Iroquois West 49, Central 45
The Raiders prevailed in a nail-bitter as they outscored the Comets 14-10 in the final eight minutes. Senior Ty Pankey hit two huge free throws with 12 seconds left to close out the Raiders’ win.
Outside of Pankey in the clutch, Jack McMillan took on the bulk of the load for Raiders with 20 points. Cannon Leonard tallied 14 points.
Jacob Shoven had a team-high 19 points for Central. Jay Lemenager added 16 points.
Milford 72, Armstrong 42
The Bearcats improved to 5-1 on the season with a dominant performance on both ends. Trace Fleming snagged a team-high 15 rebounds. Luke McCabe and Will Teig each totaled 17 points to lead Milford in scoring.
Herscher 49, Peotone 39
The Tigers never trailed in their double-digit victory against the Blue Devils.
Trey Schwarzkopf lit it up from deep, hitting four 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 17 points. Bascom Jackson added 10 points.
Mason Kibelkis had 11 points for the Blue Devils.
Trinity 75, Heritage Christian 56
The Eagles led 41-27 at the half before going on to cruise to another home victory.
Trinity had two scorers pour in 20-plus points on the evening. Ethyn Graham exploded for 23 points and nine rebounds. Ben Green scored another 21 points, including 15 from beyond the arc.
Watseka 47, G-SW 36
The Warriors erased a three-point deficit at halftime before going on to win by 11 points.
Jameson Cluver did most of the damage for Watseka, with a team-high 15 points. Jordan Schroeder and Conner Curry each had 8 points.
The Panthers fell to 0-3 on the season.
Momence 67, Grant Park 47
The Redskins’ distribution on offense allowed Momence to cruise to a double-digit victory.
Jasper Jones recorded 14 points to lead the Redskins, one more than teammate James Stevenson Jr. and two more than teammate Jaden Walls.
Clayton McKinstry finished as the Dragons’ only double-figure scorer with 14 points.
Streator 43, Coal City 36
The Coalers took a while to find a source of offense after tallying just two points in the opening frame before falling to 0-1 on the season.
Kyle Burch had 9 points to pace the Coalers. Nolan Berger and Carson Shepard had 6 points apiece.
Cissna Park 46, DeLand-Weldon 16
The Timberwolves’ defense proved to be too much as they held DeLand-Weldon to less than 5 points in all four quarters of play.
Mikayla Knake led Cissna Park with 14 points, four rebounds and three steals. Addison Seggebruch had 8 points and a team-high five steals.
Heritage Christian 56, Trinity 31
The Eagles ran out of gas playing in their sixth game in eight days. Sara Haller had 8 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals to lead Trinity (11-3) in its defeat. Gracie Sims added 6 points.
G-SW 57, Coal City 39
The Panthers built on their lead for each of the first three quarters before going on to win by double digits.
Gardner-South Wilmington’s Abby Beck dropped 19 points for the game-high in points. Kylie Hawks dominated the glass by finishing with 15 points and 11 rebounds to record her first double-double of the season. Addi Fair chipped in another 12 points.
Magan Planeta scored 9 points to lead Coal City. Colleen Feeney tallied 8 points to finish as the only other Coaler with more than 5 points.
H-F 10, BBCHS 5
Hanna Thompson and Bri Winn each snagged straight-set victories in singles play. Gretchen Gray and Des Moore got things done as well in third-set tiebreakers.
BOYS SWIM & DIVE
L-W West 102, BBCHS 68
For the first time in more than a year, the Boilermakers got back in the pool Tuesday, when they ran into a Lincoln-Way West squad that appeared in midseason form.
Isaiah Swilley tallied a 206.2 during six dives to win the diving portion for the Boilers. Jake Lehman (200-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke) and Zach Scheiwiller (100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke) each won a pair of events and made up half of the Boilers’ winning 400-yard freestyle relay, along with Ethan Smith and Ben McDorman.