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  • As heard on WHOW, the Clinton Maroons fell to the Mt. Zion Braves by a score of 72-54 on Tuesday night. The Maroons were led by senior Peyton McCubbin with 14 points. Senior Noah Griffin was named the Country Financial representative Stephan York Maroons Player of the Game. Griffin added 9 points for the Maroons.

     

    For Mt. Zion, they were led by Nate Ewing with 21 points.

     

    With the loss the Maroons fall to 10-14 overall and 2-6 in Central Illinois Conference action. Mt. Zion improves to 18-9 on the season and 8-2 in conference play.

     

    Tune in Monday, February 27, as the Maroons take on Taylorville in Taylorville for regionals. You can hear the game live on the Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW, online at dewittdailynews.com, and on the WHOW app.


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  • Isiah Bond scored 27 of his 30 points in the second half, and the Decatur St. Teresa Bulldogs used a huge second half to pull away from Maroa-Forsyth in Class 2A Boys basketball regional semifinal action from Meridian Tuesday night.
     
    Leading 23-20 at the break, the Bulldogs outscored the Trojans 20-5 in the third and the two exchanged blows in the fourth as St. T held on to move on to Friday's regional final.
     
     
    Beau Branyan scored 16 points for St. Teresa and Manny Green added 13 poitns, 10 in the second half, going 10-for-10 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter. 
     
    Jaxson Nelson led the Trojans with 26 points. Ian Benner scored 13 points and Aaron Agee added 11 for the Maroa Forsyth.
     
    Both teams shot the free throws very well. Maroa-Forsyth finished 12-for-14 from the line and the Bulldogs made 24-of-27.
     
    St. T will go for a Regional title Friday night opposite Warrensburg-Latham who beat Meridian 52-49.
     
    Class 2A Regional semifinal scores from Tuesday:
     
    At Farmington
     
    Olympia 70
    El Paso-Gridley 36
     
    At Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley
     
    Bloomington Central Catholic 44
    Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 57
     
    Paxton-Buckley-Loda59
    St. Joseph-Ogden 56
     
    At Pana
     
    Teutopolis 66
    Toledo Cumberland  41
     
    Class 1A Regional Semifinal Scores from Tuesday:
     
    At Abingdon-Avon
     
    Delavan 50
    Sciota West Prairie 32
     
    At Astoria
     
    Mendon Unity 50
    Illini Central 36
     
    At Danville Schlarman
     
    Fisher 73
    Urbana U-High 18
     
    At LeRoy
     
    Decatu LSA 86
    Blue Ridge 38
     
    LeRoy 62
    Bloomington Cornerstone Christian Academy 43
     
    At Mt. Pulaski
     
    Mt. Pulaski 73
    Forsyth Decatur Christian 13
     
    Sangamon Valley 58
    Normal Calvary Christian Academy 42

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  • The Monticello Sages open Regional play tonight where they are the top seed in their sectional. 
     
    The Sages will play a third time against Tolono Unity who beat Broadlands-Heritage Monday night.
     
    The Sages won both prior meetings in round-robin Okaw Valley action.
     
    At 17-5 for the season, the Sages will look to advance to Friday's Regional final. 
     
    Game time tonight is 6 pm from Unity High School. Hear all the action on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
     
    Other Class 2A Regional Semifinal action tonight: 
     
    At Tolono Unity
     
    Argenta-Oreana 7:30pm
    Tuscola
     
    At Bismarck-Henning
     
    Champaign St. Thomas More) 7:30pm
    Bismarck-Henning
     
    At Farmington
     
    Farmington 7:00pm
    Dee-Mack
     
    At Petersburg
     
    Tremont 6:00pm
    Athens
     
    Illini Bluffs 7:30pm
    PORTA
     
    At Riverton
     
    Pittsfield 6:00pm
    Auburn
     
    Warsaw 7:30pm
    Williamsville
     
    Class 1A Regional semifinals:
     
    At Abingdon-Avon
     
    Delavan 7:30pm
    Elmwood
     
    At Okaw Valley
     
    Central A & M 7:00pm
    Okaw Valley
     
    At Danville Schlarman
     
    Chrisman 6:00pm
    Arcola
     
    Fisher 7:30pm
    Danville Schlarman
     
    At LeRoy
     
    Heyworth 6:00pm
    Flanagan-Cornell
     
    Decatur LSA 7:30pm
    LeRoy
     
    At Mt. Pulaski
     
    Ridgeview 6:00pm
    Roanoke-Benson
     
    Mt. Pulaski 7:30pm
    Sangamon Valley

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  • Malcolm Hill scored 18 points to lead Illinois to a 66-50 win over Northwestern on Tuesday night.
     
    The two teams played a tight contest where the deficit didn't grow larger than four points for much of the game. But Northwestern suffered an eight-minute scoring drought in the last 10 minutes and Illinois build its lead to double digits for the first time.
     
    Illinois (16-12, 6-9 Big Ten) controlled the pace for much of the game, including offensively where the Illini shot 40 percent from the field and 6 of 18 from 3-point range.
     
    Leron Black had a strong presence, scoring seven of the Illini's first eight points. He finished with 11 points and eight rebounds.
     
    Bryant McIntosh led the way for Northwestern (20-8, 9-6) with 16 points.
     
    Illinois heads back to the road for a Sunday evening game at Nebraska.

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  • Jonathan Toews had three goals and two assists and the Chicago Blackhawks beat rival Minnesota 5-3 on Tuesday night for their second win over the Western Conference-leading Wild in less than two weeks.
     
    Toews notched his fourth career hat trick on an empty-netter with 1:02 left to stave off a spirited rally by the Wild, who began a franchise-record eight-game homestand on Feb. 8 with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks. Toews had a goal and two assists in that one and has 37 points in 35 career games against Minnesota.
     
    Chicago's captain has been chewing up almost everyone else, too, with 20 points in his last 12 games. Toews' wing men Nick Schmaltz and Richard Panik had the other goals, giving the Blackhawks 34 goals in their last eight games. Their first line totaled nine points.
     
    Mikael Granlund's second power-play goal for the Wild brought them within 4-3, before Ryan Suter hit the crossbar with a shot that nearly tied it.

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  • In perhaps the least surprising news you’ll hear this offseason -- at least until free agency really gets going -- the Bears are looking to move on from quarterback Jay Cutler. ESPN’s Jeff Darlington reports that the team has actively started seeking a trade partner for the 2006 first-round pick, who began his career in Denver before getting traded to Chicago before the 2009 season.
     
    Cutler, who signed a seven-year, $126.7 million deal in 2014, still has four years left on his contract, but a divorce between quarterback and club has been a long time coming, and there’s no way he sees that money. However, that doesn’t mean he can be traded, no questions asked.
     
    Cutler played in just five games last season because of injury, but in 2015, he ranked ninth in value per play among all quarterbacks, according to Football Outsiders, which was better than Matthew Stafford and league MVP Cam Newton. But that was the anomaly for Cutler, who regularly put up replacement-level numbers during his Chicago career.
     
    Also not helping: reports last November that the Bears’ locker room had given up on Cutler, though Kyle Long said in January that he “really enjoyed playing with Jay.”
     
    Long added: “He’s a great guy. I think people are clueless about football and a lot of people want to act like they know what they’re talking about, and we let them do that. Jay just continues to be a great teammate. So I’ve really enjoyed playing with Jay. He’s a good friend of mine.”
     
    However his teammates feel about him, Cutler will almost certainly be somewhere else in the coming months.

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  • The Maroa-Forsyth Trojans used big first and third quarter runs to hold on and beat Cerro Gordo-Bement Monday night, 56-45, in Class 2A boy basketball regional action from Meridian High School.
    The Trojans jumped out to a 14-4 first quarter lead and led 44-30 after the third quarter then held on for the victory in the fourth quarter. 
     
    Hayden Mitchell paced Maroa-Forsyth with 17 points while Ian Benner added ten points. Jaren Bretz, Tanner Hetz, and Jaxson Nelson each contributed with nine points.
     
    The Trojans return to action tonight for Regional semi-final action when they take on Decatur St. Teresa at Meridian High School at 6 pm.
     
    Class 2A Regional quarterfinal scores from Monday:
     
    At Farmington
     
    El Paso-Gridley 58
    Eureka 48
     
    Dee-Mack 52
    Knoxville 37
     
    At Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley
     
    G.C.M.S 57
    Tri-Valley 44
     
    At Pana
     
    Toledo Cumberland 61
    Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 32
     
    Pana 45
    Sullivan 32
     
    At Petersburg
     
    Athens 62
    Midwest Central 54
     
    PORTA 55
    Havana 37
     
    At Riverton
     
    Auburn 56
    Virden North Mac 53
     
    Williamsville 48
    Riverton 27
     
    At Tolono Unity
     
    Tolono Unity 58
    Broadlands Heritage 36
     
    Tuscola 47
    Georgetown-Ridge Farm 36
     
    Class 1A Regional Quarterfinal scores Monday:
     
    At Astoria
     
    Illini Central 60
    Augusta Southeastern 43
     
    At Okaw Valley
     
    Bethany Okaw Valley 51
    Edinburg 39
     
    At Danville Schlarman
     
    Champaign Judah Christian 52
    Arcola 56
     
    At LeRoy
     
    Flanagan-Cornell 48
    Lexington 32
     
    At Mt. Pulaski
     
    Roanoke-Benson 61
    DeLand-Weldon 40
     
    Class 1A Regional matchups tonight:
     
    At Abingdon-Avon (Quarterfinal)
     
    Delavan 6:00pm
    West Prairie
     
    At Astoria (Semifinal)
     
    Mendon Unity 7:00pm
    Illini Central
     
    At Danville Schlarman (Quarterfinal)
     
    Fisher 6:00pm
    Urbana U-High
     
    At LeRoy (Quarterfinal)
     
    Decatur LSA 6:00pm
    Blue Ridge
     
    LeRoy 7:30pm
    Bloomington Cornerstone Christian Academy
     
    At Mt. Pulaski (Quartefinal)
     
    Mt. Pulaski 6:00pm
    Decatur Christian
     
    Sangamon Valley 7:30pm
    Normal Calvary Christian Academy
     
    At Peoria Quest Charter Academy (Quarterfinal)
     
    Hartsburg-Emden 7:30pm
    Peoria Christian
     
    Class 2A Regional Semifinal action tonight:
     
    At Farmington
     
    Olympia 7:00pm
    El Paso-Gridley
     
    At Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley
     
    Bloomington Central Catholic 6:00pm
    G.C.M.S
     
    Paxton-Buckley-Loda 7:30pm
    St. Joseph-Ogden
     
    At Meridian
     
    Warrensburg-Latham 7:30pm
    Meridian
     
    At Pana
     
    Teutopolis 7:00pm
    Toledo Cumberland

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