Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball

Best of Fred, No. 33: Finishing on a roll

Retiring executive sports editor Fred Kroner has seen a lot in his 34 years at The News-Gazette. Each Sunday until his last day, he'll share his most memorable stories:

Every day, it seems, is a memorable day for me. Maybe that’s because I still enjoy the job I do, even after four decades.

Friday's prep highlights: Trimble sparks SJ-O

In boys’ basketball

At Leader Classic

Diminutive senior plays big role in Chargers win

URBANA — Small things are vital in basketball.

There’s nothing smaller within Centennial’s program than senior Terrion Howard. At 5-foot-5, he is 8 inches shorter than the team’s next-smallest starter.

On Friday, he was the biggest factor as the Chargers returned to their winning ways with a 65-56 Big 12 Conference victory at Urbana’s Oscar Adams Gymnasium.

HS Basketball: Centennial at Urbana 12-19-14

HS Basketball: Centennial at Urbana 12-19-14: Play now!

Brian Moline and Scott Beatty have the play-by-play for this Big 12 conference matchup between crosstown rivals.  The Chargers won 65-56 behind 19 points from senior Terrion Howard and 16 from freshman Tim Finke.

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HS Boys' Basketball: Centennial vs. Urbana

Centennial vs. Urbana in a prep game at Urbana on Friday, December 19, 2014.

Centennial 65, Urbana 56: Listen, look and read

We had a radio crew, photographer and sports editor at Friday's Urbana-Centennial boys' basketball game.

Read Fred Kroner's story here

Thursday's prep highlights: Maxwell, Duncan energize Unity

In girls’ basketball

PBL tops Chrisman with defense

ST. JOSEPH — Paxton-Buckley-Loda won a defensive struggle in its first Leader Classic game, defeating Chrisman 47-37 on Thursday night.

“I told the guys that was a great defensive effort,” PBL coach Adam Schonauer said. “I thought the energy was really good. We were active and rotated well. We got better at containing the dribble and did a really good job rebounding.”

HS Boys' Basketball: PBL vs. Chrisman

Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys take on Chrisman at the Leader Classic at St. Joseph-Ogden High School in St. Joseph on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.