NORMAL — The Danville High School boys team has been fighting for everything they have gotten so far this season.
On Friday, it was no exception as the Vikings fought back to beat Normal Community 67-66 in overtime.
The last play of the game happened with Nathaniel Hoskins missed a free throw, but Martez Rhodes was able to get the ensuing rebound and make a jumper with no time left.
“We did what we had been doing the entire second half,” Danville coach Durrell Robinson said. “Hoskins had a good shot and Martez was able to get the rebound and put up the shot.”
Hoskins led the team with 26 points, but it was the team’s defense that would see them battle back from a 29-18 deficit to tie things up at 53-53 at the end of regulation.
“They had a great start of offense, but we wanted to turn things up,” Robinson said. “We went into a trap and sped things up and it mess with their rhythm.”
The Vikings will return to action on Feb. 15 when they play South Elgin at the Watchfire Signs Shootout.
Oakwood 66, Salt Fork 62
CATLIN — Isaiah Ruch and Josh Young each had four points in overtime as the Comets got past the Storm.
Young would have 21 points for Oakwood, while Ruch had 14, Jackson Powell had 12 and Elijah Harden added six.
Dawson Dodd had seven 3-pointers and ended up with 27 points for Salt Fork, while Payton Taylor had 22 points and Clayton Jarling added 11 points.
BHRA 74, Schlarman 41
DANVILLE — The Blue Devils jumped out to a 23-0 first quarter lead and would easily beat the Hilltoppers.
Drew Reifsteck had 28 points for Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin, who scored at least 20 points in the first three quarters, while Avery McConkey had 15 and Kaj Stanford had 14.
Caleb Kelly led Schlarman Acaedemy with 10 points, while Jason Craig had eight, Jamal Taylor had seven, Cole Carnahan had six and Rance Bryant added five.
Geo-RF 53, Westville 40
GEORGETOWN — Cale Steinbaugh had 24 points as the Buffaloes beat the Tigers.
Justice Arthur had nine points for Georgetown-Ridge Farm, while Jacob Phenicie had eight points.
Raef Burke led Westville with 19 points, while Bryce Burnett added 14 points.
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Chrisman 30, Geo-RF 23
GEORGETOWN — Hannah Mitchell had 19 points as the Cardinals held off the Buffaloes.
Makenzie Mitchell had five points for Chrisman, while Alivia Brinkley added four.
Cheyenne Hasselbring had eight points to lead Georgetown-Ridge Farm, while Sheyenne Peterson had six and Ally Cobble added three.
Elmira 3, Danville 2
DANVILLE — The Enforcers scored two goals in the third period to get past the Dashers.
Patrik Zilak had a goal and a assist for Danville, while Justin Brausen had a goal and Levi Armstrong, Brad Denney and Tyler Quintos each had one assist.
Jesse Gordichuk had 32 saves in goal for the Dashers, who will play Elmira again today at 7:05 p.m. at the David S. Palmer Arena.