The Heyworth High School boys basketball team used a steady march to the free-throw line to spark a fourth-quarter rally and upend Argenta-Oreana 56-51 in the third-place game of the Williamsville Holiday Tournament on Friday night.
Heyworth (9-4) was down 29-25 at intermission and 48-43 going into the final period. The Hornets then went 8-for-12 from the line in the fourth quarter and held the Bombers to three points.
All-tournament pick Brandon Bell was 4-for-5 from the charity stripe in the quarter and finished with 10 points.
Nate Riordan led Heyworth with a game-high 12 points while Ryan Campbell, who went 3-for-5 from the line in the fourth quarter, added 10 points.
Justin Fore scored 12 points to pace Argenta-Oreana.
Tremont 70, Greenville 61: Tremont erupted for 30 points in the fourth quarter and used its quickness to force a much bigger Greenville squad into foul trouble en route to victory in the fifth-place game.
Tremont (10-2) trailed 16-13 after one quarter and 28-26 at the half. Greenville, which started three players over 6-foot-4, upped the margin to 46-40 after three quarters but not before senior forward Tyler Martin hit two 3-pointers late in the period.
Martin, who finished with a game-high 19 points, started the final period by hitting his fourth 3-pointer of the night. Jake Szetela was 6-for-6 from the line while sophomore Jeremy Pflederer was 4-for-6 as the Turks hit 15 of 19 fourth-quarter free throws. Szetela finished with 16 points and Pflederer 14.
Jim Kuban, a unanimous selection to the all-tournament team, provided Tremont with 11 points, six rebounds and 10 assists.
"Those guys (Greenville) were big," said Tremont coach Ron Martin. "We put a lot of pressure on them with our quickness, which forced them into taking a lot of fouls.
"We were playing our fourth game in four nights and our conditioning paid off. Tyler Martin's 3-pointers keyed our comeback and gave us our third or fourth wind of the night."
Greenville got 12 points each from Bryan Atchison and Chad Walker while Stephens Groves added 11.
Delavan 55, Divernon 45 The Delavan backcourt of Brock Burrell and Jordan Zimmer combined for 43 points as the Panthers battled back to defeat Divernon for fifth-pace in the consolation bracket.
Delavan (4-8) fell into an 11-4 first-quarter hole which got a little deeper by halftime as Divernon (5-6) upped the margin to 26-17. The Panthers cut the deficit to 34-32 after three periods before going on a 23-11 fourth-quarter run to pull away from the Dragons. Zimmer scored 11 points in the period, including three 3-pointers, as the 6-foot-2 sophomore guard finished with 21 points.
Burrell, an All-Tournament selection, scored a game-high 22 points. Delavan hit another eight 3-pointers.
Divernon was led by Mark Fritz with 16 points while Clint Lemar chipped in 14.
Illini Central 48, Bushnell-Prairie City 37 Illini Central used a 21-5 scoring advantage in the second quarter to take control of the game as the Cougars downed Bushnell-Prairie City (9-6) to claim fifth place in the Macomb-Western Holiday Basketball Tournament.
Illini Central went 3-1 in tourney play and improved to 8-4 overall.
The Spartans jumped out to an 11-8 lead after one quarter before Illini Central rallied in the second period to take a commanding 29-16 advantage at the half. The Cougars led 35-25 heading to the final period and held off a fourth-quarter Bushnell rally to get the victory.
Senior forward Reid Mills tied for game-high honors with 16 points to lead Illini Central while junior Anthony Rivera added 13 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Scott Francis led Illini Central on the boards with nine rebounds and also had three blocks. Senior guard Seth Lemme added five assists for the Cougars.
Illini Central 49, Warsaw 42: Mills led Illini Central with 16 points and nine rebounds as the Cougars knocked off Warsaw (5-6) earlier in the day.
The Cougars led 13-6 after one quarter, 24-16 at the half and 38-27 with one period to play. Warsaw cut the deficit to four points with 2:13 to play, but Illini Central held on down the stretch for the victory.
Rivera added 12 points and four assists for Illini Central while Francis finished with eight points and six rebounds.
Metamora 68, Mahomet-Seymour 50 Senior guard Mark McClughen scored a team-high 13 points as Mahomet-Seymour fell to Metamora in the third-place game.
Jason Seaman added 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds for the Bulldogs. Junior Neil Wright chipped in seven points. Metamora's Blake Mishler led all scorers with 29 points while also recording game highs with nine rebounds and five blocked shots.
The Redbirds outrebounded Mahomet-Seymour, 21-13. The Bulldogs were 2 for 10 from the free throw stripe, while Metamora went 5 of 6.
Teutopolis 70, Mahomet-Seymour 68 Teutopolis edged Mahomet-Seymour in triple overtime in the semifinals despite Seaman's game high 25 points and 10 rebounds.
Senior forward Jared Bosch added 14 points for the Bulldogs, while McClughen had eight points and five assists.
Teutopolis had four players in double figures, led by Matt Crawford's 18 points.
Collinsville 39, Lincoln 36 Junior forward Matt Schick scored a game-high 13 points to lead Lincol as the Railsplitters fell to No. 3 seed Collinsville in the third-place game of the Schnucks Holiday Classic.
The Railsplitters suffered a 56-48 loss to No. 1 seed Belleville East earlier Friday. Lincoln, the No. 4 seed, finished 2-2 in tournament play and is 8-5 overall.
The game was tight throughout as Collinsville led 8-7 after one quarter before Lincoln tied it at 17-all at the half. Collinsville took a 23-21 lead into the fourth quarter.
Chris Gossett added eight points and Brandon Farmer six for Lincoln.
The Railers were outscored from the free-throw line as Collinsville made 10 of 21 to 2 of 2 for Lincoln, which was called for 18 fouls to eight for Collinsville.