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High School Sports

February 25, 2014

Prophets advance to final four

MONMOUTH, Ill. — There’s little Don Robinson hasn’t accomplished during his 37 years as Prophetstown girls basketball coach. But he added one major milestone to is resume Monday night.

The Prophets defeated El Paso-Gridley 58-48 to win the Illinois Class 2A Monmouth Super-Sectional at Monmouth College’s Glennie Gym and advance to the final four for the first time in school history.

The victory also was the 30th this season, another first for Robinson, whose 673-318 career record included 16 20-plus win seasons before this year, including a string of 12 straight at one point. Robinson also has guided the Prophets to 14 regional titles, including the seventh in a row a little more than a week ago, and two sectional crowns.

Clare Kramer led Prophetstown (30-2) with 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, while Heather Strike added 10 points and Corrie Reiley and Karlie Stafford scored eight apiece in the victory. Stafford also grabbed 10 rebounds.

The game was even for three of the quarters, but Prophetstown outscored El Paso-Gridley 14-4 in the second quarter to make the difference.

The Titans’ Rebekah Ehresman led all scorers with 27 points.

PROPHETSTOWN 58, EL PASO-GRIDLEY 48

EL PASO-GRIDLEY (25-4) — R. Ehresman 10-17 7-9 4 6 27, Hickey 1-2 0-0 2 0 2, Bigger 1-2 2-3 5 6 4, Gauger 2-9 0-0 2 1 4, Schlipf 4-13 2-2 5 3 11, J. Ehresman 0-3 0-0 1 1 0, Kelly 0-0 0-0 2 0 0, Wolf 0-0 0-0 0 0 0. Totals 18-46 11-14 21 17 48.

PROPHETSTOWN (30-2) — Reiley 1-4 5-6 3 1 8, Strike 3-5 1-2 3 3 10, Stafford 1-7 6-6 3 10 8, Adams 2-4 3-4 2 2 7, Kramer 8-12 2-5 3 10 18, Kenrekin 2-2 1-1 0 0 5, Kovarik 0-0 0-0 0 0 0, Westen 0-0 0-0 1 0 0, Remley 0-0 0-0 0 0 0, Bolton 1-1 0-0 0 1 2. Totals 18-36 18-24 15 27 58.

El Paso-Gridley 13 4 16 15 — 48

Prophetstown 13 14 16 15 — 58

3-point goals — EPG 1-4 (R. Ehresman 0-1, Schlipf 1-3), Prophetstown 4-8 (Reiley 1-2, Strike 3-4, Adams 0-1, Kramer 0-1). Total fouls — EPG 21, Prophetstown 15. Fouled out — Bigger, Schlipf. Rebounds — EPG 17 (R. Ehresman 6, Bigger 6); Prophetstown 27 (Stafford 10, Kramer 10). Turnovers — EPG 13, Prophetstown 17. Assists — EPG 8 (R. Ehresman 4), Prophetstown 16 (Kramer 5). Steals — 10 (R. Ehresman 7), Prophetstown 5 (Strike 2, Adams 2). Blocks — EPG 3 (R. Ehresman 3), Prophetstown 1 (Stafford).

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