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Senior Mikel Brigham, an All-Area second-team selection last season while attending Danville High School, is in the starting lineup at center for Marion High School's second-ranked team in Indiana.
In the team's opening-game victory, the 6-foot-5 Brigham had nine rebounds and eight points.
Prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner contacted head coaches of teams in area conferences to get their thoughts on the season. The results:
Cox, fellow seniors lead way; BCL falls at home
PAXTON – Clifton Central tried its best to contain Paxton-Buckley-Loda standout Kendall Cox, but the senior guard foiled the Comets' strategy in a Sangamon Valley Conference game Thursday night.
The world is not like it was when my father was a teenager.
In most aspects that is a good thing. We now can watch sports on television, for example, while talking to a buddy on a cell phone and at the same time, heating a pizza in the microwave.
SHILOH – Tony Riley made four three-pointers and finished with 14 points, and Shelby Eisenhauer scored 12 to lead Judah Christian to a 46-33 win against Shiloh on Tuesday.
The victory was the first of the season for the Tribe.
MONTICELLO – Having five new starters – three of whom return with significant varsity minutes – and only two seniors on the roster would be cause for concern for most teams.
That's not the case for Monticello's boys' basketball team.
PAXTON – Paxton- Buckley-Loda hopes its long-range shooting and defense will carry the team a long way this season.
The Panthers (5-0), behind guard Kendall Cox's game-high 29 points, defeated Hoopeston Area 78-46 on Tuesday night in nonconference action.
ARTHUR – Since joining the Okaw Valley Conference in 2007, the Tuscola Warriors have dominated against their former Little Okaw Valley Conference mates.
Tuesday night, the LOVC sent the Warriors a little payback.