Metamora's boys basketball team has two Mid-Illini Conference losses.
On Friday, the team avenged the Canton loss at home with a 54-25 victory.
The team started out of the gate showing Canton that the Little Giants were not going to get a repeat performance of their Nov. 30, 82-79, beating of the Redbirds.
Whether it was sinking shots from the perimeter or driving to the hoop, Metamora had no problem racking up points from the get-go.
Tianen Chen, who led the team with 21 points, picked apart the Canton defenders to create easy scoring chances for himself and his teammates.
Defensively, the Redbirds matched the offensive intensity with speedy pressure that prevented Canton from sinking into any kind of rhythm.
At halftime, Metamora led 27-12.
After a dominant first half, Metamora outdid itself in the third quarter by going on a 20-5 scoring binge.
For eight minutes, the Redbirds could not be stopped as they sent home shot after shot.
Grant Billimack popped tough shots over Canton defenders throughout the quarter and game to finish the night with 19 points.
Down the stretch, the Redbird defense squashed any hope of a Canton comeback and the team cruised to the win.
The team played in the Panther Showcase at Pinckneyville Saturday and squeaked out a 48-45 over Mater Dei Catholic High School.
Metamora and the Knights took the first eight minutes to vet the other's style of play, which led to a low offensive output.
After being tied at eight following the opening quarter, both sides exploded for a combined 32 points in the second quarter.
Neither side had a problem cutting through the other side's defense to score at the hoop or knocking down long two-pointers and treys from the perimeter.
Chen and Jackson Grieves combined for 34 points in the game, each scoring 17, and kept the Redbird offense scoring by slinging passes through the Knight defense and taking shots of their own when they could.
At halftime, the Knights led, 25-23.
The third quarter saw the defensive battle returning as each side upped the intensity and created turnovers and poor shots galore.
Metamora found a way to inch past the Knight defense, however, and tied the game at 32 heading into the final frame.
For the last eight minutes, fans were treated to another offensive clinic from both teams as each side put on its run-and-gun offense.
While the Knights sank plenty of shots, Metamora snuck past for three more points and achieved the win.
The team next plays at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at home against Dunlap.