Patoka jumped out to an early lead in defeating South Central in regional play on Tuesday night at Odin.
Jared Cain scored 20 points as four Warriors hit double figures in the regional win.
Patoka led 9-6 after one quarter and outscored South Center 13-8 in the second to take a 22-14 lead into the locker room.
The Warriors increased their lead with a 12-10 edge in the third quarter and sealed the win by holding a 27-20 edge in the fourth.
Patoka – Ja. Cain 20, Belcher 15, S. Cain 10, T. Back 12, Dy. Back 2, Organ 2.
Kendrick Woolsey had lost to his heavyweight opponent from Belleville Althoff twice this season, both times by the narrowest of margins. But, when his team needed it the most, Woolsey defeated Rodney Baker.
Mulberry Grove advanced to the second round of the regionals by defeating St. Elmo/Brownstown, 53-47, in an overtime contest on Monday.
Ty James scored 18 points for the aces, and Austin Redfern added 15 as the Aces advanced to a second-round game against No. 1 seed Odin on Wednesday.
Mulberry Grove scored seven points in the opening quarter while limiting the Eagles to a basket by Cole Smithson.