PONTIAC - Junior forward Kevin Lyons netted six of Pontiac High School's nine 3-point baskets and the fourth-seeded Indians rolled to a 75-56 win over 18th-seeded Kankakee Bishop McNamara Tuesday in the semifinals of the Pontiac Class AA Regional.
Lyons finished with a game-high 25 points and three other Indians scored in double figures as Pontiac (22-5) advanced to Friday's 7:30 p.m. championship game against the winner of tonight's semifinal between fifth-seeded Danville and ninth-seeded Bradley-Bourbonnais.
Pontiac, which will be gunning for its first regional title since 1999, raced to a 22-16 first-quarter lead behind eight points each from Matt Weber and Jake Wilson.
Lyons had 10 points in the second period as Pontiac extended the lead to 40-29 by halftime. Lyons added nine more points in the third quarter to power Pontiac to a commanding 67-41 advantage.
Wilson finished with 13 points, Rayme Mackinson had 12 and Weber added 11. Wilson made Pontiac's other three baskets from behind the 3-point arc.
Michael Martin paced McNamara with 18 points while going 8 of 8 from the free-throw line. The Fightin' Irish also received 10 points from Chris Roney and Brad Powell.