Basketball

MATTOON — The Wabash Valley College Warriors picked up a big win on Wednesday night as they jockey for a better position for next week’s Region 24 tournament.
WVC is still in the hunt for a first-round home game on Monday after a 78-59 GRAC victory. The win also clinched a winning record for the Warriors (16-13, 7-8 in GRAC) with one game remaining in the regular season on Saturday night. WVC has won 10 of its’ last 13 games.

Wabash was in control throughout, leading 46-37 at halftime. Alex Carr was on fire in the opening period, hitting all four of his 3-point field goals and 12 points in the first half.

The Warriors hit 11 shots from beyond the arc on the day.

Rontray Chavis led WVC with 22 points. Devin Carter, a 6-foot-4 forward, topped Lake Land (19-10, 9-6) with 19 points, all coming in the first half.

• The WVC Lady Warriors late-season slump continues. The Warriors lost their third straight game, 66-54, to Lake Land in the first game on the night.
Shelby Kohrmann scored 22 points to lead the Lady Lakers (22-7, 11-4 in GRAC) to the win. Lauren Bogle added 13 points.

Giorgia Stringer scored 15 points for WVC (16-10, 9-6), and was the only player in double figures.

WVC hosts Lincoln Trail on Saturday night.

Notes: WVC President Dr. Matt Fowler was in attendance at the game, after being interviewed earlier in the day for the opening for president at Lake Land. Fowler is one of three finalists for the post.

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