All Boys' Basketball Content

All Boys' Basketball Content

Centennial eserves fired up

MAHOMET – If you're a down-the-bench reserve on this Centennial basketball team, be prepared for more than the occasional cameo appearance or final-minute mop-up duty.

Timberwolves get heads in the game

CISSNA PARK – CPCI used its minds and its bodies to surprise Paxton- Buckley-Loda in a key Sangamon Valley Conference boys' basketball game Tuesday.

The Panthers, who trailed by two points with 1 minute, 23 seconds left, were foiled by a specially designed inbounds play by the Timberwolves.

Russell comes through

DANVILLE – Sometimes, the best decisions are the ones a coach is forced to make.

When Westville scoring leader Heathre Depratt fouled out of Monday's Vermilion County Tournament consolation game, coach Brittany Kramer opted for a ball handler as her substitute.

Sages topple Rockets

TOLONO – Ana Deters' triple- double (18 points, 12 rebounds, 10 steals) was not enough to lift Unity (15-7) in a 50-40 loss to Monticello on Monday in girls' basketball.

Overstreet, PBL rolling along

DONOVAN – Dylan Overstreet scored 22 points and Tyler Waterstradt added 16 as Paxton-Buckley-Loda beat Donovan 64-53 in a boys' basketball game Saturday night.

Hoopeston Area knocks off two-time champs

DANVILLE – The heroics were spread around in Saturday's quarterfinal session of the 94th Vermilion County boys' basketball tournament at Palmer Arena.

State-ranked Salt Fork received first-half three-pointers from Joel Learnard, Ryan Anderson and Joe Pratt as well as first-half rebound baskets from Anderson, Pratt, David Keenan and Josh Chandler en route to its second win against Oakwood in four days, 74-46.

Sabers top Judah

Leeman helps Comets reach 1,000th victory

CHAMPAIGN – Tyler Brown and Will Rudolphi scored 10 points apiece as St. Thomas More beat Judah Christian 56-39 Friday in prep boys¿ basketball.

Fred Kroner's prep basketball insider

Each Saturday, prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner will review Friday night¿s boys¿ action:

Random Thoughts

Double trouble for SJ-O

ST. JOSEPH – Marshall's basketball team is led by a pair of twins – and the St. Joseph-Ogden Spartans likely will see double for a while.

The Lions' duo of Logan and Lucas Eitel combined for 26 points and Taylor Duncan chipped in with 19 as undefeated Marshall handed SJ-O its biggest loss of the season, 68-32 in nonconference boys' basketball Friday.

Rice, Kinney too much for Tigers

URBANA – His full name is Rayvonte DeTra Rice, but all of his Centennial basketball teammates call him Tra.

Which rhymes with trey.