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Drew Barth scored 17 points and Grant Jochums added 15 to spark the Fieldcrest High School basketball team to a 61-55 Heart of Illinois Conference victory over Tremont on Tuesday at Minonk.

The Knights improved to 15-4 overall as Jonathan Panzica chipped in eight points on 8-of-8 free throw shooting. Barth pulled down eight rebounds.

Tyler McDonald topped Tremont (13-7) with 15 points and Dylan Beccue had 13.

Tri-Valley 43, LeRoy 40: Austin Spencer drilled five 3-pointers and scored 22 points to lead the Vikings to a Heart of Illinois Conference win at Downs.

Daniel Benedetto added 10 points for Tri-Valley, which trailed 17-15 at halftime. Matt Chastain had 19 points for LeRoy.

EPG 60, Heyworth 44: El Paso-Gridley limited Heyworth to 12 second-half points while capturing a Heart of Illinois triumph at El Paso.

Tucker Schlipf scored 16 points, Payton Hayes 14 and Michael Mounce 10 for EPG (13-7, 5-2). Hayes and Joe Metz grabbed seven rebounds each. Tate Eller topped Heyworth (3-15, 2-7) with 14 points.

Fisher 66, St. Thomas More 55: Grant Pointer was 11-of-12 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter and scored 27 points to lead host Fisher to a nonconference win.

Pointer's production moved him past the 1,000-point mark in his career. Zach Griffith and Connor Zook each added 15 points for the Bunnies.

Okaw Christian 53, Cornerstone 29: Cornerstone (9-4, 4-2) received 14 points from Zack Streutker but fell in a pivotal East Central Illinois Conference game at Bloomington. League leader Okaw Christian remained unbeaten in league play at 5-0 and improved to 19-5 overall.

Delavan 79, Williamsfield 40: Andy Long buried eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points to pace the Panthers to the victory at Delavan. Karson Arrenholz added 14 points for the hosts.

St. Joseph-Ogden 61, PBL 44: Jonny Walder (15 points) and Paul Bigham (11) scored in double figures for the Panthers in the loss at Paxton. PBL saw a 15-10 first quarter lead evaporate when St. Joe outscored them 21-6 in the second quarter.

Mahomet-Seymour 74, Olympia 43: Jack Rettig scored 19 points as Mahomet-Seymour defeated Olympia at Stanford. Conner Diedrich chipped in 17 points for the Bulldogs. Thomas Hallstein led the Spartans (12-10, 4-5 Corn Belt) with 15 points.

Calvary Christian 56, Judah Christian 53: Dustin Beernink's 18 points led three Calvary players in double figures as the Knights scored an East Central Illinois Conference win at Normal. Jacob Powell and Tatton Workman added 14 and 13 points respectively for Calvary (12-5, 5-1).

Pontiac 62, IVC 49: Balanced scoring lifted Pontiac to a Corn Belt win over IVC at Chillicothe.

Carter Jacobs and Drew Mills had 13 points each for the Indians (8-9, 5-3). Cam Brown and Neil Lambert chipped in 12 each.

Deer Creek-Mackinaw 55, Peoria Quest 37: Preston Lester scored 27 points to lead the Chiefs to a nonconference win at Mackinaw. Trent Scheuermann added 10 points for Dee-Mack.

Girls basketball

Calvary Christian 57, Judah Christian 17: Emily Goldrick scored 23 points and Megan Kamphuis added 20 as the Knights (12-6, 3-2) rolled to an easy East Central Illinois Conference win at Normal.

Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland 53, Lexington 43: Rachael Quaritsch scored 13 points and Ashley VanWeelden added 12 as the Falcons pulled out a Heart of Illinois win at Lexington. Lexington, which led 19-16 at halftime, received 19 points from Gabby Freed.

LeRoy 38, Fieldcrest 37: Courtney Monier had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead host LeRoy over Fieldcrest. Kelsey Walker contributed 10 points and seven rebounds for the Panthers (16-9, 8-1 HOIC) with Skielyr Trenkle adding eight and nine.

Tessa Holland led the Knights with 16 points and 10 rebounds.


Mahomet wins Corn Belt: Mahomet-Seymour claimed the Corn Belt Conference wrestling championship by completing a sweep of Corn Belt competition with wins over Olympia, 53-15, and Eureka, 63-12. The Bulldogs are 23-4 overall and 6-0 in conference duals.


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