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CLINTON - Zach Kirkton scored 33 points to lead Fieldcrest West to a 60-56 victory over Peoria Pleasant Valley to win the Illinois Elementary School Association boys Class 7A state championship Thursday at Clinton High School.

Fieldcrest West (23-2) led 28-25 at halftime and 44-38 after three quarters.

Kirkton hit 13 shots from the field and was 7 of 7 at the free throw line. Jake Gerdes added 13 points for the winners.

Peoria Pleasant Valley (23-1) got 43 of its points from Donivine Stewart.

Fieldcrest West completed its title run by defeating previously unbeaten teams in each of its last three games.

In the third-place game, Effingham St. Anthony defeated LaHarpe, 46-33.

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