PARIS — Senior Josh Delfino scored 19 of his team-high 23 points in the second half as the Hoopeston Area Cornjerkers rallied for a 63-55 triumph over the Georgetown-Ridge Farm Buffaloes at the North American Lighting Tournament at Paris High School.
Hoopeston Area (1-0) trailed 32-22 at halftime before Delfino and senior Lucas Hofer, who had 17 in the contest, scored 28 second-half points.
The Cornjerkers trailed 45-43 entering the fourth quarter, but a 20-point fourth quarter, which included them making 8-of-12 at the free-throw line completed the comeback.
Georgetown-Ridge Farm managed just 10 points in the final eight minutes, with just a pair of 3-pointers and 4-of-5 at the free-throw line.
Sophomore Cale Steinbaugh scored a game-high 28 points for the Buffaloes, 16 of those coming in the first half, while Jace Bina had 12 in the losing effort.
Seeger 45 Faith Christian 43
WILLIAMSPORT, Ind. — Freshman Owen Snedeker had a game-high 20 points in his debut for the victorious Patriots on Monday night.
Snedeker scored nine points in the fourth quarter as Seeger rallied from 37-28 deficit to beat Faith Christian by two points.
Khal Stephen chipped in with 11 for Seeger (1-0).
Oakwood 49 Uni High 21
FITHIAN — Senior Kately Young scored a game-high 32 points to lead the Comets past the Illineks.
Young, who made 16 field goals, had more points than the entire Urbana University High team.
Judah 28 Westville 12
FITHIAN — The Tigers had just four field goals in a loss to The Tribe at the Comet Classic.
Daphne Williamson had a team-high six points for Westville, which was only 4-of-8 at the free-throw line.
Se’kinah Williams had a game-high 12 for Champaign Judah Christian.
Cockburn sweeps Big Ten awards
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois 7-foot freshman center Kofi Cockburn was named both the Big Ten Player of the Week and the league’s freshman of the week on Monday afternoon.
Cockburn averaged 17.7 points and 14.7 rebounds as he had a pair of double-doubles in Illinois wins over The Citadel (85-57) and Hampton (120-71).
In the victory over The Citadel, Cockburn set a freshman school-record with 17 rebounds, eclipsing the previous mark of 16 by Deon Thomas in 1990.
Cockburn is the first player to sweep both Big Ten honors since Michigan State’s Nick Ward did it on Feb. 27, 2017.
NM State 78 Colorado St. 70
GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman — Danville guard Kendle Moore finished with four points and three assists in Colorado State’s 78-70 loss to New Mexico State in overtime at the Grand Cayman Shootout.
Illinois 69 Bryant 55
CHAMPAIGN – A mid-game surge pushed the Fighting Illini women’s basketball team past Bryant in a 69-55 win Sunday at State Farm Center. Redshirt junior Petra Holešínská led the Illini with 17 points on 5-for-9 shooting.
Illinois (5-1) started the game on a 15-2 run, highlighted by four points from senior Ali Andrews. Bryant (1-4) cut the lead to 28-26 in the second quarter, but a 19-0 run that stretched past halftime gave the Illini a cushion.
Holešínská was the Orange and Blue’s leading scorer for the fourth straight game and fifth time in six games. She and senior Courtney Joens led Illinois with six rebounds each.
Illinois next takes the court on Saturday, when it hosts Presbyterian in a 7:00 p.m. contest at the State Farm Center.
Missouri 68 SIUE 51
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Former Danville player Mikayal Hall was held scoreless as the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars fell to the Missouri Tigers on Sunday afternoon.