Tuesday's prep highlights: Phipps helps Sages reach milestone
In boys’ basketball
Monticello 56, Rantoul 50. Bryan Phipps had a double-double (15 points, 10 rebounds) for the host Sages, who won their 1,500th game in school history.
Phipps returned to the lineup after missing the 2011-12 season because of injury. Monticello (1-0) received 19 points from Matt Kruse and nine from Ryan Donohue.
The Eagles, who trailed 33-25 at intermission, received 15 points from Tanner McLain, 13 points from Talon Hardin and 12 points from Joshua Oliveras.
Westville 49, Villa Grove 30. Kyle Brazas scored a game-high 13 points to lead three Tigers in double figures.
Layn White added 12 and Jeffery Thompson 10 for host Westville, which led 21-17 at halftime.
The Blue Devils were led by Lucas Vandeventer, who scored eight points.
SJ-O 75, Salt Fork 35. Chase Patton poured in a game-high 22 points for host St. Joseph-Ogden, which received 16 points from Brent Schluter, 15 points from Louis Acklin and 12 from Aaron Woller.
The Storm was led by Max Stutsman and Cole Taylor, who scored 14 and 10 points, respectively.
Casey-Westfield 60, Sullivan 57. Nick Frerichs (12) and Ryan Johnson (10) each scored in double figures, but the host Redskins lost in overtime.
PBL 58, Hoopeston Area 42. Paxton-Buckley-Loda used a 14-5 first-quarter burst and 18 points from Weston Weber in the road win. Drew Schrodt added 12 points and Jay Eshleman had 10.
Blue Ridge 59, Clinton 34. Clint O’Neal scored 12 points and Jon Jones 10 for the visiting Knights. The Maroons were paced by Jacob Overton’s 11 points.
DeLand-Weldon 55, Bement 46. Ethan Cunningham and Dee Woods led a balanced scoring effort on the road, scoring 16 points apiece in the victory.
D-W got 12 points apiece from Garrett Duff and Johnny Becker. Jay Woods chipped in with eight assists, and Dee Woods pulled down 14 rebounds.
The Bulldogs, who trailed 26-21 at halftime, got 16 points from Tyce Rittenhouse and 15 from Connor Gross.
Arthur-Lovington 53, Stew-Stras 51. Andrew Maxwell scored 13 points for the host Knights against Stewardson-Strasburg.
AOC 52, Uni High 39. Wes Henningsen scored a game-high 17 points for host Arthur Okaw Christian, which got 14 points from Austin Helmuth and 10 points from Drew Beachy.
The Illineks were led by George Voulgaris and Taharka Baraka, who scored 14 and 11 points, respectively. Baraka also had 11 rebounds. Voulgaris and Patrick Wong each posted three steals.
Cornerstone Christian 73, Danville First Baptist 57. Jonathan Garver scored a game-high 30 points in the road loss.
Watseka 62, Donovan 52. Austin Blair scored 16 points and Daulton DePatis added 14 for the visiting Warriors.
In girls’ basketball
Shiloh 68, Uni High 29. Bethany McGinness and Shelby Smith each scored 12 points to lead the host Raiders, who got 10 points apiece from Betsy Bogle, Lauren Moses and Morgan Wood.
The Illineks were paced by Emma Hoyer, who poured in a game-high 21 points and grabbed nine boards. Smith also contributed six assists and six steals, and Moses had six assists.
SJ-O 59, Unity 47. Tori Masters scored a game-high 20 points to propel visiting St. Joseph-Ogden, which got 12 points from bailey Trimble. The Rockets received 12 points and 12 rebounds from McKenzie Martin.
Heritage 45, Salt Fork 40. Dallas McCormick scored 15 point for the host Hawks (6-3), who received nine points from Desirae Westerfield. Jennifer Lannon grabbed seven rebounds. The Storm was led by Emilie McFadden, who scored 12 points.
Clinton 56, Heyworth 31. Payton Bieber scored a game-high 13 points for the visiting Maroons, who got nine points apiece from Jessica Scott and Megan Tool.
At St. Joseph-Ogden. In a meet where every match ended by pin or forfeit, 25th-ranked Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher stuck a 54-30 loss on St. Joseph-Ogden. SJ-O had the meet’s three fastest pins: Orion Ciota (27 seconds at 182 pounds), Jordan Hartman (40 seconds at 220) and sixth-ranked Austin Upton (55 seconds at 170).
Two of GCMS’ state-ranked wrestlers won by pin: fifth-ranked Cameron Schwing (120) and third-ranked Chet McClure (138). Top-ranked heavyweight Josh Wallick won by forfeit. McClure had the quickest GCMS pin, 1 minute, 58 seconds.
At Champaign. Samuel Lack (120) and Ethan Zinchuk (152) each posted two pins for the Chargers in victories against Decatur Eisenhower (60-18) and MacArthur (66-18). Centennial also received a pin by Austen Schott (126) in 44 seconds against the Panthers. Lack pinned his Eisenhower opponent in 13 seconds.
At Champaign. Central’s Brandon Klein (195) pinned his opponent in the Maroons’ 50-25 victory. Riley Staab (106) earned an 8-1 decision, and Braiden Clopton (113) won by pinfall.
At Eureka. Clinton’s Deonta Johnson (160) won by pinfall in his team’s 57-15 victory against Deer Creek-Mackinaw. John Shobe (126), Kye Reczek (160) and Jamie Williams (182) recorded pins in the Maroons’ 51-30 loss to Eureka.