Five Irish athletes scored in double digits as Prince of Peace rolled over Cedar Valley Christian in the first round of the postseason at Midland High School on Monday night.
The Irish came out fast, scoring 26 in the first quarter to take a 16 point lead over the Knights. Prince of Peace kept the level of play high the rest of the game, only allowing the Knights another 32 points the rest of the game.
Patrick Mulholland led the Irish with 19, followed by Kaidion Larson with 14, Michael Matthew with 13, and Aidan Sager and Nate Moeller with 10 each.
The Irish hit eight 3-point field goals on the night, four of them coming from Mulholland. They also shot 9-12 from the free-throw line.
Prince of Peace will advance to round two of regional play, taking on Lisbon on Thursday at 8 p.m. Lisbon has come out on top in the first two meetings with the Irish this season.
MONTICELLO — The Bellevue Comets were eliminated from the postseason 77-58 loss to West Branch at Monitcello High School Monday night.
The Comets fell behind early in the game, only scoring eight points through the first eight minutes of play. They chipped away at the lead in the second quarter and got close, but were still behind 35-29 at half.
The third quarter proved to be a struggle offensively for the Comets as well, with the Bears outscoring them 18-10 to extend their lead. Another big quarter for the Bears solidified their win. Cade Daugherty scored 33 for the Comets in the loss, including draining four 3-point field goals. Trey Daugherty put up 10 points, and Trevor Hager had six.
West Branch was led by Beau Cornwell with 26 points. The Bears will go on to play Cascade in round two at Cascade on Thursday night.
Eastland tops West Carroll
LANRAK, Ill. — The Thunder offense had no answer to Eastland, with no athletes reaching double digits in a 61-31 loss on the road on Monday night.
The Thunder were outscored in every quarter, and outscored 35-16 in the second half.
Dawson Wurster led West Carroll with eight points, while Kaleb Plattenberger and Aaron Haring put up seven a piece.