Story and Photos by Dominic Baima

Mattoon made quick work of Decatur MacArthur on Monday night to pick up its 20th win of the season.

Mattoon won 68-35 with the bench playing during a running clock for the fourth quarter.

Mattoon senior Mallory Ramage led the team in scoring with 25 points, followed by junior Lily Ghere who scored 16 points on 4 3-pointers.

Mattoon Senior Mallory Ramage takes a shot Monday during Mattoon’s 68-35 win over Decatur MacArthur. Ramage led the Green Wave with 25 points scored during the win. (Photo/Dominic Baima)

Ahead 19-12, the Green Wave outscored MacArthur 26-3 in the second quarter.

This win was the fourth time in eight seasons that Mattoon coach Amanda Aydt has guided a team to 20 wins in a season.

“I have been blessed to coach a lot of amazing basketball players,” Aydt said. “I’ve enjoyed coaching every single one of them, it’s been a lot of fun.”

Aydt was happy to see her team adapt during the win over MacArthur.

“I thought our team did an excellent job on the 1-2-2 press, back to the 2-3, switching up defenses,” Aydt said. “They just did a great job executing the game plan.”

Mattoon, now 20-2, will next travel to Urbana High on Thursday. MacArthur falls to 12-8.

Find more photos from this game here.

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Mattoon: Ghere 5 2-2 16, Maple 2 0-0 4, Sanders 1 0-0 2, Pruitt 4 0-0 8, Jurka 0 0-0 0, Farmer 1 1-2 3, Niebrugge 4 0-0 8, Ramage 9 6-10 25, Conyers 0 0-0 0, Sewell 1 0-0 2. 3-pointers – Ghere 4, Ramage 1. Totals 27 9-14 68.