TUSCOLA -- The Knights had Tuscola on the ropes at halftime, leading by 10, but the Warriors wouldn't back down.

The Warriors made some changes and heated up in the second half, coming back to take a 66-59 win against Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond in girls basketball action on Monday night.

"We came out, started executing and getting shots out of our offense that we needed," Tuscola coach Tim Kohlbecker said. "We couldn't make those shots in the first half, so they could have folded the tent. But they didn't."

Tuscola led by one after the first quarter, but ALAH (12-5) got on fire. Hannah Wallen led the Knights with 25 points, less than a week after scoring 26 in the Knights win over a tough Neoga team. Megan Fifer added 14.

"Arthur plays really hard," Kohlbecker said. "They're a very good team.

"Arthur came out and was drilling shots, making threes. We changed up some things defensively at halftime. They kept playing hard and believe in each other, and we finally took the lead and played some much better defense in the second half."

Leading the comeback for Tuscola (15-2), Hallee McCrory scored 26 points to go with eight rebounds and four steals. Maddie Meinhold added 12 points and seven rebounds. The Warriors scored 19 points in the third and 24 in the fourth.

Warrensburg-Latham 49, LSA 48

DECATUR -- After the high of taking third place in the Macon County tournament in a close win on Saturday, Warrensburg coach Marc Klein was worried about how the Cardinals would follow it up.

"We've been going at it really hard," Klein said. "The school also had a field trip with a couple of our starters, and any time you throw off the routine, it's a little different. So, I had some reservations."

The Cardinals had just enough, losing an early lead only to come back and nip the Lions by one led by Marjory Coates' 14 points.

"LSA just played a fantastic game," Klein said. "I think they may have outplayed and outcoached us, so we're glad to have the one-point victory. We made some silly mistakes, things we usually don't do, but still we came out with the win."

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LSA got a lift off the bench from Rachel Poland who scored 17 points, while Kassey Stock added five points and eight rebounds.

St. Teresa 58, Mount Pulaski 38

DECATUR -- The Bulldogs got off to a better start than a few of their games in the Macon County tournament last week, but a fourth-quarter run lifted them to a 20-point win.

St. Teresa used a 26-10 fourth quarter to create lasting separation. 

DaeLin Switzer led the Bulldogs with 22 points, while Makenna Thornton and Vanessa Nutakor each reached double figures.

The high scorer of the night was Mount Pulaski's Skylar Hayes who scored 26.

"It took us a while to figure out how to shut down Hayes, but we finally figured that out and we had a good run from there," St. T coach Ashley Van Etten said.

Neoga 64, Pana 56

NEOGA — Jaycie Roy and EC Thies combined to score 59 points to help Neoga hold off Pana in the non-conference game.

Pana had the advantage at halftime, 26-25, before the Indians took over the game in the third quarter.

Roy led the Indians (16-5) with 26 points while EC Thies added 23 points and five assists. Maddi Morrison and Thies led the team with seven rebounds each.

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