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Monday's prep highlights: Hopkins powers Bunnies past Tribe

Feb. 20—In boys' basketball

Class 3A Danville Regional

Danville 69, Rantoul 36. Nineteen points from Jerry Reed, 11 points from JaVaughn Robinson and 10 points from Devon Larkin helped the eighth-seeded Vikings (11-17) down the ninth-seeded Eagles on their home floor. DJ Davis

* paced the Eagles (6-20) with 14 points, but Rantoul was unable to overcome a 35-19 halftime deficit. Danville will face top-seeded Mt. Zion at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Class 2A Gilman Regional

Iroquois West 49, Hoopeston Area 46. Garrett Tammen connected on a three-pointer with less than a second left to lift the ninth-seeded Raiders (13-19) past the fifth-seeded Cornjerkers (21-11). Tammen's 18-point night trailed only teammate Tyler Read's 20-point performance and Jace Pankey added eight points to support the winning cause. Kendrick Sigrill and Owen Root

* each scored 11 points to pace Hoopeston Area. The Raiders will face Prairie Central at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Watseka 67, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 45. Evan LaBelle poured in 24 points to pace the seventh-seeded Warriors (17-13) in a quarterfinal triumph over the eighth-seeded Panthers (5-23), with James Newell and Myles Lynch adding 16 points apiece to cement a meeting with second-seeded Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Noah Steiner

* led the Panthers with 19 points.

Class 2A Monticello Regional

Monticello 67, Meridian 55. Raiden Colbert's season-high 18-point performance joined with 13 points from Tyler Blythe and 12 points from Trey Welter

* to help the sixth-seeded Sages (15-14) down the seventh-seeded Hawks and arrange a meeting with top-seeded Unity at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Class 2A St. Joseph Regional

Oakwood 65, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 43. Alec Harrison netted 20 points, Carsen Dudley added 16 points and Brody Taflinger and Bryson McDaniel added nine points apiece to help the eighth-seeded Comets (25-7) past the 12th-seeded Knights (11-18) en route to a game against third-seeded Shelbyville at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Jayce Parsons

* led the Knights — who trailed 37-23 at halftime — with 19 points.

Sullivan 55, Westville 54. Camden Watkins' 23-point performance and 15 points from Brett Bushue helped the ninth-seeded Redskins (22-8) get past the 10th-seeded Tigers (19-10), who were led by 17 points from Matthew Darling

* . Sullivan will face second-seeded St. Joseph-Ogden at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Class 1A Argenta Regional

La Salette 64, Unity Christian 25.

* The fourth-seeded Lions (19-9) earned a convincing quarterfinal victory over 13th-seeded Unity Christian.

St. Teresa 69, Cerro Gordo/Bement 45.

* The ninth-seeded Broncos (13-19) fell to the fifth-seeded Bulldogs, who will face La Salette in a semifinal matchup at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Mt. Pulaski 62, Farmer City 50.

* The seventh-seeded Knights (16-12) saw their season end at the hands of the eighth-seeded Hilltoppers.

Class 1A Catlin Regional

Fisher 68, Judah Christian 55. Ryan Hopkins exploded for 28 points to lead the 11th-seeded Bunnies (7-21) to a quarterfinal win over the 10th-seeded Tribe, with Drayton Lutz adding 19 points and Cody Hinton chipping in nine points to secure a semifinal meeting with St. Thomas More at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Josh Kursell's 16-point contribution led the Tribe (12-16), who also received 14 points from Cameron Carson

* .

Salt Fork 64, Schlarman 23.

* The third-seeded Storm (18-10) claimed victory in a renewal of a Vermilion Valley Conference contest against the 13th-seeded Hilltoppers (2-19).

St. Thomas More 68, Uni High 25. Andrew Tay scored 16 points to pace a trio of Sabers (20-11) who found double-digit scoring figures, with Wilson Kirby adding 13 points and Peace Bumba chipping in 11 points to power the top-seeded Sabers past the 14th-seeded Illineks (5-20), who were led by Robert Tu's

* 11-point outing.

Class 1A Bethany Regional

Arcola 53, Beecher City 51.

* The fourth-seeded Purple Riders (23-6) edged the Bobcats to secure a semifinal meeting with host Okaw Valley at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Class 1A Casey Regional

Casey-Westfield 70, Tri-County 38. Eight points apiece from Kahle Lee and Braden Pardi and seven points from Braxton Buckler

* weren't enough to propel the 14th-seeded Titans (5-26) past the third-seeded Warriors in the opening round of the postseason.

Tuscola 86, Heritage 27. Sawyer Woodard's game-high 20 points led outings of 13 points from Kam Sweetnam and 12 points from Jordan Quinn as the second-seeded Warriors (26-5) collected a comfortable win over the 16th-seeded Hawks (4-27) in Tuscola. Jacob Bensyl and Rylan White

* led Heritage with 10 points and nine points, respectively, as Tuscola advanced to face 12th-seeded Martinsville at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Chrisman 79, Villa Grove 74. Triston Lehmkuhl scored 19 points and Connor Rhoads added 23 points to key the 13th-seeded Cardinals (13-16) past the eighth-seeded Blue Devils in a quarterfinal contest that set up a meeting with the host Warriors at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Lucas Shadwick and Layne Rund

* led the Blue Devils (13-14) with 23 points and 22 points, respectively.

Class 1A Lexington Regional

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 71, Calvary Christian 35. Ty Cribbett and Brayden Elliott scored 17 points apiece and Ryker Grauer

* contributed nine points to help the third-seeded Falcons (19-11) topple the 15th-seeded Knights in Gibson City. The Falcons will face 13th-seeded Cornerstone at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

LeRoy 43, Ridgeview 33. Sam Edmundson scored 17 points and snagged five rebounds and Jasper Tarr

* added 12 points and 10 rebounds to allow the seventh-seeded Panthers (11-16) to emerge with a win against the eighth-seeded Mustangs (11-20) and set up a meeting with second-seeded Lexington at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Class 1A St. Anne Regional

Milford 64, Donovan 55. Caleb Clutter and Gavin Schunke delivered 19 points apiece and Tyler Runner and Beau Wright

* added 11 points apiece to key the 10th-seeded Bearcats (13-18) past the ninth-seeded Wildcats en route to a semifinal matchup against top-seeded Heyworth at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Joey Wright