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Girls regional update

The Putnam County Lady Panthers earned the right to come home, defeating host Roanoke-Benson 51-36 to capture the Roanoke 1A regional championship Thursday night.

The Lady Panthers will return home to face Indian Creek at 8 p.m. Tuesday at RM Germano Gymnasium. IC was a 51-31 winner over LaMoille/Ohio at Earlville.

LaMoille/Ohio, which bows out with a 10-15 record, was led by Shiela Browning with 13 points and Vanessa Martinez with 12 points.

At Kewanee Wethersfield, Annawan toppled AlWood 98-40 to capture the regional championship and punch a ticket to the PC Sectonal. Celina VanHyfte led Annawan with 20 points, The No. 1 ranked Bravettes will face Serena at 6 p.m. Tuesday at PC.

In other 1A regional finals of note, Amboy beat Three Rivers rival Erie 37-28 at Amboy and host HBR beat Elgin Harvest Christian Academy 62-35 and Serena beat Little Ten foe Newark 61-48 at Dwight.

St. Bede 2A regional: Three Rivers North champ Prophetstown warmed up in the second half to topple league foe Riverdale 43-23 to win the regional title at the Academy Thursday. The Lady Prophets led just 19-17 at the half and outscored the Rams 24-6 in the second half.

P-town was led by Clare Kramer (12 points) and Heather Strike (11 points).

The Lady Prophets (26-2) will advance to the Aurora Christian Sectional to face Oregon at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

In other 2A regional finals of note, Sherrard topped 3 Rivers South rival Orion 46-32, Oregon beat Sterling Newman 74-32, and Peoria Christian downed Knoxville 60-51,

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