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
At Fithian Oakwood
El Paso-Gridley 7:00pm
Pleasant Plains 7:00pm
Bloomington Central Catholic 7:00pm
Peoria Quest Charter Academy 7:00pm
Class 1A Regional final action tonight:
Central A & M 7:00pm
At Blue Ridge
Champaign Judah Christian 7:00pm
At Grant Park
Grant Park 7:00pm