Tuesday's prep highlights: Centennial, STM share Blue Star title
In girls’ basketball
Blue Star tournament
Centennial 50, Danville 17. The Chargers rolled to victory and a share of the title behind Chelsea Cross’ 10 points and four blocks as Centennial, St. Thomas More and Springfield Southeast each finished the tournament with 4-1 records. The victory was No. 100 for Susan Thomas as the Chargers’ coach.
St. Thomas More 65, Springfield Southeast 63. The host Sabers eked out a win behind double-doubles by Tori McCoy (21 points, 12 rebounds) and Lexi Wallen (20 points, 10 rebounds).
Champaign Central 54, Monticello 45. Laura Litchfield’s game-high 24 points boosted the Maroons to a win at Mahomet. Cidnee Sheehan scored 11 of her 15 points for Central (3-2) in the fourth quarter. Megan Garrett led the Sages with 15 points.
Mahomet-Seymour 45, Urbana 14. Maggie Schmidt and Kristen Belyea combined for 24 points to lead the host Bulldogs to a win.
Oakwood Comet Classic
Heritage 42, Urbana Uni High 30. Dallas McCormick sank four three-pointers and scored 18 points to lead the Hawks to a win. Emma Hoyer had a double-double (19 points, 10 rebounds) for the Illineks.
Westville 41, Chrisman 33. Danielle Gabehart scored 10 of her game-high 14 points at the foul line to lead the Tigers to a win. Freshman Shelby Warner paced the Cardinals with 12 points.
Blue Ridge 33, Oakwood 22. Bailey Clancy and Jamison Brandt combined for 19 points for the Knights in their win. Delaney Durst had eight points for the Comets.
In nontournament games
Judah Christian 55, Arthur-Okaw Christian 27. Leslee Chambers had four three-pointers and scored 17 points for the Tribe in a home win. Kami Taber led AOC with 13 points.
LeRoy 58, GCMS 30. Shannon Steffen shot 7 of 10 from the field and scored a game-high 15 points for the Panthers in a home win. Steffen also had five rebounds and four steals.
Iroquois West 30, Armstrong-Potomac 28. Karrie Heideman scored all five of her points in the fourth quarter to help rally the Raiders to a road win. Rachel Miles and Erika Sieberns scored nine points apiece for A-P, which led 18-15 after three quarters.
Tuscola 47, Arthur-Lovington 37. Erin Weaver’s 23 points lifted the Warriors to a road win. Karly Goodman had 14 points and eight rebounds for A-L.
Cerro Gordo 40, St. Teresa 33. Stephanie Shook scored 20 points for the Broncos in a road win. Arionna Gant contributed eight rebounds and three blocks for Cerro Gordo.
Watseka 48, Herscher 17. The visiting Warriors improved to 5-1 behind Devin Curry’s 12 points and nine assists.
Paris 38, Unity 37. McKenzie Martin scored 12 points for the Rockets in a road loss.
In boys’ basketball
Central Illinois Turkey Tournament
Urbana University High 49, Atwood-Hammond 48. The host Illineks survived a 31-point outburst by the Rajahs’ Andy Webb to pull out a win. George Voulgaris had 16 points, nine rebounds and five steals for Uni.
Bement 78, Buckley Christ Lutheran 10. Led by Tyce Rittenhouse’s 20 points, 11 players scored for the Bulldogs in their win. Slater Scheurich accounted for all of BCL’s scoring.
In GCMS Thanksgiving Tournament
Rantoul 80, Serena 51. The Eagles rolled to a win behind Tom Wood’s 17 points and Greg Morrow’s 16 points.
Blue Ridge 75, Tri-Point 63. Michael Plunk poured in 34 points, including 16 from the foul line, to lead the Knights to a win.
Prairie Central 59, GCMS 49. Addison Bounds scored a game-high 22 points for the victorious Hawks.
In Cornjerker Classic
LeRoy 53, Milford 51. The Panthers, led by Nick Aupperle’s 17 points, held off a fourth-quarter rally by Milford. Jacob Rogers had a double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds) and Wyatt Alt scored 20 points for the Bearcats.
In PBL Interstate Classic
Tri-Valley 79, Armstrong-Potomac 44. Wade Rogers racked up six three-pointers and scored 24 points for the Trojans.
PBL 84, Oakwood 41. Led by Weston Weber’s 20 points, 11 Panthers contributed points to a victory. Kyle Elliott scored 15 of his team-high 19 points for the Comets in the second half.
In nontournament games
La Salette 36, Villa Grove 30. Preston Garno scored 11 points for La Salette in a road win. Gabe Palmer of the Blue Devils led all scorers with 13.
Sullivan 46, Arthur-Lovington 45. Mitch Molzen’s 16 points and nine rebounds carried the Redskins to a tight home win. Andrew Maxwell and Clayton Honn scored 10 points apiece for the Knights.
Central A&M 67, Arcola 47. Nick Hudson scored 19 points for the Purple Riders in a home loss.
Westville/G-RF/Salt Fork 45, Hoopeston Area 36. Jeremy Rivers clinched the Tigers’ road win with a pin at 182 pounds. Kodi Ellis and Aryn Vaughn also had pins for the visitors. Devin Cartwright, Josh Johnson, Gage Foster and Justin Kindle recorded pins for the Cornjerkers.