BETHANY, Ill. — Whitney Nichols had 18 points, Andrea Dickerson had 15 and eventual tournament MVP Jessica Awe scored 13 points as the Mt. Pulaski Hilltoppers claimed the first place trophy of the Okaw Valley Holiday Tourney in Bethany Saturday night with a hard fought, 62-56, victory over the Lady Maroons of Clinton. A 14-1 first quarter run gave the Hilltoppers a 21-7 lead, and it looked as if their senior laden lineup might be too much for the Lady Maroons, but the Lady Maroons would respond. Late first quarter buckets by Jessica Scott, Haley Ginger, and two free throws by Megan Tool, all sophomores, cut the lead to 24-19 at the half.For the complete article see the 01-01-2013 issue.
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