Bloomington Central Catholic made 12 three-pointers, eight in the first half, and rolled past Monticello, 69-52 in Illini Prairie boy basketball action Friday night in Bloomington.
Cole Davis made five three-pointers, including two from 30-feet at the left sideline, and finished with 17 points. Luke Yoder, who committed to play basketball at Illinois Wesleyan earlier this week, finished with 17 points as well. He also pulled down eight rebounds and finished with five assists.
Tommy Nelson finished with a double-double with ten points and 12 rebounds. JT Welch added 16 points on 4-of-10 shooting from three.
Devin Graham led the Sages with 15 points and nine rebounds.
BCC jumped out to a 41-18 lead at the break thanks to a barrage of threes in the second quarter. Monticello clawed their way back to 13 points after trailing by 28 but the sharpshooting Saints were too much for the Sages to overcome.
The Sages drop to 17-7 overall and are 3-4 in the Illini Prairie Conference.
Friday afternoon it was announced the Sages earned the second seed in the Tolono Unity Section and will take on either Warrensburg-Latham or Argenta-Oreana in Regional Semifinal action from Monticello Middle School February 20.
The Sages return to action tomorrow night (Saturday) when they travel to Decatur St. Teresa to finish off a three-game road swing, all against private schools. Hear Saturday’s action starting at 6 pm on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.