PBL rallies past St. Thomas More

CHAMPAIGN – Paxton-Buckley-Loda outscored St. Thomas More 13-3 in the final quarter for a 44-43 boys' basketball win Tuesday night.

Central swimmers dominate rival

CHAMPAIGN – Blake Lehmann and Tanner Heinen each won two individual events and were a part of two winning relays for Champaign Central in the Maroons' 117-69 win against Centennial in a boys' swimming dual Wednesday at Charger Pool.

Centennial hands Hawks first defeat

FAIRBURY – Centennial overcame a 10-point deficit after one quarter to hand Prairie Central its first defeat of the season, 64-63 in overtime on Tuesday night in girls' basketball.

Maiden, Harris help deliver tourney title

WATSEKA – All-tournament pick Marcel Maiden had a game-high 29 points and 10 rebounds, leading Watseka to a 60-53 overtime victory against Maroa-Forsyth on Tuesday night in the championship game of the Watseka Holiday Tourney.

All-tourney pick Sawyer Harris scored 20 points for the Warriors (8-0).

M-S boys win seventh in row

MAHOMET – Hot-shooting Mahomet-Seymour ran its winning streak to seven games Saturday with a 69-53 Corn Belt Conference boys' basketball victory against Rantoul.

The Bulldogs (8-2, 4-0 Corn Belt) scored their most points of the season while shooting 54.5 percent from the field (30 of 55). Guard Zachary McClughen finished with a team-high 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting for M-S. Forward Reid Farchmin contributed 13 points and a team-high four assists to the victory. Kyle Storm of the Bulldogs led all rebounders with eight.

Brito, B-H remain unbeaten

BISMARCK – The Bismarck-Henning girls' basketball team rallied from a five-point deficit after three quarters to defeat Chrisman 43-35 on Thursday night and remain undefeated.

The Blue Devils (11-0) trailed 33-28 before outscoring the Cardinals 15-2 in the final period. Jessica Brito led B-H with 18 points.

McFall's big night lifts Unity

PARIS – Kyler McFall scored 19 points to lead Unity past Paris 57-36 Tuesday night in prep basketball.

McFall hit three of Unity's six three-pointers. Patrick Mannon had 12 points and Austin Perry 10 for the Rockets.

Unity nipped at the wire Gooch leads way in loss

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Gooch, Fender lead Unity

TOLONO – Dani Gooch had 12 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in Unity's 47-26 win against Maroa-Forsyth on Thursday in girls' basketball. Aeriel Fender added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets.

St. Thomas More 52, Momence 28. Maggie Fitzgerald scored a game-high 14 points and nine rebounds to boost St. Thomas More. Lisa Clarkson had 10 points and five steals, and Gina Hinders added 12 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks for the Sabers (10-1).

Gaesser's late basket lifts Falcons at home

GIBSON CITY – Cody Gaesser's bucket with 1.4 seconds left lifted Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley to a 58-56 boys' prep basketball victory against Tri-Valley on Tuesday.

Gaesser scored 14 of his team-high 21 points in the second half. Teammate Tyler Buhs added 16 points.