Area girls basketball from Monday

Pontiac made a tremendous comeback in the final quarter to edge past Coal City 39-37 in a nonconference girls' basketball game Monday at PTHS.
The Indians trailed 29-19 after three quarters before Grace Gschwendtner took over in her final home game. Gschwendtner scored eight points in the fourth quarter and directed an offense that put up 20 for the win.
Coal City led 29-19 after three periods after outscoring PTHS 10-5 in the third. It was a 19-14 game at the break because the Coalers outscored the Indians 9-1 in the second quarter.
Megan Masching, Jamie McKee, Cam Feddern and Josie Noonan also scored in the last stanza to help the rally.
Gschwendtner finished with 14 points and Noonan had 8. McKee and Feddern each had 5 points while Masching and Amanda Fox scored 3 points apiece. Cassidy Ringle added 1 point.
Pontiac will travel to U-High Thursday for the regular-season finale, and then face Prairie Central next Monday in the first round of the Class 3A LaSalle-Peru Regional.
FROSH-SOPHS: Pontiac fell behind early in the preliminary game but came back for a 49-39 win.
PTHS trailed 10-6 after one period but held a 23-15 halftime lead. The margin was 39-29 after three quarters.
Rebecca Rich had 16 points for the Indians. Feddern added 13 while Samantha Sipe chipped in 7 markers. Ringle and Keely Pickett had 4 points apiece, Brooke Whittle scored 3 and Madi Mennenga netted 2 points.
Class 1A Regionals
    At Gardner, Tri-Point advanced with 44-23 win over Illinois Lutheran at the Gardner-South Wilmington Regional. Anna Murphy had 17 points for Tri-Point, who will face GSW in the second game tonight.
    At LeRoy, Lexington also advanced with a 46-33 win over Judah Christian. The Minutemen will take on top-seed St. Teresa in tonight's first game.
    At Armstrong, Milford moved on with a 46-21 win over Donovan. The Bearcats' reward is a game tonight against top-seed Ridgeview.