Morton falls to Lions, Dunlap
- Morton had a halftime lead Jan. 21, but the Central boys basketball team roared back in the second half.
Morton had a halftime lead Jan. 21, but the Central boys basketball team roared back in the second half.
The Lions earned a 37-32 victory in the nightcap of the River City Shootout at Bradley University's Renaissance Coliseum.
Corey Dullard's nine points topped the Potters against the defending Class 3A state champions.
Morton's Jake Morsch recorded eight points and Brent Waibel six.
Josh Augusta and Myles Boone both tallied eight points to co-lead Central.
The Potters were ahead 17-13 at intermission.
The Mid-Illini Conference went 1-2 in the 21st annual event as East Peoria lost to Notre Dame and Limestone beat Manual.
Dunlap 44, MHS 37
The Eagles pulled two games ahead of the Potters in the Mid-Illini Conference standings.
Morton (3-16, 1-7) lost its sixth consecutive game Jan. 25 on a special night at the Potterdome.
Before the varsity tip-off, a check for $18,500, the proceeds from the GameBall Run, was presented to the Children's Hospital of Illinois.
Brent Waibel's 11 points paced the Potters, who settled for a season split with Dunlap.
Dullard and Isaac Stephens had nine points apiece for Morton, which remained in a seventh-place league tie with East Peoria.
Brett Renner and Alex Sorenson tallied 14 points apiece to co-lead the Eagles, who were ahead 29-20 entering the fourth quarter.