Centennial hands Hawks first defeat
FAIRBURY – Centennial overcame a 10-point deficit after one quarter to hand Prairie Central its first defeat of the season, 64-63 in overtime on Tuesday night in girls' basketball.
"Centennial just kept battling back," Hawks coach Barry Corban said. "You have to give them credit."
Chelsea Cross led the Chargers (11-4) with 17 points. Katelynn Martinez (13) and Chantal Meacham (11) also scored in double figures for Centennial.
Whitney Scurlock had 23 points and 15 rebounds for PC.
Uni High 44, BCL 33. Freshman Emma Hoyer's 23 points and 12 rebounds propelled Urbana University High to a come-from-behind home victory against Buckley Christ Lutheran. The Illineks trailed 28-19 at halftime before outscoring the Crusaders 25-5.
Uni's Rachel Harmon also notched a double-double (11 points, 11 rebounds). Abby Armstrong led BCL with 14 points.
BCC 74, Unity 31. Bailey Walden scored eight points for Unity (12-8) against visiting Bloomington Central Catholic.
Watseka 47, Beecher 26. Katie Cowan scored 14 points and moved to within two of 1,000 for her career in Watseka's road victory. Cowan also grabbed 10 rebounds. Erin Cown led the Warriors (13-6) with 16 points. Andrea Crook contributed five steals to the win.
D-W 40, Cornerstone 23. DeLand-Weldon held Cornerstone Christian Academy of Bloomington to nine points in the first three quarters in rolling to a home victory. Brielle Jones had game highs of 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Eagles. Mikayla Jones contributed 14 points and 12 boards to the win.
W-L 71, Cerro Gordo 30. Kayla West scored 16 points for Cerro Gordo in a loss to host Warrensburg-Latham in the Macon County tournament.
DFB 23, NW Christian 6. Jessica Greer scored eight points in Danville First Baptist's victory against Northwest Christian Campus at Decatur.
In boys' basketball:
M-S 55, Pontiac 52. Host Mahomet-Seymour improved to 5-0 in the Corn Belt Conference, edging Pontiac despite shooting 24.1 percent in the second half.
The Bulldogs (11-4) trailed 40-36 entering the fourth quarter before rallying with a 19-12 surge. Ryan Ohl led a balanced M-S attack with 13 points. Adam Guth and Zachary McClughen added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Quentin McNew had seven rebounds for the Bulldogs.
Uni High 78, BCL 34. Warren Skoza had 15 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots, leading Urbana University High at home against Buckley Christ Lutheran. Dan Lilly added 19 points and five assists for the Illineks (8-3). Teammate Nile Hamer scored 16 points.
Prairie Central 50, Rantoul 44. Will Robinson scored 10 of his game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter to fuel a comeback victory by visiting Prairie Central. The Hawks outscored the Eagles 19-10 in the final period.
Jesse Remington led the Eagles with 16 points, and Darius Erving added 12.
GCMS 57, Fisher 54. Cody Gaesser scored a game-high 24 points to lift Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley to a road victory. Tyler Buhs added 19 points in the win. Kam Mason, with 18 points, led four double-figure scorers for the Bunnies.
Salt Fork 74, A-P 41. Ryan Anderson connected on six three-pointers and scored 24 points to lead Salt Fork to victory against visiting Armstrong-Potomac. The Storm outscored A-P 40-18 in the middle two quarters.
Brenton Isom led the Trojans with 14 points, one more than teammate Ryan Robertson.
Hoopeston 38, Schlarman 35. Bradley Lawson scored half of Hoopeston Area's points in an overtime victory against visiting Schlarman. Heath Goodwin led the Hilltoppers with 11 points, and Michael Bateman added 10.
Westville 54, Chrisman 45. Mitchell Bryant and Matt Maser combined for 35 points, boosting Westville to a home victory. Bryant's game-high 18 points included a three-pointer. Cody Owen paced Chrisman, which led 11-4 after one quarter, with 16 points.
Bement 61, Lovington 39. A 28-11 advantage in the second half propelled Bement past visiting Lovington. Colin Auth had a game-high 24 points and four blocked shots for the Bulldogs (7-6). Greg Frey contributed 10 points and seven rebounds to the win. Tanner Franklin led Lovington with 15 points.
Clinton 63, W-L 62. C.J. Bundy sank a three throw with 10 seconds left to lift Clinton to a home victory against Warrensburg-Latham. Aaron Ennis hit six three-pointers and scored a game-high 25 points for the Maroons, who overcame a 15-8 deficit after one quarter.
B-H 67, Milford 41. Bismarck-Henning rallied from a 12-5 deficit in the first quarter to win on the road. Ian Park (15 points), Tanner Ribbe (13) and Dale Terrell scored in double figures for the Blue Devils. Beau Fitzgerald's 11 points led Milford.
Momence 69, IW 60. Iroquois West lost at home despite receiving a game-high 27 points from Aaron Thomas. Colby Barham added 15 points for the Raiders.
Oakwood 75, G-RF 71. Cameron Lee and Casey Fletcher each scored 22 points to lead the Comets to an overtime victory against host Georgetown-Ridge Farm. John Garrett had a double-double for Oakwood (19 points, 10 rebounds).
Five players scored in double figures for the Buffaloes, led by Alex Pratt and Keith Harper with 16 points apiece.
Lexington 62, Ridgeview 54. Dana Bose scored 19 points and Bryan Jackson had 14 in Ridgeview's home defeat.
Fieldcrest 84, BR 51. Jack Plunk scored 20 points for Blue Ridge in a road loss. Garie Brock added 13 points.
SJ-O 57, Tri-Point 47. Roth Vowels scored nine of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead St. Joseph-Ogden to a home victory. The Spartans outscored Tri-Point 32-22 in the second half. Blake Hoveln also scored 15 for SJ-O.
LeRoy 59, Eureka 10. Jared Sexton (130 pounds), Brad Simmons (215) and Daniel Hartwig (285) had pins for LeRoy, which improved to 10-0.
At Rantoul. Isaiah Butts (130), Lemont Miller (135), Garrett Jones (145), Matt Gill (171) and Leon Riley (215) each had two pins, leding the host Eagles to victories against Oakwood, Westville and Charleston.
At Clifton. Jacob Carter (112) had two points for Bismarck-Henning in a 48-31 victory against St. Francis DeSales and a 40-35 loss to Clifton Central.