Saturday's highlights: Tigers enjoy home cookin'
At Urbana. Cameron Mammen’s final Urbana Invitational was one to remember. The Tigers senior pinned each of his three opponents, two in less than a minute, to win the 195-pound class and earn the Most Outstanding Wrestler award for the upper-weight divisions.
Mammen capped his title run with a pin in 2:21 against previously undefeated Tyler Dicken of Westville. It was the 100th victory of Mammen’s career.
Three other wrestlers earned titles for Urbana, which placed second in the 12-team field. Sam Walson (126), Demetrius Jackson (132) and Josh Pratt (285) joined Mammen atop the medals stand.
Fourth-place St. Joseph-Ogden produced two champs: Austin Hedrick (152) and Austin Upton (170).
At Mahomet. Austen Schott (126) and Darren Wynn (132) captured titles for Centennial, which tied for 11th place with host Mahomet-Seymour in the 22-team Marty Williams Invitational.
Toby Rivera (195) of Champaign Central finished fourth. Tyler Moxley (126) was the top Bulldogs finisher, in sixth place.
At Vandalia. Zach Armstrong (220) scored two first-period pins and went 3-0 to lead Monticello, which won all three of its dual meets.
At Argenta. Jarod Noel (170) and Dallas Messmore (152) each went 3-1 in contested duals for Bismarck-Henning at the Cumberland Duals, which were moved this year to Argenta-Oreana. The Blue Devils finished 1-3, the victory coming against Olney. Seth Bowman (138) and Rob Lane (145) each had two first-period pins for the host Bombers, who went 3-0. Ethan Linder (285) and Devin Cartwright (106) had two pins apiece for Hoopeston Area (0-3).
At Normal. LeRoy won four weight classes and captured the team title of the Girardi Invitational. Panthers champions included ALEX Matlock (106), Tate Ruffner (113), Tyler Walsh (120) and Ty Sandy (220). Javen Cobb (152) of Rantoul finished third.
In girls’ basketball
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. TOURNAMENT
Centennial 66, Rock Island Alleman 48. The Chargers raced to a 26-9 first-quarter lead and stayed in command to win at the Martin Luther King Jr. Tournament at Galesburg. CHELSEA CROSS scored a game-high 24 points for Centennial and Stacia Simmons led a balanced Centennial attack with 11 points.
Centennial 67, Galesburg 56. Cross scored 15 of her game-high 23 points in the first half for the Chargers, who took control with a 22-point third quarter.
EAST MOLINE INVITATIONAL
Arthur Okaw Christian 28, East Moline Christian 26. Twila Linville’s double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds) helped the Conquering Raiders clinch third place.
Watseka 56, Prairie Central 52. The Warriors outscored Prairie Central 19-12 in the third quarter and held on for a road win. Devin Curry scored 15 points for Watseka, while Laura Crane led the Hawks with 18 points.
Normal West 41, Urbana 16. Karidia Shelby scored 12 points for the Tigers, who trailed 19-2 at halftime in a home loss.
St. Joseph-Ogden 49, Momence 17. The Spartans limited Momence to eight points in the first three quarters in rolling to a home victory. Ashley Landis led SJ-O with 17 points and seven steals.
Danville 38, Eisenhower 30. Alexus Jimson-Miller scored 16 points and had four steals for the Vikings in a road victory. Lynette Buggs grabbed seven rebounds for Danville.
In boys’ basketball
Bloomington Central Catholic shootout
St. Teresa 51, Schlarman 42. Austin Calhoun scored 20 points for the Hilltoppers in a loss.
PBL 68, Urbana Uni High 46. Tyler Rubarts scored 21 points and the Panthers connected on seven three-pointers in a home victory. George Voulgaris had 22 points and four steals for the Illineks.
Cissna Park 47, Prairie Central 28. The Timberwolves outscored Prairie Central 24-9 in the second half to pull away to a home win. Cole Hasselbring led Cissna Park with 12 points
Flanagan 62, Fisher 58. Kyle Williams sank five three-pointers and scored 32 points, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Bunnies from a home defeat.
Watseka 71, Grant Park 39. The Warriors erupted for 35 points in the third quarter and cruised to a home win. Alex Gocken scored 12 points to lead a balanced Watseka attack, and teammate Austin Hasselbring grabbed 12 rebounds.
Cerro Gordo 74, Villa Grove 55. Cole Blickensderfer went 7 for 7 at the foul line and scored 28 points for the Broncos in a home victory. Noah Palmer paced the Blue Devils with 20 points.
In boys’ swimming & diving
At Pontiac. Urbana’s Carter Huff placed second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 400 freestyle. The Tigers finished third in the three-team meet.