Tuesday's prep highlights: Morris, Jones spark Eagles
In boys' basketball
Rantoul 59, Olympia 52. C.J. MORRIS scored 21 points and JOHNNY JONES added 15 as the Eagles kept pace in the Corn Belt race with a gritty home win.
Mahomet-Seymour 66, BCC 54. REID FARCHMIN had 30 points, BRAD HERRMANN had 15 and CLAY KIBLER added 10 as the Bulldogs won at Bloomington Central Catholic in Corn Belt play. BRAD IZATT had 10 assists as M-S took control with an 18-12 run in the third quarter. Farchmin also had 10 rebounds.
PBL 61, St. Thomas More 50. GAUGE SNIDER had 23 points and TANNER HARRIS added 15 for Paxton-Buckley-Loda. JAYCEE HILLSMAN led the Sabers with 18 points.
SJ-O 62, Clifton Central 50. NATE MICHAEL had 18 points and four assists and the Spartans used a balanced scoring attack (four other players with at least seven points) in the home win.
B-H 53, A-P 35. TANNER RIBBE scored 11 of his game-high 16 points in the second half as host Bismarck-Henning pulled away. STEPHEN KROUT added 10 points and four other Blue Devils had at least six, B-H outscoring Armstrong-Potomac 30-13 after halftime. WADE ROGERS led A-P with 15 points.
Monticello 63, Clinton 47. NICK STOKOWSKI (14 points, 11 rebounds) and MATT KRUSE (10 points, 11 rebounds) had double-doubles for the host Sages, who used a 23-11 third-quarter run to rally in the second half. RYAN DONOHUE led the Sages with 15 points and KENDAL KING added 10. Kruse had three blocks. COLTEN REEVES led the Maroons with 13 points, and GREG OSGOOD added 10.
Unity 63, Argenta-Oreana 44. The surging Rockets got 20 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks from AARON LARSON in the Okaw Valley win. AUSTIN FENDER had 17 points and ALEX THORSON chipped in seven points and six assists for Unity.
Shelbyville 40, Tuscola 26. A three-point first quarter did in the visiting Warriors, who were led by PHILIP MEYER's eight points.
Dee-Mack 47, Fisher 42. TAW FREDRICKSON led the host Bunnies with 15 points and three three-pointers.
Sullivan 66, Central A&M 54. ANDY BROWN had 15 points and MICAH PLANK added 13 for the host Redskins, who took control early. MITCH MOLZEN had 12 points in the Okaw Valley win.
Decatur Christian 51, Judah Christian 49. The host Tribe went on an 8-2 run in the final 37 seconds and had four chances in the last 16 seconds to tie or take the lead before losing an East Central Illinois Conference game. ZACK DAY (14 points) and DYLAN HAMILTON (13) each nailed three three-pointers for Judah, which also got eight points and seven assists from MALIK WILLIAMS. CHRIS McCLURE had seven points and seven boards for the Tribe.
Arcola 58, Bement 40. COREY ROBERTS had 20 points and 12 rebounds to pace the Purple Riders' road LOVC victory. MARTY THOMAS (15) and BRETT LINDENMEYER (12) also scored in double figures for Arcola. CONNOR GROSS had 25 points and TYCE RITTENHOUSE chipped in 12 rebounds for the Bulldogs.
G-RF 57, Westville 55. KORIE VIRE had 18 points and RYAN DIEU and KYLE COBURN each added 12 for Georgetown-Ridge Farm. ROBERT ELLIOTT (17 points) and TANNER COX (16) sparked the Tigers.
Uni High 66, DeLand-Weldon 44. Led by JOSEPH SONG's 14 points and five rebounds, the Illineks wasted little time taking control (17-1 first-quarter lead). EZRA WINTER-NELSON added 11 points and JOHNNY SHAPLEY chipped in nine points and five rebounds. JOE EASLEY and SIMEON WASHINGTON each had six assists in the win. DEE WOODS had 17 points and nine rebounds in the loss.
Milford 61, Hoopeston Area 43. ALEX PORTWOOD scored 22 points and three teammates reached double figures — JEFF REED (13), JOSH KILLION (13), MAX McCABE (11) — as the Bearcats used a 20-4 second-quarter burst to take control. DANIEL LAWSON led Hoopeston with 16 points and MASON LAYDEN had 12.
Cerro Gordo 65, Shiloh 40. TIM WEAVER scored 20 points and DEVIN McWILLIAMS had 10 for the host Broncos.
Salt Fork 42, Oakwood 38. ALEC DUTTON scored 16 points and ROSS LEARNARD made three free throws in overtime to spark the visiting Storm. MAX STUTSMAN added an overtime basket and finished with nine points in the win. CAMERON LEE had 13 points for the Comets.
Heritage 69, Martinsville 67. JOHN TAYLOR's 35 points helped the Hawks to the overtime road win. AUSTIN DICKEY hit three three-pointers for Heritage.
Schlarman 54, Chrisman 34. AUSTIN CALHOUN scored 16 points as the Hilltoppers held Chrisman to one point in the second quarter. CHRIS HOULT's seven points paced the Cardinals.
Arthur 36, Okaw Valley 35. CURTIS PLANK had 12 points and CLAYTON HONN added 10 as Arthur hung on.
Villa Grove 56, Atwood-Hammond 44. LUCAS VANDEVENTER had 18 points and RYAN PEARCE added 17 for the Blue Devils, who sprinted to a 20-4 first-quarter lead. ANDY WEBB had 14 points in the loss.
El Paso/Gridley 77, GCMS 48. SAM JOHNSON had 19 points for host Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley.
Iroquois West 66, Gardner South Wilmington 63. KEATON ZIRKLE broke loose for 27 points to lift the Raiders.
Tri-County 56, Lovington 48. WES MOTLEY's 18 points paced the Titans.
Herscher 56, Watseka 34. DAULTON DePATIS had eight points for the Warriors, who cut their deficit to 10 points early in the fourth quarter before fading.
In girls' basketball
Arcola 53, Casey-Westfield 27. TAYLOR EDWARDS scored 20 points and CARA EDWARDS added 10 for the visiting Purple Riders, who raced to a 14-4 first-quarter lead.
Normal West 52, Urbana 15. The visiting Tigers were held to six first-half points. KARIDIA SHELBY led Urbana with five points.
Uni High 46, DeLand-Weldon 16. JAMIE BLUE had 19 points, six steals and five rebounds as the Illineks dominated from the start. EMMA HOYER had seven points and seven rebounds, and JAKI VIPOND chipped in eight points.
B-H 42, Unity 35. In Tolono, ZACH MARTIN (126 pounds) and ZACH AKINS (220) had pins for the Blue Devils. Unity got pins from ANDY FOURMAN (132) and LONNIE FOURMAN (170).
Centennial 46, SJ-O 21. JOEY SCHOTT (113), AUSTEN SCHOTT (120), TERRANCE DAVIS (126), DARREN WYNN (132), LeDARIUS HARRIS (220) and NICHOLAS SCHRIEFER (285) had pins for the visiting Chargers.
At Monticello. AUSTIN HYDE (113) and BRENDAN MENACHER (170) had pins as Monticello beat Mahomet-Seymour 35-34. The Sages also beat St. Thomas More 57-3 behind pins from JAMIE SMITH (106), Hyde, ANDREW KOSS (126), RAMSEY HOSS (152), CLAY WRIGHT (160), MIKE REDWINSKI (170), ZACH ARMSTRONG (220) and AVERY STODDARD (285).
In boys' swimming
Centennial 127, Urbana 59. GABE OMO-OSAGIE won the 100-yard butterfly and 200 free to lead the Chargers, who got a strong performance from SCOTT WIERSCHEM (wins in the 500 free and 100 breast).