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Monticello Takes on Herscher in Sectional Semifinal Action

Off a thrilling, come from behind 55-51 overtime victory over Prairie Central Friday night to capture a Regional title, the Monticello Sages boy's basketball team heads north to Clifton Central High School to take on Herscher tonight in sectional semifinal action.


The 29-3 Sages trailed most of the game Friday night, including a four-point deficit with under a minute to play but a four-point possession off a missed free throw followed by a three-pointer that tied the game reversed the fortunes of the Sages as they were able to overcome a very poor performance through the first three quarters from the free-throw line.


Herscher enters action tonight 24-8 overall and beat Beecher 43-34 to take its first Regional in a decade.


The winner of tonight's game matches up against the winner of Wednesday night's game between St. Joseph-Ogden and El Paso-Gridley Friday night in a Sectional final. 


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


Class 2A Sectional action tonight:


At Olympia


Auburn 7:00pm

Bloomington Central Catholic


Class 1A Sectional action tonight:


At Abingdon-Avon


Peoria Christian 7:00pm



At Effingham St. Anthony


Tuscola 7:00pm

Effingham St. Anthony


At Watseka


Lexington 7:00pm

Decatur LSA


Class 3A Sectional Action Tonight:


At Danville 


Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin 7:00pm

Champaign Centennial


At Highland


Centralia 7:00pm



At Bradley University


Metamora 7:00pm



Class 4A Sectional Action Tonight:


At Pekin


Normal Community 7:00pm



Girl's Basketball Class 1A Supersectional action from Monday:


Class 1A:


At Serena


Ridgeview 34

Serena 46


At Wayne City


Goreville 48

Neoga 50


Class 2A:


At Beardstown


Normal U-High 28

Quincy Notre Dame 30


At Vandalia


Pana 64

Carterville 56


Class 3A


At Highland


Bethalto Civic Memorial 53

Mahomet-Seymour 48


At Streator 


Chicago Heights Marian 40

Morton 49

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