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Panthers trip Red Devils

Putnam County and Hall met in Saturday’s semifinals for the right to play for the championship game Monday night of the Marseilles Holiday Tournament. The Panthers got the best of their neighbors, defeating the Red Devils 76-48.

Harold Fay led PC with 21 points. He had some company in the scorebook with Alec Vervaka adding 16 points and Evan Krieser 15.

For Hall, A.J. Gaeta had 12 points and Ian Trevier had 10.

On Monday, PC met Kewanee for the title while Hall faced Dwight for third place.

LaMoille/Ohio posted its first win of the tournament Saturday, defeating Lexington 44-37. Brandon Morris had 16 points for the Lions.

The Lions fell to Little Ten Conference rival Leland/Earlville 63-54 in its final game Monday.

At Princeville: Brimfield (11-0) held off Henry (now 12-1) 72-69 in a battle of unbeatens in Saturday’s championship game. Brimfield’s Carson Cuevas hit a 70-foot shot at the end of regulation to tie the game.

Ryan Condit led the Mallards with 19 points, Nathan Helle had 12 points and Deven Guelde and Kyle Henderson added 11 each.

DePue finished the tournament with a 2-1 record, defeating the host Princes 65-41 to claim fifth place.

At Plano: Princeton posted its first win of the Plano Christmas Classic Monday, defeating Wilmington 55-39 for 23rd place.

The Tigers trailed 13-11 after one quarter, but outscored the Wildcats 19-9 in the second quarter to take a 30-22 halftime lead. Tyler Clark led the Tigers with 12 points and Garrett Duffin added 11 and Brenton Schmidt had nine.

St. Bede claimed 21st place, edging Lisle 51-50 Monday. Sophomore guard Jarrett Olson had 24 points.

St. Bede bested Princeton 71-39 Saturday. The Bruins outscored the Tigers 38-19 in the second half to win going away.

Sophomore guard Jarrett Olson poured in 28 points for the Bruins and Andrew Pyszka added 10. Duffin had 15 points for the Tigers.

Mendota beat Forreston 85-63 Friday, but lost to Kaneland 65-64 Saturday.

At Erie: Peoria Heights 69, Bureau Valley 61: The Storm rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit, but fell short down the stretch at the Warkins Cardinal Classic Saturday. Parker Neuhalfen led the Storm with 25 points. Josh Mead added 12 points and Tommy Johnston had 10 for BV (8-7), which played Knoxville Monday.

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