Wednesday's highlights: Sages, Rockets set title date
In girls’ basketball
Class 2A regionals
■ Monticello 47, Cerro Gordo/Bement 40. The Broncos rallied to within two points entering the fourth quarter, but the top-seeded Sages fended off their fourth-seeded opponent from there to win in the semifinals.
Layne Buzan scored 17 points for Monticello to match the game high with Stephanie Shook of the Broncos (14-13). CG/B’s Kristie Krigbaum hit three three-pointers and scored 15 points.
■ Unity 39, Decatur St. Teresa 38. Hannah Stone scored 13 points for the second-seeded Rockets in their semifinal victory against the third seed.
■ Normal West 54, Champaign Central 52. The host Maroons fell to 11-4 in the Big 12 despite Scoyoniah Bowdry’s 14 points, five rebounds and three blocks. Cidnee Sheehan totaled nine points, five assists and four steals for Central (15-11).
In boys’ basketball
■ Judah Christian 56, Cornerstone Christian 43. Led by Ethan Chitty’s 21 points, the Tribe clinched the East Central Illinois Conference title with a victory at Bloomington. Judah (12-12, 6-1 ECIC) took command with a 16-7 third-quarter surge. Dylan Hamilton (14 points) and Logan Chitty (10 points) also scored in double figures for the Tribe.
■ Westville 47, Armstrong-Potomac 36.
The Tigers overcame a four-point halftime deficit with a 14-4 third-quarter surge en route to a road win. Kyle Brazas sank three three-pointers and scored 16 points for Westville. Teammate Jeffery Thompson added 11 points. Austin Rademacher led A-P with 11 points.
■ Bismarck-Henning 43, Chrisman 29. Andy Bott scored 11 of his game-high 17 points in the first half, helping the Blue Devils build a 26-14 halftime lead in a home victory. Wilde Garowski of B-H tallied all of his 13 points in the first three quarters. Ty Bolen paced the Cardinals with 10 points.
■ PBL 52, Watseka 40. Tyler Rubarts’ 14 points led a balanced attack that boosted the Panthers to a home win. Jay Eshleman and Weston Weber added 12 points apiece for PBL. Austin Hasselbring recorded a double-double (17 points, 13 rebounds) for Watseka.