All Boys' Basketball Content

All Boys' Basketball Content

Monday's highlights: Unity makes OVC finals

In girls’ basketball
Okaw Valley Conference Tournament
At Tolono
■ Unity 50, St. Teresa 44.
Kennedy Hartman scored 27 points, including 10 at the foul line, to lead the Rockets to victory.

Hard work pays off for Westville boys

DANVILLE — History and current events met on the court Saturday at Palmer Arena.

The last time Westville won the Vermilion County boys’ basketball tournament (1995), Allen Greenlee was the head coach ... of the opposing school (Catlin).

Basketball's in Spezia's blood

MILFORD — John Spezia, Hall of Fame coach, can talk about basketball.

He knows the game inside and out. He has coached the sport at the high school and junior college levels. He even took a one-year leave of absence to coach a professional team in England.

There’s something the Bismarck-Henning High School graduate knows even better than basketball.

Saturday's prep highlights: Hudson lifts Purple Riders

In boys’ basketball
Little Okaw Valley Tournament
At Arcola
Arcola 54, Atwood-Hammond 41. Nick Hudson scored half of his 20 points in the first quarter to propel the Purple Riders to a win. Andy Webb and Jordan Feagin each scored 10 points for the Rajahs.

Kroner: This time, IHSA got it right

Sports are out of control, and it’s time to reverse the trend.

There are so many problems associated with the games people play, it would take a week’s worth of work shifts to list them all.

We can’t expect immediate change, but we can — and should — demand movement in a different direction.

Friday's prep highlights: Chargers drop first Big 12 game

In boys’ basketball

Normal Community 59, Centennial 43. The visiting Chargers were outscored 45-29 over the final three quarters and absorbed their first Big 12 Conference loss of the season. Nine Centennial players scored, but none reached double figures. Phillip Wright led the Chargers with eight points.

Thursday's prep highlights: A-L/A-H, Tri-County, CG, Shiloh win LOVC games

In girls’ basketball
LOVC Tourney
A-L/A-H 46, Okaw Valley 30. Ashley Tabb poured in a game-high 21 points for Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond, which led 22-15 at halftime.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Plecki, Koerner spark Sabers

In boys’ basketball
Vermilion County Tournament
Bismarck-Henning 58, Armstrong-Potomac 28. Austin Toler scored 13 of his 20 points in the first half to propel the Blue Devils to a 35-9 lead. Wilde Garowski added 13 points for B-H. Wade Rogers paced A-P with 12 points.

Nontournament

Toombs keys Centennial rally against Bulldogs

MAHOMET — That Mahomet-Seymour gave the state’s sixth-ranked Class 3A team a serious tussle didn’t surprise Chad Benedict. The Bulldogs coach has seen it before this season.

Stokowski, Sages get back on track

MONTICELLO — After Meridian forward Brandon Barnes hit a game-winning jumper with 0.8 second left to give Monticello its first conference loss Friday, Sages coach Kevin Roy hoped his team would use that as motivation and bring a higher level of energy at home against Tuscola.