Friday's prep highlights: Terry, Maroons win fourth straight

Friday's prep highlights: Terry, Maroons win fourth straight

In boys' basketball

Central Illinois Conference Tournament

Clinton 74, Tuscola 24. Clinton didn't let up in its third-place game triumph, taking a 21-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and only increasing its advantage from there. Austin Baker and Austin Rauch each scored 18 points to pace the Maroons (12-8), while Cal Case chipped in 11 points as Clinton drained 13 three-pointers. Brayden VonLanken scored a team-high eight points for Tuscola (6-15).Sangamon Valley

Conference Tournament

Cissna Park 59, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 51. The top-seeded Timberwolves fended off the Panthers in a semifinal win at Watseka. Christian Stadeli finished with a game-high 17 points and Tanner Benoit wound up with 14 points for Cissna Park (18-5) in its 11th consecutive win. Brian Fehr added nine points — all on three three-pointers in the first quarter — for the Timberwolves, who face Momence at 7:30 p.m. today in the championship game. Mason Ecker (13 points), Drake Schrodt (10 points) and Austin Gooden (10 points) led PBL (10-10). The Panthers will play Watseka at 6 p.m. today in the third-place game.

Momence 74, Watseka 63. Ben Lyznicki scored a team-high 20 points and Blake Castonguay contributed 16 points, but it wasn't enough for the host Warriors (16-7) in a semifinal setback.

Iroquois West 50, Clifton Central 45. The Raiders snapped a seven-game losing skid and will play at 3 p.m. today in the fifth-place game against South Newton (Ind.) after Austin Saathoff (18 points) and Michael Hartke (16 points) led IW (5-16).

Nontournament

Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 48, Okaw Valley 35. The visiting Knights pulled out a Little Okaw Valley Conference win, outscoring the host Timberwolves 11-5 in the fourth quarter. Colton Romine supplied a double-double for ALAH with a game-high 17 points and a game-high 15 rebounds. Teammate Adam Day also produced a double-double (12 points, 11 rebounds) while Austin Plank added 10 points.

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 76, Schlarman 53. The visiting Blue Devils won their fourth straight Vermilion Valley Conference game as Wyatt Edwards scored 19 of his game-high 28 points in the first half for BHRA (16-8). Drew Reifsteck also touched double figures with 18 points — all in the first half — as the Blue Devils led 52-36 at halftime. Cole Carnahan and Chris Stanley each had 18 points for the Hilltoppers (1-17).

Bloomington Central Catholic 70, St, Thomas More 50. The Sabers couldn't pull off a road upset in Illini Prairie Conference play, falling to the state-ranked Saints. Nick Fruehling scored 19 points for STM (8-14).

Centennial 55, Peoria Richwoods 48. The visiting Chargers (11-11) earned a Big 12 win thanks to 22 points from Bryson Cowper, 13 points from Dayton Coleman and 10 points from Tommy Makabu.

Champaign Central 66, Peoria Notre Dame 44. The visiting Maroons used a dominating first half to open up a 44-18 halftime lead and cruise to a Big 12 win. Khailieo Terry scored 17 points to lead the Maroons (14-7). Tim Finke (12 points), A'Kieon Gill (12 points), Jonte Coleman (10 points) and Jaden Aikens (eight points) complemented Terry's efforts.

Cerro Gordo/Bement 63, Sangamon Valley 37. Wes McDermith (19 points), Matthew Guffey (14 points) and Timothy Winters (14 points) all carried the visiting Broncos (7-14) to an LOVC Northwest victory.

Danville 77, Peoria 66. The visiting Vikings (18-2) won their eighth straight game, relying on 37 points from Kendle Moore to post a Big 12 win.

Danville First Baptist 77, Faith Baptist Pekin 53. Kris Dixon collected 20 points, while Elijah Tidwell and Colin Merritt each added 14 points for First Baptist in a home win.

Decatur Lutheran 70, Arcola 41. The host Purple Riders trailed 36-21 at halftime and couldn't recover in an LOVC Northwest loss. Myles Roberts scored a team-high 20 points to lead Arcola (6-16).

Eureka 65, Fisher 53. The visiting Bunnies enjoyed a 26-25 halftime lead, but couldn't manage to hold onto it during a Heart of Illinois Conference loss. Ryan Meents dropped in a team-high 25 points for Fisher (12-12) and Kade Thomas contributed 14 points.

La Salette 57, Uni High 42. The visiting Lions rolled to their 13th consecutive win. Joel Adese scored a game-high 20 points to lead La Salette (18-3), while Ian Burns and Caleb Moss each added 12 points. Noah Blue sparked Uni High (12-8) with 18 points and Camden Coleman finished with 10 points.

Mt. Zion 55, Mahomet-Seymour 51. The visiting Bulldogs led 12-4 at the end of the first quarter, but couldn't sustain that lead in an Apollo Conference loss. Cory Noe scored a team-high 20 points for M-S (16-8), while Grant Coleman (nine points, seven rebounds) and Noah Benedict (seven points, 13 rebounds) also chipped in.

Milford 55, Armstrong-Potomac 43. The host Bearcats ended a two-game losing skid with a VVC victory thanks to a big game from Jacob Thompson, who led all scorers with 23 points. Tyler Schmidt chipped in 10 points for Milford (16-5). Dalton Loschen had a game-high 19 points for A-P and teammate Cameron Colunga came through with 12 points.

Monticello 53, Chillicothe IVC 29. Stingy defense and balanced scoring helped the visiting Sages win their ninth straight game. Calvin Fisher finished with 11 points and four assists to lead Monticello (16-1) in IPC play while Luke Stokowski had 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Alek Bundy supplied eight points off the bench for the Sages, who held the Grey Ghosts to 29 percent shooting.

Olympia 60, Rantoul 51. The visiting Eagles trailed 34-21 at halftime and were unable to mount a comeback in an IPC loss. Jametriel Hudson scored a game-high 21 points for Rantoul (7-16).

St. Joseph-Ogden 69, Pontiac 66. The visiting Spartans let a double-digit lead slip away before prevailing in overtime for an IPC victory. SJ-O (21-2) led Pontiac 48-35 to start the fourth quarter before the host Indians knotted the game at 56 at the end of regulation. Jordan Brooks (18 points, seven assists), Jack Cook (17 points) and Riley Baker (13 points) paced SJ-O's offense.

Salt Fork 62, Oakwood 58. Salt Fork avenged a defeat in the Vermilion County Tournament title game to Oakwood, with balanced scoring leading the host Storm to a VVC win. Payton Taylor had a team-high 20 points for Salt Fork (18-6), which also received key contributions from Brady McMasters (17 points), Caine Wilson (11 points) and Gavin Chew (10 points). Chase Vinson led all scorers with 21 points for Oakwood (14-9), helping the Comets rally from a 30-20 halftime deficit. Bryce Jones (13 points) and Cameron Wise (11 points) also hit double figures for Oakwood.

Tri-Valley 73, Blue Ridge 30. The host Knights couldn't slow down the Vikings in HOIC action. Zach Stephens scored a team-high eight points for Blue Ridge (3-19).

Unity 47, Prairie Central 41. JT Wheeler accounted for a game-high 18 points and the visiting Rockets held on for an IPC victory. Cale Shonkwiler also came up big for Unity (14-4) by scoring eight of his 10 points in the second half. Noah Lewallen and Peyton Rigsby each finished with 12 points for Prairie Central (6-15).

Westville 56, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 34. The Tigers used a strong second quarter to assert themselves against their VVC rival and steadily pull away for a road win. Brandt Williamson dropped in a game-high 21 points for Westville (8-16) and Tylan Stricklett chipped in 11 points as the Tigers led 33-15 at halftime after outscoring the Buffaloes 23-10 in the second quarter. Troy Baird hit double figures for G-RF (3-22) with a team-high 13 points.

In girls' basketball

Danville First Baptist 45, Faith Baptist Pekin 16. Mattie Bumpus scored a game-high 20 points for First Baptist in a home win.

Matt Daniels