Friday's prep highlights: Rowan, Smith propel Central boys

Friday's prep highlights: Rowan, Smith propel Central boys

In boys’ basketball

■ Champaign Central 68, Decatur Eisenhower 45. Kameron Rowan and Isiah Smith combined for 31 points to lead the Maroons to a Big 12 home victory. Luke Beesley contributed eight rebounds and three blocks for Central.

■ Decatur MacArthur 77, Urbana 37. The visiting Tigers fell in a Big 12 road game despite Conner Gremer’s double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds).

■ Normal U-High 72, Rantoul 59. The Eagles received 20 points from Kevonte Williams, along with 10 points apiece from Johnny Jones and Talon Hardin, but it wasn’t enough in a Corn Belt road loss to the conference leaders.

■ Monticello 78, Clinton 63. Nick Stokowski racked up 33 points and 18 rebounds to boost the Sages to a road win. Stokowski shot 11 of 14 from the foul line. Cameron Ward and Bowe Carter combined for 29 points for the Maroons.

■ Tuscola 70, Unity 51. The host Warriors scored 40 second-half points and shot 17 of 19 at the foul line. Zach Bates produced a near double-double (20 points, nine rebounds) for Tuscola, and teammate Nick Bates added 19 points. Colby Mumm led Unity with 10 points.

■ Arthur-Lovington 54, Villa Grove/Heritage 37. The Knights outscored VG/H 30-13 in the second half to capture a home victory. Jeremy Plank led a balanced A-L attack with 10 points. Lucas Vandeventer paced the Hawks with 10 points.

■ PBL 76, Momence 44. The Panthers extended a two-point lead after one quarter to 27 points after three periods en route to a home win. Jeremy Walder and Drew Schrodt scored 14 points apiece for PBL, one more than teammate Tyler Rubarts.

■ Arcola 70, Martinsville 23. The Purple Riders outscored Martinsville 24-5 in the second quarter to take command in a home victory. Kollin Seaman scored 11 points and Cole Hutton tallied 10 for Arcola.

■ GCMS 46, Lexington 33. Wiley Hasty scored all of his game-high 13 points in the first three quarters, lifting the host Falcons.

■ Blue Ridge 60, El Paso-Gridley 50. The Knights scored 11 consecutive points in the third quarter to take a 43-33 lead and maintained control in a road victory. Michael Plunk of BR scored 17 of his game-high 24 points in the first half. Teammate Clint O’Neal grabbed 11 rebounds.

■ Bismarck-Henning 55, Armstrong-Potomac 41. Andy Bott scored a game-high 17 points to boost the Blue Devils to a road win. Shawn Johnson and Dentler Loschen combined for 21 points for A-P.

■ Shiloh 66, Okaw Valley 57. Cyrus Furgeson fired in five three-pointers and scored 23 points, propelling the host Raiders (19-7).

■ Chrisman 50, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 47. The Cardinals fended off host G-RF behind Tyler Owens’ 18 points. Dylan Bina paced the Buffaloes with 14 points.

■ Tri-County 36, Atwood-Hammond 25. The Titans rolled to a home win behind Tyler Wright’s 20 points.

■ Salt Fork 46, Westville 42. The visiting Storm rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit, fueled by Max Stutsman’s 12 points in the third quarter. Stutsman finished with a game-high 18 points.

■ Sullivan 63, Central A&M 36. Nick Frerichs had a near triple-double for host Sullivan with 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.

■ Oakwood 63, Schlarman 59. Brian Rice scored 13 of his 19 points after the third quarter to propel the Comets to an overtime road victory. Rice sank five three-pointers. Michael Simmons and Gannon Hughes scored 19 points apiece for the Hilltoppers.

■ Fieldcrest 54, Fisher 39. The Bunnies were outscored 20-2 at the foul line in a home loss. Kyle Williams scored 19 points for Fisher.

■ Cissna Park 49, Iroquois West 48. The Timberwolves survived a 26-point performance by IW’s Austin Zirkle to capture a road win. Ben Jennings paced CP with 14 points.

IACS Regional
At Danville
■ Danville First Baptist 62, Pana First Baptist 16. The Knights advanced to the Illinois Association of Christian Schools state tournament behind Jonathan Garver’s 23 points.

ECIC Championship
■ Decatur Lutheran 50, Judah Christian 45. Dylan Hamilton had 14 points for the Tribe.

In girls’ basketball

Class 3A Regional
At Fairbury
■ Normal U-High 44, Prairie Central 23. Laura Crane led PC with seven points.

IACS Regional
At Danville
■ Danville First Baptist 52, Oak Lawn South Side Baptist 16. Ashley Greazer and Morgan Millikin scored 11 points apiece for the Knights.

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