Thursday's prep highlights: Chargers tame Tigers in crosstown battle

Thursday's prep highlights: Chargers tame Tigers in crosstown battle

In boys' basketball

Arthur Okaw Christian 66, Decatur Christian 26.The Conquering Riders won handily in East Central Illinois Conference action. Oliver Binion and Ian Lowry both scored 14 points in the win.

In girls' basketball

Arcola 48, Decatur Lutheran 18. Host Arcola stormed to a 30-point nonconference win behind 14 points from Taylor Spellman and 12 points from Kaylee Hohlbauch.

Arthur Okaw Christian 64, Decatur Christian 9. Lyla Kauffman, Isabel Houk and Savanna Spitz combined for 54 points as the Conquering Riders rolled to an East Central Illinois Conference win.

Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond 62, Cerro Gordo/Bement 38. ALAH junior Marissa Herschberger scored 17 points and Hannah Wallen tallied 16 more as the Knights vanquished the Broncos.

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 53, Armstrong-Potomac 38. The Blue Devils took down rival Armstrong-Potomac in Vermilion Valley Conference action. BHRA sophomore Emily Meidel's 30 point night put her over the 1,000 career point mark, while the Trojans saw dual 13-point outings from Hope Hambleton and Madi Gayheart.

Bloomington Central Catholic 62, St. Joseph-Ogden 57. Bree Trimble (21 points) and Hannah Dukeman (16 points) couldn't lead the Spartans to a road win in Illini Prairie Conference play.

Centennial 56, Urbana 42. In Big 12 play, Centennial toppled crosstown foe Urbana behind 18 points from Shoentera Russell and 15 points from Taliah Pemberton. Chian Scott and Lauryn Cross both tallied 11 points for the Tigers.

Charleston 73, Mahomet-Seymour 58. The Trojans downed the Bulldogs to notch an Apollo Conference win, despite the Bulldogs' Amanda Franklin and Erin Lenschow teaming up for 25 points.

Chrisman 37, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 16.The Cardinals soared past the Buffaloes as Hannah Francis and Sam Lindsey combined for 17 points.

Clinton 44, Sullivan 42. The host Maroons held on to down the Redskins for a Central Illinois Conference win. Leading the Clinton attack were Madison Filkin (16 points) and Alyssa Saulsbery (11 points), while Chloe Riley (20 points) was the main source for Sullivan's offense.

Danville 81, Peoria Notre Dame 77. Danville outlasted Peoria Notre Dame in a Big 12 shootout, with Mikala Hall scoring 31 points and Erin Houpt tacking on 22 points for the Vikings.

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 47, Ridgeview 45. GCMS downed Ridgeview to hold on for a Heart Of Illinois Conference win. Claire Retherford and Megan Moody combined for 26 points to lead the Falcons, who trailed by one point entering the fourth quarter, to the win. Ridgeview was led by Mya Tinsley's 14 points.

Judah Christian 35, Normal Calvary 20. The Tribe notched a road win in East Central Illinois Conference play, with standout Sa'kinah Williams' 12-point effort leading the way.

Milford 45, Hoopeston Area 28. The Bearcats roared to a VVC win, with Emily Duis pouring in 18 points andEmma Morts chipping in seven more. For the Cornjerkers, Shelby Symmonds paced the offense with nine points.

Monticello 47, Olympia 32. Tatum McCall's 18 points lifted the Sages to an Illini Prairie Conference win. Emily Wilson added eight points in the win.

Okaw Valley 66, Argenta-Oreana 36. The Bombers fell to LOVC rival Okaw Valley despite 11 points from junior Katelyn Buhlig.

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 52, Cissna Park 45.This Sangamon Valley Conference tilt went to PBL, as the Panthers' Ariana Gentzler scored 16 points and corralled 12 rebounds. Gabby Wessels led Cissna Park with 17 points and eight rebounds.

St. Thomas More 73, Prairie Central 25. NaKaya Hughes poured in 20 points and Hayes Murray and Abby Leibach contributed 16 and 15 points, respectively, as the Sabers rolled past the Hawks.

Tri-County 57, Villa Grove/Heritage 37. Harley Barry poured in 20 points and Kiersten Price-Wilson added 15 more as the Titans coasted to a Little Okaw Valley Conference win. Aliya Holloman scored 17 points for VGH.

Tuscola 47, Meridian 13. Cassie Russo was a force for the Warriors, notching 19 points and grabbing 16 rebounds in Arcola's CIC victory. Lexie Russoscored an additional 10 points.

Joey Wright