The Monticello Sages and Paxton-Buckley-Loda will play the rubber match of what has been an unconventional three-game series between the two squads tonight in a Class 2A Sectional Final matchup at Monticello Middle School in the Monticello Sectional.
The two sides met up first in late-December at the Monticello Holiday Hoopla for third place, with the Panthers coming away with a 73-55 lopsided win.
Then on January 19, the Sages won a lopsided contest 59-38.
Both games were played at Monticello High School.
The Sages defeated Bismarck-Henning 57-38 Tuesday night to advance to the Sectional final while PBL defeated Warrensburg-Latham 51-38.
PBL won the GCMS Regional last Friday and Monticello won the Unity Regional.
Tonight's winner advances to the Springfield UIS Super-Sectional to take on the winner of tonight's contest between Quincy Notre Dame and Tremont.
Game time tonight from Monticello is 7 pm. Hear all the action on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
Class 1A Sectional final action tonight:
Cissna Park 7:00pm
At Mt. Sterling
Mendon Unity 7:00pm
Peoria Quest Charter Academy
Class 3A Regional final matchups tonight:
At Bloomington H.S.
At Champaign Central
Champaign Central 7:00pm
At Peoria Notre Dame
At Springfield Lanphier
Springfield Lanphier 7:00pm
Class 4A Regional final games tonight:
At Normal Community West