Friday's prep highlights: Danville's Smith scores 40

Friday's prep highlights: Danville's Smith scores 40

Danville 70, Cahokia 63. Trailing by 10 points entering the fourth quarter, the Vikings stormed back behind senior center Denzell Smith to send the game to overtime en route to a win. Smith racked up 40 points and 17 rebounds for the Vikings, who outscored Cahokia 35-18 after the third period. Aubrey Duncan added eight points and 10 rebounds for Danville.

Centennial 67, Morton 47. Michael Finke and Steven Lee combined for 38 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Chargers. Finke (22 points) shot 9 of 13 and Lee (16 points) was 7 of 9 for a Centennial team that connected on 52.2 percent of its attempts from the field. The Chargers outrebounded Morton 32-21.


Capital Christian (Calif.) 58, Champaign Central 45. The Maroons lost despite Luke Beesley’s double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds). Sean Suggs also scored 10 points for Central. Michigan signee DJ Wilson scored a game-high 16 points for Capital Christian.

Champaign Central 84, Fort Zumwalt North (Mo.) 50. The Maroons dominated the boards (47-17) and the scoreboard to give Wayne McClain his first win as Champaign Central’s coach. The Maroons improved to 1-2 under McClain, who coached Peoria Manual to three successive state championships in the 1990s before serving as an assistant on the University of Illinois staff. Noah Wells led Central with 17 points and Beesley produced his second double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds) of the day.


■ Pekin 57, Rantoul 49. Freshman Kevonte Williams scored a team-high 10 points for the Eagles.


Carbondale 76, Urbana 64. The Tigers were outscored 29-8 at the foul line and saw Carbondale pull away with a 12-2 run midway through the third quarter. Marcus Catchings produced a double-double (18 points, 11 rebounds) for Urbana.


Jerseyville 61, Mahomet-Seymour 58. The Bulldogs bolted to an 18-9 first-quarter lead but couldn’t hold off Jerseyville’s comeback. Joe Kenney and Conner Diedrich each scored 14 points for M-S. Diedrich also had seven rebounds, and Kenney passed for five assists.


■ Salt Fork 67, Cornerstone Christian Academy 38. The Storm rolled behind Ross Learnard’s 27 points and Max Stutsman’s 13.

Tri-County 49, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 35. Tri-County outscored the Buffaloes 18-5 in the second quarter and remained in control thereafter. Tyler Wright scored 19 points for the Titans, while fellow all-tournament pick Drake Kirchner tallied 15 for T-C.

Cornerstone Christian Academy 57, Villa Grove/Heritage 56. The Blue Devils’ fourth-quarter rally fell just short in the one-point loss. VG/H trailed by 14 points after three periods before outscoring Cornerstone 22-9. All-tournament choice Chance Lemmon led the Blue Devils with 16 points.

Salt Fork 61, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 39. Connor Taylor scored 20 points to lead the Storm. All-tournament pick Learnard added 15 points, and tournament MVP Stutsman finished with 14. Matt Penry led G-RF with 10 points.


Oakwood 43, Armstrong-Potomac 17. The Comets outscored A-P 20-6 in the second half to cap a dominating win. Parker Lee of Oakwood scored nine of his game-high 15 points in the first half. Skyler Slade added 10 points for the Comets.

PBL 67, Tri-Valley 48. Jeremy Walder scored 16 points to lead a balanced attack that carried the Panthers to the win. Jay Eshleman (15), Tyler Rubarts (15) and Drew Schrodt (11) also scored in double figures for PBL.


Olympia 60, Fisher 36. Grant Pointer and Nick Griffith each scored 11 points for the Bunnies.

Tri-Point 49, Clinton 40. The Maroons were limited to three points in the third period and couldn’t recover. Peyton McCubbin and Camryn Ward scored 11 points apiece for Clinton.

Blue Ridge 57, Roanoke-Benson 52. The Knights built a 13-point lead through three quarters and withstood a late rally by R-B to win. Michael Plunk scored 15 of his game-high 21 points in the first half for Blue Ridge.

■ GCMS 49, Prairie Central 44. Clinging to a one-point lead after three quarters, the Falcons held off the Hawks the rest of the way for the win. Drake Royal scored a game-high 20 points for GCMS, and teammate Tyler Hinshaw tallied 17. Ed Shafer paced PC with 17 points.


Bismarck-Henning 68, Donovan 35. The Blue Devils jumped to a 16-3 first-quarter lead in rolling to the win. Jakob Dazey scored all of his game-high 17 points for B-H in the first three periods.

■ LeRoy 56, Hoopeston Area 50. The Panthers outscored the Cornjerkers 22-15 in the fourth quarter to rally to a win. Cole Pliura (19 points) and Matt Chastain (18) paced LeRoy’s attack. Mason Layden sank three three-pointers and scored 16 points for Hoopeston.


■ Paris 70, Judah Christian 56. Dylan Hamilton hit three three-pointers and scored 20 points for the Tribe.

Shiloh 78, Schlarman 52. The Raiders rolled to a 43-21 halftime lead as Cyrus Furgeson scored 18 of his game-high 20 points in the first two quarters of Shiloh’s victory. Teammate Andrew Donithan finished with a game-high 23 points. Gannon Hughes led the Hilltoppers with 13 points.

In girls’ basketball

Shiloh 42, Paris 23. Held without a point in the first quarter, Shiloh stormed back with a 20-2 surge in the second period and rolled to victory in the championship game. Lauren Moses scored 15 points and Shayne Smith had 11 for the Raiders.

Blue Ridge 47, Chrisman 36. Jamison Brandt scored 20 points to lead the Knights to a third-place victory. Sarah Ellis was the Cardinals’ top scorer with 14.

■ Salt Fork 49, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 33. Jenny Kimbro’s 11 points led a balanced attack that lifted the Storm to a fifth-place win. Brittany Hay finished with 18 points for the Buffaloes.

Hoopeston Area 55, Oakwood 29. Led by Shelby Holzinger’s 21 points, 10 players scored for the Cornjerkers, who pulled away for good with a 17-2 second-quarter run. All-tournament pick Holzinger also grabbed 12 rebounds. Sadie Edwards paced Oakwood with 10 points.

Westville 50, Urbana Uni High 24. The Tigers jumped to a 12-2 first-quarter lead and outscored the Illineks in every quarter en route to the win. Adrianne Pate scored 12 points and Jicee Lacey grabbed seven rebounds for Westville. Uni’s Madeleine Nelson finished with game highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds.


LeRoy 48, Kewanee 35. The Panthers outscored Kewanee 17-0 in the second quarter to take command. Alyssa Aupperle scored a game-high 14 points for LeRoy, and teammate Audra Dial contributed nine points, 12 rebounds and four steals.