All Girls' Basketball Content

All Girls' Basketball Content

Saturday's highlights: Schlarman earns VVC share

In girls’ basketball

■ Decatur Lutheran 51, Urbana Uni High 34.
The Illineks trailed 26-16 at halftime of the championship game and could not make up any ground in the second half. EMMA HOYER led Uni with 12 points and eight rebounds. MADELINE NELSON (eight points) and KAILA SIMPSON (seven points, six rebounds) also chipped in.

Friday's highlights: Finke, Centennial come alive late

In boys’ basketball

AT Okaw Valley Tourney
■ Sullivan 62, Clinton 37.
ANDY BROWN poured in a game-high 19 points, and the Redskins steadily pulled away. NICK FRERICHS added 10 points for Sullivan. JACOB OVERTON led Clinton with 10 points.

Cross lifts Centennial girls to third straight league crown

NORMAL — The Big 12 Conference girls’ basketball title will stay in Champaign.

Centennial avoided the possibility of sharing the league title by dispatching second-place Normal West 58-34 on Friday night.

The Chargers captured their third straight Big 12 regular season conference championship — and eighth in program history ­— by knocking off the Wildcats.

PBL seniors in zone

PAXTON — Clarissa Gross is a first-year basketball head coach who gets it. She understands there are significant moments for various squad members of a team.

One such time is Senior Night, when a team plays in front of its home fans for the final time in a year. She recognizes that the seniors want more than to be recognized in a pregame ceremony.

Villa Grove girls win first LOVC title

BROADLANDS — Courtney Helm scored 23 points as Villa Grove’s girls’ basketball team won its first Little Okaw Valley Conference title Thursday.

The Blue Devils, ranked 13th in this week’s Class 1A poll, held off scrappy Heritage 54-44 to improve to 8-0 in league play. Lizzy Smith had 14 points as Villa Grove maintained a lead throughout the game.

Thursday's prep highlights: Centennial seniors shine

In girls’ basketball

Centennial 51, Danville 28. Katelynn Martinez, Chelsea Cross and Jasmine Kyler each scored 13 points for the host Chargers,. The Vikings were led by Alexus Jimson-Miller, who scored a game-high 16 points.

Wednesday's highlights: Restad powers Rockets

In boys’ basketball

Unity 46, Maroa-Forsyth 45. Matt Restad had a game-high 22 points for the Rockets at the Okaw Valley Conference tournament.

Justin Deters scored on a layup with 3.7 seconds left to lift Unity.

Tuesday's highlights: Wolf lifts Heritage boys in OT

In boys’ basketball

SVC Tournament
■ Cissna Park 48, Momence 45.
Cole Hasselbring had 14 points as the Timberwolves pulled away in the second half, outscoring Momence 28-23.

■ Clifton Central 40, Watseka 32. Jake Lyznicki and Alex Gocken (three threes) scored nine apiece, but the Warriors were outscored 19-8 in the second half.

Athletes of the Week: Central's Litchfield and SJ-O's Upton

Athletes of the Week

Laura Litchfield
Champaign Central, senior

Prep notebook: Bloch scores high marks

Bloch enters elite group