Lady Redbirds score road win


The West Frankfort Lady Redbirds scored a road win Saturday afternoon, at Meridian High School.  The final score was 43-12 in favor of the Redbirds.

West Frankfort opened up a 9-4 lead after the first quarter. However, Matt Hampleman’s team broke the game open by scoring 20 points,and holding the Lady Bobcats to a single field goal, in the second frame.  That 20-6 half time lead was strengthened over the final two quarters as well for an easy win.

Individually, the ‘Birds were led by the 12 points from Kiarha Wilce. Other scorers included: 9 Williams, 4 Calvert, 4 Sailiez, 6 Melvin 2 Jones, 2 Vershueren, 2 Cunningham.

The Lady Redbirds are back in action when they host the Herrin Tigers on Tuesday at Max Morris Gym. Junior Varsity action tips off at 6:15pm.

Meridian spoils Redbirds’ season opener


The Meridian Bobcats rode the 26 points from senior Josh Jones enroute to a 67-43 win over the West Frankfort Redbirds. This was the opening game for coach Dan Dewerff and his Redbird team.

Meridian jumped out to a 15-9  lead after one quarter of play. The Redbirds mounted comebacks but could not get close enough to make the game in doubt. Meridian continued to build their lead in each quarter.

Leading the way for the Redbirds was sophomore Christian Dunning with a dozen points. Seniors Trent Easley and Nick Korolenko were the only other ‘Birds in double figures with 10 points apiece.

The Redbirds stay on the road as they travel to Sesser-Valier Friday night. The home opener is set for Saturday night against Pinckneyville.

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