PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Hoopeston Area defeats Schlarman

Jan. 9—HOOPESTON — The Hoopeston Area boys basketball team took the lead early and did not look back as the Cornjerkers beat Schlarman Academy 77-27 on Tuesday.

Owen Root had 23 points with six rebounds and five blocks for the Cornjerkers, while Wyatt Eisenmann had 20 points, four steals, four rebounds and two assists, Trenton Montez had 13 points and six assists and Ethan Steiner had eight points and eight rebounds.

Hoopeston Area will play Urbana University High on Thursday.