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ROBINSON — Mount Carmel's Jackson Marcotte drove through the lane with 34 seconds left to break a 44-all tie with 34 seconds left in Friday's Class 2A Robinson Sectional championship against Teutopolis.

After an empty Shoes possession on the other end, Teutopolis fouled Brayden Stipp, who knocked down a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left for a four-point lead.

With 1.6 seconds left, the Shoes hit a triple, but time ran out on the season in a 48-47 loss to Mount Carmel.

"We had our chances," Teutopolis coach Jason Hanson said. "All of our seniors played really well and gave us a lot of opportunities, and all of our guys played their tails off."

Lee Hardiek had 15 points and Clint Weber had 12 for the Shoes.

Champaign Central 76, Effingham 45

PARIS -- Landon Wolfe scored a game-high 28 points for Effingham but it wasn't enough as Champaign Central ran away with it in the second half of the Class 3A Paris Regional championship game.

The Maroons were up 32-19 at half-time and extended the lead in the second half. 

"Champaign Central was a really well coached basketball team. They can score the ball a lot of different ways," Effingham coach Rem Woodruff said. "Our kids competed really well, especially at the start of the third quarter, we cut it down to seven, but they got out on us."

Mason Hull added eight points for the Hearts. 

Kieon Gill led Central with 22 points and Tim Finke added 16. 

Woodruff is proud of how his team finished the season.

"We were playing our best basketball at the end of the year and we had the opportunity to play for the championship, but it didn't work out. That is a pretty good effort for us," he said.  

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