Blue Ridge, Senior
Recently: Reached the 1,000-point mark for his career with the 91st of the 93 points he scored in the GCMS Tournament, helping the Knights (4-0) to the team championship.
DANVILLE — Did you hear? There’s a good basketball team at St. Thomas More.
OK, revise that. There are two good varsity teams at the Champaign high school.
The girls’ program is top ranked in the state and the boys’ program improved to 4-0 Saturday, capturing team honors in the 46th Topper Classic at Schlarman by virtue of a 79-66 triumph against the host Hilltoppers.
In boys’ basketball
DANVILLE — The name game with Centennial boys’ basketball starts with Michael Finke and Dedric Byrd.
There’s good reason.
As juniors last season, each earned All-Area first-team accolades. Finke recently signed a letter of intent to continue his career at the University of Illinois.
They aren’t the only Centennial names with game.
WASHINGTON — The Wayne McClain basketball coaching era at Champaign Central is off to a slow start.
McClain’s return to the high school game came Wednesday afternoon and began with a 65-33 loss to Brookfield (Wis.) Central in the eighth Tournament of Champions event at Washington High School.
GIBSON CITY — A look at the Blue Ridge boys’ basketball roster provides a misleading perception.
Nine of the team’s 14 players are sophomores.
And yet, when the Knights take the floor, it’s with a veteran group.
“We have two three-year starters back (Will Duggins and Michael Plunk) and another third-year varsity player (Clint O’Neal),” Knights coach Kyle Watson said.