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Taylorville subdued by Lincoln, 45-36

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Sports Editor

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville girls basketball team hosted conference foe Lincoln on Thursday night. The teams battled the entire game through but their opponents were just too to overcome. They fell to the Railsplitters, 45-36.

The Tornadoes traded blows from quarter to quarter but the Railsplitters simply shot more efficiently and made less mistakes. Freshman guard, Addison Tarr, lead her team in points with 12. She was flawless from the free throw line going two for two and notched 7 rebounds. Sophomore,

Olivia Woodward, and Freshman, Mazie Fleming, combined for 16 points and 5 rebounds.AubreyKietzman, sophomore, added 6 points and Meghan Donnan rounded out scoring for the Tornadoes. The senior had two points and two rebounds.

After halftime the physical and mental errors added up and Lincoln did not hesitate to capitalize. More opportunities will win games and that is exactly the position the Railsplitters put themselves in. The conference matchup ended with the visiting team on top. Lincoln takes the win home, 45-36 the final.

Taylorville drops down to fourth place in the Apollo

Conference behind the surging Bulldogs. Mahomet- Seymour’s 5-game win streak has shot them into third behind Lincoln. Mattoon still leads the with an 8-2 conference record.

The Tornadoes now have a 12-10 regular season record.

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