The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 9, 2014

Three Vikings move on to sectionals

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---- — BLOOMINGTON — Danville’s Javeonte Crider continued his undefeated season by winning the 120-pound title at the IHSA regional Saturday at Bloomington High School.

Crider won the title match with a 10-3 decision over Bloomington’s Steven Bishop.

Along with Crider, Travon Wilson won the 152-pound title with a pin of Bloomington’s Cary Ferguson, while Profirio Perez won third place at 145 with a pin of Westville’s Cody Rice.

While Rice missed the chance to advance to next week’s sectional, teammate Tyler Dicken was second at 195 points while Tyson Digby took third at 160 pounds.

All the wrestlers that advanced will go on to sectional action starting Friday at Glenwood.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL

Westville 54, Schlarman 31

DANVILLE — Dalton Hilligoss had 16 points as the Tigers get past the Hilltoppers.

Jeffery Thompson had 14 points for Westville, who had a 31-12 lead, while Jordan Romo had 12 points while Justin Ottino and Kyle Brazas each added six.

Michael Simmons had 11 points for Schlarman Academy while Gavin Stines and Ben Watson each had five and Chris Kuchefski and Gannon Hughes each added four.

The Hilltoppers will travel to Covington on Monday, while the Tigers will take on Milford on Tuesday.

Milford 55, Salt Fork 37

SHELDON — The Bearcats defense was the star as they were able to shut down the Storm to move into a tie for second place in the Vermilion Valley Conference.

Alex Portwood had 20 points for Milford, who had a 26-15 halftime lead, while Jeff Cann had 13 points, Wade Fox had eight and Jacob Rogers and Tanner Davenport each had seven.

Max Stutsman had 17 for Salt Fork, while Cole Taylor had nine and Noah Darr chipped in seven. Milford’s defense held Salt Fork guard Ross Learnard scoreless.

The Bearcats are 14-2 and 6-2 in the VVC and will play leaders Bismarck-Henning on Monday which will mark the return of head coach John Spezia after a car accident in January. The Storm will travel to Georgetown-Ridge Farm on Tuesday.

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL

Schlarman 57, Westville 40

DANVILLE — Janelle Marion scored 30 points as the Hilltoppers won their final regular season game over the Tigers.

Sierra Bell had 23 points for Schlarman Academy, who was up 21-0 after the first quarter and up 37-15 at halftime, while Shelby Mascari added eight points.

Adrienne Pate led Westville with 24 points, while Morgan Gallion added 12.

Both teams start playoff action on Monday. The Hilltoppers will play Salt Fork in a IHSA Class 1A regional at Chrisman while the Tigers will take on Oakwood in a Class 2A regional at Bismarck.

PREP BOYS SWIMMING

Vikings take sixth in Big 12

BLOOMINGTON — Tristan Wolfe had the highest finish for Danville at the Big 12 Conference meet, taking fourth in the 100 yard freestyle with at time of 52.26 seconds as the Vikings took sixth.

Wolfe was also eighth in the 100 backstroke (1:02.21) for the Vikings while Lucas Miller was sixth in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.05).

The 200 medley relay team of Wolfe, Miller, Logan McBee and Max Shannon was sixth (1:52.08) and the same group also took sixth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:39.12).