Thursday's prep highlights: A-L/A-H, Tri-County, CG, Shiloh win LOVC games

Thursday's prep highlights: A-L/A-H, Tri-County, CG, Shiloh win LOVC games

In girls’ basketball
LOVC Tourney
A-L/A-H 46, Okaw Valley 30. Ashley Tabb poured in a game-high 21 points for Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond, which led 22-15 at halftime.

Tri-County 56, Arcola 42. Autumn Meyer tallied a game-high 21 points for the Titans, who got 13 points from Abby Smith. The Purple Riders were led by Taylor Edwards (13 points) and Cara Edwards (12 points).

Cerro Gordo 48, Heritage 32. Arionna Gant scored 18 points in the second half to help the Broncos pull away. Gant, who finished with 22 points, also set the school’s career rebounding record, grabbing six to up her total to 833. “She set the school single-season record as a sophomore, so we knew she had potential,” Cerro Gordo coach ERIC HELMS said. “She’s continued working hard and has gotten better each year.” Jessica Blunt scored all nine of her points in the first half in the win. Dallas McCormick led the Hawks with 15 points and five steals.

Shiloh 40, Villa Grove 31. Shelby Smith (14 points) and Morgan Wood (12 points) paced the Raiders. The Blue Devils received 16 points from Courtney Helm and 10 from Lizzy Smith.

OVC Tourney
Unity 52, Warrensburg-Latham 37. Kennedy Hartman had 15 points, nine steals and seven rebounds to power the Rockets. Rebecca Maxwell also scored 15 and Hannah Stone added 11 for Unity.

Sullivan 75, Shelbyville 17. Asia Morrison and Elissa Stewart scored 12 points apiece as the Redskins were one point from having five players score in double figures. Emily Neuhauser (11), Maggie Plank (10) and Brittin Boyer (nine) also chipped in. Plank also had 11 rebounds.

Monticello 50, Meridian 46. Layne Buzan had 21 points — 11 in the fourth quarter to lead a rally from a 33-27 deficit — and nine rebounds for the Sages. Sarah Wells and Chrissy Gadbury had nine points apiece as Monticello outscored the Hawks 36-23 in the second half.

SVC Tourney
At Paxton
STM 65, SJ-O 33. Lexi Wallen posted a double-double (12 points, 11 rebounds), leading top-ranked (Class 2A) St. Thomas More to a spot in the championship game after defeating St. Joseph-Ogden. Jade Brinkoetter scored 16 points in the first half for the Sabers, who got 15 points from Tori McCoy. Bailey Trimble led the Spartans with 10 points. The Sabers, who are going for their sixth title in nine years, will play Watseka at 7 p.m. Saturday at Parkland College.

Watseka 52, PBL 35. Devin Curry led the Warriors with 16 points. Paxton-Buckley-Loda received 15 points from Amanda Ypya.

At Gilman
Cissna Park 49, Clifton Central 19. Madison Overbey had 20 points for the Timberwolves.
Iroquois West 52, Momence 23. Morgan Small nailed four three-pointers and finished with 19 points, and 10 Raiders scored in the victory.

Danville 61, Urbana 37. Alexus Jimson-Miller hit five three-pointers en route to 24 points, and Breanna Keys added 12 points in a Big 12 home win for the Vikings, who led 19-5 after the first quarter and 34-10 at halftime. Karidia Shelby scored 16 points and Kiara Moses added 11 for the Tigers.

Centennial 81, MacArthur 40. The Chargers rolled in Big 12 play.

Prairie Central 56, M-S 48. Laura Crane had 19 points and Gabby Weber added 15 for the visiting Hawks. Mahomet-Seymour received 18 points and six rebounds from Maggie Schmidt. Hannah Charter had 11 boards in the loss.

GCMS 45, Dee-Mack 31. Katie Massey scored a game-high 13 points for host Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley against Deer Creek-Mackinaw.

LeRoy 61, Tri-Valley 42. Lauren Russell had a game-high 28 points (eight three-pointers) to propel the Panthers.

Normal U-High 68, Rantoul 37. Hannah Wascher led the host Eagles with 19 points.

First Baptist 37, Pekin Christian 19. Hannah Wells scored 14 points — 10 in the first half — to lead DFB to a home win.

Schlarman 52, Chrisman 36. Janelle Marion scored 14 points and Sydne Bryant added 13 to lead the Hilltoppers to their seventh consecutive victory. The Cardinals got a game-high-tying 14 points from Sarah Ellis.     

In boys’ basketball

Vermilion County Tourney
Westville 43, B-H 39. Robert Elliott and Jeffery Thompson each scored 14 points to pace the Tigers against Bismarck-Henning, which received 12 points from Chase Connelly and 10 points from Austin Toler.

Salt Fork 42, Oakwood 34. Ross Learnard scored six of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to rally the Storm, which trailed 27-25 entering the final frame. Max Stutsman added 10 points for Salt Fork. Kyle Elliott led the Comets with 19 points.

Hoopeston Area 45, Armstrong-Potomac 30. Mayson Layden scored 20 points to help the Cornjerkers pull away and advance to Saturday’s fifth-place game. Daniel Lawson chipped in 11 points for Hoopeston. Shawn Johnson led the Trojans with 10 points.

In wrestling

At Westville. Demarco Brown (106 pounds), Kodi Ellis (120) and Jeremy Rivers (182) pinned their opponent, and David Alpers (220) also was victorious in Westville/Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Salt Fork’s 33-14 victory against Rockville (Ind.).

At Hoopeston. Jarod Noel (182) and Danny Feezor (126) pinned their opponents as Bismarck-Henning beat Hoopeston Area 39-33. The Cornjerkers got pins from Devin Cartwright (106), Dylan Pate (113) and Gage Foster (132).

At Mahomet.  Kody Hitchins (113), Kolton Taylor (120), Cody Hooper (132), Parker Overmyer (220) and Jordan Geese (285) posted pins for the Bulldogs in their 57-21 victory against Champaign Central. The Maroons received pins from Jack Rossi (138), Try Schoonover (160) and Toby Rivera (195). 

At Tolono. Gage Haga (132), Wesley Kibler (195) and Jacob Bowman each posted pinfall victories for St. Joseph-Ogden in its 38-23 victory. The Rockets received a pin from Daniel King (170).

At Charleston. Marcus Rice won twice, and Monticello split its matches against Charleston and Mattoon.

At Mount Zion. Chanc McQueen (120), Cameron Mammen (170) and Chris Hamilton (195) won by pin for the Tigers in their 45-32 victory.

In boys’ swimming

At Urbana. Carter Huff won the 50-yard freestyle and 100 backstroke for the Tigers, who finished second in a triangular against first-place Charleston and St. Thomas More. Zach Heinricher won the 200 individual medley for Urbana.

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