Thursday's prep highlights: Litchfield propels Maroons
In girls’ basketball
Champaign Central 63, Decatur Eisenhower 33. Laura Litchfield scored 19 of her season-high 27 points in the first half, leading the Maroons to a home win. Meme Evans contributed 11 points and seven rebounds for Central.
Centennial 55, Normal West 45. Double-figure scoring by Chelsea Cross (15), Chantal Meacham (14) and Katelynn Martinez (12) boosted the host Chargers.
Urbana 52, MacArthur 36. The Tigers outscored MacArthur 18-8 in the fourth quarter to pull away to a road win. Jessica Mack and Kiara Moses combined for 38 points for Urbana.
Danville 43, Bloomington 21. Breanna Keys and Alexus Jimson-Miller scored 18 points apiece for the Vikings in a road win.
Armstrong-Potomac 51, Hoopeston Area 32. The Trojans outscored Hoopeston Area 24-6 in the third quarter to take command in a road victory. Erika Sieberns led A-P with 16 points. Tori Smock scored nine points for the Cornjerkers.
Cissna Park 57, Buckley Christ Lutheran 23. Madison Overbey scored 11 points and Addison Stoller had 10 to lead a balanced attack that carried the Timberwolves to a road win. All 10 players who appeared in the game for CP scored. Olivia Janssen scored all of her team-high 11 points for the Crusaders in the second half.
Fieldcrest 50, Ridgeview 26. The Mustangs led 9-2 after one quarter but were outscored 48-17 thereafter in a home loss. Lindsey Graham scored 10 points for Ridgeview.
Prairie Central 85, Rantoul 40. The Hawks scored 51 points in the first half in rolling to a home win. Emily Shiflett and Gabby Weber scored 19 points apiece for PC. Rantoul’s Hannah Wascher led all scorers with 21.
Arcola 43, Urbana Uni High 24. Leading by one point at halftime, Arcola outscored the Illineks 29-11 in the second half to win on the road. Taylor Edwards scored 23 points for the Purple Riders. Emma Hoyer had 17 points and 16 rebounds for Uni.
LeRoy 52, Heyworth 50. Lauren Russell scored half of her game-high 14 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Panthers to a road win. The score was tied at 33 after three periods. Shannon Steffen had 13 points, five assists and four steals for the Panthers.
Argenta-Oreana 69, Shelbyville 41. The Bombers rolled to a home victory behind Kandie Bloch’s 33 points, eight rebounds and three blocks.
Cerro Gordo 46, Okaw Valley 43. The Broncos rallied from a 17-6 deficit after the first quarter to pull out a road win. Arionna Gant led CG with 14 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks.
n Salt Fork 52, Westville 42. The Storm outscored Westville 17-7 in the fourth quarter to earn a road victory. Emilie McFadden had 19 points for Salt Fork. Westville’s Danielle Gabehart also scored 19, and teammate Adrianne Pate contributed seven rebounds.
St. Anthony 44, Tri-County 41. Kyla Skinner scored 13 points and Abby Smith grabbed seven rebounds for the Titans in a road loss.
Schlarman 42, Milford 31. Freshman Sierra Bell’s 20 points lifted the Hilltoppers to a road win.
Blue Ridge 31, GCMS 23. Gabby Pearl racked up 12 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks for the Knights in a home win.
Clinton 56, Meridian 30. The host Maroons improved to 12-1 behind Haley Ginger’s 12 points and Haley Toohill’s 11.
Tri-City 58, Arthur Okaw Christian 28. Twila Linville scored 13 points for Arthur Okaw Christian in a road loss.
In boys’ basketball
PBL 57, Fisher 53. The Panthers hit 6 of 8 free throw in overtime to pull out a victory. Drew
Schrodt scored 21 points for PBL. Fisher received 15 points apiece from Grant Pointer and Hans Carmien.
St. Joseph-Ogden 84, Armstrong-Potomac 20. Corbin Hesterberg recorded a double-double (12 points, 11 rebounds) and 11 players scored for the host Spartans in a runaway win. Wade Rogers had 10 points for A-P.
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Schlarman 53, Tri-Point 51. Andrew Kelley hit a 5-foot jump shot with four seconds left to lift the Hilltoppers to a win. Kelley finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists.
Argenta-Oreana 52, Decatur Lutheran 49. The Bombers (6-2) knocked off previously undefeated Decatur Lutheran behind Gage Eller’s double-double (16 points, 12 rebounds).
At Mahomet. Parker Overmyer’s pin at 220 pounds gave Mahomet-Seymour a 31-24 lead and the clinching points in a 31-30 victory against GCMS/Fisher. Overmyer and Tyler Moxley (126) each scored first-period pins for the Bulldogs. Hunter Lowry (106) had a first-period pin for the Falcons.
At Cayuga, Ind. Devin Cartwright (113), Gage Foster (138) and Ethan Linder (285) scored first-period pins for Hoopeston Area, which tied host North Vermillion 33-33 but won the dual meet on criteria.