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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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CHAMPAIGN – Tyler Brown and Will Rudolphi scored 10 points apiece as St. Thomas More beat Judah Christian 56-39 Friday in prep boys¿ basketball.
Each Saturday, prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner will review Friday night¿s boys¿ action:
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.
URBANA – His full name is Rayvonte DeTra Rice, but all of his Centennial basketball teammates call him Tra.
Which rhymes with trey.