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Wednesday hoop update

Mendota and L-P will meet for the Rock Falls 3A regional championship on Friday.

The Trojans knocked off the host Rockets 70-57 in Wednesday's first sectional semifinal.

L-P ousted rival Ottawa in a big way 73-49 in the nightcap.

Friday's title tilt will start at 7:30 p.m.

Byron 2A Sectional: Winnebago downed Aurora Christian 69-51 while Sterling Newman surprised Seneca 45-27 in sectional semifinal play Wednesday.

Granville 1A Sectional: No. 1 ranked Mason City Illini Central dispatched Decatur Christian 71-62 in Wednesday's sectional semifinal contest at Putnam County High School.

IC (24-7) awaits Thursday's winner between the host Panthers and Colfax Ridgevew.

Newark beat Chicago Hope Academy 61-51 at the Mooseheart 1A Sectional.

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