Tuesday night was a big one for local basketball teams.
The seventh grade Greenville Junior High team won the IESA Class 3A regional championship at Hillsboro. The Blue Jays beat North Mac 33-27 and advance to the Vandalia Sectional.
They face Southwestern Piasa at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 5. The sectional is one game so the winner advances to the state tournament.
The Greenville Comets hosted Carlyle and won 39-33.
After jumping out to a 9-0 lead, the Comets fell behind by five after three quarters. They controlled the fourth period, outscoring Carlyle 15-4.
Jack Schaufelberger scored 11 points for the winners and Nathan Grull had 10.
The Comets play at Pana Friday night.
The Greenville Lady Comets are 18-7 for the season after winning at Breese Central 45-28.
Greenville never trailed in the game, leading by four at halftime and five after three quarters.
The Lady Comets outscored Central 24-12 in the final quarter, making 16 of those points at the free throw line.
Natalie Iberg had a big offensive game with 21 points. She posted 14 in the last quarter, 10 from the free throw stripe.
Rylee Pickett totaled 10 points, making three three-pointers.
The Lady Comets go to Vandalia Thursday night.