Central loses at the buzzer in overtime

Central loses at the buzzer in overtime

CHAMPAIGN — Normal Community racked up eight three-pointers against Champaign Central on Friday night.

The final trey was a dagger.

Leading 54-52 with time running out in overtime, the Maroons were in position to hold off the Ironmen. Then Tyler Seibring sank a fadeaway three-point shot at the buzzer to lift Normal Community to a 55-54 win.

Xavier Martin led the Maroons with 15 points, while Kameron Rowan added nine points and Davion Watson eight.

Normal West 62, Danville 39. The Vikings were outscored 17-2 in the third quarter and couldn’t recover in a road loss.

After falling behind by 10 points following one period, the Vikings rallied to draw within 29-24 at halftime.

Then the Wildcats delivered a knockout punch.

Denzel Smith scored 14 points for Danville. Normal West sank seven three-point shots and outscored the Vikings 57-26 from the field.

Bloomington 89, Urbana 46. Donald McKinley scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Tigers in a road loss. Urbana fell behind 25-14 after one quarter and 50-24 at halftime.

Troy McBride finished with nine points and seven rebounds for the Tigers. Conner Gremer added 10 points, and Greg Boyd had five points and four assists.