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Levi Scheuermann scored the go-ahead bucket with 1.2-seconds to play and the Deer Creek-Mackinaw High School basketball team added a pair of insurance free throws after a Warsaw turnover to hang on for a 51-47 victory in the Class 2A Farmington Sectional on Friday night.

Dee-Mack, which improved to 26-6, advances to face No. 7 Central Catholic in Tuesday's super-sectional at Springfield. The Chiefs opened a 32-20 halftime cushion.

"We were able to come out and pressure them and tonight we did a good job attacking the glass and rim for easy baskets," said Dee-Mack coach John Hughs, whose school won its only other sectional title in 2010-11.

Warsaw was able to rally and briefly held a 42-40 lead early in the fourth quarter.

"They came out and attacked in the second half," said Hughs. "They did a good job and we did just enough to survive their run."

Neal Scheuermann scored to pull Dee-Mack even at 42-42. The team's then traded points down the stretch with Levi Scheuermann's bucket being the only fourth period field goal for the Chiefs, who were 9-of-11 from the free throw line over the final eight minutes.

Pontiac 57, Herscher 52: In the Class 3A Herscher Regional final, freshman Adam Weir scored 25 points to power Pontiac (17-12) to victory over Herscher (17-9).

Herscher led, 19-12, after one quarter and, 31-28, after two. The Indians won the second half, 29-21.

Tyler Stuart led Herscher with 14 points while J.T. Krismantis and Tyler Jarnagin added 13 apiece. 

Pontiac will face Chicago Heights Marian at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Pontiac Sectional. 

Springfield Lanphier 33, Lincoln 19: Lincoln shot just 22.2 percent from the floor in falling in the championship game of the Class 3A Rochester Regional.

Titus Cannon had nine points for the No. 10-ranked Railsplitters (24-6). Lanphier received 13 points from Cardell McGee in advancing to the Decatur Eisenhower Sectional.

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