Monday's highlights: Unity makes OVC finals
In girls’ basketball
Okaw Valley Conference Tournament
■ Unity 50, St. Teresa 44. Kennedy Hartman scored 27 points, including 10 at the foul line, to lead the Rockets to victory.
■ Tuscola 41, Monticello 37. Erin Weaver went 7 of 9 at the foul line and scored 19 points, leading the Warriors to a narrow win. Layne Buzan paced the Sages with nine points.
Heart of Illinois/McLean County Tournament
■ LeRoy 59, Heyworth 29. The Panthers jumped out to a 24-6 lead after one quarter and rode Lauren Russell’s 16 points and six rebounds to victory. Shannon Steffen added 10 points, six steals and five assists.
■ El Paso-Gridley 51, Ridgeview 19. Carissa Tinsley and Lindsey Graham each scored six points for the Mustangs in a loss to the top seed.
■ Urbana Uni High 45, Arthur Okaw Christian 24. Raebekkah Pratt-Clarke scored 11 points and Lydia Mihaly added 10, leading the Illineks to a road win. Emma Hoyer contributed 10 rebounds and seven steals to the victory. Kami Taber and Twila Linville had seven points apiece for the Conquering Riders.
■ Hoopeston Area 25, Bismarck-Henning 16. Olivia Smith scored nine points in the Cornjerkers’ road victory. Cayla Davis had nine rebounds and three blocks for Hoopeston Area. Brooke Walsh led the Blue Devils with eight points and eight rebounds.
■ Schlarman 59, Armstrong-Potomac 28. Janelle Marion scored 18 points and Holly Huckstadt scored all of her 15 points on three-pointers, leading the host Hilltoppers to their eighth consecutive win. Erika Sieberns paced A-P with 11 points.
■ Villa Grove 73, Martinsville 44. The Blue Devils improved to 4-0 in the Little Okaw Valley Conference with a lopsided road win. Alix Ezell scored 21 points and Kayla Dowler had 17 for Villa Grove, which outscored Martinsville 40-16 in the second half.
■ Tri-County 38, Arcola 34. The Titans outscored Arcola 12-6 in the fourth quarter to pull out a home victory. Amber Meyer had 18 points and eight rebounds for Tri-County. Taylor Edwards finished with 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Purple Riders.
■ Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond 55, Okaw Valley 37. The host Lancers rolled behind Ashley Tabb’s 26 points and Emily Seegmiller’s 10 rebounds and seven assists.
■ Chrisman 42, Oakwood 22. Freshman Shelby Warner had 10 points and eight rebounds to lead the Cardinals to a home win. Sarah Ellis (five assists) and Chey Warner scored 11 points apiece for Chrisman.
■ Cerro Gordo/Bement/DeLand-Weldon 44, Shiloh 42. Shelby Blacker tied a school record with six three-pointers and Jessica Blunt scored three of Cerro Gordo’s four overtime points, leading the Broncos to a home victory against the reigning Little Okaw Valley tournament champions. Arionna Gant and Blunt grabbed 13 and 12 rebounds, respectively, for CG. Shelby Smith led Shiloh with 13 points.
■ Milford 53, Westville 43. Alissa Totheroh’s 11 points and five steals lifted the Bearcats to a home win. Samantha Wilken (eight rebounds) and Mindy Garrelts scored 12 points apiece for Milford. Danielle Gabehart led Westville with 17 points.
■ Eureka 60, Rantoul 40. The Eagles were outscored 44-13 in the first half in a road loss. Hannah Wascher scored 28 points for Rantoul.
In boys’ basketball
Little Okaw Valley Conference Tournament
■ Arthur-Lovington 61, Arcola 32. The top-seeded Knights jumped out to a 35-16 halftime lead in advancing to the semifinals. Tyler Schuring sank five three-pointers and scored 17 points for A-L. Kollin Seaman led Arcola with 12 points.
■ Shiloh 62, Villa Grove 32. Andrew Donithan scored 20 points for Shiloh, which outscored Villa Grove 20-8 in the second period in clinching a semifinal berth. Noah Palmer scored 12 points for the Blue Devils.
■ Tri-County 67, Okaw Valley 63. Wes Motley scored 20 points and Luke Clapp added 16, leading the Titans into the semifinals. Motley scored eight of Tri-County’s 16 points in the decisive fourth quarter
Heart of Illinois/McLean County Tournament
■ Ridgeview 45, Lexington 32. Josh Weier scored 14 points and three other Mustangs contributed at least seven in a quarterfinal victory.
■ Chicago Heights Bloom 72, Danville 38. Daniel Carter scored 14 points, including all nine of the Vikings’ third-quarter points, in Danville’s loss at the Joliet Shootout.