The 1-A Forreston Regional is one of the toughest regionals in the state of Illinois. In the semifinals, Eastland held off a late charge from Milledgeville, 51-42 behind 20 points from Dalton Shaner. And in the night's second game, Aiden Chang led Aquin to a 44-39 win over Polo in the team's fourth meeting this season.
That sets up a regional title game between Aquin and Eastland Friday at 7:00 at Forreston.
In other regional play, East Dubuque took down Lena-Winslow 57-42 in the Galena Regional. In the other game in Galena, River Ridge beat Warren 49-43. That sets up a final between River Ridge and East Dubuque Friday at 7:00 in Galena.
In the 2-A North Boone Regional, Byron beat Oregon 57-45 to set up a title game with Winnebago Friday night.