Kat Strong's 18 points and Bria Gaines' 17 led Times No. 2 Bloom Township to a 60-12 season-opening win over Illiana Christian on Tuesday.
Strong had seven rebounds and Gaines added 13 rebounds. Sam Rellaford had 12 points.
Bishop Noll 72, Clark 25: Naomi House's 25 points led the Warriors (1-1) to the win over the Pioneers (0-2).
Brenda Pennington had 18 and Marissa Radziwiecki added nine.
Playoff tickets on sale: Mount Carmel is selling tickets to its Class 8A playoff game at Neuqua Valley.
The game is 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased at the school starting today.
News and Notes
Judge rules in favor of IHSA: The Honorable Patrick W. Kelley of the 7th Judicial Circuit Court of Sangamon County ruled in favor of the Illinois High School Association at a hearing in Springfield on Tuesday.
Kelley ruled the IHSA has not breached the terms of its settlement agreement with the Illinois Press Association (IPA) from 2008.
“This is the ruling we expected,” IHSA executive Marty Hickman said. “Broadcast rights fees have existed as a part of the Association’s Policies across all mediums for nearly 30 years and as new broadcast technology has evolved, such as streaming, it has naturally fallen under that umbrella.
"Further, the IPA settlement centered around photographs and had no carryover into broadcasting of any kind.”
The IPA contended the IHSA was in breach of the settlement after the Association charged an IPA member a broadcast rights fee to video webcast IHSA football playoff games this postseason. IHSA broadcast rights fees are only applicable during postseason IHSA events.
“We felt our standing on this issue was further strengthened by the recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in favor of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA),” said Hickman.