MONTICELLO – It was one of those nights for Monticello.
The Sages' run to a repeat Holiday Hoopla title fell short Monday night as they were upended 64-48 by Ridgeview in the championship game.
PONTIAC – Keaton Britt was the center of attention for many in the near-capacity crowd who watched the Danville Vikings play their first game Monday in the 78th Pontiac Holiday boys' basketball tournament.
DECATUR – Drew Minton scored nine of his game-high 27 points in the fourth quarter as Cerro Gordo rallied from a five-point deficit after three quarters for a 45-44 victory against Maroa-Forsyth on Monday at the St. Teresa Christmas Tournament.
CHARLESTON – Mahomet-Seymour's twin towers were too much for Unity on Monday.
MONTICELLO – Three down and one to go for a Monticello repeat.
The Sages earned their way into the Monticello Holiday Hoopla tournament championship game with a 68-44 win against Reed-Custer on Saturday.
BROADLANDS – Travis Parsley scored 20 points to lead Villa Grove past Heritage 66-60 in the Hayden's Athletic Classic in boys' basketball action Saturday.
Recap of Friday's boys' basketball tournament action
ST. JOSEPH – The St. Joseph-Ogden senior class and sixth-year coach Brian Brooks still have never lost at the Leader Classic.
All-tournament pick Jake Firkins had 18 points and 12 rebounds and all-tourney selection Josh Dees had 16 points, 12 in the second half, as SJ-O rallied in the fourth quarter for a 65-61 win against No. 4 Olympia on Monday night.
DECATUR – Cody Owen poured in a game-high 38 points, but Chrisman lost 72-61 to Decatur Lutheran in overtime Monday night at the St. Teresa X-mas tournament.
MOWEAQUA – Zebo Zebe connected on five three-pointers en route to 28 points as Unity defeated Central A&M 68-42 in boys' basketball Saturday. Kyler McFall chipped in 15 points for Unity.
"I thought we played well after a long layoff. They were a very big and physical team, but we outrebounded them by 20 and held them to 20 percent from the field. We did all the little things it takes to win," Rockets coach Jarrett Brown said.