Friday's prep highlights: Finke, Maroons cruise

Friday's prep highlights: Finke, Maroons cruise

In boys' basketball

LOVC Northwest Tournament

Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 60, Arcola 47. Will Cohan scored a game-high 18 points, Colton Romine compiled a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds and the Knights used a strong second quarter to pull away for a win in the third-place game. Kobe Wells added 11 points for ALAH (10-8), while Nick Vaughn (13 points) and Myles Roberts (12 points, six rebounds) led Arcola (4-15).

Argenta-Oreana 54, Sangamon Valley 13. The Bombers ended their 15-game losing streak in emphatic fashion, leading 33-5 at halftime and never looking back. Nate Logan (12 points) and Cameron Meyer (11 points) led the balanced scoring for A-O (2-18), which had 10 players make at least one field goal in the win.

LOVC Southeast Tournament

Cumberland 61, Tri-County 36.Dylan Campbell compiled a team-high 15 points, but the Titans (7-14) fell in the title game.

Hutsonville/Palestine 45, Villa Grove/Heritage 38. The Hawks suffered a loss in the third-place game, with Stuart Wolf scoring a game-high 17 points for VG/H (8-14).

Rosedale Invitational

Arthur Okaw Christian 59, Greenwood Mennonite 42.AOC won its tournament opener behind 21 points from Benny Lee, 20 points from Oliver Binion and 11 points from Trevor Beachy.

Arthur Okaw Christian 49, Cristo Rey 32. Binion paced the Conquering Riders (20-6) to a semifinal win with a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Nontournament

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 55, Westville 39.The visiting Blue Devils steadily pulled away in the second half to earn a Vermilion Valley Conference win. Wyatt Edwards poured in a game-high 19 points for BHRA (14-8), while Drew Reifsteck and Avery McConkey each scored 11 points. Nick Pinter led Westville (6-16) with 11 points, while Tylan Stricklett and Brandt Williamson each added eight points for the Tigers.

Bloomington Central Catholic 81, Rantoul 46. The host Eagles trailed 16-2 at the end of the first quarter and had trouble getting back in the Illini Prairie Conference game. Jametriel Hudson scored a team-high 13 points for the Eagles (7-13) and Hayden Cargo netted 12 points.

Centennial 59, Peoria Notre Dame 38. The host Chargers won their first Big 12 game on the same night the school honored its first-ever athletic Hall of Fame class, snapping a five-game losing streak in the process. Dayton Coleman scored a game-high 23 points to carry Centennial (10-10), while Tommy Makabu (16 points) and Bryson Cowper (14 points) complemented Coleman's performance.

Champaign Central 78, Peoria 52. The host Maroons jumped out to an 18-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back in a Big 12 win. Tim Finke poured in a game-high 27 points to lead Central (12-7), while A'Kieon Gill (18 points) and Khaileio Terry (14 points) helped engineer Central's 26-point win.

Eureka 61, Blue Ridge 48. Dane Houser scored a team-high 12 points, but Blue Ridge (3-17) wasn't able to overcome a 39-26 halftime deficit in a home Heart of Illinois Conference loss.

Georgetown-Ridge Farm 49, Schlarman 47. The host Buffaloes fended off the Hilltoppers in a VVC win. Troy Baird paced G-RF with a game-high 19 points and Austin Hinchman contributed eight points for the Buffaloes (3-20). Cole Carnahan (18 points) and Chris Stanley (13 points) led Schlarman (1-15).

Heyworth 71, Fisher 67. The visiting Bunnies stuck with the Hornets for most of the HOIC matchup, but couldn't prevail despite Jaden Jones-Watkins tallying a team-high 30 points. Kade Thomas added 20 points for the Bunnies (12-10).

Hoopeston Area 58, Salt Fork 46. Logan Walder scored a game-high 18 points, Lucas Hofer wasn't far behind with 16 points to and the visiting Cornjerkers used a strong second half to earn the VVC win. Ryan Drayer also hit double figures for Hoopeston Area (18-6) with 10 points.Brady McMasters scored a team-high 15 points for the Storm (16-6) and Payton Taylor finished with 10 points.

Judah Christian 80, Deland-Weldon 33. The visiting Tribe cruised to an East Central Illinois Conference win, enjoying a 49-17 halftime lead. Daniel Alston dropped in a game-high 18 points for Judah Christian (18-3), while teammates Cade Chitty (13 points) and Tyler Grenda (12 points) also hit double figures.

LeRoy 51, El Paso-Gridley 50. Nate Sammer filled the role of hero admirably for the host Panthers, drilling a three-pointer at the buzzer to lift LeRoy to an HOIC win. Sammer finished with five points as his three-pointer was only his second field goal of the game. Nick Perry led all scorers with 25 points and Will Dooley added 14 crucial points for the Panthers (13-7).

Monticello 52, Pontiac 30. The host Sages extended their win streak to seven games and stayed unbeaten in the IPC as Calvin Fisher recorded his first double-double of the season with 22 points on 7-of-10 shooting to go along with 11 rebounds for the Sages (14-1).

Lincoln 51, Mahomet-Seymour 37. The host Bulldogs fell behind 22-14 at halftime and couldn't make up the deficit in the second half, with 16 turnovers hurting the Bulldogs. Cory Noe scored a team-high 13 points for M-S (15-7).

Oakwood 60, Milford 54. The host Comets ran their winning streak to seven games and ended Milford's five-game win streak with an impressive VVC win. Cameron Wise hit five three-pointers and wound up with a team-high 20 points for Oakwood (13-8), which has yet to lose a game in 2018. Chase Vinson (15 points) and Bryce Jones (12 points) also chipped in for the Comets. Jacob Thompson (game-high 26 points) and Tyler Schmidt (14 points) sparked the Bearcats (15-4).

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 47, Iroquois West 41. Austin Gooden dropped in a team-high 17 points for the visiting Panthers (9-9) in a Sangamon Valley Conference win. Michael Hartke led IW (4-15) with 17 points.

St. Joseph-Ogden 68, Williamsville 56. The host Spartans overcame a 35-32 halftime deficit to earn the nonconference win, SJ-O's 11th consecutive triumph. Jack Cook made 9 of 12 field goals to wind up with a game-high 27 points for the Spartans (20-1), while he also grabbed eight rebounds. Jordan Brooks (13 points) and Riley Baker (nine points) complemented Cook's strong showing as SJ-O outscored Williamsville 23-12 in the fourth quarter.

St. Thomas More 51, Chillicothe IVC 39. The host Sabers ended a four-game losing streak with an IPC victory. Riley Morris drained four three-pointers en route to a game-high 20 points for STM (7-13). Teammates Jake Sellett (nine points) and Nick Fruehling (eight points) also factored into the Sabers' offense.

Uni High 49, Decatur Christian 29. Camden Coleman led the visiting Illineks (12-6) to an ECIC win behind a game-high 19 points from Camden Coleman, along with 16 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists from Noah Blue.

Unity 73, Olympia 58. The host Rockets opened up a 43-23 halftime lead and kept Olympia at bay in an IPC win. Unity (13-3) received a game-high 26 points from JT Wheeler to go along with 14 points from Jonathan Decker and 11 points from Luke Warnes.

In girls' basketball

Rosedale Invitational

Calvary Christian 32, Arthur Okaw Christian 29. The Conquering Riders fell in the semifinals, with Lillian Messmore leading AOC (15-6) with 13 points.

Nontournament

Lincoln 56, Mahomet-Seymour 47. Erin Lenschow led M-S (12-10) with 25 points and Amanda Franklin contributed eight points to go along with 10 rebounds.

Uni High 41, Decatur Christian 17. The visiting Illineks enjoyed a comfortable win thanks to a team-high 11 points from Macheila Anderson, with Grace Qiu chipping in eight points for Uni High (6-14).

In wrestling

At Clayton, Mo. The St. Thomas More wrestling team pulled off two wins against out-of-state foes, defeating Orchard Farm (Mo.) 48-18 and Clayton (Mo.) 48-17. J.D. Sexton at 152 pounds led the Sabers with two pins.

In boys' swimming

At Urbana. Mahomet-Seymour won a quadrangular with 364 points as Dante Waters won the 100-yard freestyle in 55.47 seconds and Dalton DeMay won the 1-meter diving competition. Urbana placed fourth with 236 points as Ethan Chow won the 200 freestyle (1:54.91) and the Tigers' 200 freestyle relay team placed first in 1:43.36.Matt Daniels