Kiel Melvin scored a game-high 18 points as the unbeaten and state-ranked Fieldcrest High School basketball team celebrated Senior Night with an 82-36 nonconference victory Tuesday over Lowpoint-Washburn at Minonk.
The Knights (22-0) were ranked No. 16 in the Associated Press Class A poll released Tuesday. Melvin scored 11 points in the first half, including all three of his 3-pointers, as Fieldcrest raced to a 50-23 halftime lead.
Jared Krischel added nine points for Fieldcrest. Logan Park and Jordan Krone had eight each. Krone collected a team-high six rebounds, leading the Knights to a 35-15 advantage on the boards. Jake Martin handed out a team-high five assists to go with six points.
Lowpoint-Washburn fell to 3-17.
Dee-Mack 56, Blue Ridge 54
Benny Frietsch netted a game-high 20 points and Deer Creek-Mackinaw (17-6) outscored Blue Ridge, 3-1, in the overtime period to post a nonconference win at Farmer City.
Dan Abbott added 15 points for Dee-Mack. Derek Morrow had nine points for the Chiefs, who made 12 of 23 free throws. Adam Krejci, who had four points, scored the only field goal in the extra period for either team.
Brad Wells paced Blue Ridge with 18 points. Josh Lytel added four 3-pointers for 12 points. Chris Plunk also chipped in 12 points for the Knights, who made 8 of 11 free throws.
Hartem 66, Tremont 61
Scott Ubbenga scored 25 points and Dakin Bolen added 11, all in the second half, as Hartsburg-Emden (21-3) rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Tremont (18-6) in a nonconference contest at Hartsburg.
Hartsburg-Emden trailed 53-46 at the end of the third quarter. Seven points apiece from Ubbenga and Bolen in the final period sparked the rally.
"We finally got the ball inside to Scott and Dakin in the fourth quarter," said Stags coach Josh Nauman. "Tremont was hitting everything for the first three quarters."
Ubbenga also collected a team-high seven rebounds. Bolen grabbed six boards. Josh Conrady added 12 points, while Curtis Conrady and Gary Rademaker each handed out seven assists.
Jim Kuban paced Tremont with 23 points.
Lexington 65, Dwight 51
Junior guard Alex Tanney scored a game-high 31 points to lead Lexington (12-9) over Dwight (5-17) in nonconference action at Lexington.
Joe Watt, Chris Mohr and Eric Schuler added eight points each for Lexington, which led 36-27 at halftime and 45-41 after three periods. The Minutemen won despite being outrebounded 27-25 and making 18 of 30 free throws.
Junior center Curt Perschnick paced Dwight with 14 points. Adam Karstens had nine points for the Trojans, who sank 16 of 25 foul shots.
Tri-Valley 51, Fisher 32
Senior guard Kyler Hardy scored 13 points to lead Tri-Valley past Fisher in a Sangamon Valley West Division game at Fisher.
Tri-Valley improved to 19-5 overall and 5-2 in conference play to stay within a game of league-leading GCMS. The Vikings host GCMS Friday night. Fisher fell to 11-13, 3-4.
Vojtech Zurek added 11 points for Tri-Valley, including five in the second period as the Vikings extended a 13-7 lead to 28-16 at the half. Tri-Valley upped the advantage to 39-22 after three quarters.
Kyle Wantland scored 11 points to lead Fisher.
Roanoke 70, El Paso-Gridley 39
Tyler Rasmuson scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Kaleb Fehr added 14 points as Roanoke-Benson (12-11) earned a win over El Paso-Gridley (8-13) in nonconference action at Roanoke.
"I was proud of the way our kids bounced back after a tough loss (last) Friday," said Rockets coach Matt Gordon.
Nick Janssen and Ben Hodel added nine points each for Roanoke-Benson, which built leads of 32-22 by halftime and 53-32 by the end of the third quarter.
EPG was led by Jake Foor's 12 points.
Streator 47, Hall 35
Brandon Van Duzer scored 17 points to lead Streator (5-18, 3-7) to victory over Spring Valley Hall (9-12, 2-7) in a NCIC game at Spring Valley.
Monticello 86, Clinton 68
Trevor Drake led five players in double figures with 20 points as Monticello (11-11) downed Clinton in Okaw Conference action at Monticello.
Senior forward Kameron Bell scored a game-high 27 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead Clinton (14-10). Ross Whitted added 15 for the Maroons.
Herscher 49, Prairie Central 43
Dustin Rennewanz scored a game-high 18 points to lead Herscher past visiting Prairie Central in nonconference action.
Junior guard Brett Crane scored a team-high 16 points for Prairie Central (12-11). Phillip Short added 13 for the Hawks. Ben Herr grabbed a game-high eight rebounds to go with six points.
"We couldn't get thongs going offensively," said Hawks' coach Alan Dunahee.
Marquette 76, Woodland 65
Senior guard Chris Cassady scored a game high 25 points which included five 3-pointers for Woodland (3-19), but it wasn't enough as the Warriors lost to Ottawa Marquette (16-7) at Streator.
Sophomore Brian Council scored 11 points for Woodland.
J.C. Thumm scored 20 points and Andrew Swords added 19 for Ottawa Marquette.
Metamora 57, Eureka 54
Blake Mishler's 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted Metamora to a nonconference victory at Eureka (11-10).
Eureka got balanced scoring from Brett Stewart with 17 points and Colin Knapp and Jordan Prosser with 11 each. The Hornets trailed by 13 points in the first quarter, but cut the margin to 41-34 heading into the fourth quarter.
Stewart hit a 3-pointer with 23 seconds left to go to tie the game. After Jordan Prosser blocked a lay up out of bounds with 1.2 seconds left, Mishler hit the winner to finish with 23 points.
Midland 69, Flanagan 59
Harold Poignant tossed in a game-high 32 points, 18 in the second half, to lead Midland (7-15) past host Flanagan (3-19) in a nonconference contest.
Jerid Elsasser added 10 points for Midland, which held leads of 37-29 at halftime and 52-45 after three periods.
Flanagan was paced by Alex Detwiler's 23 points. Bruce Jones added 17 points.
PBL 86, Iroquois West 60
Tyler Overstreet and Travis Enghausen combined to score 57 points as PBL defeated Iroquois West in a Sangamon Valley East Division game at Paxton.
Overstreet had a game-high 37 points, including 17 in the third period, as PBL (13-12, 4-3) extended a 40-23 halftime advantage to 66-45 with one quarter to play. The Panthers led 20-14 after one quarter.
Overstreet and Enghausen, who had 20 points, each had four 3-point baskets for PBL as the Panthers recorded 12 buckets from beyond the arc to outscore Iroquois West 36-3 from 3-point range.
Junior forward Scott Dietz had team-highs of 14 points and seven rebounds to lead Iroquois West (4-18, 1-6).
Rochester 67, Mount Pulaski 66
Chris McDonnough scored 16 points asMount Pulaski (11-13, 4-3) lost to Rochester (9-15, 3-3) in double overtime in a Sangamo Conference game at Rochester.
Mount Pulaski got balanced scoring from Brad Deibert and Chris Smith with 15 points each, and Ryan Titus added 11.
Tyler Leonard and Daniel Vehovic scored 17 points each to pace Rochester.
Gardner 66, Tri-Point 53
Adam Moritz scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and Troy Moritz added 17 points as Tri-Point (6-18) hung close for three quarters before falling to host Gardner (15-7) in a nonconference contest.
"We battled all night," said Tri-Point coach Derek Sieg.
Midwest Central 50, Delavan 46
Ben Evelsizer scored a game-high 14 points to lead Delavan (5-21, 1-4) in a Tomahawk Conference loss to Midwest Central (10-12, 3-2) at Delavan.
Jordan Zimmer scored 13 points for Delavan.
Midwest Central was led in scoring by Josh Brienen with 13 points.
Decatur Lutheran 53, Calvary Baptist 48
Josh McCorkle scored 13 points for Calvary Baptist (6-14, 4-7) in an ECIC loss at Decatur.
Josh Borst scored nine points and Tommy Horine added eight points for Calvary Baptist.
"We played real and missed a couple of shots late that could have been the difference in the game," said Calvary Baptist coach Michael Touma.
Adam Barrett scored 15 points to lead Decatur Lutheran.
LeRoy 62, St. Thomas More 54
Senior guard Miles Morris scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Panthers to an upset victory over St. Thomas More in a Sangamon Valley West Division game at LeRoy.
The second quarter was the key for LeRoy (7-15, 3-4) as the Panthers outscored St. Thomas More 19-8 to take a 36-25 halftime lead. St. Thomas More fell to 13-11 and 4-3.
Junior forward Brent Alexander added 12 points LeRoy. T.J. Schopp led the Panthers with five rebounds. LeRoy had a season-best five turnovers against St. Thomas More's pressure defense.
"That's as well as we've ever taken care of the ball," LeRoy coach Mark Edmundson said.