MOUNT ZION -- Ron Ingram knows it probably looks like neither his MacArthur squad nor Mount Zion played any defense on Tuesday.
But that's just the nature of a game between those two offensive teams, and the Generals were the better scorers. They won 85-74 on the road.
"Both teams like to get on the court and really have fun," Ingram said. "We're both similar teams that do the same thing and push the ball.
"We just held on and came back to win the game."
Keymonta Johnson led the Generals with 19 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks to go with a couple steals.
"He's really a stat stuffer," Ingram said. "He plays to a status and really tries to get his name in there."
Monticello 62, St. Joseph-Ogden 59
MONTICELLO -- Little separated the two Okaw Valley Conference foes, but Monticello's 19-point third quarter gave it enough to hold off SJO.
"Both teams executed offensively and defensively," Monticello coach Kevin Roy said. "I think both teams had 22 rebounds each.
"It was an evenly-matched battle all the way through and, fortunately, we ended up on the upside."
Zach Fisher and SJO's Brandon Trimble went toe-to-toe and put on a show.
Fisher scored 28 and Trimble 29, each leading their teams, while the Sages got a big boost from the effort of Isaiah Florey who had 14 points and five rebounds.
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LSA 64, Sangamon Valley 58
DECATUR -- Sangamon Valley gave it a big run, outscoring the Lions 28-18 in the fourth quarter, but came up six points short.
"We jumped up to a big lead in the first half. We played really, really well," LSA coach Shannon Houser said. "Then, we kind of relaxed and let them back in it."
LSA led 14-2 after the first quarter and 30-17 at halftime, as the Storm suffered from a slow start to the game.
Nathan Doty scored 20 in the comeback effort for the Storm.
LSA was led by Parker Nichols, who scored 30, adding four rebounds, three steals and three assists for a well-rounded night.
Arcola 53, Okaw Valley 42
ARCOLA -- Okaw Valley brought a lot of challenges to Arcola's doorstep.
"We didn't play particularly well, but I think Okaw Valley had something to do with that," Arcola coach Mike Shaffer said. "They kind of forced us to be a little anxious and a little out of sync.
"Okaw Valley was very patient with the ball ... and I think Okaw Valley had a little more energy than we did."
And yet the Riders, with 14 points apiece from Kollin Seaman and Chase Strader, pulled off the win, scoring double figures every quarter.
Pierce Bradford scored 12 points for Okaw Valley.