The Panthers host Pana in conference play Thurs., Dec. 1.