Mahomet-Seymour Durbin Thomas

Durbin Thomas drives down the court as the Mahomet-Seymour High School girls’ varsity team battled Effingham on Jan. 7, 2020.


MAHOMET — Thanks to the growth of some strong underclassmen, Mahomet-Seymour girls basketball is having one of their best seasons in recent history. The Bulldogs’ three-game winning streak was snapped this week, but they still sit at 12-8 overall and 3-5 in Apollo Conference play.

M-S 60, Taylorville 41

The Lady Bulldogs earned a road kill on Wednesday. The M-S defense was terrific throughout the first quarter, holding Taylorville scoreless. M-S led 17-0 after the first quarter and 34-13 at the half.

Cayla Koerner was exceptional, racking up 12 points, seven steals and four assists. No other M-S player cracked double figures, but a total of 10 players scored.

Durbin Thomas had nine points on 4-for-7 shooting. Savannah Orgeron chipped in eight points and drilled two 3s. Ashley Campbell had seven points, while Nichole Taylor had six points and 11 boards.

Ashley Wheeler and Makayla Rosenbery both had six points. Rosenbery contributed four steals. Sammie Beyer, Abby Bunting and Caitlin Thomason all had two points in the huge victory.

It was the fourth win in a row for Nathan Seal’s squad, and they improved to 12-7 overall and 3-4 in Apollo Conference play.

Mt. Zion 53, M-S 40

A quiet second-quarter doomed M-S during Monday’s contest against Mt. Zion. The Bulldogs had a 13-11 lead heading into the second quarter, but Mt. Zion used a 12-3 run to take control.

M-S couldn’t quite get over the hump in the second half. The Bulldogs drilled nine 3s which is one of their best totals of the season. Thomas had 11 points thanks to a 3-for-6 shooting performance from behind the arc. Orgeron had seven points and eight rebounds.

Taylor chipped in seven points, five rebounds and four assists.

Koerner and Rosenbery each drained two 3s and had six points. Campbell supplied three points.

Looking ahead

M-S played at Effingham on Thursday, but results weren’t available at press time. The Bulldogs will be back in action on Jan. 21 when they play at Champaign Centennial at 7:30 p.m. M-S will host Bloomington Central Catholic on Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Both junior varsity contests will begin at 6 p.m.