PEORIA — Cortez Mosely and Chris Williams scored 16 points each Friday night as Peoria High School's basketball team edged Normal West, 54-50, in a Big 12 Conference game.
Dionysious Hogan added 12 points for Peoria, which outscored West 18-10 in the fourth quarter to rally for the win.
West, playing without 6-foot-9 star junior Francis Okoro because of an ankle injury, saw its 10-game win streak snapped. The Wildcats fell to 11-3 overall and 4-1 in the Big 12.
Nate Duckworth scored 14 points and Drew Yonker 13 for Class 4A No. 7-ranked West, which led 40-36 after three quarters.
"We had a great third quarter," West coach Brian Cupples said. "We got the lead up to four and we just didn't take care of the ball in the fourth quarter. We never had a flow all night offensively. They got three big offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter that they either scored on or got fouled.
"It was big moments where we had a bad turnover, an uncharacteristic turnover. I thought that was a big part of the game. I'm proud of my kids. We played hard."
The Wildcats were playing their first game without Okoro, who is being held out after aggravating an ankle injury this week in practice. He averages 15.7 points and 11.9 rebounds per game.
Drew Wollenschlager picked up some of the rebounding slack, grabbing 12 boards. Shea Cupples had five assists to go with five points, while Yonker blocked four shots.
West plays two games each on Saturday and Monday in the MLK Classic at Rockton.