Civic Memorial captured what coach Jonathan Denney described as one of its biggest wins in the program's recent history on Monday night, slipping by a difficult Highland opponent 63-56 to win the Jersey Regional.

Highland led early in the game, but Civic Memorial kept scrapping and eventually captured the victory to move to IHSA Class 3A Highland Sectional.

Get The Latest News!

Don't miss our top stories and need-to-know news everyday in your inbox.

Allie Troeckler once again paced Civic Memorial with 23 points and 10 rebounds and was all over the court offensively and defensively for the Lady Eagles.

Freshman Kaylee Eaton erupted for a career high 16 points to also guide the Eagles. Alaira Tyus had nine points and Katelyn Turbyfill had eight points to round out Civic Memorial's balanced attack.

Denney said this was without a doubt his team's best performance of the season.

Article continues after sponsor message

"Highland beat us three times before, but our girls weathered the storm," he said. "Highland had a great team, but our girls fought and battled and made some huge shots to come up on top. We lost five starters from a 30-1 team that went to the super sectionals. It is phenomenal that we are 25-6 and are regional champs."

After a loss to Calhoun in the Carrollton Tourney, Civic Memorial regrouped and applied different defensive schemes and it has worked, Denney said.

"We were just trying not to give them much space on offense," Denney added.

Civic Memorial plays the winner of tonight's 6 p.m. Salem-Effingham game on Monday in the Highland Sectional.

More like this:

Oct 3, 2023 - Boys Golf Round-Up: Knights, Griffins Miss Out On State In Class 1A, Bulldogs, Eagles Miss In Class 2A, Tigers, Ottwell Advance In Class 3A

2 days ago - Friday/Saturday Sports Roundup

6 days ago - Ogden Explodes For 19 Points For Eagles, Brantley Has 17 For Birds, But CM Chips Away For First Win

Oct 4, 2023 - Tuesday Sports Roundup: Explorers Pull Out Volleyball Win, Explorers Soccer Notches Victory, Granite Also Wins

Nov 14, 2023 - Jacob Cranford Is Cross Country Standout For Eagles, Is A Tom Lane State Farm Insurance Male Athlete Of Month