ST. JOSEPH — The Schlarman boys basketball team held tough with Watseka in the first night of the Toyota of Danville Classic, but fell 43-37 on Tuesday.
Jamal Taylor led the Hilltoppers with 18 points as they took a 16-15 lead at halftime and was only down 30-29 entering the fourth quarter.
Cole Carnahan had seven points and Vaughn Black had six points for the Hilltoppers, who will play Georgetown-Ridge Farm in Classic action tonight.
BHRA 66, Unity 48
TOLONO — The Blue Devils did not let up after winning the Topper Classic on Saturday in beating the Rockets on the road.
Drew Reifsteck had 24 points for Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin, while Elijah Tidwell had 14, Avery McConkey had 12 and Mason Hackman added 10.
The Blue Devils are 5-0 and will play Hoopeston Area on Tuesday.
St. Joe-Ogden 65, Geo-RF 37
ST. JOSEPH — The Buffaloes were only down 7-4 after the first quarter, but could not get any closer as they lost to the home team at the Toyota of Danville Classic.
Kaden Mingee had 15 points for Georgetown-Ridge Farm, while Cale Steinbaugh added 10 points.
Judah Christian 60, Oakwood 50
CHAMPAIGN — Brevin Wells had 14 points, but the Comets could not get past the Tribe on the road.
Kade Anderson had 11 points for Oakwood, while Josh Young had 10 and Jackson Powell and Isaiah Ruch each had six points.
The Comets will host Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond on Friday.
Salt Fork 34, Arcola 32
CATLIN — Payton Taylor had 14 points as the Storm pulled off the win over Arcola at home.
Clayton Jarling had six points for Salt Fork, while Dawson Dodd had four points.
The Storm will travel to Monticello on Friday.
West Lafayette 57, Covington 56
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Trojans fought hard with 22 points in the fourth lead, but could not beat the Red Devils at the Franciscan Health Hoops Classic.
Colton Brown and Daniel Keller each had 17 points for Covington, while Logan Pinkerton added 14 points.
The Trojans will take on either Lafayette Central Catholic or Lafayette McCutcheon in the Classic on Thursday.
Covington 39, A-P 35
COVINGTON, Ind. — Holly Linville had 11 points as Covington defeated Armstrong-Potomac at home.
Chloe Morris had 10 points for Covington, while Abby Swaney had seven points.
Kyle Bullington had 12 points for Armstrong-Potomac, while Lily Jameson had nine and Mattie Kennel added eight points.
Delphi 49, Fountain Central 40
DELPHI, Ind. — Dakota Borman had a career-high 25 points, but the Mustangs lost on the road.
Reagan Oswalt had eight points and four blocks for Foutnain Central.
Peoples gets two honors
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Schlarman alum Anaya Peoples had two honors for her play last week at the Cancun Challenge.
Peoples was named to the Challenge All-Tournament team and was named ACC Freshman of the Week.
She averaged 17.3 points and 8.7 rebounds in three games at Cancun, along with 18 points and nine rebounds in the Irish’s win over South Florida.
Hardin, Hayes get All-Big Ten honors
ROSEMONT, Ill. – Linebacker Dele Harding and punter Blake Hayes both earned first-team All-Big Ten honors and three other Illini defenders/special teams players were named to All-Big Ten teams the conference announced Tuesday on Big Ten Network.
Hayes was voted to the first team by both the coaches and media, in addition to being named the Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year, while Harding was voted first team by the media and third team by the league’s coaches. Safety Sydney Brown, DE Oluwole Betiku Jr., and KR Dre Brown were all named third-team honorees, while four more defensive standouts garnered honorable mention status – Jake Hansen (coaches & media), Stanley Green (media), Nate Hobbs (media) and Jamal Milan (media).