Charleston limited Taylorville to two field goals in the third quarter, and Shea Littleford and Erin Blair combined for 25 second-half points Monday night to lead the Trojans to a win in their Apollo Conference girls basketball opener.

Littleford scored 31 points, which included making eight of nine free throws, in Charleston’s 67-41 victory over host Taylorville.

Blair scored 14 points overall.

Littleford scored eight points in the first quarter, but Taylorville remained within a point.

Charleston padded its lead to seven by halftime, but it was a tight defensive effort in the third quarter that put the game mostly out of reach at 48-32 entering the final period.

Charleston, 4-2 overall and 1-0 in the conference. play host to Mahomet on Thursday night.

Trojans 67, Tornadoes 41

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CHARLESTON (4-2, 0-1)

Goetten 3 0-1 6, Triplett 4 1-4 9, Meister 0 3-4 3, Blair 6 0-0 14, Littleford 11 8-9 31, Herrington 1 2-2 4, Logsdon 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 14-18 67.

3-pointers: Triplett 2, Littleford 1.