The Mattoon girls’ basketball team rallied from a 24-12 halftime deficit to defeat Effingham 56-52 in the sectional semifinals. Avery Jackson had 25 points, and Sierra Thompson finished with 22. The Lady Wave will face Rochester in the sectional championship tomorrow night. They advanced with a 57-41 win over Paris.
The T-town girls’ season came to an end with a 70-47 loss to Bloomington Central Catholic.
Boys’ regional basketball:
Windsor/Stew-Stras edged Tri-City, 56-53, CH/BC over South Central, 51-46, Okaw Valley beat Edinburg, 51-39, Arcola topped Judah Christian, 56-52, Martinsville defeated Hutsonville-Palestine, 55-45, Tuscola moved on with a 47-36 win over Georgetown-Ridge Farm, Pana beat Sullivan, 45-32, Cumberland took down Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond, 61-32, Flora was a 60-46 winner over Hamilton County, Casey-Westfield edged Red Hill, 70-68, and Newton lost to Lawrenceville, 62-52.