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In a game heard on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com, the Monticello Sages withstood a late rally by the Bismarck-Henning Blue Devils and pulled away late to win 57-38 Tuesday night at the Monticello Section in boys 2A postseason action.
 
The Sages led 40-18 with 4:25 left in the third quarter, but a 16-4 run over the next 6:53 brought the Blue Devils within 44-34 at the 5:42 mark of the fourth quarter, and it was all Monticello the rest of the way, as they outscored Bismarck-Henning 13-4 the rest of the way and advanced to a Sectional Final Friday night at Monticello Middle School.
 
The Sages were led by Calvin Fisher’s 21 points and eight rebounds. Isiah Florey added 16 points, five assists and three rebounds. Luke Stokowski contributed ten points, pulling down eight rebounds and dished out five assists. 
 
Johnny Dawson only scored four points but had a season high nine rebounds and dished out seven assists as the Sages scored 26 field goals and dished out 20 assists as a team.
 
They also shot 66-percent from the field and went 4-for-6 beyond the arc.
 
Monticello outscored Bismarck-Henning 40-16 in the paint and dominated the glass, 34-14.
 
The Blue Devils turned 19 Sages turnovers into 16 points.
 
The Sages are now 21-5 overall and the Blue Devils end their season 22-10. 
 
Paxton-Buckley-Loda and Warrensburg-Latham meet up at 7 pm Wednesday night at Monticello Middle School with the winner to take on Monticello Friday night at 7 pm for the Sectional title.
 
Hear all the action on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com. 
 
Class 2A Sectional Semifinal scores from Tuesday:
 
At Olympia
 
Quincy Notre Dame 71
Olympia 49
 
Class 1A Sectional Semifinal scores from Tuesday:
 
At Arcola
 
Cissna Park 50
Heyworth 43
 
At Mt. Sterling 
 
Mendon Unity 66
Delavan 57
 
Class 3A Regional scores from Tuesday:
 
At Bloomington
 
Bloomington 65
Limestone 43
 
At Champaign Central
 
Champaign Central 86
Urbana 52
 
At Peoria
 
Washington 44
Peoria 31
 
At Peoria Notre Dame
 
Sterling 60
Metamora 44
 
At Springfield Lanphier
 
Springfield Lanphier 51
Rochester 27
 
At Taylorville
 
Springfield Southeast55
Taylorville 52
 
Class 4A Regional Scores from Tuesday
 
At Granite City
 
Edwardsville 67
Chatham Glenwood 38
 
At Normal Community West
 
Danville 57
Champaign Centennial 40
 
Normal West 40
Normal Community 39
 
Class 1A Sectional matchups tonight:
 
At Arcola
 
Ridgeview 7:00pm
Fisher
 
At Mt. Sterling
 
Peoria Quest Charter Academy 7:00pm
Pleasant Hill
 
Class 2A Sectional action tonight:
 
At Monticello
 
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 7:00pm
Warrensburg-Latham
 
At Olympia
 
Tremont 7:00pm
Williamsville
 
Class 3A Regional matchups tonight:
 
At Bloomington
 
Morton 7:00pm
Peoria Manual
 
At Champaign Central
 
Mahomet-Seymour 7:00pm
Rantoul
 
At Mattoon
 
Mt. Zion 7:00pm
Mattoon
 
At Peoria 
 
Normal U-High 7:00pm
Macomb
 
At Springfield Lanphier
 
Lincoln 7:00pm
Jacksonville
 
At Taylorville
 
Decatur Eisenhower 7:00pm
Decatur MacArthur

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