Friday's prep highlights: Schluter, Patton pace SJ-O
In boys’ basketball
B-H 64, Oakwood 42. AUSTIN TOLER had 24 points and host Bismarck-Henning took control with a 27-5 first-quarter run. ANDY BOTT added 16 points in the win. SKYLER SLADE had 15 points for the Comets.
SJ-O 74, Watseka 39. BRENT SCHLUTER scored 20 points and CHASE PATTON added 14 as host St. Joseph-Ogden raced to an early lead and cruised. CORBIN HESTERBERG had eight points as nine Spartans scored. WESTON FREEHILL (eight points) paced the Warriors.
Chrisman 52, G-RF 41. CHRIS HOULT scored 10 of his game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter for the visiting Cardinals, who got 11 points from CHASE ANDERSON. Georgetown-Ridge Farm got nine points from AARON SCOTT.
Maroa-Forsyth 76, Unity 64. At the Rocket Center, the Trojans steadily pulled away in Okaw Valley action. Four Rockets scored in double figures: JUSTIN DETERS (14 points), MATT RESTAD (11), JOSH LARSON (11) and MITCH NEGANGARD (10).
Cissna Park 51, St. Thomas More 48. ALEX RABE had 21 points and BEAU ANDERSON scored four of his 12 points in overtime for Cissna Park, which got 14 points from COLE HASSLEBRING. The Sabers were led by JOSHUA KOERNER (14 points) and STORM JOOP (11).
Ridgeview 62, Fisher 49. Host Ridgeview pulled away with a 16-2 third-quarter run. JOSH WEIER led a balanced scoring attack with 16 points. HANS CARMIEN led the Bunnies with 20 points, and KYLE WILLIAMS had 12.
Cornerstone 60, Uni High 19. TAHARKA BARAKA and WILL GIVENS each scored four points for the short-handed Illineks, who were missing seven regulars due to injury or absence.
Arthur Okaw 64, First Baptist 32. WES HENNINGSEN had 14 points and SETH MAST and ADAM BEACHY each added 12 for the hosts, who hit 13 three-pointers. JONATHAN GARVER led First Baptist with 18 points.
Clifton Central 44, Iroquois West 42. KEATON ZIRKLE had 22 points in the loss.
Calvary Christian 61, DeLand-Weldon 54. The Eagles lost at home despite Dee Woods’ double-double (30 points, 10 rebounds).
Arthur-Lovington 69, Heritage 67. Caleb Schrock scored all 11 of his points in the fourth quarter, helping the Knights hold off visiting Heritage. Curtis Plank scored a game-high 23 points for A-L. Brandon Richardson led the Hawks with 18 points.
Meridian 71, Tuscola 51. Dan Yoakum scored 13 points for the Warriors in a home loss.
Sullivan 39, Warrensburg-Latham 38. Derek Stain’s free throw with no time left lifted the Redskins to a tense home win. Sullivan led 24-16 at halftime before surviving a W-L comeback. Andy Brown scored a game-high 18 points for the Redskins.
St. Teresa 61, Argenta-Oreana 44. The Bombers fell behind 32-15 at halftime and couldn’t recover in a home loss. Keegan McHood and Gregg Boomer combined for 24 points for A-O.
Arcola 59, Martinsville 47. The Purple Riders outscored Martinsville 24-9 in the third quarter to take command in a road win. Kollin Seaman scored 19 points and Reed Strader added 16 for Arcola.
In girls’ basketball
Argenta-Oreana 63, Warrensburg-Latham 60. The Bombers outscored W-L 20-9 in the second quarter and held on to win at the Macon County Tournament at Cerro Gordo. Kandie Bloch racked up 30 points for A-O. The Bombers shot 17 of 20 at the foul line, including 9 of 9 by Bloch.