By SPENCER BROWN
In boys' basketball
■ Uni High 64, Decatur Christian 34. The Illineks allowed just eight second-half points, and Panos Voulgaris scored 22 points in the blowout victory. Noah Blue added 17 points.
WATSEKA — Watseka already made a deep postseason volleyball run.
Now it appears to be the girls’ basketball team’s turn. Watseka won its third consecutive Class 2A regional title with a 45-29 victory against Bismarck-Henning on Thursday night.
“I’m very happy,” Watseka coach Barry Bauer said. “It’s kind of nice to win it on our home court, especially for the seniors.”
FISHER — After LeRoy and Fisher each put on an offensive clinic to open regional play Tuesday, defense was on display in Thursday’s championship.
Most of it came from the Panthers, who cruised to a 42-21 victory.
The Class 1A and 2A fields are thinning in the girls’ basketball postseason. A look at where area teams still in the hunt for a state title in their respective classes will play in the sectional round:
Player, School FG FT TP AVG HG
McCoy, STM 68 13 149 21.3 33
The first three days of Class 1A and 2A girls’ basketball postseason are in the books. Here are the area teams that are playing for a regional title on Thursday (all games at 7 p.m.):
No. 1 Neoga vs. No. 2 Arcola
Fisher Regional (left)
TOLONO — St. Thomas More got only 11 points from leading scorer Lexi Wallen on Wednesday night in a Class 2A regional semifinal game against Unity, but it didn’t matter to the top-seeded Sabers, who still beat the Rockets for the third time this season, 52-35 at the Rocket Center.
WATSEKA — Bismarck-Henning rallied from a five-point deficit early in the fourth quarter to defeat Paxton-Buckley-Loda 37-25 in the semifinals of the Class 2A Watseka Regional on Wednesday.
“We started out cold, but I’m proud of my kids for their ability to persevere,” B-H coach Mike Stephens said.
DANVILLE — A night of missed opportunities between state-ranked basketball teams ended with sixth-ranked Salt Fork capitalizing on more of its chances.
The Storm handed Schlarman a 63-54 Class 1A regional semifinal loss on Wednesday in a girls’ basketball game that featured four lead changes in the final 2 minutes, 39 seconds.