In girls' basketball
SVC tournament. St. Thomas More advanced to Saturday's finals with a 61-28 win against Paxton-Buckley-Loda as LEXI WALLEN scored 19 points. The Sabers, who got 11 points from JADE BRINKOETTER, outscored the Panthers 34-5 in the second half.
St. Joseph-Ogden will be the Sabers' opponent in the championship game, the Spartans beating Watseka 51-38 behind JOSEY FRUHLING's 19 points. TORI MASTER and ELIZABETH EVERINGHAM each added nine.
In losers' bracket action at Watseka, MORGAN SMALL scored 18 points and JEN COX had 12 as Iroquois West beat Clifton Central 62-30. Momence beat CPCI 42-22.
Little Okaw Valley tournament. LARISSA MOSES scored 27 points as Shiloh beat Arthur-Lovington 58-51 in the semifinals at Lovington. SHELBY SMITH added 11 points in the win. A-L got 21 points and four assists from SHERELLE COLLER.
Arcola won its semifinal against Villa Grove 41-29 as TAYLOR EDWARDS scored 17 points. KAYLA DOWER had 12 points for the Blue Devils.
AUTUMN MEYER's 17 points led Tri-County past South Piatt 65-47. AMBER MEYER added 12 points. ALEX MILLER's 22 points led South Piatt.
DALLAS McCORMICK scored 12 points and MARY HAPP had 11 as Heritage edged Cerro Gordo 48-46. JESSICA BLUNT had 14 in the loss.
Okaw Valley tournament. BAILEY WALDEN scored eight of her 19 points in the fourth quarter as fifth-seeded Unity held off Shelbyville 55-38 in a tourney opener. JOAN MAXWELL added 10 points.
HALEY TOOHILL scored 25 points as Clinton beat Monticello 59-46. SARAH FORAN led the Sages with 19 points.
HOIC/McLean County tournament. In Bloomington, ASHLEY WALKER's 22 points led LeRoy past Fieldcrest 55-32 in a semifinal runaway. STEPHANIE HOWELL added 14 in the win.
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley lost to El Paso/Gridley 48-33 in the other semifinal. ANGEL GAESSER had 10 points for the Falcons.
In consolation play at Colfax, Fisher beat Tremont 46-43 behind CAITLIN COLE's 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks. "I challenged our seniors to play like seniors in the fourth quarter, and the girls came through," Fisher coach KEN INGOLD said.
Centennial 58, Urbana 14. The visiting Chargers raced to a 16-2 first-quarter lead and cruised from there, getting 11 points from KATELYNN MARTINEZ, 10 from CHANTAL MEACHAM and nine from JASMINE KYLER. Urbana got six points from JESSICA MACK.
Central 54, Mattoon 42. LAURA LITCHFIELD (17 points), JOHYNN-A EVANS (13) and JAKEENYA EVANS (12) helped the visiting Maroons pull away late in Big 12 play.
Mahomet-Seymour 80, Olympia 18. ALLISON FRITZ had 16 points and four steals to lead the visiting Bulldogs in Corn Belt play. MADDIE SEE had 14 points and five rebounds, and MAGGIE SCHMIDT added 10 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs, who got seven steals from ALYSSA DROLLINGER.
Uni High 54, Judah Christian 44. JAMIE BLUE had 20 points and six assists for the visiting Illineks. EMMA HOYER (12 points, four steals) and JAKI VIPOND (12 points, six assists) also chipped in. KRISTINA LEE (15 points), MADDIE JOHNSON (13) and LESLEE CHAMBERS (12) paced the Tribe.
Eureka 57, Rantoul 34. HANNAH WASCHER scored 14 points for the visiting Eagles. She has 998 in her career.
Schlarman 45, Chrisman 14. TANNA PETERSAK scored 10 points and LAURA GROSS added nine for the visiting Hilltoppers, who held the Cardinals to six first-half points. SARAH ELLIS had eight points in the loss.
SJ-O 30, Unity 21. TANNER MODGLIN (138 pounds), AUSTIN HEDRICK (145) and ANDY BENSYL (182) had pins to lead the host Spartans.
LeRoy 55, Normal U-High 16. The Panthers rode pins by AUSTIN MATLOCK (120), CALEB WILSON (160), JOHN BRENT (170) and BRADLEY SIMMONS (285) in the runaway win.
At Mattoon. MIKE REDWINSKI had two pins as Monticello beat Charleston 69-6 and Mattoon 39-29.