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Intercity boys basketball games

NCHS vs. Peoria Manual

Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Place: Normal

Records: Normal Community 11-0, 2-0 in Big 12; Peoria Manual 10-2, 2-1

FYI: Normal Community, ranked No. 6 in Class 4A, is coming off a 55-54 win over Rock Island in the State Farm Holiday Classic large school championship game. Alex Peacock had 19 points, including the game-winner for the Ironmen. ... Manual followed a first-round loss to Oak Park-River Forest in the Pontiac Holiday Tournament with wins over Pontiac and Bloomington to win the consolation title. ... Sophomores Damonte Williams and Romon Douglas-Watkins are top scorers for the Rams, whose Big 12 loss came by 18 points to Champaign Centennial. ... NCHS faces East St. Louis in the Highland Shootout at 1:45 p.m. Saturday. 

Central Catholic vs. Olympia

Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Place: Bloomington

Records: Central Catholic 9-4, 4-1 in Corn Belt; Olympia 8-8, 1-3

FYI: The Saints followed a runner-up finish in the State Farm Holiday Classic with a 62-60 home setback to Mahomet-Seymour. Jake Reinhart led Central with 29 points in the loss. ... Olympia went 2-2 in the Holiday Classic, falling to Kankakee McNamara in the consolation championship. ... Blake Dehn totaled 41 points in the tournament for the Spartans. 

Normal West vs. Moline

Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Place: Moline

Records: Normal West 5-7; Moline 11-4

FYI: Richard Simkins led West with 17 points in last Saturday's loss to state-ranked Lincoln, the Wildcats fourth-straight setback after a first-round win in the Pekin Holiday Tournament ... Moline placed third in the Chuck Dayton Holiday Tournament, posting a 56-50 win over Glenbrook North after falling to host DeKalb in the semifinals. Bailey Basala scored 19 for the Maroons against Glenbrook North. ... West hosts Wheaton Warrenville South in a nonconference game at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. 

Bloomington vs. Urbana

Time: 7:45 p.m. Friday

Place: Bloomington

Records: Bloomington 5-8, 1-1 Big 12; Urbana 4-8, 1-4

FYI: Illijah Donnelly scored 19 points and Martiece Arrington had 10 in the Purple Raiders' 70-60 loss to Manual in the consolation final at Pontiac. ... BHS evened its conference mark with a 60-36 rout of Peoria Notre Dame on Dec. 12. ... Greg Boyd had 27 points and seven rebounds in Urbana's 66-64 overtime victory at Danville on Tuesday. ... The Tigers had lost five in a row before a consolation bracket win over Belleville East in the Collinsville Tournament. ... BHS hosts Decatur MacArthur in a nonconference tilt at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. 

– Compiled by Joe Deacon

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