Normal West vs. Rock Island
Time: 7:30 p.m. today
Place: Pekin (Class 4A)
Records: Normal West 22-8; Rock Island 24-4
FYI: Normal West is in the sectional for the second straight year … The Wildcats knocked off Unit 5 rival Normal Community, 41-37, in Friday’s regional title game at West … Senior guard Adam McGinnis led West with 15 points and averages 8.7 … The Wildcats are topped by senior guard Spencer Seibring’s 13.1 average … No, 8-ranked Rock Island advanced with a 56-50 win over Pekin at the East Moline Regional … The Rocks are paced by junior guard C.J. Carr’s 12.8 points per game … Tuesday’s other semifinal pits No. 5 Edwardsville against O’Fallon at Alton … The winners meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Pekin for the title.
Lincoln vs. Glenwood
Time: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Place: Mount Zion (Class 3A)
Records: Lincoln 28-4; Chatham Glenwood 21-10
FYI: Lincoln is ranked sixth in Class 3A entering this matchup of Central State Eight Conference rivals … The Railers edged University High, 48-45, in overtime in the Bloomington Regional title game … Lincoln is led by 6-2 junior Max Cook’s 11.4 points and 3.9 assists per game … The Railers beat Glenwood 41-39 and 44-33 in the regular season, but the Titans did not have leading scorer Peyton Allen because of mononucleosis … Allen scored a game-high 16 points in Glenwood’s 53-43 win over Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin in the Jacksonville Regional final … Taylorville faces Champaign Centennial in today’s semifinal, with the winners playing at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
— Compiled by Randy Kindred