Saturday's prep highlights: STM, Uni High bag hoops titles
In boys’ basketball
Urbana 59, Carbondale 58. Michael Thompson’s free throw with 15.8 seconds left proved to be the winning point as the Tigers held on to edge Carbondale. Marcus Catchings led Urbana (2-1) with 17 points and seven rebounds. Teammate Donald McKinley added 15 points and seven boards. Carbondale’s Devontavius Payne, who scored 33 points in a victory against Quincy earlier in the tournament, was limited to nine points by the Tigers. Urbana outrebounded the Terriers 37-25.
St. Thomas More 62, Judah Christian 47. Joshua Koerner had 16 points by halftime and finished with 29 to lead the Sabers to a tournament title-clinching win. Dylan Hamilton led the Tribe with 17 points. Tournament MVP Kevin Carroll of STM was joined on the all-tournament team by teammate Kyler Jones. Judah’s Ethan Chitty also was selected.
Schlarman 54, Paris 42. The Hilltoppers clinched second place behind all-tournament pick Austin Calhoun’s 25 points.
Mascoutah 56, Mahomet-Seymour 51. The Bulldogs’ second-half rally fell short despite a game-high 28 points from Sam Hohlfelder, who also contributed four assists and three steals.
Mahomet-Seymour 59, Jerseyville 52. Connor Diedrich scored 13 points to lead a balanced attack that carried the Bulldogs to a come-from-behind win. Four other players had between seven and 10 points for M-S, which outscored Jerseyville by 10 points in the second half.
PBL Interstate Classic
PBL 54, Manteno 47. Drew Schrodt scored 16 points to lead a balanced attack that carried the Panthers to victory in the third-place game. Weston Weber (14) and AXL Denault (13) also reached double figures in points for PBL. Schrodt and Weber were selected to the all-tournament team.
Beecher 78, Oakwood 47. Despite a game-high 23 points by all-tournament team selection Kyle Elliott, the Comets lost in the fifth-place game.
Grant Park 62, Armstrong-Potomac 59. All-tournament team pick Wade Rogers hit four three-pointers and scored a game-high-tying 18 points for the Trojans in the seventh-place game. Shawn Johnson scored seven of his 15 points in the fourth quarter for A-P.
Hoopeston Area 49, Iroquois West 38. Mason Layden and Brennan Crose combined for 30 points to lead the Cornjerkers. KEATON Zirkle racked up 27 points for IW.
Iroquois West 47, LeRoy 41. Zirkle had 17 more points and Michael Farmer added 13 for the Raiders in the win. Cole Pliura paced LeRoy with 16 points.
Tournament of Champions
Peoria Notre Dame 68, Champaign Central 55. Isiah Smith scored 12 points and Chris Hutchinson had six rebounds for the Maroons (0-4) at Washington. Central shot 36.8 percent from the field and 14.3 percent on three-point attempts. “In order to compete, we have to be able to make shots,” Maroons coach Scott Davis said.
Central Illinois Turkey Tournament
Urbana University High 65, Bement 61. The Illineks outbattled Bement 12-8 in overtime to pull out a tournament title-clinching win. Patrick Wong scored 23 points for Uni. Taharka Baraka (14 points, 12 rebounds) and tournament MVP George Voulgaris (15 points, 11 rebounds) had double-doubles for the Illineks. Connor Gross scored a game-high 24 points for the Bulldogs.
Atwood-Hammond 75, Buckley Christ Lutheran 17. Andy Webb scored 23 points for the Rajahs, who led 44-9 at halftime.
Route 17 Thanksgiving Classic
Ridgeview 55, Wilmington 42. Trevor McIntosh had a game-high 17 points for the first-place Mustangs. McIntosh and teammate Cory Winterland were all-tournament.
Mount Pulaski Tournament
Clinton 43, DeLand-Weldon 33. Colten Reeves scored 11 points for the Maroons in the win. Jay Woods and Dee Woods (nine rebounds) scored nine points apiece for D-W.
In girls’ basketball
Galesburg Thanksgiving Tournament
LeRoy 39, Illini West 37. Shannon Steffen made two free throws with 1.2 seconds left to lift the Panthers to a comeback victory. Steffen also had seven rebounds and three assists for LeRoy, which trailed 21-13 at halftime. Alyssa Aupperle contributed eight rebounds in the win.
At Urbana. Chanc McQueen (126 pounds) and Alex Lynch (182) each went 2-0 in contested matches for the Tigers, who lost 36-30 to Reed-Custer and 51-21 to Clifton Central.
At Bradley. Javontea Crider and Aaron Weaver each won three of four matches for Danville, which went 0-4 in duals.
At Tolono. Gage Foster (138) recorded pins in both of his contested matches for Hoopeston Area, which went 2-1 in duals. Zach Gottlieb (126) also had two pins to lead Rantoul to a 2-1 record. Caleb Griffet (120) finished with two pins for Unity, which went 1-2.