PEORIA — Hoopeston Area's Graham Eighner drove through the field and saw himself in the IHSA Class 2A finals of the Three-Point Showdown on Friday.
In the championship round, Eighner hit 10 3-pointers to get the crown, beating out Robinson's Chance Black's total of nine, Harrisburg's Will Gibbs' total of eight and Pleasant Plains' Gage Bartos' two.
With the win, Eighner will go for bigger stakes next week in the King of The Hill against the Class 1A, 3A and 4A winners.
In the IHSA Class 1A semifinals, Cissna Park beat Moweaqua Central A&M 56-44. Christian Stadeli had 17 points for Timberwolves, while Bailey Sluis had 12 points. In the other semi, Chicago Providence St. Mel beat Concord Triopia 66-41 as Deion Jackson had 20 points and Tyriel Nelson added 12 points.
In Class 2A, defending champions Chicago Orr defeated Chicago Corliss 83-50 with Terry Williams III scoring 21 points for Orr, Greg Outlaw had 15, Tujauntae Williams had 14 and Sherif Kenney added 11. Nashville defeated Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 47-45 as Carson Parker had 17 and Bryson Bultman added 13.
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
Peoples makes Jordan Brand Classic
DANVILLE — Schlarman Academy's Anaya Peoples has already clinched a spot in the McDonald's All-American Game, but she has also been tapped to join another all-star game.
Peoples was named to play in the Jordan Brand Classic game on April 20 in Las Vegas as one of 24 senior high school basketball players.
Peoples will first play in the McDonald's All-American Game on March 27 in Atlanta.
DACC 4, College of DuPage 3
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Evan Allen hit a two-run single in the sixth inning as the Jaguars wrapped up their spring trip with a victory.
Justin Wilson got the win on the mound for Danville Area Community College, while Dylan Henning got the save. Allen had three hits, while Skylar Bolton added a RBI.
The Jaguars end the spring trip at 4-4 and will travel to Lincoln Trail on Tuesday.
COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD
Davis, Illini 12th in relay
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Oakwood native Jon Davis and the Illinois distance medley relay team took 12th in the event at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Davis, along with teammates Denis O'Callaghan, Jesse Reiser and Joe Haight, had a time of 9 minutes, 56.86 seconds.
FEDERAL LEAGUE HOCKEY
Danville 4, Mentor 3
DANVILLE — Down 3-0 in the second half, the Dashers rallied to tie things up in regulation and would win the game in overtime.
Brandon Contratto had the game-winning goal in overtime for the Dashers, while Taylor Cutting, Fred Hein and Dustin Henning each had a goal and a assist, Daniel Martin had two assists and Patrik Zilak and Nathan Campbell each had one assist.
Matt Kaludis had 37 saves in goal for the Dashers, who will play the Ice Breakers again today at 7:05 p.m. at the David S. Palmer Arena.