DECATUR -- Four days after losing to MacArthur in a regional game, the Eisenhower girls got their taste of revenge.

The Panthers needed three overtimes, but they eventually got past MacArthur 68-66 in a Class 3A regional game on Monday night.

"It's always a thrill to get your rival, especially in the regionals," Eisenhower coach Sean Flaherty said. "It was a war of attrition -- who could hang in the longest. It was a well-fought game, a lot of hustle and real fun to be a part of."

MacArthur had won 55-53 on Feb. 9 and got off to a good start in this one, leading 16-7 after one quarter. But Eisenhower chipped away and took the lead in the third.

The teams were tied at 46-46 after four quarters.

Seven Sassano had 17 points and 20 rebounds to lead the Panthers (5-25), who will have to find some legs now as they play Charleston in a 6 p.m. game today in Paris. Journee Flourney had 15 points while Kyla Jones had 10 points and 14 rebounds.

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Teutopolis 53, Tuscola 42

NEWTON -- Teutopolis is tough enough with its stifling defense. But when the Wooden Shoes are hitting too, forget about it.

They had the whole thing going on Monday in the Class 2A sectional game and pulled away after a tight first quarter.

T-Town used a 14-3 second-quarter advantage to take a 27-16 lead and then doubled Tuscola in the third quarter to pull away.

"We got beat by a good team that shoots extremely well," Tuscola coach Tim Kohlbecker said. "We played really, really hard, started out quick and shooting well. We had a lull in the third quarter, got down by 20 and never quite got over the hump."

Teutopolis gets Newton on Thursday in a 7 p.m. championship game.

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