Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball

Boys' Basketball Video Preview: LeRoy

LeRoy brings back all-area senior and dunker extraordinairre Matt Chastain along with senior wing Teddy Harms but inexperienced players must step up in the backcourt for the Panthers to be successful this season.

N-G Top 10: Boys' basketball (Dec. 1)

Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis checks in with his first rankings of the 2015-16 boys’ hoops season:

1. Central    Tim and Nick Finke are off to strong starts as Central went 2-2 against some of the top-ranked teams in the Midwest.

Boys' basketball games, tourneys to watch this winter

After looking at girls’ hoops Monday, staff writer Scott Richey returns with three boys’ games and tournaments to watch in the winter months:

Saturday's highlights: Finkes lead Central to consolation title

In boys’ basketball

Adam Lopez Thanksgiving Tournament

■ Champaign Central 47, Pekin 42. Tim Finke scored 20 points and Nick Finke had 12 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double as the Maroons won the consolation championship in Springfield.

Quincy Thanksgiving Tournament

Friday's highlights: GCMS, LeRoy boys hoops to meet in finale

In boys’ basketball
Adam Lopez Thanksgiving Tournament

LIVE: vs. UAB in Florida

Illinois 72, Alabama-Birmingham 58 — FINAL

Wednesday's highlights: Nottingham, Chargers get first win

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Adam Lopez Thanksgiving Tournament 

PODCAST: Sports Talk 11-25-15

PODCAST: Sports Talk 11-25-15: Play now!

Guest co-hosts Scott Beatty and Tim Ditman talk with Illini football coach Bill Cubit, The News-Gazette's Anthony Zillis, and with Illini women's basketball coach Matt Bollant.


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Tuesday's highlights: Central's Finke falls in debut

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The Shootout Series
■ Milwaukee Riverside 57, Champaign Central 34. The Maroons were held to two first-quarter points at Washington and dropped the first game in Jeff Finke’s coaching tenure. The Maroons trailed 44-19 entering the fourth period. Tim Finke led Central with nine points and Matt Sharick added seven.

Athletes of the Week: Maynard and Fishel

Kellyn Maynard
Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls’ basketball

Why she was chosen: Senior topped 1,000 career points last week, becoming the first player in PBL history to do so and established a career rebounding record at the school while helping Panthers finish 3-1 at the Lady Falcons and Bunnies Tip-Off Classic.