MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour overcame an illness by a key wrestler and a strategic move by the opposing coach to defeat Chatham Glenwood 39-25 on Tuesday night during a Class 2A dual team sectional match in Mahomet.
The Bulldogs (20-5) advance to the Class 2A state quarterfinal against Dixon at 11 a.m. Saturday at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.
GIBSON CITY — An upset requires the lower-seeded team to dominate at least one aspect of the game. GCMS advanced past No. 1-seed Bloomington Central Catholic 65-45 by doing just that and then some.
The sixth-seeded Falcons not only forced 10 turnovers that led to 14 points, they also secured 10 offensive rebounds and scored nine points as a result of those extended possessions.
DANVILLE — Zach Griffith and Cale Zook know that unselfish attitudes and even distribution of the ball has been the key to the Fisher boys’ basketball team’s successful season.
CHAMPAIGN — Five practices into his second spring at Illinois, Garrick McGee has a much better feel for his personnel. And that’s a good thing.
GIBSON CITY — To say that Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys’ basketball team was overdue for a postseason victory against St. Joseph-Ogden might be an understatement.
Along with losing a Class 2A regional title game in 2015 and a 2A sectional title game in 2016, the seniors on this Panthers team lost to St. Joseph as eighth-graders during the 2013 postseason.
Player of the Game: Illinois’ Malcolm Hill
The Illini senior guard simply did what he’s always done — contribute in every area. He hit double-digit points for the 22nd straight game with 18 and added five assists and five rebounds to his primary offensive production.
CHAMPAIGN — Jalen Coleman-Lands played just two minutes off the bench Tuesday against Northwestern.
The sophomore guard then spent most of the first half in the locker room getting treatment for an ankle injury that still had him hobbling some when he rejoined the team on the bench in the second half.