M-S boys win seventh in row

MAHOMET – Hot-shooting Mahomet-Seymour ran its winning streak to seven games Saturday with a 69-53 Corn Belt Conference boys' basketball victory against Rantoul.

The Bulldogs (8-2, 4-0 Corn Belt) scored their most points of the season while shooting 54.5 percent from the field (30 of 55). Guard Zachary McClughen finished with a team-high 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting for M-S. Forward Reid Farchmin contributed 13 points and a team-high four assists to the victory. Kyle Storm of the Bulldogs led all rebounders with eight.

Shaquille White led Rantoul (2-7, 0-3 Corn Belt) with 15 points and seven rebounds. The Eagles outrebounded M-S 38-33.

Tuscola 42, Arthur 36. The Warriors overcame a seven-point deficit after one quarter to defeat the visiting Knights.

Brett Clifton led Tuscola with 12 points. Jud Wienke scored eight of his 11 points in the second half for the Warriors. Christian Lehmann added 10 points.

Arthur's Bobby Aikman led all scorers with 13 points.

At Shiloh Shootout:

G-RF 63, Shiloh 44. Korie Vire fired in eight three-point shots and scored 26 points for Georgetown-Ridge Farm. The Buffaloes built a 62-23 lead through three quarters. Travis Hawkins led Shiloh with 12 points.

Heritage 60, Hutsonville 43. Cody Mohr of Heritage scored all of his team-high 15 points on three-pointers. Matt McWhorter and Aaron Larson added 11 points apiece.

Red Hill 84, A-H 35. Tyler Sebens scored 12 points for Atwood-Hammond. Randy Crist added nine points in the loss.

In girls' basketball:

Centennial 38, Central 29. The Chargers broke open a close game by outscoring the Maroons 18-10 in the fourth quarter at Central. Chantal Meacham led Centennial (6-3, 2-2 Big 12) with 12 points. Kierra Robinson paced Central (7-3, 3-1) with eight points.

Danville 34, Urbana 26. Danville outscored the Tigers 10-2 in the fourth quarter in a home contest. Eriel Davis paced the Vikings (4-8) with 23 points. Davis and teammate Kim Youhas each finished with seven rebounds. Tiffany Walthour led Urbana (2-8) with eight points.

STM 59, Regina Dominican 40. Gina Hinders and Maggie Fitzgerald each recorded double-doubles for St. Thomas More in a victory against the visitors from Wilmette. Hinders had 21 points and 14 rebounds, while Fitzgerald finished with 18 points and 12 boards. The Sabers (12-1) jumped to a 19-8 first-quarter lead against their Class 3A opponent.

Judah Christian 49, Schlarman 29. Uzuri Williams scored 14 points to lead the Tribe to victory in their own tournament. Williams was selected tournament MVP. Mariah Skaggs scored eight points for Schlarman.

South Piatt 58, Decatur Christian 18. Shelby Helfrich's double-double (28 points, 15 rebounds) propelled South Piatt to a 40-point road victory. The Wildcats (7-4) built a 44-8 lead through three quarters.

Eureka 61, Rantoul 43. A four-point first quarter put the Eagles in an early hole they couldn't climb out of in a home loss. Hanna Mennenga sank four three-pointers and led Rantoul (3-8) with 17 points.

LeRoy 49, Urbana Uni High 34. LeRoy built a 31-17 halftime lead en route to a home victory. Jorgia Hanlin led a balanced Panthers attack with 14 points. Teammate Molly Marcum added 12. Jamie Blue, who sank 8 of 9 free throws, paced Urbana University High with 15 points.

Chrisman 61, Donovan 28. Paige Thevenin led a balanced Chrisman attack with 16 points in a home victory. Jocelyn Kindred and Brooke Wolfe added 14 and 13 points, respectively.

At Ottawa Holiday Tournament. Abby Popejoy scored 14 of her game-high 18 points in the first half, leading Prairie Central to a 20-point halftime lead against Streator en route to a 63-48 victory. Sarah Oprondek added 10 points for the Hawks.

Prairie Central also won its first game of the day, rolling past South Holland Seton Academy 49-24 behind Popejoy's 14 points. Ten players scored for the Hawks.

In boys' swimming & diving:

Raider Invitational. Kegan Skelton of Centennial won the 1-meter diving and Champaign Central's Sam Stewart finished second in two events in the 14-team meet at Bloomington.

Skelton's score of 480.85 points was almost 82 more than runner-up and teammate Will Holder. Stewart was the runner-up in the 200-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly, leading the Maroons to fourth place in the team standings.

Urbana's Karl Heine placed third in the 100 breaststroke. Blake Lehmann of Central finished third in the 50 and 100 freestyles.

Storm Strader was Danville's top finisher, placing fourth in the 200 and 500 freestyles.

In wrestling:

Clinton Holiday Tournament. LeRoy, which had nine wrestlers place among the top five, edged Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher by two points for the title of the 21-team event.

The Panthers, who scored 204 points, were led by champions Devin Bulington at 112 pounds and Justin Meyers at 119.

The Falcons produced three champions: Ross Brucker (135), Guy Kirby (145) and Stephan Birt (171).

Other area winners included Kris Powars of Argenta-Oreana and Nick Wheat of Clinton.

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