Prep sports highlights: Jan. 11, 2018

Prep sports highlights: Jan. 11, 2018

In boys' basketball

LeRoy 81, Blue Ridge 21. The visiting Panthers cruised to the Heart of Illinois Conference win behind 21 points from Nick Perry and 13 points from Payne Mayfield. LeRoy (9-5) hit 12 three-pointers and led 46-11 at halftime. Austin Winemiller scored a team-high eight points for Blue Ridge (3-13).

Danville First Baptist 78, Wabash Valley 61. First Baptist rolled to a home win as Kris Dixon (18 points), Stephen Seest (18 points), Nate Cundiff (16 points) and Isaiah Tidwell (16 points) all hit double figures.

In girls' basketball

Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 47, Arcola 41. The visiting Knights came through in the fourth quarter to preserve the win after trailing 35-33 to start the final period. Marissa Herschberger scored 19 points for ALAH (9-8), and Janette Comstock chipped in 13 points. Ella Hopkins led Arcola (4-13) with 13 points.

Armstrong-Potomac 40, Milford 34. The visiting Trojans won their third straight game, with Destiny Fitzsimmons scoring a team-high 13 points in the Vermilion Valley Conference win for A-P (8-9). Emily Duis had a game-high 16 points to go along with six steals for the Bearcats (9-9).

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 50, Heyworth 49. The visiting Falcons made a second-half surge to pick up the Heart of Illinois Conference win. Heyworth led 27-12 at halftime before GCMS (11-8) cut its deficit to 40-30 to start the fourth quarter. Then the Falcons outscored the Hornets 20-9 in the final quarter. Claire Retherford (15 points) and Megan Moody (12 points) led GCMS.

Hoopeston Area 37, Chrisman 23. Ariel Reeves poured in a game-high 18 points for Hoopeston Area (6-13) and teammate Alisyn Watson corralled a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the VVC win. For Chrisman (5-16), Alexis Brinkley led the way with nine points.

Normal West 63, Urbana 48. Lauryn Cross surpassed 1,000 career points as she scored a team-high 21 for the Tigers, but it wasn't enough in a Big 12 road loss. After trailing 33-22 at halftime, Urbana managed to tie the game at 46 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Tigers (4-11) only made one field goal in the final eight minutes. Chian Scott chipped in 11 points for Urbana.

Oakwood 50, Salt Fork 36. Oakwood (18-2) only led 17-15 at halftime but went 17 of 17 at the free throw line to pull away for the VVC victory. Katelyn Young (17 points) and Brenna Durst (13 points) topped double figures for Oakwood. Madison Kirby tallied a game-high 21 points for the Storm (10-11).

Okaw Valley 51, Cerro Gordo/Bement 29. Cheyenne Gentry (10 points) paced CG/B (3-13) in a road loss.

St. Joseph-Ogden 47, Prairie Central 17. Stingy defense and double-digit scoring efforts from Peyton Crowe and Bree Trimble helped the host Spartans stay unbeaten in Illini Prairie Conference play. Crowe scored a game-high 16 points, while Trimble netted 15 for SJ-O (13-6). Elly Haberkorn scored a team-high seven points for the Hawks (6-10).

St. Teresa 63, Sullivan 56. Lizzie Green (21 points) and Esther Miller (14 points) led the Redskins (9-8) in a Central Illinois Conference setback.

Schlarman 70, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 26. Anaya Peoples produced a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds to spark the host Hilltoppers, who remained undefeated in VVC action. Capria Brown (18 points) and Destiny Dye (11 points) joined Peoples in double figures for Schlarman (18-1). Emily Meidel scored a team-high 14 points for the Blue Devils (17-5).

Tri-County 65, Cumberland 28. The host Titans pulled away early, building a 49-14 halftime lead. Elizabeth Tomlinson had a game-high 21 points for Tri-County (16-4).

Tuscola 46, Clinton 31. Cassie Russo led all scorers with 25 points and Natalie Bates chipped in nine points for the Warriors (15-3) in the CIC win. Madison Filkin and Alyssa Saulsbery each scored seven points for the Maroons (7-12).

Villa Grove/Heritage 56, Martinsville 34. Aliya Holloman poured in a game-high 19 points to carry the Blue Devils (9-11) to a road win, VG/H's third straight victory.

Watseka 54, Cissna Park 39. Emily Bunting (11 points, seven rebounds), Mallory Drake (10 points, eight rebounds) and Magan Harris (10 points) all reached double figures, helping the host Warriors (21-0) remain unbeaten. Jasmine Stock and Gabby Wessels each had 10 points for the Timberwolves (13-7) in the Sangamon Valley Conference game.

In wrestling

At Gibson City. Clinton compiled six pins, helping the visiting Maroons to a 59-16 win against Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher. Caiden Turner at 113 pounds, Tyler Harris at 126, Kaleb Johnson at 132, Christian Reynolds at 145, Luke Shobe at 170 and Jack Morris at 182 each produced a pin for Clinton. Cale Horsch at 106, Cole Maxey at 120 and Calen Ragle at 138 all had victories for the Falcons, with Horsch and Maxey registering pins.

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