Tuesday's highlights: Monticello's Fisher tops 1,000 career points

Tuesday's highlights: Monticello's Fisher tops 1,000 career points

In boys' basketball

Class 2A Salt Fork Regional

St. Joseph-Ogden 65, Villa Grove/Heritage 36. The top-seeded Spartans met little resistance from the 10th-seeded Hawks in earning a regional semifinal win. Four SJ-O players hit double figures, led by a game-high 13 points from Riley Baker, who also snagged seven rebounds. Jordan Brooks (12 points), Joel Orcutt (11 points) and Bryce Haake (11 points, six rebounds, five assists) also added to the offensive production for SJ-O (25-3), which led 35-18 at halftime. Jared Stevens scored a team-high 10 points for Villa Grove/Heritage (13-18).

Salt Fork 64, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 45. The fourth-seeded and host Storm rolled into the regional title game on Friday night against St. Joseph-Ogden with a convincing win against the Knights. Blaize Griffin spurred Salt Fork's offense with 16 points and nine rebounds, while Payton Taylor (12 points, eight rebounds) and Brady McMasters (12 points) complemented Griffin's efforts for the Storm (23-7). Kobe Wells (12 points) and Colton Romine (eight points, eight rebounds) paced the scoring for ALAH (17-11), which trailed 31-15 at halftime.

Class 2A Hoopeston Area Regional

Monticello 56, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 45. Calvin Fisher surpassed 1,000 career points for Monticello and the second-seeded Sages fended off an upset bid by No. 6 PBL in a regional semifinal win. Fisher compiled a game-high 21 points to go along with seven rebounds to carry the Sages (23-1) to their 16th straight win. Johnny Dawson (16 points) and Benton Singleton (12 points) also aided Monticello's cause, which saw the Sages holding a precarious 24-23 halftime lead. Monticello will face either No. 3 Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley (24-3) or No. 10 St. Thomas More (11-16) at 7 p.m. on Friday in the regional title game. Austin Gooden (12 points), Mason Ecker (11 points) and Drake Schrodt (10 points) led the way for the Panthers (14-13).

Class 2A Tuscola Regional

Meridian 81, Oakwood 74. The third-seeded Comets led 43-34 at halftime but couldn't stave off the fifth-seeded Hawks, falling in overtime of a regional semifinal game. Chase Vinson (team-high 20 points), Bryce Jones (15 points), Skylar Bolton (14 points) and Cameron Wise (13 points) carried the offensive load for Oakwood (19-10).

Class 1A Milford Regional

Milford 67, Schlarman 33. The third-seeded Bearcats relied on balanced scoring to pick up a regional quarterfinal win on their home court. Kennedy Kunsch (16 points), Jacob Thompson (13 points), Tyler Schmidt (12 points) and Clarence Callahan (11 points) all keyed the win for Milford (20-7), which will face Judah Christian at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in a regional semifinal game. Chris Stanley paced Schlarman (1-22) with 23 points.

Judah Christian 97, Armstrong-Potomac 31. The fifth-seeded Tribe had five players finish in double figures during its convincing regional quarterfinal win against the ninth-seeded Trojans. Philip Coulter's game-high 21 points sparked Judah Christian (23-4), which hit 15 three-pointers and also received 20 points from Cade Chitty and 18 points from Daniel Alston. Cameron Colunga scored a team-high 13 points for A-P (7-24).

Class 1A Decatur Lutheran Regional

LeRoy 80, DeLand-Weldon 8. The sixth-seeded Panthers overwhelmed No. 13 D-W in a regional quarterfinal win, which saw LeRoy lead 29-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Panthers (16-11) received a game-high 20 points from Nick Perry and Zeb Pliura finished with 12 points as LeRoy advances to face No. 4 Mt. Pulaski at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in a regional semifinal game.

IACS Regional

Danville First Baptist 64, Mississippi Valley 33. Danville First Baptist advanced to the IACS state tournament this Friday night with the victory, which saw Elijah Tidwell score a game-high 32 points.

Nontournament

Centennial 49, Peoria Manual 45. A sluggish first quarter didn't deter Centennial as the host Chargers overcame only scoring two points in the first eight minutes to post a Big 12 victory. Bryson Cowper netted a game-high 20 points and Tommy Makabu had 18 points as the Chargers (15-11) won their fifth straight game.

Peoria Notre Dame 57, Urbana 53. A furious fourth-quarter rally allowed Urbana to force overtime, but the host Tigers lost in Big 12 play. Kamari Ray-Davis sank three three-pointers in the fourth quarter to help Urbana rally from a 37-26 deficit and Ray-Davis finished with 14 points. Corez Anderson (13 points) and Payton Sheen (11 points) also contributed for the Tigers (8-18).

Clinton 73, Mt. Zion 57. The host Maroons had four players finish in double figures as Clinton (13-11) knocked off the Braves in nonconference action. Chase Reynolds (18 points), Austin Baker (16 points), Austin Rauch (16 points) and Ben Nelson led the charge for Clinton.

La Salette 59, Unity 44. The Lions (22-4) relied on 21 points apiece from Caleb Moss and Joel Adese in posting a road win, with Adese also adding 13 rebounds. Jon Decker scored a team-high 14 points and Luke Warnes added 13 points for the Rockets (15-8).

In wrestling

Class 2A Mattoon Sectional

Bulldogs falter. Mahomet-Seymour couldn't get on track against Cahokia in a dual-team sectional semifinal, falling 56-18 to the Comanches.

Class 1A Benton Sectional

Sages hang tough. Monticello kept it close against Belleville Althoff, but couldn't prevail in a 47-33 loss during a dual-team sectional semifinal match.

Class 1A Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Sectional

Maroons stumble. Clinton met its match in Coal City, losing 40-29 to the Coalers in a dual-team sectional semifinal match.