ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Nineteen was a good number for the Morton Lady Potters on Thursday.
Peyton Dearing scored 19 points and Morton closed the game on a 19-0 to beat Peoria High, 63-43, to win the class 3A girls basketball sectional title at Rock Island High School. Top-ranked Morton (35-0) is now one win away from returning to state for the fifth time in six years.
Defending state champ Morton will face New Lenox Providence Catholic in the Kankakee super-sectional Monday.
In class 1A, Lewistown (32-1) will play in the state semifinals against Aurora Christian at 1 p.m. Friday at Redbird Arena.