RANTOUL — The Danville girls basketball team took the lead early and would hang on to get the 46-34 win over Rantoul on Tuesday.
“Overcome is the theme of the game today,” Danville coach Zach Patterson said. “We overcame our mistakes. We stayed positive. That is what you want to see as a coach.
“I saw a lot of team work on the court. We had each other’s back.”
Erin Houpt had 23 points to lead the Vikings, while Nau’Tika Conaway had 18 points and Miracle Payne and Destiny Davis each had two.
The Vikings return home on Thursday to play Champaign Central in Big Twelve Conference action.
N. Vermillion 70, Attica 37
CAYUGA, Ind. — McKenzie Crowder had 25 point as the Falcons beat the Red Ramblers.
Rylee Dowers ahd 14 points for North Vermillion, whle Brianna West and Hannah Ellis each added 10.
Charlie Moore had 14 points for Attica, while Sadie Swift added 10 points.
Covington 47, Fountain Central 42
COVINGTON, Ind. — Dakota Borman had 19 points and five steals, but the Mustangs lost to the Trojans.
Reagan Oswalt had five points, four rebounds and two blocks for Fountain Central after missing the last four games.
Seeger 55, Tri-County 26
WEST LEBANON, Ind. — Kiley White had 16 points as the Patriots cruised at home.
Aubry Cole had seven points for Seeger, while Riley Shrader, Allison High and Hannah Wheeler each had six points.
The Patriots will face Southmont on Friday.
Oakwood 50, Salt Fork 45
FITHIAN — Down 39-36 going into the fourth quarter, the Comets battled back to get the win over the Storm.
Brevin Wells had 22 points with seven points in the fourth for Oakwood, while Elijah Harden had 10 and Jackson Powell and Jayden Cox each had six points.
Payton Taylor had 18 points for Salt Fork, while Dawson Dodd had 15 points and Clayton Jarling added 12 points.
Both teams start play in the Vermilion County Tournament on Saturday at the Palmer Arena. Oakwood will play Armstrong-Potomac, while Salt Fork will take on Georgetown-Ridge Farm.
BHRA 54, A-P 18
BISMARCK — Drew Reifsteck and Elijah Tidwell eachhad 14 points as the Blue Devils routed the Trojans.
Kaj Stanford and Mason Hackman each had eight points for Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin, who will start County Tournament play on Tuesday against Westville.
Rylee Showalter had seven points for Armstrong-Potomac, while Austin Rosenburger added six points.
Geo-RF 63, Westville 29
WESTVILLE —Cale Steinbaugh had 21 points as the Buffaloes beat the Tigers.
Jacob Phenicie had nine points for Georgetown-Ridge Farm, while Kaden Mingee and Jeremiah Smith each had eight points, Gavan Shelton had seven points and Justice Arthur added six.
Bryce Burnett had 11 points for Westville, while Raef Burke had eight points.
Milford 46, Hoopeston Area 41
HOOPESTON — Tanner Sobkoviak had 20 points as the Bearcats got past the Cornjerkers.
Nick Allen had 13 points for Milkford, who had a 27-16 halftime lead, while Trey Totheroh added eight.
Lucas Hofer had 18 points to lead Hoopeston Area, while Mauricio Gonzalez had 13 and Cameron Flint added five.
The Cornjerkers host Robinson on Friday.
South Montgomery 66, Fountain Central 9
VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — Austin Pickett got the only pin at 138 pounds as the Mustangs lost at home.
Mathew Alexander won by decision at 195 for Fountain Central, who will compete in the Wabash River Conference Tournament on Saturday.
Small loses grip on lead
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Danville native and University of Illinois golf coach Mike Small shot a 4-over-76 to lose a seven-stroke lead at the PGA Senior Stroke Play Championship.
“I didn’t make a putt, I duck-hooked a drive and I chunked two chips. There’s your 76,” said Small. “This is the reason why we do this and don’t play golf full time.”
Small lost the title by a stroke to Florham Park, N.J.’s Frank Esposito, who shot a 68 for the day.