South Central 59, Altamont 50
South Central upset Altamont with a 59-50 overtime victory in the National Trail Conference Tournament on Wednesday.
South Central took command of the game early, leading 18-6 after the first quarter, 26-19 at half, and 43-37 at the end of three quarters. But then Altamont outscored South Central 8-2 in the final quarter to tie the game 45-45. South Central dominated the overtime period, outscoring Altamont 14-5.
South Central was led by Noah Powless with 15 points. Three other players were in double figures. Brett Harmeier scored 13, Dre Hill 12, and Evan Langley 11. Altamont was led by Mayhaus with 16, Armstrong with 13 and Caravello with 12.
The win improves South Central to 8-12 overall. They now advance to the semi-finals of the NTC Tournament when it meets Effingham St. Anthony around 7:45 on Friday night.
In other NTC tournament action Wednesday night, Effingham St. Anthony beat Neoga 39 to 25.
Sandoval 69, North Clay 59
Sandoval topped North Clay 69 to 59 in a Midland Trail Conference Basketball Game Wednesday night. LaRon Anderson had 26 points and Brandon Williams 21 to lead Sandoval. The win improves Sandoval to 7-8 overall and 2-4 in the Midland Trail Conference.
In other boys high school action:
Sesser-Valier-Waltonville-Woodlawn 68, Chester 30
Little Illini Conference Tourney
Paris 56, Red Hill 43
Robinson 53, Olney East Richland 51
Lebanon 60, Staunton 36
Sesser-Valier 78, Chester 36
Woodlawn 45, Elverado 26
The Salem High School Lady Rams hosts Mattoon in the Pink Out game Thursday night. JV game begins at 6, followed by the varsity around 7:30. You can hear live coverage on WJBD-AM 1350 or streaming live on WJBDradio.com.