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Galva 88, Annawan 77 (OT):Galva's 1-2 punch of Dexter Ingels and Reece Hoxworth proved too much for the Annawan Braves to contend with as the 20-4 Wildcats rallied from a 45-31 halftime deficit. Galva forced overtime before outscoring the Braves 22-11 in the extra session to move to 8-0 in the Lincoln Trail Conference. Ingels posted a game-high 34 points, with Hoxworth adding 30 to go with 10 rebounds. Grant Baele and Tony Gripp each had 19 points to lead Annawan, with Michael Smith adding 11 points and nine boards.
Stark County 44, Wethersfield 41: Trailing 37-29 at the end of the third quarter, the Rebels outscored the Flying Geese 15-4 in the fourth quarter to earn the Lincoln Trail Conference win and move ahead of Wethersfield into second place. Stark County's Jake Berchtold revived the Rebels in the second half, scoring 13 of his game-high 16 points in the second half. Trevor Lay led Wethersfield with 13 points.
Mercer County 70, United 48: The Golden Eagles soared in the Lincoln Trail matchupm flying out to a 38-29 halftime lead. Mercer County's Zach Aldinger scored a game-high 19 points, Tanner Matlick added 11 points, and Tyson Nylin dropped in nine points. United's JobRunge scored seven points.
Sherrard 71, Illini West 70: The Tigers closed out the game by shooting 9-of-11 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter. On the game, Sherrard finished 15-of-23 from the free-throw line. Sherrard's JakeCoyne made 6-of-7 in the fourth quarter to finish with a team-high 19 points, and Jake Kissner put in 11 points. Sherrard had three others finish in double digits with Clayton Bjustrom, Lucas Boraas and Brennen Bollinger each scoring 10 points.
Ridgewood 63, Princeville 58: The Spartans' Ridge Greenman put his team on his back in the fourth quarter. Greenman tallied 12 points in the fourth quarter on his way to a team-high 21 points. James Brooks scored 10 points with a pair of 3-pointers.