CHAMPAIGN — Now comes the fun part for Rantoul.
On its home court.
With less than 24 hours to rest.
And no practice.
Every week during the prep basketball season, IlliniHQ will give a wrap-up of how Illini commits and targets fared during the previous weekend's games. Here are a few notes from the week that was.
We asked staff writer Matt Daniels for his take on this week’s wide-open Class 3A Centennial boys’ basketball regional:
Centennial. Urbana. Mahomet-Seymour. Rantoul. Champaign Central.
One of those boys’ basketball teams will emerge Friday with a Class 3A regional championship plaque. Who, however, is anyone’s guess.
ARCOLA — Curtis Plank scored a game-high 18 points, leading Arthur-Lovington to a 60-59 victory against Central A&M in a Class 1A boys’ regional title game Saturday night.
SULLIVAN — Throughout the season, Monticello’s eight seniors were looking to make memories.
Most of the group has played together for years, but they haven’t had that one postseason triumph that connects them for the rest of their lives.
HOOPESTON — The Class 2A Hoopeston Regional championship game was close.
Then the third quarter started.
Top-seeded St. Joseph-Ogden overwhelmed Bismarck-Henning with its precision three-point shooting in the second half and picked up the pace en route to a 54-27 win against the Blue Devils on Friday night.
CHAMPAIGN — Xavier Martin hit two free throws with 14 seconds left and Champaign Central survived a 15-foot shot attempt by Danville at the end to pull out a 57-55 Big 12 victory Friday night at Combes Gym.
“I thought we defended it pretty well,” Maroons coach Scott Davis said.
St. Joseph-Ogden and Bismarck-Henning in the IHSA Class 2A regional at Hoopeston Area High School Friday February 22, 2013.