In boys’ basketball
➜ Arcola 55, Argenta-Oreana 34. Six athletes exceeded 5 factors for the host Purple Riders (2-0), who overpowered the Bombers (0-1) in a Lincoln Prairie Convention affair. Kevin Garza’s 15 factors, Kacee Moore’s 12 factors and 9 factors from each Alex Kuhns and Cam Roberts powered Arcola. A-O’s high level producers had been Noah Thornton (11 factors) and Brock Lyerly (9 factors).
➜ Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 48, Westville 17. Eight completely different gamers scored for the visiting Blue Devils (2-1) throughout their Vermilion Valley Convention overcome the Tigers (0-1). Brett Meidel’s 14 factors and Elijah Tidwell’s 12 factors paved the way in which for BHRA’s win. Westville obtained eight factors from Kamden Maddox and 6 factors from Bryce Burnett.
➜ Chrisman 55, Hoopeston Space 51. Layne Smith poured in 26 factors — six three-pointers amongst them — to information the host Cardinals (1-1) to a VVC success over the Cornjerkers (0-1). Smith scored eight of his factors within the closing quarter to assist erase a 39-38 deficit getting into the interval, and Chrisman’s Cole Webster secured 5 of his 15 factors in that interval. Hoopeston Space obtained 24 factors from Ben Brown, 12 factors from Chris Catron and 11 factors from Nick Hofer.
➜ Cornerstone 70, Judah Christian 32. The visiting Tribe (0-1) was stumped in East Central Illinois Convention play. Evan Payan banked 13 factors to guide Judah in scoring, whereas Joey Limentato contributed seven factors.
➜ Gibson Metropolis-Melvin-Sibley 50, Tri-Valley 40. Seth Barnes turned in a 17-point efficiency for the visiting Falcons (1-0), who opened the season with a Coronary heart of Illinois Convention win. Awstace Grauer chipped in 11 factors for GCMS.
➜ Maroa-Forsyth 69, Cerro Gordo/Bement 53. The Broncos (1-1) fell behind 29-13 within the first quarter and couldn’t recuperate throughout a nonconference defeat. Jessee Fast’s 18 factors and 9 factors apiece from Connor Brown and J.D. Benson led CG/B’s scoring output.
➜ Mattoon 69, Mahomet-Seymour 58. The visiting Bulldogs (0-1) cobbled collectively a 28-26 halftime lead however couldn’t maintain their edge in an Apollo Convention loss. Eli Warren’s 16 factors and Zach Carr’s 12 factors led the M-S offense.
➜ Milford 57, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 52. The visiting Bearcats (3-1) tabbed their third consecutive win by knocking off the Buffaloes (0-1) in a VVC tilt.
➜ Oakwood 67, Cissna Park 42. The host Comets (1-0) trailed 19-15 after one quarter however outscored the Timberwolves (1-2) by a 24-6 margin within the second interval to land a non-league victory. 4 Oakwood athletes completed in double figures scoring: Brevin Wells (18 factors), Dalton Hobick (16), Josh Younger (13) and Isaiah Ruch (10). Malaki Verkler’s 16 factors and Ian Rogers’ 11 factors led Cissna Park in defeat.
➜ Okaw Valley 44, Villa Grove/Heritage 30. The visiting Hawks (0-1) did not attain double digits as a workforce till the second half, in the end struggling an LPC loss consequently. Carson Howard and Logan Nohren every supplied 10 factors for VG/H.
➜ Paris 67, Unity 33. The host Rockets (0-2) led 12-10 after one quarter however allowed 23 second-quarter factors en path to a nonconference defeat. Brady Porter’s 13 factors paced Unity’s output, and Damian Knoll added eight factors.
➜ St. Thomas Extra 55, Iroquois West 51. The host Sabers (1-0) started their marketing campaign with a slim nonconference win over the Raiders (0-1). IW was paced by Ryan Tilstra’s 16 factors and Jack McMillan’s 15 factors.
➜ Sangamon Valley 47, Blue Ridge 32. The host Knights (0-2) sank six three-pointers as a workforce however nonetheless fell quick in LPC motion. Victor Reynolds’ 9 factors and Zach Lewis’ seven factors — the latter mark powered by two long-range makes — led Blue Ridge.
➜ Schlarman 73, Armstrong-Potomac 68. The visiting Hilltoppers (1-0) staved off the Trojans (0-2) in a VVC showcase. Schlarman completed 25 of 31 from the free-throw line and was paced by Jason Craig’s 25 factors, Jamal Taylor Jr.’s 23 factors and Caleb Kelly’s 17 factors. A-P’s Brody Howard drilled six three-pointers on his method to a game-best 33 factors, and Rylee Showalter netted the identical variety of distance pictures en path to 19 factors.
➜ Tremont 86, Fisher 56. The visiting Bunnies (0-1) fell quick in theri season-opening HOIC sport. Carson Brozenec’s 19 factors and 4 steals confirmed the way in which for Fisher, which additionally obtained 13 factors, six assists and 5 steals from Landen Stalter and 6 factors and 10 rebounds from Jake Cochran.
➜ Tuscola 58, Warrensburg-Latham 38. The visiting Warriors (3-0) stored up an undefeated begin to the season by profitable a contest that didn’t depend towards the Central Illinois Convention standings. Grant Hardwick’s 20 factors topped the Tuscola scoring chart, and he added six rebounds. Cole Cunningham’s 11 factors and Jalen Quinn’s 10 factors additionally pushed the Warriors.
In women’ basketball
➜ Watseka 48, Clifton Central 33. Solely three gamers scored factors for the host Warriors (1-0), however the trio produced sufficient offense for a win that didn’t depend towards the Sangamon Valley Convention standings. Kinzie Parsons’ 24-point, 10-rebound double-double keyed Watseka and was supported by Allie Hoy’s 15 factors, Natalie Schroeder’s 9 factors and Kennedy McTaggart’s seven rebounds.