Monday features a Coles County triple-header from games in the area. The Charleston girls will travel to Mount Zion to keep their undefeated season alive. Mattoon’s girls will travel to Mahomet-Seymour, while the boys’ team will get their first action in two weeks by traveling to Lincoln.
Charleston girls @ Mount Zion
Charleston handled Mount Zion 55-33 the first time around, the second game of the season when Shae Littleford scored a team-high 22 points and Alycia Triplett scored 13 and added seven rebounds. Triplett is coming off a Saturday performance in which she secured 21 rebounds, which is the second-most in school history.
Senior Kat Blase, who pulled down a game-high nine rebounds against Mount Zion, and Triplett are the best rebounding combo in the conference.
Mount Zion was led by freshman Denver Anderson’s 19 points. Mount Zion is 0-7 overall, and 0-5 in the conference. Mount Zion barely lost to CIC favorite Sullivan, 47-46. Before that, Mount Zion battled Effingham in a 49-47 loss and Mattoon to a 51-43 loss.
Mattoon girls @ Mahomet-Seymour
Mattoon battled to a 45-38 win in the season opener with Mahomet-Seymour when Delainey Bryant finished with a game-high 15 points. Mattoon led 25-18 at halftime before breaking even in the second half.
“We did a good job of running the offense and got some good looks and started to finish,” Mattoon coach Amanda Aydt told CCS’s Chet Piotrowski after the game. “I thought as a team we did a nice job of getting rebounds and pushing it. Delainey and Mallory did a great job of running the floor. We did a great job of communicating and rotating. Everyone was in the right spots.”
Mattoon boys @ Lincoln
Before a COVID scare forced Mattoon into quarantine, the boys had only played two games this season. Mattoon opened the season with a 78-56 loss to currently undefeated Apollo Conference leader Effingham. Mattoon then bounced back with a 68-59 victory over Mahomet-Seymour.
During that win, Cam’Ron Thomas scored 21 of his game-high 27 points in the second half to lead the Green Wave. Malik Carter-Smith and Jaylen Middleton both added 14 points.
Meanwhile, Lincoln stands in second place in the conference after losing 53-52 to Effingham in overtime. Former All-Conference guard Dylan Singleton is the team’s leading scorer, while Landon Hullinger and Elijah Police are both streaky outside shooters.