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Local Sports Roundup -- 3/3/10
High School Boys Basketball - Postseason

-Regionals-

CLASS 3A

@ Geneseo:

A huge second quarter by Galesburg turned a tie game into a rout as the Silver Streaks handled Dixon 76-47 in the semifinals.

The first quarter included eight lead changes and two ties as Galesburg (19-11) and Dixon played to a 14-14 stalemate after the first quarter. The Silver Streaks then scored the first nine points of the second quarter and went on to outscore the Dukes 25-6 to take a 19 point halftime lead (39-20).

Dixon (15-13) scored the first eight points of the third quarter to reduce the deficit to 11, but that's as close as the Dukes would get as Galesburg responded with a 23-13 run over the final eight minutes to ensure the win.

Brandon Thompson led four Galesburg players in double-figure scoring with a game-high 19 points. Victor Davis added 13 points and eight rebounds. Ryan McElmurray and Chad Thompson contributed 10 points apiece. Matt Ross led Dixon with 16 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots.

Galesburg advances to the regional championship - a first for the Streaks since the 2003 season - to take on co-Western Big Six champion Rock Island (21-6) Friday night. The Rocks have beaten Galesburg twice this season: 48-43 at Rocky and 56-42 at John Thiel Gym. The regional winner moves on to the Ottawa Sectional Wednesday night to play the LaSalle Regional champion.


@ Peoria Notre Dame:

Peoria Central beat Peoria Notre Dame (18-8) 50-45. The Lions (18-8) meet #1 ranked Richwoods (25-2) in Friday night's regional championship game.


@ Bartonville:

Morton stopped Limestone 40-36. The Potters (21-4) meet #4 seed East Peoria for the regional crown Friday night.


@ LaSalle:

Streator defeated Ottawa 67-54. The Bulldogs, the #2 seed, meet #4 seed Morris in Friday night's regional title game.


CLASS 4A

@ East Moline:

United Township snapped a five-game losing streak against Moline. The Panthers (18-7) defeated the Maroons (15-11) 26-21. Moline lost second-leading scorer, sophomore Anthony Lindauer, with an injury in the first quarter. He never returned. The Panthers play Quincy (19-6) in Friday night's regional title matchup at the Panther Den.


-Sectionals-

CLASS 1A

@ Bushnell:

Orion advanced to the sectional championship game by knocking out Camp Point Central 49-46. Tyler DeDecker led the Chargers (25-8) with 15 points. Orion meets Lewistown (23-6) in tomorrow night's sectional championship game. The Indians beat Orion in the sectional finals last season and ultimately advanced to the state finals for the second straight season.


@ Nokomis:

Nokomis beat Franklin 56-46 to advance to Friday night's championship game against Madison.


CLASS 2A

@ Farmington:

#2 ranked Peoria Manual was dominant against #4 Fieldcrest, handing the Knights their first loss of the season 79-62. The Rams (21-7) square off against Kewanee (18-14) in the sectional championship game tomorrow night. Fieldcrest had won 29 straight games before Wednesday night's loss.


@ Byron:

Princeton downed Rock Falls 66-55. The Tigers square off against undefeated Winnebago Friday night in the sectional championship game.
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