EL PASO — Clayton Leipold's 26 points sent Tri-Valley High School past Eureka, 56-50, Saturday in the first round of the 107th McLean County Basketball Tournament at El Paso-Gridley High School.

Brock Ward and Nolan Anderson added nine points apiece for the sixth-seeded Vikings (8-7). Tri-Valley moves on to play third-seeded Ridgeview at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Shirk Center.

No. 11 seed Eureka (5-8), which led 44-42 after three quarters, was paced by Keegan Zimmerman's 21 points.

Fieldcrest 55, Fisher 41: No. 8 seed Fieldcrest (12-5), led by Cam Grandy's 19 points, topped No. 9 seed Fisher (10-8). Derek May added 15 points for the Knights, who won the second half, 35-21.

Fisher's Jaden Jones-Watkins and Ryan Meents scored 13 points apiece.

Fieldcrest advanced to a 6:30 p.m. Monday quarterfinal at Shirk Center against top-seeded GCMS.

Ridgeview 67, Blue Ridge 44: Jacob Donaldson scored a game-high 20 points to lead third-seeded Ridgeview to the easy victory over No. 14 seed Blue Ridge.

Justin Myers added 17 points and Alex Tongate 16 for Ridgeview (15-2), the state's top-ranked team in Class 1A. The Mustangs led 29-10 after the first quarter.

Zach Stephens had 11 points for Blue Ridge (3-13).

Tremont 79, Flanagan-Cornell 56: Logan Pflederer poured in 17 points and Landon Pflederer added 16 to send fifth-seeded Tremont past No. 12 seed Flanagan-Cornell. Also in double figures for Tremont (12-5) were Titus Thompson and Tim Rice with 11 points each.

The Turks will play fourth-seeded Deer Creek-Mackinaw at 8 p.m. Monday in the quarterfinals at Shirk Center.

Flanagan-Cornell received 23 points from Jeremy Durdan, 14 from Karson Kimpling and 10 from Braden Wallace.

Deer Creek-Mackinaw 63, Lexington 42: Levi Scheuermann scored 21 points and Neal Scheuermann 19 to spark No. 4 seed Deer Creek-Mackinaw (14-3) to victory over No. 13 seed Lexington (6-13).

The Minutemen, who trailed 19-10 after one quarter and 35-22 after two, were led by Tate Walcott's 12 points and Adam Baillie's 10.

LeRoy 50, Heyworth 37: Nick Perry scored 17 points to help LeRoy (10-5) to the win. Will Dooley added 13 points for the Panthers, who led at each of the quarter breaks.

Tate Eller matched Perry for game-high scoring honors with 17 points for Heyworth (8-8).

LeRoy advanced to face No. 2-seed El Paso-Gridley at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shirk Center.

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