Despite another strong effort from Paige Gallimore, Antioch's girls basketball team opened the new year with a loss Friday night.
Facing Class 2A state power Teutopolis in central Illinois, the Sequoits dropped a 57-31 decision.
Gallimore had a game-high 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists, while forcing 3 turnovers. Antioch coach Tim Borries said his girls "saw how tradition and basketball fundamentals can lead to success."
The Sequoits trailed 15-7 after one quarter and 25-9 at halftime, shooting "as cold as the weather," Borries said. They did play "top-notch defense" in the opening half, Borries added.
Gallimore was the only player in double figures for Antioch (13-5), which visits Libertyville on Wednesday.