GRANVILLE - The Putnam County Panthers held off a second-half charge by the Hall Red Devils, winning the 2013 Tri-County Conference Tournament championship 64-63 Friday night at R.M. Germano Gymnasium.
Hall trailed 32-24 at halftime and 48-43 after three quarters. Red Devil Danny Nolasco made a steal with Hall trailing 64-63 and Brett Fanning got off a shot at the buzzer for the win, but missed as PC held on.
Streator Woodland beat Roanoke-Benson for third place while Peoria Christian topped Midland 52-48 for the consolation championship.
In other Friday night hoop action around north central Illinois, Bureau Valley won at Morrison 44-34, L-P topped Streator 54-48 and Rock Falls tripped Mendota 68-60.