Friday's highlights: Finke, Centennial bounce back
In boys’ basketball
State Farm Classic
Normal Community 61, Centennial 30. Andrew Washington and Khalil Toombs each scored eight points to lead the Chargers, who trailed 31-9 at halftime. Illinois recruit Michael Finke had three points.
Centennial 66, Rockton Hononegah 53. Finke rebounded with a game-high 29 points in the Chargers’ second game of the day. Luke Vaughn added 18 points and Michael McCray 12 for Centennial, which outscored Hononegah 22-8 in the fourth quarter.
Thornton Fractional 47, M-S 45. Sam Hohlfelder had a game-high 11 points for Mahomet-Seymour, which was outscored 20-18 in the fourth quarter.
South Holland Thornwood 47, M-S 38. Hohlfelder paced the Bulldogs with 15 points.
Cissna Park 57, STM 45. Cole Hasselbring had 20 points for the Timberwolves, who received 13 points from Beau Anderson and 10 from Alex Rabe. St. Thomas More got 18 points from Kyler Jones and 12 from Storm Joop.
STM 53, Rock Island Alleman 50. Joop had 15 points and Michael Plecki 13 for the Sabers.
SJ-O 44, Rock Island Alleman 29. Brent Schluter had 15 points and Chase Patton 12 for St. Joseph-Ogden, which trailed 13-7 after the first quarter.
Prairie Central 45, BCC 43. Kyler Hoffman led three Hawks in double figures with 12 points. Addison Bounds and Lane Maurer each added 11 against Bloomington Central Catholic.
Rock Falls 61, Prairie Central 55. Bounds led the Hawks with 25 points.
Alton 64, Champaign Central 57. Kameron Rowan led the Maroons with 13 points, and Isiah Smith added 10 points and six rebounds.
Lincoln 55, Urbana 20. Donald McKinley and Conner Gremer each had five points to lead the Tigers, who got six rebounds from Gremer.
Rantoul 70, Galesburg 63. Johnny Jones, an all-tournament pick, scored 22 points and Greg Morrow had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Eagles, who received a clutch three-pointer from Cord Church with less than four minutes left in the fourth quarter.
“Like I told the team, it shows a lot of heart and a lot of guts to come back after two devastating losses,” Rantoul coach Brett Frerichs said.
The Eagles lost twice Thursday on last-second shots by Charleston and Mattoon.
Rantoul 47, Rochester 40. Jones (10 points) hit two three-pointers in the final three minutes to help the Eagles rally.
“We really didn’t come out with any energy,” Jones said. “We were ready to go home. Against good teams, we play better. It’s been like that since we’ve been playing (in junior high). We play down to teams’ levels. We need to come out with better intensity.”
Talon Hardin had a team-high 12 points.
Arthur Okaw Christian Tourney
AOC 57, Agape Christian 28. Wes Henningsen led three Conquering Riders in double figures with 16 points. Isaiah Lowry and Adam Beachy each added 10.
AOC 71, Mountain Top 59. Beachy had 19 points for the Conquering Riders, who received 17 points from Lowry and 11 points each from Austin Helmuth and Payton Messmore.
Midwest Central 71, LeRoy 65. Cole Pliura had a team-high 18 points for the Panthers, who lost in overtime.
Sullivan 46, Roanoke-Benson 44. Andy Brown (11 points) and Mitch Molzen (11 points) helped lead the Redskins.
Havana 50, Clinton 32. Dillon Smith had 11 points in the loss.
Salt Fork 50, Villa Grove 31. Max Stutsman led three Storm players in double figures with 19 points. Ross Learnard added 14 and Alec Dutton 12. The Blue Devils, who trailed 26-21 at halftime, got six points from Gilbert Nieto.
Shiloh 58, G-RF 24. Andrew Donithan had 14 points and Cyrus Furgeson added 13 for the Raiders against Georgetown-Ridge Farm, which trailed 26-15 at intermission.
Decatur Lutheran 59, Heritage 45. John Taylor scored a team-high 20 points for the Hawks.
Salt Fork 68, Decatur Lutheran 59. Stutsman had 22 points, Dutton 18, Learnard 17 and Cole Taylor 11 for the Storm.
Shiloh 47, Heritage 45. Donithan scored 19 points and Cole Bogle 13 for the Raiders. The Hawks got 16 points from Taylor.
Villa Grove 48, G-RF 27. The Blue Devils led 24-17 at halftime. The Buffaloes got 13 points from Kyle Coburn.
Schlarman 57, Grant Park 23. Austin Calhoun scored a game-high 19 points for the Hilltoppers, who got 12 from Michael Simmons.
Clifton Central 62, Oakwood 49. Skyler Slade scored a game-high 25 points for the Comets.
B-H 55, Watseka 52. Austin Toler led three Blue Devils in double figures with 16 points. Chase Connelly and Austin Reinken each added 12 points. The Warriors received 16 points from Austin Blair, 12 from Daulton DePatis and 11 from Austin Hasselbring.
Schlarman 55, Oakwood 36. Calhoun paced the Hilltoppers with 20 points. The Comets got 14 points from Slade.
Watseka 53, Grant Park 33. DePatis and Blair each scored 11 points to lead the Warriors.
Clifton Central 61, B-H 51. Toler had 14 points and Wilde Garowski 13 for the Blue Devils.
St. Teresa Tournament
Bement 66, Cerro Gordo 63. Tyce Rittenhouse led three Bulldogs in double figures with 17 points. Steve Isbell chipped in 15 and Connor Gross 13. The Broncos received a game-high 25 points from Cole Blickensderfer.
Beecher City 56, Arcola 41. Kollin Seaman had 13 points for the Purple Riders.
Oblong 63, Arcola 49. Seaman tallied 12 points and Wyatt Fishel 10 for the Purple Riders.
Oak Park/River Forest 62, Danville 32. Levonte Nelson, Denzel Smith and Jarhed Watson each scored six points for the Vikings, who trailed 21-14 at intermission.
Paris 72, Tri-County 39. Wes Motley had 12 points in the loss.
Westville 59, Tri-County 46. Robert Elliott scored a game-high 26 points for the Tigers. Luke Clapp led the Titans with 15 points.
Westville 51, Windsor 36. Jeffery Thompson led three Tigers in double figures with 13 points. Layn White and Kyle Brazas each scored 12 points.
A-L 69, Hutsonville-Palestine 44. Curtis Plank scored 15 points to lead Arthur-Lovington, which got 13 points from Tyler Schuring.
A-L 61, Cumberland 31. Evan Seegmiller, Nick Martina and Schuring each scored 10 points for the Knights.
In girls’ basketball
State Farm Classic
STM 62, Annawan 58. Lexi Wallen scored 21 points to lead four St. Thomas More players in double figures. Tori McCoy had 17, Randa
Harshbarger 13 and Jade Brinkoetter 10 for the Sabers, who outscored Annawan 6-2 in overtime.
Annawan is ranked second in Class 1A.
Harshbarger and Brinkoetter each fouled out. McCoy, whose blocked shot sent the game to overtime, grabbed 10 boards for her fifth double-double of the season.
The Sabers will play Bloomington Central Catholic, which is ranked eighth in Class 3A, at 6:50 p.m. today in the title game at Illinois Wesleyan.
Centennial 60, Springfield 54. The Chargers advanced to today’s championship game (3:30 p.m.) against Peoria Richwoods at Shirk Center by holding on in a wild fourth quarter.
Prairie Central 57, Tri-Valley 24. Kiana Coomber paced the Hawks with 15 points.
Rock Island Alleman 50, Prairie Central 41. Cassie Somers and Laura Crane each tallied 10 points to lead the Hawks.
SJ-O 43, Sterling Newman 39. Ashley Landis had 12 points for St. Joseph-Ogden, which got 11 points from Bailey Trimble. The Spartans outscored Newman 5-1 in overtime.
N. Vermillion, Ind. 45, Westville 19. Dani Gabehart and Ashley Hoffman each scored five points to pace the Tigers.
Villa Grove 42, B-H 25. Courtney Helm paced Villa Grove with a game-high 14 points. Bismarck-Henning received 11 points from Brooke Walsh.
N. Vermillion 35, Shiloh 26. Betsy Bogle had a team-high nine points for the Raiders, who got eight points from Lauren Moses.
Seeger, Ind. 38, Unity 25. Kennedy Hartman paced the Rockets with nine points and Rebecca Maxwell added eight.
Unity 39, B-H 21. Maxwell led the Rockets with nine points, and Kelsey Cunningham and Megan Bingaman each had eight. The Blue Devils received six points apiece from Walsh and Lindsay Andrews.
Shiloh 51, Fisher 43. Shelby Smith scored a game-high 19 points for the Raiders, who got nine points apiece from Morgan Wood and Bethany McGinness. The Bunnies got 17 points from Hannah Varner and 16 from Caitlin Cole.
Villa Grove 44, Salt Fork 38. Lizzy Smith (16 points) and Kayla Dowler (12) each reached double figures for the Blue Devils. The Storm got nine points from Taylor Vice.
Watseka 61, Fisher 32. Natalie Castonguay led the Warriors’ balanced attack with 15 points. Devin Curry added 14, and Trisha Martin and Hayley Gray chipped in 12 apiece. The Bunnies got 14 points from Cole and 12 from Sydney Blackwell.
Seeger, Ind. 44, Salt Fork 16. Emilie McFadden scored six points to pace the Storm.
Galesburg 83, Urbana 56. Kiara Moses and Karidia Shelby each scored a game-high-tying 20 points for the Tigers.
Taylorville 73, Rantoul 57. Hannah Wascher poured in a game-high 26 points for the Eagles, who got 11 points from Jasmine Riggs.
Eisenhower 51, Rantoul 45. Wascher scored a game-high 32 points for the Eagles.
Paris 44, Urbana 33. Moses paced Urbana with 12 points and Jessica Mack added 10.
Salem 53, M-S 46. Kristen Belyea went 8 of 9 from the foul line and led Mahomet-Seymour with 14 points. The Bulldogs, who trailed 34-28 after three quarters, received 12 points from Maggie Schmidt.
Olney 56, M-S 42. A cold-shooting second half did in the Bulldogs.
Teutopolis 36, Central 33. Laura Litchfield scored a game-high 23 points for Champaign Central in the third-place game.
Central 53, McCluer North 44. Litchfield scored a game-high 16 points for the Maroons, who received 12 points from Airiana Smith and 10 from Justice Winfield.
Sages Holiday Hoopla
Ridgeview 47, Monticello 35. Paige Jones poured in a game-high 29 points for the Mustangs. The Sages got 14 points from Layne Buzan.
Tuscola 46, GCMS 32. Erin Weaver led the Warriors with 18 points. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley received 13 points from Kayla Oneal.
Arcola 60, South Central 15. Taylor Edwards had a game-high 22 points for the Purple Riders.
Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City 64, Arcola 44. Edwards had a team-high 21 points.
PBL 64, St. Anne 37. Amanda Ypya scored 14 points to lead four Paxton-Buckley-Loda players in double figures. Andi Lemley had 12 points, and Jori Maynard and Erin Lemley added 11 each.
Peoria Manual Tournament
Danville 42, Schlarman 39. Alexus Jimson-Miller scored a game-high 15 points for the Vikings, who received 13 points from Breanna Keys. The Hilltoppers, who were outscored 14-9 in the fourth quarter, were led by Sydne Bryant (10 points) and Sierra Bell (nine points).
At Champaign. Chet McClure (138 pounds) had three victories (two by pinfall and one by technical fall) in Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher’s victories against Robinson, Dwight and No. 18 Beardstown at St. Thomas More’s New Year’s Challenge. Cameron Schwing (113) and Josh Wallick (285) won by pin in the Falcons’ 46-24 loss to No. 2 Mercer County at Huff Hall.
At Lincoln. Austen Schott (132) and Darren Wynn (138) won their title matches by decision for Centennial, which finished eighth in the team standings.
At Argenta. Mike Redwinski (170) earned a pin for Monticello in its 34-31 loss to Erie-Prophetstown.