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It'll be a rematch of a thrilling regional final last year tonight in Monticello when the Sages take on GCMS in a regional final matchup in boys Class 2A postseason basketball action from Monticello Middle School. 


The Sages held off a frantic rally by the Falcons in the fourth quarter last year when Ben Singleton made a buzzer-beating layup to edge GCMS 45-43. 


Last season, Monticello led 41-33 to start the fourth quarter as the Sages were state-ranked. GCMS used a frantic comeback in the final moments of the ballgame to tie the game at 43 but Singleton drove the lane on a broken half court set and banked in a three-footer as time expired for the Regional title.


This season it is GCMS who enters play in the top 10 of the Class 2A rankings. The Falcons are 28-2 overall and ran the table in the Heart of Illinois conference, finishing 11-0. 


The Sages enter action 21-7 overall and are looking for their sixth regional title in seven years.


The winner of tonight's matchup faces the Broadlands-Heritage Regional winner between Tuscola and Tolono Unity. 


Game time tonight is 7 pm and can be heard on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.


Regional final action tonight in Class 2A:


At Broadlands Heritage


Tuscola 7:00pm

Tolono Unity


At Fithian Oakwood


Paxton-Buckley-Loda 7:00pm

Fithian Oakwood


At Momence


El Paso-Gridley 7:00pm



At Pittsfield


Pleasant Plains 7:00pm

Petersburg PORTA


At Olympia


Bloomington Central Catholic 7:00pm



At Tremont.


Peoria Quest Charter Academy 7:00pm



At Williamsville


Williamsville 7:00pm



Class 1A Regional final action tonight:


At Edinburg


Central A & M 7:00pm

Buffalo Tri-City


At Blue Ridge


Champaign Judah Christian 7:00pm



At Grant Park


Grant Park 7:00pm


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