Prep Highlights: PBL rolls past Hoopeston Area

Prep Highlights: PBL rolls past Hoopeston Area

In boys' basketball

Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 54, Martinsville 40. A 13-point performance from Austin Romine led the Knights (1-1) to their first victory of the season. Colton Romine and Will Cohan added 11 points apiece for the visiting victors.

Effingham St. Anthony 68, Sullivan 17. The Redskins (1-1) were overwhelmed at home in nonconference action. Caden Ellis delivered six points for Sullivan.

Iroquois West 70, Armstrong-Potomac 64. Behind 29 points from Austin Saathoff and 26 points from Michael Hartke, Iroquois West (1-4) knocked off Armstrong-Potomac (2-4). The Trojans were led by Dalton Loschen's 24 points.

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 44, Hoopeston Area 28. Paxton-Buckley-Loda (1-0) opened its season with a nonconference win against Hoopeston Area (5-1), handing the Cornjerkers their first loss of the season.

LeRoy 61, Argenta-Oreana 33. LeRoy (4-1) easily defended its home court in a nonconference battle with Argenta-Oreana (0-1). Nick Perry led the way for the Panthers with 23 points, while the Bombers had two players score double digits: Nate Logan (11) and Logan Batson (10)

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 55, Cissna Park 52. Behind 25 points from Wyatt Edwards and 14 points from Drew Reifsteck, BHRA (4-1) closely defeated Cissna Park (0-1) at home. Despite 15 points from both Christian Stadeli and Bailey Sluis, the Timberwolves were unable to open their season with a victory.

Judah Christian 72, Oakwood 70. Judah Christian (1-0) and Oakwood (0-1) opened their seasons in a nonconference tilt, with Judah Christian emerging victorious.

Prairie Central 54, Watseka 52. In a close nonconference tilt, Prairie Central notched a solid victory against Watseka. High flyers for the Hawks were Jake Bachtold (11 points) and Wyatt Steidenger (10 points), while the Warriors were led by Blake Castonguay's game-high 24 points.

St. Thomas More 52, St. Teresa 41. The Sabers (2-3) marked their territory with a win against St. Teresa.

Tri-City 89, Cerro Gordo/Bement 75. The Broncos (1-3) dropped a home game to visiting Tri-City.

Tri-Valley 74, Clinton 47. Despite 15 points from Austin Baker and 10 points from Jacob Hospelhorn, the Maroons (4-1) were handed their first loss of the year by nonconference foe Tri-Valley.

Uni High 53, Villa Grove/Heritage 31. Uni High (4-2) went on the road and won decisively against Villa Grove/Heritage (1-3) to pick up its fourth win of the season. Uni's Noah Blue scored 20-plus points for the second consecutive night, as his 23 easily led all scorers. Stuart Wolf was the leading scorer for the Hawks with 12 points.

Westville 54, Tri-County 51. Westville (1-0) opened its season with a nonconference home win against Tri-County (3-3) behind 14 points from Skylor Elliott, 11 points from Duncan Hathaway and 10 points from Dalton Dalbey. The Titans fell short despite 15 point contributions from both Mason Hutchinson and Cody Richardson.

In girls' basketball

Unity 49, Cissna Park 48. In a nonconference battle that needed overtime to decide a victor, Unity (5-2) defeated Cissna Park (3-3). Hannah Rutledge led the way for the Rockets with 22 points and seven rebounds, with Abbie Charleston adding in 10 points and six steals. Gabby Wessels led the Timberwolves with 16 points, but it wasn't enough to stop Unity from notching its fifth win of the season.

Tri-County 77, Uni High 20. Tri-County (7-1) lit up the scoreboard and cruised to a win on the road against Uni High (2-6). Leading the way for the Titans were Kiersten Price-Wilson (19 points, three rebounds), Tayler Barry (11 points) and Elizabeth Tomlinson (10 points), while the Illineks offense was led by Emma Herzog (six points).

Villa Grove/Heritage 56, Salt Fork 47. Villa Grove/Heritage (2-5) defended its home court with a nonconference win against Salt Fork (1-4). Villa Grove/Heritage was led by Aliya Holloman's game-high 22 points, with Jordyn Ray adding in seven points of her own. Madison Kirby made it rain for the Storm and dropped in 15 points, but it wasn't quite enough to stop the Blue Devils from notching their second win of the year.

Heyworth 59, Clinton 45. The Maroons (2-5) suffered a home nonconference setback after falling behind 19-8 after one quarter. Alyssa Saulsbery contributed 14 points, and Madison Filkin added 13 points for Clinton.

In wrestling

At Danville. Danville brought home the win as a team against Rantoul by a score of 49-21. Winning matches for the Vikings were Anthony Turner (138 pounds), London Edwards (170) and Cruz Perez (182). For the Eagles, Kameren Goodell (145), Peter McCusker (152) and Seth Sprandel (285) all notched victories.

At Westville. Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin defeated host Westville 49-19 behind six contested victories. The Blue Devil winners were Isaac Tabels at 106 pounds, Henry Taylor at 126, Dylan Smith at 132, Jordan Warner at 145, Jacob Akins at 152 and Cody Miller at 285. The Tigers' contested triumphs were recorded by Mason McBride at 120, Bryce Rivers at 160 and Owen Mariage-Tucker at 182.

Colin Likas & Joey Wright