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CHAMPAIGN – Squeezing into a chair for the postgame press conference, Jereme Richmond gently rested his right elbow on the table.
The elbow was wrapped in a bag of ice. Apparently, that's what happens when you clash with a hardened Michigan State squad and don't back down.
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Brandon Paul, Illinois The sophomore continued his hot play of late by finishing with 20 points, including 17 in the first half. His energy off the bench on both ends of the floor sparked the Illini.
MAHOMET – When Mahomet-Seymour's offense hit the wall Tuesday night, Centennial made sure the Bulldogs would be forced to pay the Piper.
Josh Piper, that is.
"They got the ball inside to Piper and he made plays," M-S coach Chad Benedict said. "And that's what good players do."
RANTOUL – Already armed with an impressive arsenal of weapons, the Danville Vikings have been working on perfecting an additional component to make their attack even more lethal: their press.
DANVILLE – One upset wasn't enough.
Now Westville's girls' basketball team has a shot at three. The Tigers followed up on their triumph against third-seeded Milford with a 41-34 stunner against No. 2 Salt Fork on Tuesday in the semifinals of the 31st Vermilion County Tournament at Palmer Arena.
PBL 36, CPCI 33. TYLER DUNAHEE led the Panthers with 10 points and DYLAN OVERSTREET added nine. STERLING YOUNG had 10 points for CPCI.
A quick look at Illinois' 71-62 victory Tuesday night against the Spartans
Staff writer Jeff Huth says ... Bowling
I've yet to meet an adult who hasn't bowled at least once. And I'm guessing most kids have given it a whirl by the time they reach high school. It's a part of Americana.
CHAMPAIGN – Kegan Skelton was injured for the first time in his diving career early last week. The Centennial all-stater is thankful it wasn't more serious.