By THE HERALD-WHIG
Hot shooting from 3-point range sparked the Pittsfield boys basketball team in Friday's 58-34 home win over Unity.
The Saukees hit five 3-pointers in a 21-point first quarter and never let the Mustangs in the game.
Wayde Smith and Ethan Borrowman each had two 3-pointers and Kennedy Kattelman had one for Pittsfield in the first period.
Pittsfield (11-12) had eight 3-pointers in the game.
Smith led all scorers with 31 points and three 3-pointers. Kattelman added nine points.
Lane Davis led Unity (12-11) with eight points.
Payson Seymour 48, Southeastern 38: Jake Voss scored 13 points and Cody Hildebrand tossed in 12 to lead the Indians to victory in Augusta, Ill. Payson (17-4) led 26-21 at halftime.
Shea Flesner scored 17 points and Matthew Ramsey added 12 to lead Southeastern (10-11).
Macon 82, Palmyra 72: The Panthers missed a 3-pointer that would have tied the game with one minute remaining, and the Tigers made free throws to pull away late.
Brock Butler led Palmyra (11-8, 1-1 Clarence Cannon Conference) with 24 points, while Trevor Meny and Jordan Nutt added 18 and 11 points, respectively. The Panthers struggled to contain Macon's 6-foot-8 forward Trey Kothe, who finished with a game-high 26 points. Palmyra was outrebounded 42-24.
Liberty 62, Brown County 35: Offensive rebounding and good ball-handling led the Eagles to the victory in Mount Sterling, Ill.
The game was tied 9-9 in the first quarter, but the Eagles went on an 11-1 run to finish the period.
The Eagles held the Hornets to six points in the second quarter and seven in the third while building a 40-16 lead.
Michael Blewett and Austin Mast scored 10 points apiece for Liberty (14-6).
Collin Clinging led Brown County (2-15) with nine points.
Marion County 51, Monroe City 39: The Mustangs rallied from a 31-27 halftime deficit with a 19-point third quarter en route to the win.
Logan Krigbaum, Reed Plunkett and Clay Pollard all had 3-pointers in the third quarter for Marion County.
Pollard led all scorers with 19 points and Krigbaum added 13.
The Panthers were led by Kyle Fulton's 17 points.
Canton 93, Brashear 23: The Tigers exploded for 33 points in the first quarter and never looked back in picking up their 17th straight victory.
Canton (17-0) led 53-16 at halftime and limited Brashear to seven points in the second half.
Six players reached double figures for the Tigers, led by 12 points apiece for Tyler Niemann, Gabe McKenzie and Cameron Durst.
Austin Hoewing, Brandon Berhorst and Geordan Hausdorf added 10 points apiece for Canton.
Griggsville-Perry 52, New Berlin 47: The Tornadoes held the Pretzels scoreless in the first quarter and led 35-13 at halftime en route to the home victory.
Griggsville (10-11) was led by 19 points from Dryden Craven and 10 from Matthew Kennedy and Levi King.
Western 58, Pleasant Hill 19: Leading 8-1 after the first quarter, the Wildcats broke open the game with a 20-point second quarter to lead 28-6 at halftime. Both teams scored 11 points in the third quarter and Western outscored the Wolves 19-2 in the final period.
Kyle Warning led Western (10-12) with 10 points and Izack Hively added nine.
Pleasant Hill was held to single-digit scoring in the first, second and fourth quarters.
Kyle Moore led Pleasant Hill with seven points.
Knox County 63, Schuyler County 37: With Royce Poore struggling from the field, his Knox County teammates stepped up as the Eagles rolled to victory in Edina, Mo.
Poore was held to 2-of-15 shooting and finished with seven points on two baskets and 3-of-4 free throw shooting. Lee Tague had seven assists, nine rebounds and six steals to go along with 12 points for Knox County.
Ryan Strange led the Eagles with 14 points, including two 3-pointers.
Highland 69, Brookfield 32: Two big quarters added up to an easy victory for the Cougars.
Highland scored 35 points in the second quarter and tacked on 26 in the third to coast to the win.
Derick Smith had 12 points and Brandon Davie added 10 for the Cougars in the second quarter. Austin Richmiller chipped in 11 in the third quarter for the Cougars (7-7).
Smith led all scorers with 18 points and Davie and Richmiller added 17 and 15, respectively.
Helias 64, Hannibal 43: The Crusaders clamped down on the Pirates early, limiting them to five points in the first quarter and seven in the second en route to a 27-12 halftime lead.
Dalton Powell led the Pirates with 22 points, including four 3-pointers. Eric Hugenberg added 14 points for Hannibal, which mounted a small comeback in the third quarter with 19 points.
Powell and Hugenberg are the only Pirates to score field goals, the rest of the Pirates' points came from the free throw line, where they were 13 of 16.
Monmouth-Roseville 74, Illini West 41: Despite an 18-point effort from Brody Gronewold, the Chargers lost at home.
Gronewold's effort included a 9 of 9 performance from the free-throw line.
Levi Kirby added 12 points for Illini West.
Monmouth-Roseville held the Chargers to eight points in the first quarter and led 38-20 at halftime.
South Shelby 54, Centralia 33: Holding onto a 31-27 lead heading into the final period, the Cardinals outscored Centralia 23-6 in the final period for the home victory.
Andre McClure led South Shelby (14-4) with 13 points and Adam Ellyson added 11.