Tuesday's prep highlights: Tool helps lift Clinton girls
In girls’ basketball
Class 2A Regionals
■ Clinton 67, A-O 55. Megan Tool led four Maroons in double figures with 16 points. Haley Toohill added 14, and Haley Ginger and Morgan Hickman each scored 12 points in the victory. Argenta-Oreana, which trailed 34-28 at halftime, got a game-high 27 points from Kandie Bloch.
■ Watseka 70, Clifton Central 12. Taylor Bauer had 14 points and Devin Curry added 13 for the top-seeded Warriors.
■ Beecher 65, Hoopeston Area 50. Shelby Holzinger had 13 points and Haley Dixon 11 for the Cornjerkers.
■ SJ-O 45, B-H 33. Ashley Landis had 12 points and Bailey Trimble 11 for top-seeded St. Joseph-Ogden. Bismarck-Henning was paced by Brooke Walsh, who scored a game-high 13 points.
■ G-RF 50, Westville 46. Brittany Hay had 20 points and Callan Hall 15 for second-seeded Georgetown-Ridge Farm. The Tigers got 17 points from Ashley Hoffman.
Class 1A Regionals
■ A-P 50, Salt Fork 27. Erika Sieberns scored a game-high 22 points to lift Armstrong-Potomac, which received 16 points from Morgan Zindars. Heather Ellis had 11 points to lead the Storm.
■ Schlarman 41, Cissna Park 38. Sierra Bell paced the Hilltoppers with 18 points. Janelle Marion added 12 points in the victory. Alexis Knake led the Timberwolves with 14 points. Madison OVerbey chipped in with 10 points in the loss.
■ LeRoy 39, Lexington 33. Shannon Steffen paced the Panthers with 16 points. Kelsey Walker grabbed nine rebounds in the victory.
■ Ridgeview 37, Heyworth 31. Paige Jones had 12 points and Jenna Ayers corralled 13 rebounds to lead the Mustangs to an overtime win.
■ Iroquois West 58, Tri-Point 45. Elena Sanchez scored a game-high 24 points to lead three Raiders in double figures. Morgan Small and Taylor Cultra each added 11 points in the victory.
At Villa Grove
■ Tri-County 48, Chrisman 19. Abby Smith had 13 points and Amber Meyer 11 for the Titans. The Cardinals got six points from Sarah Ellis.
■ Shiloh 56, Villa Grove 36. Shelby Smith poured in a game-high 21 points for the Raiders, who received 12 points from morgan wood and 10 points from Betsy Bogle. The Blue Devils got 14 points from Lizzy Smith.
In boys’ basketball
■ STM 80, Fisher 31. Josh Koerner led three St. Thomas More players in double figures with 23 points. Mike Plecki tallied 14 and Brad Fritchey 11 for the Sabers. The host Bunnies received nine points from Grant Pointer.
■ MacArthur 74, Central 69. Chris Hutchison (nine points) and Xavier Martin each grabbed nine rebounds for host Champaign Central, which got 14 points apiece from Kameron Rowan and Sean Suggs.
■ AOC 59, DeLand-Weldon 38. Wes Henningsen poured in a team-high 20 points to lead Arthur Okaw Christian on the road. The Conquering Riders received 12 points from Adam Beachy and 10 from Drew Beachy. D-W was led by Dee Woods, who scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
■ Eureka 59, Prairie Central 49. Addison Bounds scored a team-high 20 points for the host Hawks, who received 11 points from Kyler Hoffman.
■ B-H 65, Hoopeston Area 52. Austin Toler scored a game-high 24 points to lift host Bismarck-Henning, which led 38-11 at intermission. The Cornjerkers received 17 points from Mason Layden and 16 from Brennan Crose.
■ Schlarman 59, A-P 30. Austin Calhoun had a game-high 22 points for the host Hilltoppers, who got 19 points from Andrew Kelley. A-P was led by Dentler Loschen, who scored nine points.
■ Westville 55, Milford 39. Jeffrey Thompson scored a game-high 17 points to pace the visiting Tigers. Tanner Cox (14 points) and Kyle Brazas (12 points) chipped in for Westville, which outscored the Bearcats 25-5 in the third quarter. Jacob Rogers (13 points) and Jeff Cann (12 points) led Milford.
■ Chrisman 62, Oakwood 35. Chris Hoult led all scorers with 26 points as the Cardinals rolled at home. Wyatt Avenatti added nine points for Chrisman. Kyle Elliott had a team-high 13 points for the Comets.
■ Heritage 74, Bement 43. Chance Lemmon had 18 points and six assists for the host Hawks, who got 17 points from John Taylor. The Bulldogs received 14 points from Steve Isbell and 13 from Connor Groce.
■ Okaw Valley 63, Arcola 54. Kollin Seaman poured in a game-high 26 points and Nick Hudson added 15 points for the visiting Purple Riders.
■ Shiloh 61, Villa Grove 23. Cyrus Furgeson had 18 points and Andrew Donithan scored 17 points to lead the host Raiders.
■ Arthur-Lovington 62, Tri-County 44. Andrew Maxwell led the Knights with 13 points and Tyler Schuring chipped in 10 for the visitors. Wyatt Flesner had a game-high 25 points for the Titans.
■ Maroa-Forsyth 74, A-O 38. Gregg Boomer had a game-high 13 points for visiting Argenta-Oreana.
■ Sullivan 58, Tuscola 52. Nick Frerichs paced the host Redskins with 15 points. The Warriors were led by Dustin Haake, who scored a game-high 21 points.
■ Salt Fork 61, G-RF 51. Max Stutsman led three Storm players in double figures with 18 points. Alec Dutton added 16 and Clayton Fauver 12 in the home victory. Georgetown-Ridge Farm received 10 points from Kyle Coburn.
■ Watseka 59, GCMS 44. Austin Blair had a game-high 16 points for the host Warriors, who got 11 points from Daulton DePatis and 10 from Jake Lyznicki. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley received nine points and eight rebounds from Ben Eads.
■ M-S 66, Rantoul 48. Connor Diedrich and Sam Hohlfelder scored 22 and 21 points, respectively, to lead visiting Mahomet-Seymour to a Corn Belt Conference victory.
Diedrich, who hit 17 of his points in the middle quarters, and Hohlfelder combined for 37 of M-S' 55 points in the first three quarters.
“Between the two of them, we chased them all night,” Rantoul coach Brett Frerichs said, noting his team wasn't quick enough to adjust.
Rantoul, which never led, tried to get back in the game with fullcourt-pressure defense in the third period but failed to gain ground.
M-S coach Chad Benedict said Rantoul “didn't give up,” and the Bulldogs coach said he was “proud of our kids” for not letting the hosts cut the lead.
Talon Hardin and James Coleman had 14 and 12 points, respectively, for Rantoul. The Eagles were without team leader Johnny Jones.
■ Paxton-Buckley-Loda 68, Blue Ridge 60. Axl Denault had a team-high 14 points to lead the Panthers during a road win while Johnny Walder and Tyler Rubarts each tallied 13 points. Michael Plunk had a game-high 21 points for Blue Ridge.