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Paxton-Buckley-Loda 61, Centennial 55. Mackenzie Bruns blasted off for 26 points, including 19 in the second half, as the visiting Panthers (10-10) held off the Chargers (1-15) in a nonconference tilt. Madi Peden added 12 points for PBL, which hit 19 of 29 free throws. Centennial's Silvia Du (20 points) and Ashley Kirby (18 points) were their team's leading point-earners.
 
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 55, El Paso-Gridley 39. Claire Retherford tabbed a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds as the visiting Falcons (16-4) won for the 14th time in their last 15 tries, taking an HOIC affair. Complementing Retherford were Makenzie Bielfeldt with 14 points and Hannah Hathaway with 10.
 
HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY GIRLS
GCMS 55, El Paso-Gridley 39

GCMS    21  10  10  14   — 55
EPG    11  10  12   6    — 39
GCMS (16-4, 7-1)
Claire Retherford 8-0-16, Makenzi Bielfeldt 6-2-14, Hannah Hathaway 4-0-10, Megan Moody 4-0-9, Emily Clinton 0-1-1, Abby Spiller 1-1-3, Ryleigh Brown 1-0-2. Totals 24-4-55.
El Paso-Gridley
Ashlyn Stone 4-1-11, Rebecca Orns 0-1-1, Jaycie Schertz 2-0-4, Olivia Tipler 0-0-0, Jordyn Cannon 1-1-3, Addison Benedict 2-0-5, Rachel Shaffer 2-0-4, Sierra Carr 4-3-11. Totals 15-6-39.
3-pointers — GCMS 3 (Hathaway 2, Moody). El Paso-Gridley 3 (Stone 2, Benedict).

PBL 61, Centennial 55
PBL     14 14 14 19 —61
Centennial     10 18 10 17 —55
PBL
Fritchl 2, Mal. Ecker 0, Bruns 26, Peden 12, Schwarz 5, Cosgrove 3, Lantz 8, Walder 5, Mak. Ecker 0. Total 61.
CENTENNIAL
Kroenke 0, Kersch 2, Kirby 18, Woods 0, Potter 9, Du 20, Pickens 4, Luchinski 2, McDonald 0, Morrow 0. Total 55.
Three-pointers: PBL 2 (Lantz 2); Centennial 3 (Kirby 2, Du).