HERSCHER — The No. 5 seeded Pontiac High School boys basketball team posted a wild 96-79 quarterfinal win over No. 11 Prairie Central in the Class 3A Herscher Regional on Monday night.
Ben Schuler and Cameron Dawson combined for 36 points for the Indians, who held a 49-43 lead at the half before using a 22-14 run in the third quarter to up the margin to 71-57. Luke Fox and Carter Dawson chipped in 10 each for Pontiac.
Prairie Central got a game-high 23 points from Noah Lewallen while Jake Bachtold added 14.
Pontiac advances to a semifinal matchup against No. 3 seed Streator on Wednesday at 7 p.m.