Friday's prep highlights: Centennial bounces defending champs
In boys’ basketball
Centennial 70, Normal Community 41. The Chargers racked up 12 three-pointers and built an 18-point first-quarter lead in rolling to a home victory against the defending Big 12 champs.
Jeffrey Lavin sank four treys en route to 12 points, while Michael Finke tossed in three three-pointers and scored a game-high 17 points.
Dedric Byrd added 14 points. Five Chargers scored during the team’s 23-5 first-quarter surge.
“I thought it would be close,” Centennial coach Tim Lavin said. “We just shot the ball extremely well, and they struggled at the beginning. Then we got that big lead, and when you get that they almost have to play perfect after that. That was clearly our best game. We did everything well tonight.”
Normal West 54, Urbana 38. The Tigers scored the first basket of the second half to take a 31-23 lead but then went more than 101/2 minutes without a point to lose a road game. Sophomore Greg Boyd scored 11 points for Urbana, and teammate Marcus Catchings had eight points and seven rebounds.
Danville 73, Eisenhower 62. Kylen Butler’s six three-pointers and 28 points carried the Vikings to a home win. Daniel Carter and Te Von Hutcherson contributed 13 and 10 points, respectively, for Danville.
Peoria Notre Dame 70, Mahomet-Seymour 46. Brad Herrmann had 12 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs in a road loss.
Schlarman 54, Hoopeston Area 40. Andrew Kelley racked up 20 points to lead the Hilltoppers to a home win. Mason Layden scored 17 for the Cornjerkers.
Sullivan 56, Windsor 40. Andy Brown’s five three-pointers and 27 points boosted the Redskins to a home victory. Wyatt Garriott contributed six rebounds, five assists and three points for Sullivan.
El Paso-Gridley 67, Fisher 39. Tate Estes and Hans Carmien combined for 26 points for the Bunnies in a home loss.
Flanagan-Cornell 55, GCMS 42. The Falcons fell behind 19-4 after one quarter and never recovered in a home loss. Ethan Steidinger scored 11 of his team-high 16 points for GCMS in the first half.
Shiloh 65, Urbana Uni High 38. Cyrus Ferguson fired in five three-pointers and scored 23 points for Shiloh in a road win. Tarik Koric had 18 points and six steals for the Illineks, while teammate Taharka Baraka totaled 12 points, 15 rebounds and five blocked shots.
Ridgeview 58, LeRoy 44. Cory Winterland’s 14 points led the Mustangs to a road win. Dalton Stewart scored 13 for LeRoy.
Judah Christian 55, Villa Grove 33. Myles Roosevelt and Ethan Chitty scored 14 points apiece to lead the Tribe to a home win. Gabe Palmer had 12 points for Villa Grove.
Clifton Central 56, Cissna Park 42. Cole Hasselbring’s 17 points led CP in a road loss.
Argenta-Oreana 73, Arcola 58. Keegan McHood and Jesse Witts scored 19 points apiece for the Bombers in a home win. Nick Hudson scored 15 points for Arcola, and teammate Quinton Risley grabbed 10 rebounds to match McHood’s game-high total.
Blue Ridge 72, Tremont 49. The host Knights improved to 5-1 behind Michael Plunk’s 30 points and six assists. Clint O’Neal had a double-double (10 points, 13 rebounds) for Blue Ridge.
Iroquois West 55, Momence 53. The Raiders pulled out a home win in overtime behind Keaton Zirkle’s 18 points and Michael Farmer’s 17.
Heritage 60, La Salette 58. Chance Lemmon’s seven three-pointers and 24 points boosted the Hawks to a home win. Jerome Dailey led La Salette with 14 points.
Arthur-Lovington 67, Atwood-Hammond 43. Clayton Honn and Tyler Schuring combined for 21 points to lead a balanced attack that lifted the Knights to a road win. Andy Webb led the Rajahs with 12.
In girls’ basketball
Shelbyville 57, Judah Christian 44. The Tribe lost in the Mike Walsh Tournament at Bement despite getting 23 points, five rebounds and four steals from Kristina Lee.
At Urbana. The Tigers won 49-21 behind six pinfall victories. Kyle Hauersperger (138 pounds) and Francisco Barrios (160) each recorded pins in under two minutes for Urbana.