Rockets Outlast Golden Eagles, Sherrard Falls To Macomb

Local sports results are presented by Genesis Physical Therapy.

 

Rockridge (25-6) won its fourth consecutive regional championship by beating Mercer County (26-7), 43-40, in overtime Friday.

The Rockets opened the game on a 6-0 run. Mercer County answered with a 10-0 run to close the first quarter and led 10-6 after one period. The Golden Eagles extended the lead to 16-9 at half and held a 27-22 advantage heading into the fourth.

Caleb Cunico tied the game for the Rockets with a three-pointer with under a minute to go in regulation, which sent the game to overtime tied at 36.

Rockridge took their first lead since the first quarter in the extra frame and never trailed in overtime.

Cunico led the Rockets with 11 points. Baylen Leemans and Landon Bull each added 10 points for Rockridge.

Mercer County’s Lucas Collison was the game’s leading scorer with 19 points.

Rockridge advances to the 2A Canton Sectional to play Peoria Notre Dame (14-17) Tuesday. The Irish beat El Paso-Gridley, 47-30, Friday.

Macomb (26-5) ended Sherrard’s (22-8) season in the championship of the 2A Farmington Regional, 51-32, Friday.

The Tigers led the game 23-20 at halftime but were outscored 31-9 in the second half.

Ian Case had 13 points to lead all scorers for the Bombers.

Rylan Carton paced Sherrard with 10 points in the loss.

BOYS BASKETBALL

IHSA 2A Monmouth-Roseville-Regional Championship

Rockridge 43 Mercer County 40 (OT)

IHSA 2A Farmington Regional Championship

Macomb 51 Sherrard 32

IHSA 2A Peoria Notre Dame Regional Championship

Peoria Notre Dame 47 El Paso-Gridley 30

IHSA 2A Olympia Regional Championship

Manual 61 Clinton 31

IHSA 2A Hall Regional Championship

Riverdale 59 Seneca 54

IHSA 2A Erie-Prophetstown Regional Championship

Princeton 57 Morrison 55

IHSA 1A Wethersfield Regional Championship

Fulton 30 Annawan 28

IHSA 1A ROWVA-Williamsfield Regional Championship

Peoria Christian 59 A-Town 42

IHSA 1A Brimfield Regional Championship

Peoria Heights 59 Princeville 54