Tuesday's highlights: Merkel's shot lifts Watseka in OT
In boys' basketball
Georgetown-Ridge Farm 70, Oakwood 52. The Buffaloes bolted to a 20-point halftime lead and cruised to a home victory. MATTHEW HAY scored 23 points, RYAN DIEU had 21 and KORIE VIRE added 14 for the winners. KYLE ELLIOTT led four Comets in double figures with 16 points. CAMERON LEE had 12.
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 55, Donovan 42. JORDAN GLAD sank four three-pointers and scored 18 points in the Panthers' win.
Atwood-Hammond 91, DeLand-Weldon 48. ANDY WEBB poured in 27 points and PHIL IRACE contributed 18 as the Rajahs rolled. GARRETT DUFF led the Eagles with 19 points.
Ridgeview 62, Clinton 48. DANA BOSE scored 18 points as the Mustangs improved to 7-1. BROCK HEIMER added 12 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. JACOB ROCKHOLD scored 14 points to lead the Maroons.
Watseka 39, Judah Christian 38. CORBIN MERKEL scored 10 points and hit a 10-foot jumper at the buzzer as the Warriors posted an overtime victory. MALIK WILLIAMS paced the Tribe with 15 points, six rebounds and four assists.
Schlarman 52, Hoopeston Area 35. ANDREW KELLEY scored 16 points and AUSTIN CALHOUN chipped in 13 for the Hilltoppers. ROSS LANGE scored 10 to lead the Cornjerkers.
Argenta-Oreana 60, Bement 50. DYLAN SUNDERLAND's four three-pointers and 16 points propelled the Bombers to a road win. GAGE ELLER's 17 points topped A-O, while TYLER ROACH added 10. The Bulldogs got 18 points from CONNOR GROSS.
Westville 43, Chrisman 39. ROBERT ELLIOTT scored 16 points and JEFFERY THOMPSON added 11 as the Tigers held off the Cardinals.
Monticello 54, Olympia 41. The Sages limited Olympia to 16 second-half points. MATT KRUSE (23 points, eight rebounds) and RYAN DONOHUE (11 points) led Monticello.
Salt Fork 48, Armstrong-Potomac 43. ALEC DUTTON scored 18 points to pace the Storm, which rallied from a 16-7 deficit after one quarter. MAX STUTSMAN had 12 points and DAVID SACRE 11. WADE ROGERS (15 points) buried four three-pointers for the Trojans.
St. Teresa 57, Arthur 32. TYLER SCHURING led the Knights with 11 points.
Tuscola 47, Heritage 44. JIMMY KNIGHT scored 11 points and DUSTIN HAAKE added eight points and six rebounds for the Warriors. JOHN TAYLOR led the Hawks with 13 points.
Cerro Gordo 70, Meridian 63. TIM WEAVER (23 points) and DEVIN McWILLIAMS (19) led the Broncos. KALEB KRIGBAUM hit three three-pointers.
Normal Community 67, Mahomet-Seymour 60. BRAD HERRMANN had 24 points and REID FARCHMIN added 23 points and eight rebounds in the Bulldogs' loss.
Bismarck-Henning 67, Milford 43. AUSTIN TOLER scored 15 points, KRYSTIAN INGRAM added 14 and TANNER RIBBE chipped in 10 for the Blue Devils. JEFF CANN paced Milford with 10.
Sullivan 43, Arcola 20. MICAH PLANK's 14 points paced the Redskins, who held the Purple Riders to 25 percent shooting. COREY ROBERTS had 10 points for Arcola.
Lexington 48, LeRoy 45. The Panthers got 14 points from NICK AUPPERLE.
St. Anne 55, Iroquois West 48. KEATON ZIRKLE had 18 points and four assists for the Raiders.
In girls' basketball
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 54, CPCI 18. JAYMI NETTLETON scored 11 points and REGAN ROMSHEK added nine to power the Falcons.
St. Joseph-Ogden 54, Monticello 32. JOSEY FRUHLING collected 17 points and nine rebounds to lead the Spartans, who broke the game open with a 22-9 advantage in the third period. HANNAH GAYLORD had 17 points and three steals.
St. Thomas More 56, Tri-Valley 24. RANDA HARSHBARGER had 14 points and six steals to lead the defensive-minded Sabers, who allowed two points in the second quarter. JADE BRINKOETTER scored 11.
At Urbana. ERIK HEINE had a pair of second-place finishes as Urbana fell to Normal U-High 145-39.
At Bloomington. Centennial beat Bloomington 109-76 behind a pair of wins from GABE OMO-OSAGIE (50-yard freestyle, 100 free).
At Fairbury. DEVIN BULINGTON's pin in 49 seconds sparked LeRoy's 57-12 victory against Prairie Central.
At St. Joseph. St. Joseph-Ogden beat Westville 48-18 behind pins from ADDISON CHISM, TANNER MODGLIN, AUSTIN HEDRICK, GUNNER MEEKER, DREW NAGY and KENNY LINDSEY.
At Gibson City. Pins from BRANDAN MENACHER, DREW BENSON, JAMIE SMITH and CHARLIE STEVENSON propelled Monticello past GCMS/Fisher 46-25.
At Effingham. COLTON REED recorded a pin in 49 seconds as Unity beat Effingham 30-24.