Miguel Villarreal poured in a game-high 22 points as the Hall boys basketball team beat Sherrard 68-61 to earn their second Three Rivers Conference South Division win in three days Friday in Sherrard.
A.J. Gaeta chipped in 12 points for Hall (10-6), which beat Orion on a last-second shot on Wednesday.
Putnam County 64, Woodland 45
Harold Fay scored a game-high 24 points as the Panthers picked up the Tri-County Conference win Friday in Streator.
PC led 25-23 at half but pulled away in the second half as it outscored the Warriors 18-8 in the third quarter and 39-22 in the second half.
Alec Veverka added 13 points and nine rebounds for PC (13-2, 2-1 TCC).
Mendota 59, Stillman Valley 49
The Trojans outworked the Cardinals to earn the Big Northern Conference West Division victory Friday in Stillman Valley.
James Carroll scored a team-high 13 points for MHS (12-6, 2-2 BNC West), while Sam Bowne added 12 points and Ryan Reeder contributed 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals.
Bureau Valley 63, Morrison 55
Parker Neuhlafen scored a game-high 23 points as the Storm rolled to the Three Rivers Conference North Division win Friday in Morrison.
BV (11-7, 3-0 TRC North) led 18-11 after the first quarter and 35-17 at half.
The Storm also received 13 points from Tommy Johnston.
Fieldcrest 51, LeRoy 47
After an eight-point first quarter, the Knights came alive as they earned the Heart of Illinois Conference win Friday in Minonk.
Fieldcrest trailed 19-8 after the first quarter and 27-23 at half, but they held LeRoy to just 20 points in the second half.
Drew Barth and Matthew Modro both finished with a game-high 15 points for Fieldcrest.
Marquette 82, Lowpoint-Washburn 36
The Crusaders outscored the Wildcats 26-8 in the second quarter and rolled from there to earn the Tri-County Conference win Friday in Washburn.
Midland 56, DePue 44
Jose Raya scored a team-high 15 points and Isaac Reyes added 13 points, but the Little Giants fell in the Tri-County Conference game Friday in DePue.
The Little Giants trailed 45-33 after three quarters before they cut the deficit to 47-44 late.
However, DePue could not scored over the game’s final 2 ½ minutes.
Midland won the game at the foul line as it went 21-for-25, while the Little Giants were 4-for-6. Midland’s Nick Varvil also scored a game-high 31 points.
Serena 68, Leland-Earlville 55
Nolan Baumbach scored a game-high 22 points and added five steals and two assists, but it wasn’t enough as the Panthers fell in Friday’s Little Ten Conference game in Leland.
Collin Bomstad added 11 points and six rebounds for L-E (3-14).
Indian Creek 63, LaMoille-Ohio 52
The Lions fell behind 14-0 just 2:28 into the game and were never able to catch back up.
Anthony Lovgren scored 16 points and Josh Gross added 13 points for L-O, which outscored IC 52-49 after falling behind 14-0.
Six area wrestlers are still alive for a title after Friday’s first day of the Princeton Invitational Tournament.
After the first day of the two-day event, four Ottawa wrestlers advanced to this morning’s 9 a.m. quarterfinals, while two Princeton grapplers advanced to the quarterfinals.
Still in contention are Ottawa’s 106-pound sophomore Jacob Weiss, 138-pound senior Devon Jones, 145-pound junior Daniel Close and 195-pound senior Alex Fuentes, while also still alive are Princeton’s 120-pound freshman Austin Wetsel and 160-pound junior Drew Pranka.
A handful of local grapplers lost Friday but are still in contention in the double-elimination tournament. Still wrestling in the consolation bracket are Ottawa 113-pound freshman Micah Krueger and182-pound junior Paul Turner, while Princeton’s 106-pound sophomore Tyler Wood and 170-pound sophomore Luke Hoffman are still alive.
The tournament resumes at 9 a.m. with championship semifinals to begin at 1:30 p.m. and finals to begin at 5 p.m.
DeKalb 3,966, Ottawa 3,012
Austin Phillips threw a 236 high game as part of a 564 high series, but the Pirates lost Friday’s match in DeKalb.