STILLMAN VALLEY — Three Bureau County girls basketball teams took the long road for regional play Monday night to Stillman Valley. Only one moved on down the postseason path.
Hall made the 71-mile trek to defeat Bureau County rival Princeton 43-29 in the regional opener. Bureau Valley fell to Mendota 59-34 in the nightcap.
The Lady Devils (21-9), the No 7 sub-sectional seed, advance to face No. 2 Stillman Valley (20-8) at 6 p.m. Tuesday with No. 6 Mendota (21-10) and No. 3 Riverdale (22-3) to follow.
Hall 43, Princeton 29: The Tigresses played a strong first half, leading the heavily favored Lady Devils 17-12 at intermission.
Hall turned the tables in the second half, outscoring the Tigresses 19-2 in the third quarter, 31-12 overall, to win going away.
Hanah Hart led Hall with 24 points, and Jaci Cinotte added 12.
Kenzie Coleman led PHS (9-20) with 15 points and McKenzie Hecht and Brynn Hieronymus added six each.
Mendota 59, Bureau Valley 34: On a night, Mendota standout Amelia Bromoschenckel was held to half her average, finishing with 13 points total, just two in the first half, teammates Arteaga (18) and Bokus (15) stepped up, combining for 33 points.
The Lady Trojans outscored the Storm 30-10 over the second half to win going away.
Lauren Wirth led the Storm with 11 points and Sam Bohm added nine.