Westview moved one step closer to gaining no worse than a share of the NECC boys basketball regular-season championship Saturday afternoon in Benton when it shaded Fairfield, 43-37.
Westview and Prairie Heights advanced to the semifinal round of the 2014 NECC boys basketball tournament with road wins Wednesday night.
Fairfield dealt the Lakeland varsity boys basketball team its first loss in the Scott LaPlace Era, 83-49 Tuesday evening in Benton.
Jacob Heller fired in 33 points and blocked a last-second shot by Fairfield to lift Prairie Heights past the visiting Falcons, 68-66 last Friday night in NECC boys basketball play.
As expected, Westview won its fourth straight NECC boys basketball tournament championship Saturday night in Emma.