MARTINSVILLE -- Arcola scored six of the last eight points and beat Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg 44-39 Monday in the Class 1A girls basketball Martinsville Regional.
The Riders (10-17) play Tri-County at 6 p.m. today.
They stopped a hot streak from Windsor. The Hatchets had won seven of its past eight games entering the postseason.
The quarterfinal came down to the second half, as Arcola's defense got tough and held Windsor to 6-of-24 from the field.
"We were a little more physical in the second half," Arcola coach Kevin Hohlbauch said. "We got bodies on them in the post. In the first half they were turning around and shooting at will. We needed to get physical and body up and I thought we did a much better job of that in the second half."
Sophie Fishel finished on rebound short of a double-double for Arcola, with 10 points and nine rebounds.
Windsor was led in scoring by Megan Schlechte with 14 points, while her sister Becca had 12.
Maroa-Forsyth 67, Argenta-Oreana 55
ARGENTA -- The Bombers were bounced from their own regional early.
Kate Beckemeyer put up 23 points for Maroa, helped by 11 each from Kaylie Sprague and Kaylee Robinson.
The Trojans were up 16-6 early, then both teams really started to score. Maroa put up 22 points in the third quarter. Argenta had a second half of 18 and then 20 point quarters.
"Our girls came out and stuck with our game plan and what we wanted to do," Maroa coach Selena Finck said.
Maroa advances in the Class 2A Argenta Regional to play Tolono Unity at 7:30 p.m. today.
Maggie Millington led Argenta with 19 points. Camilyn Newbanks had 14.
Warrensburg-Latham 50, Cerro Gordo-Bement 27
ARGENTA -- Mackenzie Yaroch, who scored 12 points, brought it on defense.
The Cardinals allowed only seven points in the first half of the Class 2A Argenta-Oreana Regional quarterfinal. Yaroch brought the energy.
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"We wanted to get after them on the press and speed them up," Warrensburg coach Marc Klein said. "Mackenzie did a great job of that. We came out with a lot more energy and that is what we were looking to do."
The Cardinals (8-16) move on to play top-seeded Monticello at 6 p.m. today.
Tristen Six scored 17 points to lead Warrensburg, with five of her six field goals coming from 3-pointers.
CGB finished the season 5-20.
Mount Zion 37, Clinton 21
MOUNT ZION -- All the parts came together from the start.
"We came out really aggressive. Our defense was really sound and we limited them to seven (points) in the first half," Braves coach Shane Davis said. "We came out hot and got off to a great start."
Alli Davis scored 15 points to lead the Braves (10-13). She tacked on nine rebounds and four assists.
Mount Zion led 13-2 after the first quarter.
"It was kind of a slower game, but we played really well defensively," Davis said.
Madi Filkin led Clinton with 10 points.
Charleston 82, Eisenhower 46
CHARLESTON -- Paige Swango scored 21 points and Aislinn Parish finished with 22 in her home finale as the Trojans cruised.
It didn't come until Charleston broke away from an 7-7 tie to suddenly lead 21-8 and never looked back.
“She made some plays today. Some of those plays to get to the rim, that was amazing,” Charleston coach Jeff Miller said of Parish. “She’s a very unselfish player, too. She’s our motor and she is what gets us going. She’s going to play at the next level.”
The Trojans kept adding to the lead in the second quarter and the defensive pressure picked up. At one point in the second quarter, the Trojans forced three straight turnovers and turned it into six points to put Charleston up 42-13.
“We have a tendency to score a lot of points off our defense,” Miller said. “When we are guarding people in a full court situation, I think we are pretty good. We can be pretty dangerous, also.”