Minton, Weaver lead rout
ARCOLA – Drew Minton (23 points) and Tim Weaver (21) sparked Cerro Gordo to a 67-37 victory against Atwood-Hammond in the first round of the Little Okaw Valley boys' basketball tournament Tuesday night. Randy Crist scored a team-high 20 points for the Rajahs.
Also, Lovington's Dan Bolsen exploded for 38 points, including 20 in the third quarter, to lead a 66-39 victory against Villa Grove. Travis Parsley led the Blue Devils with 10 points.
In other action, Heritage beat Martinsville 62-36. The Hawks were led by Aaron Boen (10 points). Every member of the Heritage roster played in the game, and 11 of 12 players scored.
Sullivan 58, Shelbyville 48. Chris Marrs paced the host Redskins with 22 points, including a 12-point first quarter. Teammate Paul Hrvol chipped in with 13 points.
Tri-Valley 44, LeRoy 42. Tyler Bruning (13 points) and Ethan Bruning (12) led the visiting Panthers in the loss.
Monticello 80, Argenta-Oreana 56. The visiting Sages had four players in double figures in the Okaw Valley Conference win led by Clint Brubaker (game-high 25) along with Ben Palla (12), Jacob Kissaw (11) and Cale Huisinga (10).
Uni High 65, Judah Christian 38. Dan Lilly scored 26 points for the visiting Illineks to lift them past East Central Illinois Conference rival Judah Christian.
The Tribe received a team-high 16 points from Tony Riley.
Salt Fork 50, Hoopeston Area 40. Joel Learnard tallied a game-high 21 points for the visiting Storm, while teammates Ryan Anderson and Josh Chandler each scored 11.
Normal U-High 44, Prairie Central 39. Philip Johnson scored 13 points for the visiting Hawks. Teammate Josh Fields added 11 points in the loss.
Unity 64, Clinton 46. Zebo Zebe (four three-pointers) led all scorers with 26 points for the host Rockets. Teammate Dylan Sturgeon added 10 points in the win.
Colin Duling led the Maroons with 19 points.
BCC 65, Rantoul 41. Golden Hairston (13 points) and Josh Clayborn (12) each reached double figures for the visiting Eagles in the loss.
In girls' basketball:
Chrisman 45, Armstrong-Potomac 41. Down 22-21 at the half, the visiting Cardinals rallied behind Brooke Wolfe, who scored a game-high 16 points, to win the Vermilion Valley Conference game.
Kara Carter had 17 rebounds, 11 points in the loss.
Iroquois West 79, St. Anne 49. Ariel Schroeder and Riley Schroeder racked up 21 and 20 points, respectively, to lead the visiting Raiders.
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 41, Blue Ridge 38. The visiting Falcons outscored the Knights 12-10 late to seal the win. Sarah Peteresen led GCMS with 18 points.
Cerro Gordo 46, South Piatt 38. Beth Pickerill had 16 points for the host Broncos, while teammates Tara Phelps (11 points) and Kayla West (11) also chipped in.
Shelby Helfrich scored a game-high 17 points for the Wildcats.
St. Thomas More 63, Heritage 24. The visiting Sabers improve to 19-5 thanks to a game-high 15 points by Kassie Jones. Teammate Brittany Einck hit three three-pointers en route to 11 points.
At Decatur. In the Okaw Valley Conference tournament, Tuscola edged Monticello 40-39 thanks to double-figure nights from Rachael Brewer and Lindsey Troike, who scored 10 points apiece.
The Warriors will face sixth-seeded St. Teresa at 8 tonight in the consolation championship game.
Brittney Gallivan scored a game-high 16 points for the Sages.
At Mahomet. Five Bulldogs – Jared Ernst (135 pounds), Austin Armetta (140), Nathan Schmitz (160), Charlie Miller (215) and Zach Ochs (285) – registered two pins in wins against Rantoul (72-6) and Normal U-High (53-18).