MT. CARMEL — The Paris High School Lady Tigers rolled through the annual Little Illini Conference Tournament, bringing home their fifth consecutive tourney championship trophy …
MT. CARMEL — The Paris High School Lady Tigers rolled through the annual Little Illini Conference Tournament, bringing home their fifth consecutive tourney championship trophy Thursday.
Coach Dave Tingley’s team took care of business Thursday evening to earn the title by downing the third-seeded Robinson Maroons 45-25.
Paris advanced to the championship game by overwhelming Lawrenceville 85-22, Mt. Carmel 54-13 and then Robinson.
Robinson won its first game over Newton 51-32 then upset second-seeded Olney-Richland County 53-37.
The regular season resumes for Paris when they travel to Robinson Monday. Paris sports a LIC-leading 4-0 record on the season while Robinson is 4-1. Their lone loss was back on Dec. 1 when they fell to Olney-Richland County 64-44.
Paris is now 22-2 on the season. The Lady Tigers will host Mt. Carmel at home Thursday and then not play again until Thursday, Feb. 2, when they travel to Lawrenceville.
PARIS 45, ROBINSON 25
The Lady Tigers outscored Robinson in every quarter to take the LIC tourney title.
Paris jumped out to a 13-6 advantage and led 22-14 at halftime. They outscored Robinson 23-11 in the second half to coast to the victory.
The Lady Tigers were deadly beyond the arc, hitting six threes. Kaitlyn Coombes and Graci Watson each hit two while Trinity Tingley and Deming Hawkins each netted one.
Coombes was the only player scoring in double figures with 16 points. Tingley added 7 points while Watson and Hawkins each added 6 points. Taylor Clark and Kendra Young added 4 points each.
Paris 54, Mt. Carmel 13
Paris stormed out of the gate in the semi-final round leading 13-5 in the first quarter and then outscoring Mt. Carmel 19-3 in the second quarter to take a 32-8 lead into the locker room.
Coach Tingley was able to play everyone in this game. The Lady Tigers outscored Mt. Carmel 22-5 in the second half to coast to the victory.
Paris had three players score in double figures, led by Kaitlyn Coombes with 16 points, including one three-pointer. Kendra Young added 12 points, including one three while Graci Watson netted 10 points with two treys.
Paris 85, Lawrenceville 22
Eighth-seeded Lawrenceville was no match for the Lady Tigers in the opening round of the LIC tourney.
Four Lady Tigers scored in double figures, rebounding from their seven-point loss at Effingham.
Paris led 47-16 at halftime and then outscored the Indians 38-6 in the second half to bring about the lopsided 85-22 score.
Kaitlyn Coombes led all scorers with 23 points, including one three-pointer. Deming Hawkins netted 15 points on six baskets and three free throws. Graci Watson scored 12 points including hitting three treys. Kendra Young rounded out the double digit scoring for Paris with 10 points. Trinity Tingley, Vivian Moore and Stephanie Johnson each hit a three for Paris.