Senior guard Brett Stewart scored a game-high 17 points, including four 3-point baskets, to lead the sixth-seeded Eureka High School basketball team to a 63-25 victory over No. 12 seed Lowpoint-Washburn Monday night in first-round action of the Eureka Class A Regional at Eureka.
The Hornets led 13-8 after one period and 26-15 at the half before outscoring Lowpoint-Washburn 21-5 in the third period, including eight from Stewart, to take a commanding 47-20 lead.
Freshman center Jordan Prosser added 10 points for Eureka (13-12), while Justin Wahls, Dean Eastman and Crue Harmon had eight points apiece.
Ben Keefauver scored 14 points to lead Lowpoint-Washburn.
Eureka meets No. 4 seed Tremont in an 8 p.m. semifinal Wednesday.
Roanoke-Benson 55: Flanagan 48: Ben Hodel scored a game-high 24 points for seventh-seed Roanoke-Benson as the Rockets rallied to end No. 11 seed Flanagan's season in the first game.
Flanagan (4-22) led 10-8 after one period and 21-20 at the half before Roanoke-Benson (15-12) rallied to take a 35-33 lead with one period to play. The Rockets outscored the Falcons 20-15 in the fourth quarter, including 8 of 10 from the free-throw line.
Sophomore forward Alex Detwiler scored 11 points to lead Flanagan, while Kyle Bachman and Darin Gundy each had 10. Michael Folkerts finished with nine points for the Falcons.
Roanoke-Benson meets No. 1 seed Fieldcrest at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Clinton 99, Deland-Weldon 49: Sophomore forward Josh Barr led five Maroons in double figures with 20 points as fifth-seed Clinton ran away from No. 12 seed Deland-Weldon at the Clinton Class A Regional.
The Maroons got out to a big lead early, outscoring Deland-Weldon 32-11 in the opening period, and extended the advantage to 53-19 at the half.
Senior guard Kameron Bell added 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Clinton (17-10), while seniors Kyle Koons and B.J. Spray each finished with 16 points. Junior Ross Whitted had 10 points for the Maroons and junior John Smith contributed a team-high nine rebounds while adding six assists, six steals and five points.
Clinton meets No. 4 seed Tri-Valley in an 8 p.m. semifinal game on Wednesday.
Heyworth 69, LeRoy 52: Senior Sean Wells scored 15 points, including 12 in the second half, to lead the Hornets as No. 7 seed Heyworth earned the right to meet top-seed Central Catholic in the regional semifinal with a victory over eighth-seeded LeRoy.
Heyworth led 18-8 after one quarter and 33-16 at the half.
Senior Nate Riordan added 14 points for Heyworth. Sophomore Jordan Slayback finished with 12, Brandon Bell 11 and sophomore Nick Kronmiller nine.
Senior center Derek Dean scored 13 points to lead LeRoy. Senior Miles Morris and junior T.J. Schopp each added nine.
Heyworth and Central Catholic meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
At Gibson City
Lexington 79, Blue Ridge 35: Junior guard Alex Tanney scored a game-high 24 points, including 20 in the first half, to lead sixth-seeded Lexington past No. 11 seed Blue Ridge in the second game of the Gibson City Class A Regional.
Lexington (16-10) jumped to a 16-5 lead after one period and was never threatened as the Minutemen, behind 14 points from Tanney in the period, outscored the Knights 25-7 in the second quarter to take a 41-12 lead at the half. Lexington led 60-28 at the end of three periods.
Junior Nicholas Kemna added 14 points for the Minutemen, while junior Eric Schuler finished with 12. Chris Mohr had nine points for Lexington.
Junior forward Brad Wells had 12 points to lead Blue Ridge (2-21). Chad Merriken added nine points for the Knights.
Lexington will meet No. 3 seed Maroa-Forsyth in a regional semifinal game at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Fisher 51, Ridgeview 38: Senior Kyle Wantland scored a game-high 13 points to lead the Bunnies as No. 10 seed Fisher pulled off a mild upset in beating ninth-seed Ridgeview in the opener.
Ridgeview led 11-9 after one period before Fisher outscored the Mustangs 20-10 in the second quarter to take a 29-21 lead at the half. Ridgeview cut the deficit to 35-29 heading to the fourth quarter, but managed nine fourth-quarter points as the Bunnies pulled away.
Senior guard Kayl Thomas added 12 points for Fisher (14-14), which meets No. 2 seed GCMS at 7:30 p.m. today. Kody Thomas had eight points for the Bunnies.
Junior forward Tyler Harper scored 12 to lead Ridgeview.
El Paso-Gridley 55, Olympia 48: Jake Foor led three players in double figures as El Paso-Gridley rallied to defeat Olympia in first-round play of the Hartsburg-Emden Class A Regional.
El Paso-Gridley trailed 27-20 at the half as a stingy Olympia defense wouldn't allow the Titans into their offense.
"We struggled with the zone defenses Olympia threw at us in the first half," said EPG coach Brian Quam. "They forced us to shoot from the perimeter, which is not our game."
The Titans made some adjustments offensively while at the same time turning up the defense, holding Olympia to one point during a six-minute stretch in the third and fourth quarters, to cut the deficit to 36-32.
EPG outscored the Spartans 23-12 in the final period, hitting 15 of 18 free throws in the quarter. Foor scored 11 of his game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter.
Michael Haas scored 15 points, including 8 of 10 from the line, while Jeremy Balf chipped in with 13 for El Paso-Gridley. Olympia got 17 points, including four 3-pointers, from Alex Frantz, while Travis Strubhar scored 12.
Next up for the Titans will be the host and top-seeded Hartsburg-Emden.
"We're going to have our hands full," added Quam. "They're a very good team but the level of competition we've faced all year has us ready for the challenge.
Illini Central 61, Delavan 48: Anthony Rivera led all scorers with 26 points as Illini Central upended Delavan.
Illini Central (19-9) led 17-11 after one quarter and 28-18 at halftime. Rivera then scored 12 points to spark a 15-6 third-quarter run to put the Cougars up 43-24.
Jordan Zimmeran scored 24 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Delavan. Ben Evelsizer added 17 points for the Panthers.
Donovan 48, Iroquois West 35: A slow start proved to be the undoing of Iroquois West as the Raiders fell to Donovan in opening-round play of the PBL Class A Regional.
Iroquois West (4-22) trailed 14-6 after the first quarter and saw that deficit grow to 22-11 at intermission. The Raiders cut the lead to six points in the third quarter, but Donovan regained control to take a 35-22 lead into the final period.
"The slow start hurt us tonight and we dug a hole that we couldn't get out of," said Iroquois West coach Shannon Anderson. "Our defense in the third quarter allowed us to change the momentum of the game and, if we hit some shots, we're right there."
Kyle White scored 10 points, while Luke Lustfeldt chipped in eight for Iroquois West.
Maurice Horton scored a game-high 20 points to pace Donovan.
Watseka 71, Buckley Christ Lutheran 32: Watseka jumped to an early lead en route to a first-round win over Buckley Christ Lutheran.
The Warriors led 20-11 after the first quarter and then outscored the Crusaders 20-7 in the second quarter to take a 40-18 lead.
Bryce Redecker scored a game-high 17 points to lead Watseka. Adam Kaufman had 14 to pace Buckley Christ Lutheran.
At Coal City
Tri-Point 50, Dwight 48: Troy Moritz scored a game-high 27 points as Tri-Point nipped Dwight in the Coal City Class A Regional.
Tri-Point (7-20) got 10 points from Jason Wright in support of Moritz.
Talon Roeder scored 12 points, while Adams Karstens and Curt Perschnick added 11 each for Dwight (5-20).
Paw Paw 54, Woodland 38: Paul Prawdzik scored 16 points as Paw Paw downed Woodland in a first-round game of the Serena Regional.
Chris Cassady and Ben Spaniol each scored 16 for Woodland.
In the other game, Newark topped Earlville, 73-36.