Saturday's prep highlights: Wright helps Chargers rebound

Saturday's prep highlights: Wright helps Chargers rebound

Boys' basketball

Centennial 64, St. Thomas More 45. Phillip Wright scored 16 of his 22 points in the third quarter to pace the Chargers' nonconference win.

Springfield Southeast 64, Champaign Central 53. Corvon Butler had 23 points and eight boards in a road loss for the Maroons, who were outscored 40-27 in the second half. Clayton Jones added 15 points for Central.

Peoria Manual 82, Danville 58. Dennis Hightower scored 20 points — but was held to five in the second half — as the Vikings lost to the Rams, who were ranked third in Class 3A in the latest AP poll. Jaron Cunningham also reached double figures (10) for Danville, which trailed 38-33 at halftime.

Lincoln 51, Mahomet-Seymour 32. Reid Farchmin had 12 points and nine rebounds, but the Bulldogs lost a nonconference game on the road. M-S scored eight points in each quarter and trailed 28-16 at halftime.

At Champaign. Tahar Bowen-Pinto had 27 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and three steals to lead Urbana Uni High to a 60-42 victory against Normal Calvary in an East Central Illinois Conference tournament semifinal game at Judah Christian. Joseph Song chipped in 14 for the Illineks.

Casey Schmidt had six points in Buckley Christ Lutheran's 71-13 loss to Decatur Christian in another semifinal.

Also, Ethan Chitty (13 points) was one of five players to score more than six points and lead the host Tribe to a 50-38 victory against DeLand-Weldon. The Eagles were led by Dee Woods' 20 points.

At Riverton Shootout. Chase Patton hit five three-pointers en route to a game-high 21 points — all in the first three quarters — as St. Joseph-Ogden beat Williamsville 56-49. Corbin Hesterberg added 10 points for the Spartans.

Swimming & diving

At Homewood. Centennial's Luis Tian finished in eighth place at the Viking Invitational, helping the Chargers to seventh place at the 16-team meet.

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