Senior guard Kyler Hardy scored a game-high 14 points to lead Tri-Valley High School's basketball team to a 50-30 win over Blue Ridge in a Sangamon Valley Conference West Division game Tuesday night at Farmer City.
Tri-Valley (6-2, 1-0 West Division) jumped out to a 9-2 lead after one period and led 17-9 at the half. The Vikings led 28-18 after three quarters and outscored the Knights (1-6, 0-1) 22-12 in the final period to pull away for the easy victory.
Junior Bryan Benjamin added 10 points for Tri-Valley while David Cripe finished with eight for the Vikings.
Senior Justin Roth scored seven points to lead Blue Ridge.
Fisher 54, LeRoy 43
Senior forward Kyle Wantland scored 15 of his team-high 18 points in the second half as Fisher (3-2, 1-0) pulled away to defeat LeRoy (1-5, 0-1) in a West Division game at Fisher.
LeRoy (1-5, 0-1) jumped to an 11-9 after one period before Fisher (3-2, 1-0) rallied in the second quarter to take a 22-18 lead at the intermission. The Bunnies outscored the Panthers 14-9 in the third period to extend the lead to 36-27 after three quarters.
Senior Kayl Thomas added 17 points for Fisher, including eight in the fourth quarter. Sophomore Mitch Elkins finished with 14.
Senior center Derek Dean had a game-high 20 points to lead LeRoy. Jason Matlock added eight for the Panthers.
St. Thomas More 78, GCMS 67
The Falcons led 49-40 after three quarters before St. Thomas More scored 38 points in the final period to knock off GCMS (5-2, 1-1) in a Sangamon Valley West Division game at Champaign.
St. Thomas More led 15-13 after one quarter before the Falcons rallied in the second period to take a 30-29 lead at the half. GCMS outscored the home team 19-11 in the third quarter for the 49-40 advantage.
St. Thomas More outscored GCMS 39-8 from the free-throw line for the game.
Senior center Brett Petersen scored 22 points to lead the Falcons while senior Jake Kaeding finished with 17, including four 3-point baskets. T.J. Hendricks added eight points for GCMS.
Iroquois West 79, Clifton Central 61
Junior guard Kyle White scored 22 points, including 10 of 12 from the free throw line, to lead the Raiders as Iroquois West defeated Clifton Central in a Sangamon Valley East Division game at Gilman.
Iroquois West jumped out to a 19-11 lead after one quarter and never trailed as the Raiders built the lead to 40-30 at the half and 55-42 after three quarters. Iroquois West added 24 points in the final period to pull away for the easy victory.
Five players reached double figures in scoring for the Raiders, including Ryan Alvarez, Zack Timm and Kale Schade, who finished with 13 points each. Scott Dietz added 12 points and led Iroquois West on the boards with eight rebounds. Timm had seven rebounds while Alvarez had a team-high four steals.
"We tried to pick our spots to push the ball in transition and open the floor for fast break opportunities," said Iroquois West coach Shannon Anderson. "Our press gave them some problems early, but we still need to take better care of the ball and cut down on turnovers."
Austin Brough scored 19 points to lead Clifton Central.
CPCI 84, Watseka 25
CPCI roared to a 50-9 halftime lead en route to a Sangamon Valley East Division win at Cissna Park.
All 12 players who saw action scored for the Timberwolves (6-1, 1-0), led by Andy Leppard's 13 points. Landon Reutter was the only other CPCI player in double figures with 11 points as five players scored between seven and nine points.
Milford 70, PBL 43
Jon Wallace scored 17 points for PBL (3-4, 0-2 Sangamon Valley East Divison) in a conference loss at Milford (3-3, 1-0).
Milford led 17-7 after the first quarter and 33-18 at the half.
Milford was led by Kyle Knauth with 18 points and Curtis Marcott scored 10.