Cerro Gordo holds on despite misses at line
NIANTIC – Despite missing 10 of 19 free throw attempts, Cerro Gordo held on for a 55-53 victory against Sangamon Valley on Friday night in Little Okaw Valley boys' basketball action.
Each Saturday, prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner will review Friday night's boys' action:
DANVILLE – In a basketball game which reflected the way the majority of the season has gone, the best moves Friday night were made by Centennial's Chargers.
The first one will never make the highlight reel.
RANTOUL – The Rantoul Eagles learned Friday night that basketball sometimes is a game of inches.
The Eagles did not have an answer for Eureka's Jordan Prosser, a 6-foot-8 Bradley recruit, in the Corn Belt matchup.
WATSEKA – Paxton- Buckley-Loda took advantage of several unforced turnovers and a big second quarter to rout Watseka 72-54 on Friday night in Sangamon Valley Conference play.
The Panthers, who improved to 12-1, had a 27-10 advantage in the second quarter.
Rockets rally in final seconds thanks to tricky inbounds play
TOLONO – On their biggest inbounds pass of the season, the Unity Rockets went to an expected play.
COLFAX – Note to future Ridgeview opponents: When Bradley Ghere enters the building, put someone in his face.
That might be the best chance you have at controlling the senior guard, who has torched opponents for an average of 24 points this season, including a 36-point effort against Monticello in the championship game of the Monticello Holiday Hoopla tournament.
NORMAL – Two former Illinois men's basketball players as well as three former Illini women's players and eighth-year UI men's assistant coach Wayne McClain were selected for enshrinement to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
FAIRBURY – Led by Golden Hairston (18 points), Ran- toul outscored Prairie Central 10-4 in overtime to win 59-53 on Tuesday night in boys' basketball.
James Monroe chipped in with 13 points for the Eagles.
PAXTON – With about five minutes to play Tuesday night, Paxton-Buckley-Loda guard Kendall Cox picked up two personal fouls against Tri-Valley.
The Panthers needed someone to take over for their senior standout. That someone was sophomore Dylan Overstreet.