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No. 5 Lincoln 70, No. 4 Illinois Central 65
No. 2 Danville 70, No. 7 Lincoln Land 56
No. 3 John Wood 55, No. 6 Parkland 41
No. 1 Rend Lake 76, No. 5 Lincoln 65
No. 3 John Wood 66, No. 2 Danville 58
No. 1 Rend Lake (25-3) vs. No. 3 John Wood (22-9), 2 p.m.
Semifinal No. 1 – Rend Lake 76, Lincoln 65
A 15-0 run to end the first half swung the momentum the Warriors’ way in their victory.
Rend Lake held the Lynx scoreless for the final 6:53 of the first half. Lincoln cut the lead to 48-43 when Jovaughn Gaines scored with 13:36 left in the game. The Warriors used a 10-0 run to eventually take a 68-49 lead – their largest of the game – when Trice Whaley made two free throws with 6:43 left in the game.
Corey Ayala, Noel Allen and Cortez Macklin led Rend Lake with 13 points a piece, while Bronson Verhines added 11. Gaines led Lincoln with 14 points, Andrew Jordan scored 11 and Aaron Simpson and Marzhon Bryant added 10 apiece.
Courtesy of John Wood Community College Athletics