#9 Ottawa 57, #8 Lisle 28
PLANO – At the Plano Christmas Classic, Ottawa rolled into the semifinals with a convincing wire-to-wire win over Lisle.
Anthony Cooper matched his career high with 19 points, and also added seven rebounds and four steals for the Pirates (6-3), who will play No. 1-seed Peoria Notre Dame in the quarterfinals tonight at 8:30 in a rematch of last year’s championship game. Myles Tucker added 12 points, six rebounds and four assists for Ottawa.
Demetrius King Jr. paced the Lions (6-5) with 14 points. Lisle will play Sandwich (1-10) in the consolation quarterfinals today at 2 p.m.
#10 Morris 55, #7 Streator 53
PLANO – Also at the Plano Christmas Classic, the Bulldogs were edged by a Morris basket with sixth-tenths of a second remaining, sending Streator into today’s consolation quarterfinals.
Mason Benning tallied 18 points for the Bulldogs (5-4), Jack Haynes added 11 points and six rebounds, and Amarion Ford tallied five points and seven assists in the loss. Streator will play Mendota (1-11) at 10:30 a.m. this morning.
Colin Cummings had 23 points to lead three Morris players in double figures. Morris plays No. 2 Burlington Central in the championship quarterfinals tonight at 5:30.
Other Plano Christmas Classic results:
#6 Kaneland 62, Coal City 41
#3 Yorkville Christian 98, Hinckley-Big Rock 45
#2 Burlington Central 91, Mendota 26
Chicago King 55, #5 Plano 52
#4 Northridge Prep 43, Newark 31
#1 Peoria Notre Dame 49, Sandwich 26
Earlville 57, #6 Marquette 51
MARSEILLES – The Red Raiders used a lopsided advantage on the boards to move right in the Marseilles Holiday Tournament bracket and send Marquette into the consolation quarterfinals.
Earlville outrebounded the Crusaders 44-21 for the game — including 16-6 on the offensive glass — and outscored Marquette 17-3 on second-chance points.
Sean Kissel had 19 points and six rebounds for the Crusaders (5-6), who will play No. 3 Somonauk in the consolation quarterfinals today at 1:30 p.m. The Bobcats also suffered a seed upset, losing to Dwight by a 61-53 margin.
Landon Larkin had 21 points, Noah Lemke had 16 points and Michael Sansone tallied 12 points and 12 rebounds for Earlville (9-5), which won its sixth straight game and will play the Trojans tonight at 8:00.
#8 Wilmington 56, Serena 55 (OT)
MARSEILLES – Also at the Marseilles Holiday Tournament, the Wildcats scraped by into a quarterfinal date with No. 1 Hall, while the Huskers moved left in the bracket.
Ben Shagrue paced Serena (5-5) with 17 points and seven rebounds. Tony Pusateri added 12 points and six boards for the Huskers, who play Woodland today at 9 a.m. in the consolation quarterfinals.
Wilmington plays the Red Devils at 3:30 p.m. today.
Flanagan-Cornell 65, #7 Seneca 52
MARSEILLES – At the Marseilles Holiday Tournament, the Falcons outscored Seneca 25-7 in the final period to dump the Fighting Irish into the consolation quarterfinals.
Cody Carey had 11 points and Tommy Cahill added 10 points for Seneca (6-5), which will play Putnam County today at noon. The Falcons, meanwhile, play No. 2 Indian Creek tonight at 6:30 p.m.
Other Marseilles Holiday Tournament results:
#1 Hall 69, Woodland 42
#5 Gardner-South Wilmington 48, Reed-Custer 30
#4 Kewanee 70, Saint Bede 44
#2 Indian Creek 72, Putnam County 41
Other local Thursday results:
DeKalb 65, La Salle-Peru 46 (DeKalb Tournament)
Fieldcrest 61, Rock Falls 44 (State Farm Classic)
Marquette, Serena play openers at Amboy Holiday Tournament
AMBOY – Marquette made a late charge to secure a 43-39 victory over Tri-County Conference rival Roanoke-Benson, while Serena suffered a 49-33 loss to Lena-Winslow.
Marquette needed a fourth-quarter comeback and got one, holding the Lady Rockets to just one point in the final frame after trailing 38-29. Molly Snook led the Lady Crusaders (8-5) with 10 points while Izzy Garkey and Josie Eager tallied nine points apiece.
Taylor Staton had 14 points for the Lady Huskers (8-6), with Skyler Forth contributing eight points and Katie Baker finishing with seven points.
Earlier in the day, Hall knocked off Somonauk, 54-30. The Lady Devils play Serena today at 3 p.m., while Marquette takes on Indian Creek at 6 p.m.