Tuesday's highlights: Sages cruise past Spartans

Tuesday's highlights: Sages cruise past Spartans

In boys' basketball

Central Illinois Conference Tournament

Meridian 54, Tuscola 51.
Tuscola lost in the semifinals despite playing on their home court. Brayden VonLankin scored 16 points and Tyler Meinhold added 14 points for the Warriors

St. Teresa 54, Clinton 36. Despite 13 points from Seth Westfall and 10 points from Austin Baker, the Maroons fell in the semifinals at Tuscola. Clinton (11-8) will play Tuscola (6-14) at 6 p.m. on Friday in the third-place game.

Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 45, South Newton (Ind.) 40.
The Panthers (10-9) downed South Newton in the quarterfinals at Watseka. Leading the PBL charge was Austin Sanders, who tallied 11 points

Watseka 66, Clifton Central 32. Bolstered by playing in front of their home crowd, the Warriors (16-6) downed the Comets in Tuesday's quarterfinal matchup. Ben Lyznicki led Watseka's offense with 24 points, while Blake Castonguay added 11 points.

Momence 86, Iroquois West 32. Despite nine points from Michael Hartke, the Raiders (4-16) fell to Momence in the quarterfinals at Watseka.


Arcola 71, Sangamon Valley 34.
The Purple Riders (6-15) rode to a Little Okaw Valley Conference victory, with Myles Roberts pouring in 25 points to seal the win.

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 72, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 19. BHRA (15-8) cruised to a Vermilion Valley Conference win behind 18 points from Avery McConkey and 16 points from Drew Reifsteck. The Buffaloes (3-21) were led by Austin Hinchman and Keegan Willis, who both scored seven points.

Danville First Baptist 66, Calvary 27. Elijah Tidwell and Kris Dixon both scored 21 points to lead First Baptist past Calvary.

Decatur Lutheran 64, Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond 52. ALAH (11-9) fell at home to Decatur LSA despite 18 points and 19 rebounds from Colton Romine, 14 points from Austin Romine and 11 points from Kobe Wells.

LeRoy 58, Uni High 54. Host Uni High (12-7) was toppled by LeRoy despite 17 points from Camden Coleman to go along with 15 points and 14 rebounds from Noah Blue. The Panthers (14-7) were led to the overtime victory by Nick Perry (22 points) and Nate Sammer (13 points).

Monticello 53, St. Joseph-Ogden 36. The state-ranked Sages won handily against SJ-O in a highly anticipated Illini Prairie Conference showdown, with Calvin Fisher tallying a game-high 17 points. Luke Stokowski came through with a double-double for Monticello (15-1) with 16 points and 10 rebounds in helping the visiting Sages win their eighth straight game. Johnny Dawson also hit double figures for Monticello with 12 points. Riley Baker and Joel Orcutt both scored 11 points to lead the Spartans (20-2), who saw their 11-game win streak end.

Tri-Valley 56, Prairie Central 43. Nine points from Keegan Stein weren't enough to lead the Hawks (6-14) past Tri-Valley, as they met a nonconference home loss.

La Salette 76, Judah Christian 58.The host Lions (17-3) downed the Tribe (18-4) behind 25 points from Caleb Moss. Judah's leading scorer was Daniel Alston, who scored 18 points, while Cade Chitty was close behind with 17 points.

Oakwood 59, Hoopeston Area 49. The Comets soared over the host Cornjerkers in a VVC win, with Chase Vinson (19 points) and Bryce Jones (15 points) leading the attack as Oakwood (14-8) won its eighth straight game. Logan Walder paced the Cornjerkers (18-7) with a game-high 22 points.

Salt Fork 73, Schlarman 48. The Storm struck like lightning over the Schlarman, notching a Vermilion Valley Conference win. While the host Hilltoppers were led by Cole Carnahan's 22-point effort, Brady McMasters and Payton Taylor both scored 15 points to clinch the victory.

St. Thomas More 64, Unity 44. Noah Herr scored 16 points and Nick Fruehling tacked on 12 more to lead STM past Unity in nonconference play. For the Rockets, Jon Decker scored 10 points.

Westville 71, Armstrong-Potomac 51. The host Tigers roared to a convincing victory in VVC play, with Brandt Williamson scoring 20 points and Tylan Stricklett adding 17 more. A-P was paced by Dalton Loschen, who scored 16 points.

Urbana 61, Rantoul 50. The host Tigers stormed back from a five-point halftime deficit to notch a nonconference win against Rantoul. Urbana's Payton Sheen scored 18 points and Corez Anderson tacked on 15 points, while Rantoul's Jametriel Hudson led all scorers with 19 points.

In girls' basketball

Sullivan 78, Cerro Gordo-Bement 32. The Redskins easily defeated the Broncos behind 31 points from Esther Miller. Hannah Foran scored 15 points for CGB in the nonconference loss.

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 41, Tri-Point 26. Claire Retherford tallied 14 points and Megan Moody chipped in eight more as the visiting Falcons (15-12) notched a nonconference victory.

Mt. Zion 39, Clinton 32. The Maroons fell to Mt. Zion despite seven points from Madison Filkin and five points from both Kaile Beck and Destiny Schlesinger.

Judah Christian 47, Arthur Okaw Christian 36. In East Central IllinoisConference action,Emma Flemming (13 points) and Sa'kinah Williams (11 points) led the host Tribe (15-8) past the Conquering Riders (17-7), who were led by Lillian Messmore's 12 points. With the win, the Tribe claimed the ECIC regular season crown.

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 54, Hoopeston Area 40. The Panthers slashed past the Cornjerkers behind 17 points from Liberty Jamison and 13 points from Hannah Schwarz. Hoopeston was paced by 11 points from Lexie Breymeyer.

Unity 66, Olympia 33. The Rockets (10-15) doubled up Illini Prairie foe Olympia, with Elyce Knudsen (21 points), Hannah Rutledge (13 points) and Rysa Stacy (13 points) all notching double scoring figures in the winning effort.

Watseka 55, Beecher 26. Watseka easily brought home a road victory thanks to 19 points from Summer Cramer and 14 points from Magan Harris.

In wrestling

At Champaign. Centennial upended Westville/Georgetown-Ridge Farm 47-13 and Rantoul 54-24 to conclude its regular season. The Chargers' contested winners against the Tigers were Cam McMullen at 106 pounds, Justin Cardani at 120, Danny Lack at 126, Ryan Vasey at 145, Cam Nesbitt at 160 and Dontaice Roberson at 170. Nesbitt was the only contested victor for Centennial versus the Eagles.

Joey Wright

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