Area teams at holiday tournaments

    Flanagan-Cornell bounced back from a loss in the opening round to defeat neighbor and rival Woodland in the quarterfinal round of the consolation bracket at the Marseilles Holiday Tournament Wednesday.
Falcons 56, Warriors 31
    Flanagan-Cornell was able to shake off the outside cold by heating things up inside in its victory. The Falcons made 24 of 39 shots from the field (61.5 percent) in slapping Woodland.
    The hot shooting allowed for a 17-3 difference in the first quarter and a 28-16 halftime advantage. The lead was 44-28 after three quarters and the Falcons closed out the game with a 12-3 difference in the final frame.
    Blance was the story on offense for the Falcons as Andrew Kozak put up 10 points with Jeremy Durdan and Braden Wallace each scoring 9 points. Karson Kimpling and Tyler Harms each had 8 points while Isaac Weber scored 4 and Ethan Dutra and Drew Eckhoff each had 2 points.
    Kozak also had 8 rebounds with Wallace snaring 7 caroms as Flanagan-Cornell won the battle on the glass 36-12.
    Woodland went just 11-for-40 from the floor (27.5 percent). Kyle Voytko had 19 points for the Warriors. Collin Hjerpe added 5 with Nate Darby scoring 4 and Chandler Hillenbrenner scored 1 point.
Somonauk 42, Dwight 35
    The early morning atmosphere was not conducive to good shooting as both teams struggled. But Somonauk was a wee bit better in topping the Dwight 42-35.
    The Trojans made 12 of 40 shots (30 percent) and Somonauk was 17-for-44.
    Down 16-10 after one period, Dwight’s downfall came in the second period as it was outscored 13-5 to trail 29-15. The Trojans fought back by outscoring the Bobcats 20-13 in the second half.
    Dakota Wahl registered 16 points and 7 rebounds for the Trojans. Colton Holm had 6 points and was followed by Brandon Ceylor and Lane Thompson with 4 points apiece. Cole Hahn added 3 and Morgan Fritz had 2 points.
    NORMAL — El Paso-Gridley had a one-point halftime lead but Brimfield rallied in the third period en route to a 56-39 victory in the opening round of the small school girls’ portion of the State Farm Holiday Classic Wednesday at Normal Community.
    The Indians tallied 23 points in the third quarter to overcome a 20-19 halftime deficit and take a 42-27 advantage into the fourth period.
    Aubrey Staton buried a 3-pointer in the second quarter to give the Titans their halftime lead. Staton finished with a game-high 23 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for EPG (10-2). Sierra Carr added 8 points, Ashlyn Stone and Cheyenne Carr each threw in 3 and Emma Baker tallied 2 markers.
St. Bede Tourney
    PERU — Fieldcrest posted two victories in tournament play at St. Bede Wednesday.
    The Knights opened with a 63-32 thumping of LaMoille in the first game as Madi Hock hit for 18 points and Leah White added 16. Emma Lorton contributed 9 points and Lexi Jochums had 6.
    Fieldcrest’s halftime lead was 25-20 but the Knights got going in the third quarter by outscoring LaMoille 20-8 in the third and 18-4 in the final frame.
    FHS relied on a strong third quarter in its second game to overcome Princeton 46-39. The Knights trailed 9-5 and 16-15 after the first two periods. Fieldcrest outscored the Tigers 17-13 in the third for a 32-29 lead.
    Jochums had seven points in the fourth quarter to let Fieldcrest pull away. Jochums led the Knights with 16 points. Hock added 14 and Lorton scored 9 points.
Tri-City Tourney
    Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland fell behind early and could not come all the way back in losing a 56-49 decision to South Fork at the Tri-City Holiday Tournament.
    Jadyn Mitchell had 25 points for FCW. Regan reed added 7 points and Heather Battice scored 6.