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Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament
Watseka 66, Clifton Central 32. Bolstered by playing in front of their home crowd, the Warriors (16-6) downed the Comets 66-32 in Tuesday's quarterfinal matchup. Ben Lyznicki led Watseka's offense with 24 points, while Blake Castonguay added 11 points and justin mctaggart 10 points. darryl harris led central with 10 points. 
Momence 86, Iroquois West 32. lamar lillard had 22 points, brother lamarius lillard had 16 as momence wipesout out iw 86-32. Michael Hartke had 9 points for the Raiders (4-16) 
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 45, South Newton (Ind.) 40. jay hammell had 18, carson anderson had 14 unfortunately they were only 2 of 4 to score at all for the rebels as they fall to pbl 45-40. Leading the PBL charge was Austin Sanders, who tallied 11 points. sn finished with 25 turnovers.
cissna park 59, dwight 26 - bailey sluis had 15 points, julian stadeli had 10 as cissna ran away from dwight 59-26. andrew curl finished with 7 points to lead dwight.
Nontournament
St. Anne 49 58 Herscher -   Sion Lightfoot led St. Anne with 14 points. Travis DeYoung and Connor Cotton added 10 each. but it wasn't enough as the cardinals drop to 11-10 on the season.
Oakwood 59, Hoopeston Area 49. The Comets soared over the host Cornjerkers in a VVC win, with Chase Vinson (19 points) and Bryce Jones (15 points) leading the attack as Oakwood (14-8) won its eighth straight game. Logan Walder paced the Cornjerkers (18-7) with a game-high 22 points.
Salt Fork 73, Schlarman 48. The Storm struck like lightning over the Schlarman, notching a Vermilion Valley Conference win. While the host Hilltoppers were led by Cole Carnahan's 22-point effort, Brady McMasters and Payton Taylor both scored 15 points to clinch the victory.
Westville 71, Armstrong-Potomac 51
Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 72, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 19
Monticello 53, St. Joseph-Ogden 36
Tri-Valley 56, Prairie Central 43
St. Thomas More 64, Unity 44
Tri-Point 62 69 Cornerstone Christian
In girls' basketball
Watseka 55, Beecher 26. Watseka easily brought home their record breaking 27th win of the season, a road victory thanks to 19 points from Summer Cramer and 14 points from Magan Harris as they down beecher 55-26. Mallory Drake scored 12 points in the warrior win. 
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 54, Hoopeston Area 40. The Panthers slashed past the Cornjerkers behind 17 points from Liberty Jamison and Mackenzie Bruns added 13 points and PBL teammate Cassidi Nuckols scored 10. Hoopeston was paced by 11 points from Lexie Breymeyer.
Peotone 72 44 Iroquois West - The Iroquois West High School girls basketball team lost Tuesday in Gilman to Peotone 72-44. The Lady Raiders got 10 points, nine rebounds and three assists from Meara Tilstra. Teammate Jacey Stiers had 10 points, four rebounds and three assists. Maya sanchez provided seven points, five rebounds and four assists. Courtney Burks scored 23 points and Peotone teammate Mae Graffeo had 17 points.
Herscher 45 31 Clifton Central - Herscher has a record of 19-5. Central is 10-15.
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 41, Tri-Point 26. 
indiana girls
CLASS 1A West Central
South Newton 49 Covenant Christian (DeMotte) 38
CLASS 1A North Vermillion
Attica 22 North Vermillion 19
CLASS 2A Boone Grove
Winamac 56 North Newton 30
CLASS 2A Lafayette Central Catholic
Lafayette Central Catholic 42 Rossville 37
CLASS 3A Knox
Rensselaer Central 53 Wheeler 29
Hanover Central 32 Calumet 27
CLASS 3A Crawfordsville
Greencastle 48 Lebanon 34
Benton Central 67 Crawfordsville 19
CLASS 4A Kankakee Valley
Kankakee Valley 66 Merrillville 52
CLASS 4A Logansport
Zionsville 71 McCutcheon 32
Lafayette Jeff 63 Harrison (West Lafayette) 52
big ten
Kipper Nichols scored 19 points and Trent Frazier had 17 points to lift Illinois to a 91-60 victory over Rutgers on Tuesday night. Geo Baker led the scarlet knights with 19 Pts. the Fighting Illini improve to 12-11, 2-8 Conf while rutgers falls to 12-12, 2-9 Conf
Jae'Sean Tate scored 16 points and No. 17 Ohio State took control early in cruising to a 71-56 win over Indiana on Tuesday night. Devonte Green led indiana with 20 Pts. ohio state improves to 19-5, 10-1 Conf while indiana falls to 12-11, 5-6 Conf
Jordan Bohannon led six Hawkeyes in double figures with 20 points and Iowa rolled past Minnesota 94-80 on Tuesday night, its second straight home win. Jordan Murphy led minnesota with 21 Pts as Iowa improves to 12-12, 3-8 Conf. Golden Gophers fall to 14-10, 3-8 Conf
nhl
anton Forsberg made 22 of his career-high 42 saves in the third period, helping the Blackhawks beat the nashville Predators 2-1 on Tuesday night. Last-place Chicago, which needs a big finish to get into the playoffs, returned from the All-Star break with its second straight win. Vinnie Hinostroza had a goal and an assist and David Kampf also scored for the Blackhawks.
GYMNASTICS SEXUAL ASSAULT
WASHINGTON — Congress has responded to the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar by sending President Donald Trump legislation that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to swiftly report claims of abuse to law enforcement. The Senate approved the bipartisan bill by voice vote, a day after the measure cleared the House by an overwhelming margin.
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered a criminal investigation into claims that former doctor Larry Nassar abused some of his victims at the Karolyi Ranch, a Texas facility that was the training ground for U.S. women’s gymnastics. Abbott ordered the Texas Rangers, the state’s top criminal investigations unit, to look into ranch, which hosted training camps for more than a decade until earlier this year. The Walker County Sheriff’s Office is already investigating.
PRO FOOTBALL
WASHINGTON — Kansas City has agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to Washington, a move that spells the end of Kirk Cousins’ time with the Redskins and hands the Chiefs’ job to Patrick Mahomes. however, the transaction can’t be completed until the start of the new league year in March. the Redskins are said to have agreed to a four-year extension with Smith, who had one year left on his contract.
PRO FOOTBALL
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski says he expects to play in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles. Gronkowski has been in the league’s concussion protocol after taking a hit from Jacksonville’s Barry Church in the AFC championship game. He made his first public appearance on Tuesday night while playing former teammate and current Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount in a game of “Madden 18” at the Mall of America. Gronkowski said he’s still in the concussion protocol and would leave his status up to those in charge of making medical decisions.
 

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