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Monday night sports update

Bravettes, Prophets going to State

Published: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 8:39 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 9:09 p.m. CST

Two area girls basketball teams are headed to State.

At Bloomington: The Annawan Bravettes have earned a return trip to the 1A State tournament, defeating Cissna Park in the Bloomington Super-Sectional at Illinois Wesleyan's University's Shirk Center.

Annawan (28-4), ranked No. 1 in 1A, will face Lanark Eastland in the 1A semifinals at 2 p.m. at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University. Eastland was a 36-33 winner over the Little Ten's Hinckley-Big Rock Royals.

Annawan placed third in 2013.

At Monmouth: The Prophets of Prophetstown gave longtime coach Don Robinson his first trip to the State Tournament, gift-wrapped with a 58-48 win over El Paso-Gridley in the 2A Super at Monmouth College.

The Prophets (29-2) will face Elmhurst Immaculate Conception at 8 p.m. Friday in the 2A semifinals in Normal. EIC was a 40-38 winner over South Holland Seton Academy at the River Forest Super.

At Chillicothe: Mendota lost to Peoria Notre Dame 39-37 in the 3A girls sectional semifinals at IVC High School.

Boys regionals

At Marquette: The St. Bede Bruins outlast Midland 48-46 in OT at Marquette. Will face No. 1 seed PC at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

At Amboy: Annawan knocked out LaMoille/Ohio 57-34 Monday. Leading scorers were Alex Landwehr (13), Ben Foster (12), Marcellous Butler (11) for Annawan and  Josh Gross (9) and Anthony Lovgren (9) for L/O.

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