Friday's prep highlights: Vikings, Maroons victorious
In boys' basketball
Danville 69, Eisenhower 37. Dennis Hightower scored 11 of his game-high 18 points in the first quarter as Danville built a lead over visiting Eisenhower it never relinquished. Hightower nailed three three-pointers in the opening period. Jaron Cunningham scored 13 points for the Vikings. Daniel Carter hauled in a team-high 12 rebounds and scored seven points. Danville made nine three-pointers, and Eisenhower made 1 of 8 free throws.
Champaign Central 75, Mattoon 41. The Maroons moved into sole possession of first place in the Big 12 Conference, committing six turnovers in a 34-point win against the Green Wave at Combes Gym. Twelve Maroons reached the scoring column, led by Jordan Caroline with 10 points. Corvon Butler grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. Clayton Jones had four assists and Alex Roux made both of the Maroons' three-pointers. Central outscored Mattoon 27-6 in the fourth quarter.
St. Thomas More 50, Salt Fork 49. Jaycee Hillsman scored 19 points as the visiting Sabers rallied for a win. David Cochrane and Kevin Carroll added 10 each for St. Thomas More. Alec Dutton led Salt Fork with 18 points.
Bismarck-Henning 55, Seeger (Ind.) 39. Stephen Krout scored 20 points, Krystian Ingram had 14 and Tanner Ribbe added 11 for the host Blue Devils.
Shelbyville 51, Monticello 44. Mitch Miller hit three three-pointers and scored 11 to lead the visiting Sages.
Oakwood 60, Uni High 52. Kyle Elliott had 19 points and Cameron Lee added 13 for the host Comets. Uni's Tahar Bowen-Pinto led all scorers with 20.
Tuscola 42, Arthur 41. Phil Meyer had 13 points, four steals and four assists for the host Warriors. Dustin Haake added 10 points.
G-RF 76, N. Vermillion (Ind.) 67. Korie Vire hit six three-pointers on his way to a 30-point night for the visiting Buffaloes. Andy Cravens scored 18 points and Ryan Dieu added 11 for Georgetown-Ridge Farm. The Buffaloes took a 10-point lead at halftime and maintained the advantage in the final two quarters.
Blue Ridge 49, GCMS 45. The visiting Knights outscored Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 15-8 in the final quarter. Travys Nichols led Blue Ridge with 18 points. Michael Plunk and Tucker Johnson added 11 points each. Gabe Kerber led the hosts with 14 points.
DeLand-Weldon 67, Buckley Christ Lutheran 50. Dee Woods had 38 points and 16 rebounds for the host Eagles.
Momence 67, Schlarman 50. Blake Watson scored 12 points for the Hilltoppers at the Watseka Tournament.
Watseka 48, Milford 40. Dylan Schuler scored 11 points and Shane Snyder and Richard Braden added 10 each for the host Warriors. Josh Killion scored 20 for Milford.
Arthur Okaw Christian 72, Bement 68. Austin Helmuth scored 21 points to lead four Conquering Riders in double figures. Connor Gross scored 32 and Tyce Rittenhouse added 16 points and 12 rebounds for Bement.
In girls' basketball
Shiloh 68, Casey-Westfield 26. Larissa Moses had a double-double (19 points, 13 rebounds) and Shelby Smith scored 19 for the visiting Raiders. Betsy Bogle had seven assists for Shiloh, which notched its 10th win.
Schlarman 60, Tri-County 56. Holly Huckstadt nailed five three-pointers and had 23 points for Schlarman in the Judah Christian Shootout. Janelle Marion added 17 for the Hilltoppers.
Judah Christian 37, Chrisman 9. The host Tribe shut out Chrisman in the first quarter to take a 13-0 lead. Judah's Leslee Chambers was the only player in double figures with 14. Allison Wolf had nine rebounds.
At Bloomington. Champaign Central's Tate Long (145 pounds) and Julian Anastasia (138) scored pins against the Purple Raiders. The Maroons lost 56-15. Central routed Danville 50-15, scoring three pins and taking five matches by forfeit. DeVante Kyse (138) scored Urbana's lone victory in a 73-3 loss to Bloomington.