After Tuesday night's results, there are only two area high school basketball teams still competing in the state tournament.
Oswego East gave top-seeded Glenbard East a tussle. The teams were tied 32-32 at halftime, but the Rams opened the third quarter with an 11-2 run and pulled away for a 70-62 victory.
Newark also went down tonight. Just a terrible, terrible start for the Norsemen, who found themselves trailing Lanark Eastland 35-20 at the half. The final, 70-57. Disappointing end for Newark, which lost in the super-sectional last year as well.
Tonight's lone survivor? Oswego. The Panthers just beat the living snot out of Woodstock Marian, 66-46. The game wasn't as close as the final score indicated. Oswego was up 46-24 at half and led by as many as 28 in the third quarter. The Panthers might have a shot to get back downstate after finishing second in Class 3A a year ago.
Still one more sectional semifinal to be played, and that comes Wednesday night as East Aurora takes on Benet Academy over at Neuqua Valley High School. Tip time is 7:30. We'll have updates at beaconnewsonline.com/sports. You can also listen to the game on WSPY, 107.1-FM.