Saturday's highlights: Shiloh claims LOVC title
In boys’ basketball
■ Shiloh 57, Heritage 35. The Raiders outscored Heritage 42-20 in the second half to run away with the tournament title. Andrew Donithan scored 19 of his game-high 29 points in the second half to help Shiloh break open a game that was tied 15-15 at halftime. John Taylor paced the Hawks with 14 points.
■ Arthur-Lovington 67, Tri-County 38. Fourteen players scored points for the Knights, who built a 30-12 halftime lead and rolled to victory in the third-place game. Curtis Plank and Tyler Schuring scored 12 and 10 points for A-L. Luke Clapp led the Titans with 14 points.
■ Okaw Valley 72, Bement 69. Leading 52-46 after three quarters, the Bulldogs were unable to hold on and fell in overtime in the consolation championship game. Connor Gross scored 18 of his game-high 26 points in the second half for Bement. Tyce Rittenhouse (18 points) scored all four of the Bulldogs’ points in OT.
OKAW VALLEY TOURNAMENT
■ Monticello 62, Warrensburg-Latham 45. Junior Nick Stokowski made four three-pointers and finished with 24 points to lead the top-seeded Sages.
Senior Bryan Phipps added nine points for Monticello (16-2).
The Sages were crisp offensively, sharing the ball and finding easy looks for buckets against myriad defensive schemes W-L (7-13) threw at them. Stokowski got Monticello started with two easy layups on the right block, and Phipps hit two shots to give the Sages an 8-0 lead.
Monticello led 15-5 after the first quarter and 32-13 entering halftime, solving the Cardinals’ press and different zone looks with ease.
“At one point they did a triangle-and-two on (Ryan) Donohue and Stokowski,” Monticello coach Kevin Roy said. “We recognized that and executed well against it, then they went to a diamond-and-one against Stokowski, and we handled that well, too.
“As a team, we’ve talked about people playing gimmick defenses against us. It’s been challenging for the coaching staff to be able to prepare and recognize and then be able to counter those.”
■ Quincy 60, Champaign Central 49. Sean Suggs scored a game-high 16 points for the Maroons. Chris Hutchison finished with seven rebounds for visiting Central.
■ Arthur Okaw Christian 76, Dyer (Ind.) Heritage Christian 64. The Conquering Riders racked up 13 three-pointers and finished their home win with a 29-point fourth quarter. Wes Henningsen and Adam Beachy scored 19 points apiece for AOC, with Beachy and teammate Austin Helmuth each sinking four three-pointers.
■ Cissna Park 52, Milford 32. Cole Hasselbring scored all of his game-high 15 points in the final three quarters, leading the Timberwolves to a home victory. Alex Rabe added 12 points. Josh Killion paced Milford with 13 points.
■ Prairie Central 61, PBL 49. The Hawks broke open a close game by outscoring the Panthers 20-11 in the fourth quarter to win on the road. KYLER Hoffman finished with 18 points to lead four PC players who scored in double figures. Drew Schrodt had 24 points for PBL.
In girls’ basketball
HOIC/McLEAN COUNTY TOURNEY
■ LeRoy 52, Tri-Valley 43. Lauren Russell went 8 of 10 at the foul line and scored 13 points to lead a balanced attack that lifted the Panthers to victory in the third-place game. Shannon Steffen and Kelsey Walker added 12 and 10 points, respectively. Audra Dial contributed six assists and seven rebounds to the win.
■ Judah Christian 53, Normal Calvary Christian 31. The Tribe built a 32-11 halftime lead and cruised to a semifinal berth. Kristina Lee scored 18 points and Leslee Chambers produced a double-double (15 points, 10 rebounds) for Judah.
■ Cornerstone Christian Academy 49, Buckley Christ Lutheran 28. Olivia Janssen scored all but six of the Crusaders’ points in a first-round loss.
■ Champaign Central 60, MacArthur 28. Laura Litchfield racked up 13 points, nine rebounds, seven steals and five assists for the Maroons in a home victory. MeMe Evans also nearly had a double-double for Central with 21 points and eight rebounds.
■ St. Joseph-Ogden 45, Danville 39. Bailey Trimble scored 10 of her game-high 18 points in the second quarter, helping the Spartans outscore the Vikings 18-4 in the period en route to a road win. Ashley Landis added 17 points, shooting 9 of 10 at the foul line, and eight rebounds. Alexus Jimson-Miller paced Danville with 16 points.
■ Cissna Park 43, Milford 32. Addison Stoller scored nine of her game-high 17 points in the third quarter, fueling a 17-7 Timberwolves run in the period that carried the team to a home victory. Alexis Knake scored 16 points for CP. Stoller and teammate Kaitlyn Redeker combined for 17 rebounds. Cornisha Allen led Milford with nine points.
■ Villa Grove 36, Arcola 34. Lizzy Smith’s two free throws with 10 seconds left gave the Blue Devils the lead, and they survived two Arcola shot attempts thereafter to hold on for a road win. Courtney Helm and Smith finished with 14 and 13 points, respectively, for VG. Taylor Edwards led Arcola with 10 points.
■ Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City 73, Tuscola 40. Amber Miller scored 13 points for the Warriors.
■ At Shelbyville. Argenta-Oreana went 4-1 and finished second in the Okaw Duals. Five Bombers finished with 5-0 records, including Zach Whitsel (120 pounds), Nate Jozsa (132), Rob Lane (145), Brock Elliott (152) and Deven McBride (182 and 195). Monticello (3-2) had a pair of 5-0 finishers: Tanner VanDalsen (195) and Zach Armstrong (220). For Unity, Colton Reed (182) went 5-0 with four pins, and Caleb Griffet (120) finished 4-1.
■ At Mackinaw. LeRoy went 5-0 to win the Heart of Illinois Conference Duals. Seven Panthers won all five of their matches: Alex Matlock (106), Austin Matlock (120 and 126), Tyler Walsh (120 and 126), Peyton Roop (132 and 138), Caleb Wilson (160), Brandon Bodine (170) and Ty Sandy (220). Three wrestlers won all five of their matches for GCMS/Fisher (4-1): Cameron Schwing (113), Chet McClure (138) and Josh Wallick (285).