Peoria High advanced to the title game of the Kankakee Holiday Tournament with a 65-43 semifinal victory over Palos Heights Shepard on Thursday.

Cortez Mosley scored 22 and Christopher Williams added 17 to lead the Lions to their fifth consecutive victory and a date with host Kankakee in the championship game at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Peoria High led by just six at intermission, but gained control with a 21-11 third-quarter to push the advantage to 50-34 by the start of the final period.

Mosley also had six rebounds and Tylor Walker chipped in nine points for the Lions, who started the season 0-5.


LISLE BENET 47, MANUAL 44: Benet led by five after one quarter and six at the half and held off the Rams in opening day action at Pontiac. Quincy Broadway scored 12 to lead Manual (3-6).


DEER CREEK-MACKINAW 60, PLEASANT PLAINS 58: Neal Scheuermann tipped in his own missed shot at the buzzer to lift the top-seeded Chiefs past the Cardinals.

Dee-Mack (11-0) led at halftime 31-30, and took a 48-44 lead into the fourth. Joel Niermann had tied the game for PP at 58 with two free throws with 42.5 seconds left in the game.

Scheuermann (28 points) then dribbled the ball until the final few seconds when he made a drive into the paint for the winning play.

PEORIA QUEST 56, TREMONT 48: The Gators (11-3) trailed at the break, but opened a 49-39 lead in the fourth period.

The Turks cut their deficit to 49-46 on a 3-pointer by Titus Thompson with 1:19 left.

But Quest got a couple of late buckets by Jimmie Richardson (16 points) and David Wilder, and made three free throws down the stretch to send the defending tournament champs to the consolation bracket.

Terrell Walker led the Gators with 19 points, while Landon Pflederer was high for the Turks with 10.


NOTRE DAME 49, CHICAGO CRANE 23: The Irish outscored Crane 27-8 in the middle two quarters to grab control and advance to the semifinals. Connor Dillon scored 17 to lead No. 10 seed Notre Dame (6-7), which plays No. 11 seed LaSalle-Peru in Friday's 7 p.m. semifinal.


FARMINGTON 52, ROCKRIDGE 25: The Farmers remained unbeaten (11-0) in snapping Rockridge's five-game unbeaten streak in Macomb tourney openers. A 23-point run over the first and second quarters put Farmingtonn up 27-4.

Jarod DePriest and Jakob Uryasz led Farmington with 11 points and Nick Johnson added 10.

ILLINI BLUFFS 68, CANTON 41: Illini Bluffs advanced in the winner's bracket for the fourth consecutive year, behind 20 points from Cam Scott. With IB already up 21-11 after one quarter, Scott scored 14 second quarter points as the Tigers stretched the lead to 46-19. Brad Cox had nine points and nine rebounds for Illini Bluffs. Caleb Miller finished with nine points and nine boards for Canton (3-5).

ABINGDON-AVON 41, EUREKA 28: Eureka was within four at intermission at 20-16 and within six in the fourth quarter before a 13-5 Tornadoes run sealed the Hornets' fate.

The Tornadoes held Eureka to 29 percent shooting (12-for-41) and 0-for-8 on 3-pointers. Keegan Zimmerman scored seven points and had four rebounds for Eureka (3-6).


ELMWOOD 44, BRIMFIELD 23: Jacob Brown (12), Vince Lenzi (11) and Charlie McKinty (10) combined for 33 of Elmwood's points to lead the Trojans to third place. Elmwood, which led 22-11 at halftime, scored 11 points in each quarter.

PRINCEVILLE 53, HENRY 36: The hosts captured the consolation championship, behind 16 points from Dylan Stalter and 15 from Talon Smith. Scyuyler Hughes scored 17 for Henry.


DUNLAP 50, ROCHESTER 42: The Eagles seized control in the first half, taking a 12-point lead into intermission at 29-17. Isaac Guyton and Thomas Wallace each scored 10 for Dunlap, which also received eight points from Kyle Hawthorne.

GALESBURG 60, DUNLAP 47: The Silver Steaks pushed a seven-point, first-quarter lead into double digits at the break, 34-23, and moved to 3-0 in pool play. Guyton scored 22 and grabbed seven rebounds for Dunlap, which is 2-1 so far in the tourney. Galesburg received 14 points from Khali Hodge.


CHICAGO NORTH LAWNDALE 69, METAMORA 49: The Redbirds trailed by just two at halftime (27-25), before North Lawndale took over with a pair of 21-point second-half quarters. A 21-9 fourth quarter put away Metamora. The Redbirds received 23 points from Collin Dietz and 14 more from Thomas Hall. Demetrius Douglas scored 30 and David Forrest 22 for Lawndale, which moved into the semifinals.