Saturday's highlights: Simmons, Chargers cruise

Saturday's highlights: Simmons, Chargers cruise

In girls' basketball:

Peoria 56, Central 35. Cheyenne Hedrington scored 16 points for the Maroons in nonconference action.

Centennial 57, Normal West 36. Leading by five points at halftime, the Chargers pulled away in the second half for a home win on Senior Night. Stacia Simmons scored a game-high 16 points and had three steals for Centennial.

Katelynn Martinez contributed 12 points and eight assists to the Charger attack. Lauren Cloyd's nine rebounds helped Centennial (24-5) improve to 10-1 in the Big 12.

Watseka 52, CPCI 32. Mariah Carroll and Devin Curry scored 13 points apiece to lead a balanced attack that carried the Warriors to a road victory.

Freshman Alexis Knake tallied 15 points and Natalie Neukomm contributed seven rebounds and five points for the Timberwolves.