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LOCAL ROUNDUP: Pierce wins Wild West Shootout

Jan. 16—VADO, N.M. — With wins in four of the six races, Oakwood racer Bobby Pierce won the series title at the Wild West Shootout.

But in the last race, Pierce missed out on a major jackpot.

Pierce was leading that race with a chance to win the $100,000 Penske Paydirt Jackpot for five wins in the series, but spun late in the race which gave Kyle Larson the win.

"Oh yeah, I saw him. As he was starting to catch me, I was taking it easy," Pierce said on the Flo Racing website. "I was really pushing my car about as hard as I wanted to push it. Like, I could tell it was abrasive on my right-rear. You can kind of feel it. I wasn't wanting to push my car any harder and when he started catching me, it feels like he was catching me pretty quick. So I had to push it hard. And the car couldn't handle it."

Pierce ended up with the series title, but he does want to make history next year.

"We kind of missed that," Pierce said on Flo Racing. "That was on us tonight that that happened. We'll know for next year. We'll know for next year; try to come back and win all six."

Pierce will continue the start of his season next month in Florida.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL

Danville game canceled

DANVILLE — For the second time in as many days, the Danville boys basketball team's scheduled game has been called off.

The Vikings' game with Teutopolis that was set for Tuesday was canceled on Monday when District 118 put a stop to practices and games on Tuesday because of the cold weather.

Danville, whose game with Normal West last Friday was postponed, is scheduled to play at Bloomington on Friday.

Parke Heritage 66, Covington 50

ROCKVILLE, Ind. — The Trojans had a 16-15 first quarter lead, but could not hold on as they lost to the Wolves on Friday.

Coye Ferguson had 16 points, 11 rebounds and four assists for Covington, while Austin Stein had 10 points, five assists and two steals, Curt Slider had nine and Landon Herzog added six.

The Trojans will face Southmont on Friday.

PREP WRESTLING

Danville wins Urbana invite

URBANA — The Vikings had four first-place finishes as they won the Urbana Invitational on Saturday.

Josiah Williams (138 pounds), Marquan Shaw (150), Tristan Poplous (157) and Phillip Shaw IV (175) each won their classes for Danville, who won with a total of 187.5 with Rochester second at 149.5.

Ty Rangel (132) was second and Phoenix Parker (190) was third for the Vikings, who is scheduled to be part of a triangular meet with Peoria High at Peoria Manual on Wednesday.

Seeger repeats as WRC champs

MONTEZUMA, Ind. — The Seeger wrestling team outpointed the rest to win its second straight Wabash River Conference title on Saturday.

Kayden Stonebreaker (120), Brody Ashby (157) and Tucker Herndon (165) each won their classes for the Patriots, while Anthony Bowen (113) and Sam Clem (215) took second.

North Vermillion was third with Aden Rangel (126), Wyatt Walters (132), Andrew Botner (144), Landen Baker (190) and Aiden Hinchee (215) each won winning titles with Quintin Holt taking second at 165.

Fountain Central was fifth with Dakoda Willoughby winning at 138 with Dallas Simmons (120), Brandon Pigg (150) and Andrew Mendoza (285) each taking second.

Covington was eighth with Kaedyn Lawson taking third at 190 and Tavares Upshaw taking fourth at 215.

PREP BOWLING

Favuer advances to sectional

SALEM — Danville's Gavin Fauver was able to advance out of a IHSA regional at Salem Bowl on Saturday.

Fauver had a total of 1,185 through six games to end up 16th in the regional for the Vikings.

Fauver will roll on to the Carterville sectional this weekend.

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Illinois Central 58, DACC 55

DANVILLE — The Jaguars had a 31-28 halftime lead, but could not hold on to that against the Cougars on Sunday.

Jameer Ajibade, Lorenzo McMillion and Martez Rhodes each had nine points for Danville Area Community College, while Darius Davis had seven, Jaylen Simmons had six and Payton Weemer had five points and nine rebounds.

The Jaguars will try to regroup on Wednesday, when they travel to Parkland College.

At Danville

Illinois Central College 58, Danville Area Community College 55

ICC (58) — Amariyae Wilson 1-5 4-4 6, Isiah Donnell 2-8 0-2 4, Willie Fragher 1-2 0-0 2, LaColis Ashby Jr. 7-16 1-1 15, Payton Cook 4-6 0-0 8, Israel Bennett 0-0 0-0 0, Tony Mabon Jr. 3-8 0-0 7, Azarion Richardson 4-8 1-2 11, Ayden Grant 2-4 0-0 5, Cody Marchinko 0-1 0-0 0, Damuzha Moore 0-0 0-0 0, Cameron Weed 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 24-59 6-9 58.

DACC (55) — Dredon Nunn 1-5 0-0 3, Jameer Ajibade 3-4 2-2 9, Lorenzo McMillion 4-9 1-2 9, Payton Weemer 2-8 1-2 5, Ryan Caddell 1-4 0-0 3, Martez Rhodes 3-6 0-0 9, Darius Davis 3-13 1-3 7, Jaylen Simmons 2-4 0-0 6, Donovan Parker 1-2 0-0 2, Trevin Williams 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 21-56 5-9 55.

ICC;28;30;—; 59

DACC;31;24;—; 55

3-point goals — ICC 4-21 (Richardson 2-5, Grant 1-2, Mabon 1-5, Wilson 0-1, Marcinko 0-1, Ashby 0-2, Donnell 0-5); DACC 8-19 (Rhodes 3-4, Simmons 2-4, Ajibade 1-1, Nunn 1-2, Caddell 1-4, Parker 0-1, Davis 0-3). Rebounds — ICC 39 (Ashby, Cook 7); DACC 35 (Weemer 9). Assists — ICC 8 (Donnell 3); DACC 10 (Simmons 3). Steals — ICC 5 (Donnell, Fragher, Ashby, Mabon, Marcinko); DACC 4 (Weemer, Rhodes, Davis, Williams). Turnovers — ICC 9, DACC 12. Total fouls — ICC 9, DACC 12 Fouled out — None Technical fouls — none.

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Illinois Central 78, DACC 75

DANVILLE — The Lady Jaguars were outscored 24-9 in the fourth quarter to lose the lead and the game against the Lady Cougars on Saturday.

Keiara Gregory had 25 points with five assists for Danville Area Community College, who had a 66-54 lead heading into the fourth, while Brianna Hamilton had 16 points and seven rebounds, Jayla Greer had 13 points and six assists and Rylee Dowers had 11 points and six steals.

The Lady Jaguars will play Parkland College on Wednesday.

At Danville

Illinois Central College 78, Danville Area Community College 75

ICC (78) — Miya Webb 4-12 0-0 11, Savannah Oregeron 8-19 4-4 23, Addi Swadinsky 2-5 0-0 4, Naomi Elliott 0-3 2-2 2, Jhanel Coleman 1-4 0-2 2, Imari McDuffy 1-2 0-0 2, Paris Wilson 3-4 2-3 8, Elena Redgate 8-12 5-7 21, Cora DeSutter 1-6 2-2 5. Totals: 28-67 15-20 78.

DACC (75) — Wariya Alhassan 1-3 5-8 7, Keiara Gregory 10-16 1-1 25, Jayla Greer 6-11 1-2 13, Rylee Dowers 4-10 0-2 11, Brianna Hamilton 5-14 3-6 16, Jillisa Briggs 1-1 1-2 3, Stephanie Stephen 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 27-56 11-21 75.

ICC;21;14;19;24;—; 78

DACC;31;14;21;9 ;—; 75

3-point goals — ICC 7-19 (Webb 3-6, Orgeron 3-7, DeSutter 1-2, McDuffy 0-1, Redgate 0-1, Swadinsky 0-2); DACC 10-22 (Gregory 4-6, Dowers 3-7, Hamilton 3-7, Greer 0-2). Rebounds — ICC 46 (Redgate 10); DACC 31 (Hamilton 7). Assists — ICC 19 (McDuffy 6); DACC 17 (Greer 6). Steals — ICC 3 (Swadinsky 2); DACC 11 (Dowers 6). Turnovers — ICC 14, DACC 10. Total fouls — ICC 17, DACC 15. Fouled out — None. Technical fouls — none.

Illinois 93, Northwestern 52

EVANSTON — The Illini had 25 assists and made 76 percent of their field goals to get their first Big Ten win of the season on Sunday.

Kendall Bostic had 11 points and 13 rebounds for Illinois, while Camille Hobby had 19 points and seven rebounds, Makira Cook had 18 points and seven assists and Genesis Bryant had 15 points.

The Illini are 7-8 and 1-4 in the Big Ten and will return to the State Farm Center on Wednesday to play Rutgers.