Sophomore Dakin Bolen led four Hartsburg-Emden High School players in double figures with 16 points as the Stags remained unbeaten with a 57-50 Tomahawk Conference basketball victory over Illini Central on Tuesday night at Hartsburg.
Scott Ubbenga added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Hartsburg-Emden (6-0, 1-0 Tomahawk), which held leads of 21-18 at halftime and 39-36 after three quarters. Josh Conrady added 10 points, seven in the final period, and Curtis Conrady chipped in 10 points for the Stags.
The Stags, who made 14 of 20 free throws, sank seven of nine from the foul stripe in the final period to seal the win.
Sophomore guard Landon Frye paced Illini Central (3-3, 0-1) with 13 points. Drew Kastner and Anthony Rivera had 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Cougars.
Mahomet 72, Monticello 61
Senior Jared Bosch scored 17 points to lead Mahomet-Seymour to a nonconference victory over Monticello Tuesday at Monticello.
The Bulldogs (5-2) got balanced scoring as Mark McClughen scored 14 points, Ben Davis added 13, Json Seaman had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Neil Wright added 11 points.
Mahomet-Seymour took a 40-39 lead at halftime even though Monticello (2-2) shot a blazing 61 percent from the field in the first half. The Bulldogs held Monticello to nine points in the fourth quarter and 26 percent shooting overall in the second half.
"We did everything we could to hold the lead in the first half and then took advantage of a foul situation in the second half," said Mahomet-Seymour coach Brett Hersom. "We had a solid performance from the seniors tonight. It was just a good team effort."
Monticello was led in scoring by Trever Drake with 17 points. Ryan Koncel and Corbin Sebens each had 13 for the Sages.
Mahomet-Seymour was 26 of 35 from the foul line and Monticello was only 13 of 19.
Mount Pulaski 58, Porta 56
Brad Deibert poured in a game-high 20 points and went 11 of 11 from the free throw line as Mount Pulaski held off Petersburg Porta in a Sangamo Conference game at Petersburg.
Senior Chris McDonnough added 16 points for the Hilltoppers, who forced 15 turnovers and made 21 of 28 free throws. Porta forced 13 turnovers and was 11 of 16 from the free-throw line.
Steve Boehm led Porta with 14 points and Cory Hoke added 12.
Leland 54, Woodland 50
Senior guard Chris Cassady scored 21 points and had six rebounds for Woodland (0-7) in a nonconference loss to Leland (2-4) at South Streator.
Ben Spaniol scored 16 points, six steals and four assists for the Warriors.
"The difference in the game was rebounding," said Woodland coach Brian Roney.
Chris Bickel led Leland with a game-high 23 points.
Coal City 49, Dwight 42
Dwight junior center Curt Perschnick netted a game-high 16 points in the Trojans' Interstate Eight Conference loss at Dwight.
"Their penetration hurt us," said Dwight coach Mark Porter. "We needed to play better defensively and we didn't."
Jory Darling led Coal City with 16 points, including two 3-point field goals. Bret Smith added 11 points and Austin McDowell netted 10.
Clinton 66, Rochester 61
John Smith scored a game-high 22 points to lead Clinton over Rochester in a non-conference game at Clinton.
Kameron Bell scored 18 points and had seven rebounds along with seven assists, and B. J. Spray added 12 points for the Maroons.
The Rockets were led by Jordan Cullen with 18 points.