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PBL rides big 2nd quarter past Hoopeston

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Tyler Overstreet, Jon Wallace and Travis Enghausen combined to score 67 points as PBL defeated Hoopeston Area 83-69 Tuesday night in a nonconference basketball game at Hoopeston.

PBL led 19-17 after one quarter before outscoring the home team 27-12 in the second period to take a 46-29 halftime lead. The Panthers upped the advantage to 63-45 after three quarters and cruised to the easy victory.

Overstreet finished with a game-high 26 points to lead PBL while Wallace added 21. Enghausen had 20 points for the Panthers.

Fisher 51, Arcola 45

Kyle Wantland scored a team-high 17 points, including 13 in the second half, as Fisher evened its record at 2-2 with a nonconference victory at Fisher.

Fisher held a 22-21 advantage at halftime. Wantland scored seven points in the third quarter and Kayl Thomas added four to help the Bunnies extend the margin to 35-30. Six points by Wantland and 6 of 10 free throw shooting in the final period sealed the win.

Thomas finished with nine points for Fisher. Mitch Elkins added 11 for the Bunnies.

Uni-High 75, GCMS 58

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Senior center Brett Petersen scored 25 points to lead GCMS, but it wasn't enough as the Falcons suffered their first defeat of the season in a nonconference loss at Urbana.

The game was tied 18-all after one period before Uni-High pulled out to a 38-32 lead at the half. GCMS (4-1) was outscored 21-13 in the third quarter as Uni-High extended the advantage to 59-45 after three periods and the home team maintained the lead in the fourth quarter to secure the victory.

Urbana Uni-High (3-2) outscored GCMS 20-3 from the free throw line.

Manteno 68, Iroquois West 54

Manteno jumped out to a 33-19 halftime lead behind Jayme Absher, who had 19 points in the half and 32 in the game, and Iroquois West could not recover in a nonconference loss at Gilman.

Manteno upped the advantage to 51-33 after three quarters. Iroquois West rallied to cut the deficit to nine points midway through the period, but could not get closer.

"We wanted to take better care of the basketball and we did that tonight," said Iroquois West coach Shannon Anderson. "Absher's a good player. We tried to contain him and he made plays all night. They beat us in the paint and made the high percentage shots we couldn't make."

Kyle White, Scott Dietz and Zack Timm scored 12 points apiece to lead Iroquois West. Luke Lustfeldt added 10 for the Raiders. Dietz had eight rebounds to lead Iroquois West. White grabbed six as the Raiders outrebounded Manteno 32-25.

Macon Meridian 70, LeRoy 41

Senior center Derek Dean scored 18 points to lead the Panthers as LeRoy fell to Macon Meridian in a nonconference game at Macon.

The Panthers fell behind 18-12 after one quarter and 30-20 at the half before Meridian outscored LeRoy 20-9 in the third quarter to take a 50-29 lead.


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