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Sages plant seed with win

MONTICELLO – One coach's dream game ended up as another's nightmare.

Monticello (7-1) made an early statement for February's regional, knocking off St. Thomas More 63-50 on Tuesday night.


Sabers looking to create tradition of success

CHAMPAIGN – When Todd Anderson looks around the St. Thomas More gym, he's proud to be a part of a school that has built a rich athletic tradition in a relatively short amount of time.

Fourteen banners hang from the west wall in the Sabers' gym, recognizing regional champions, sectional champions and state placers.


Kern, balance help Rantoul top SJ-O

ST. JOSEPH – Lizzy Kern scored 16 points to lead Rantoul past St. Joseph-Ogden 64-40 in nonconference girls' basketball action Monday night. Shana Calhoun (11) and Traci Osby (10) also hit double figures for Rantoul, which outscored SJ-O in every quarter.


Chargers recover on road

HILLCREST – James Kinney scored a game-high 22 points to help Centennial rebound from its first loss of the season earlier in the week with a 65-58 win against Hillcrest Saturday in boys' basketball nonconference action Saturday.

Jeff Johnson chipped in 21 points for the Chargers (14-1), who trailed 30-29 at the break and were tied at 44 entering the fourth quarter.


Centennial's run comes to an end

Clasberry helps Central finish fifth at Centralia

KANKAKEE – Centennial's first loss of the season cost the Chargers a tournament title.


Vikings show competitive side

PONTIAC – If progress is measured by improvement, then Danville's boys' basketball team is more than halfway there.

The Vikings scored first and led the opening 18 minutes, 46 seconds of Wednesday's consolation semifinal game against Oak Park-River Forest in the 78th Pontiac Holiday Tournament.


Danville takes its best shot

PONTIAC – Danville's first two games this season were against schools that currently have a combined 23-2 record.


Anderson leads Storm to title

BROADLANDS – Ryan Anderson had 13 points to pace Salt Fork's 62-52 win against Clifton Central on Tuesday to claim the Hayden's Athletic Classic championship.


Chargers on a roll

KANKAKEE – Not all basketball victories are created equal.


Fisher's Browning red-hot

BROADLANDS – Senior Jacob Browning had 25 points – and didn't score in the fourth quarter – as Fisher broke out early and held on for a 65-45 victory against Schlarman on Monday at the Hayden's Athletic Classic.

Pat Rodgers scored all nine of his points in the fourth quarter for the Bunnies, who led 35-15 at halftime.