Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball

Defending champs SJ-O ready to prove doubters wrong once again

ST. JOSEPH — The defending Class 2A boys’ basketball state champions aren’t exactly, well, favored to win another state title come March.

At least on paper.

State on their minds: Boys' baskeball playoff capsules

The small-school boys’ basketball season ends in less than three weeks, with Class 1A and 2A state title games slated for March 11 in downtown Peoria. Beginning Monday, 33 area teams start the journey in an attempt to become one of two small-school teams across the state to hoist a state championship trophy on the floor of Carver Arena.

Advanced Prep (Week of Feb. 20)

Each Monday, prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis will take a look at five area events to circle on the calendar:

1. MONDAY, TUESDAY, FRIDAY: Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Regional

Saturday's highlights: AOC boys fourth at tournament

ACSI Mid-America Tourney
Victory (Ind.) 59, Arthur Okaw Christian 55. In the third-place game in Kankakee, AOC (19-17) was led by Benny Lee (23 points) and Trevor Beachy (10).

Arthur Okaw Christian 68, Sycamore Cornerstone Christian 50. Robby Tucker just missed a double-double (14 points, nine boards) for the Conquering Riders.

‘Amazing’ venue serves thrilling Eagles victory

KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. — Like most of his Rantoul boys’ basketball teammates, Erick Johnson admitted he had not seen the iconic sports movie “Hoosiers.”

Friday's highlights: Cardinals, Panthers win league titles

In boys’ basketball
ECIC Tournament
■ Bloomington Cornerstone 50, Judah Christian 35. Cade Chitty scored a team-high 16 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Tribe (13-13) in the title game.

HS Boys' Basketball: Central vs Peoria Manual

Central Boy's Basketball vs Peoria Manual, Friday, February 17, 2017 at Central High School. 

PODCAST: HS Basketball Westville vs Salt Fork 02-17-17

PODCAST: HS Basketball Westville vs Salt Fork 02-17-17: Play now!

You voted, we delivered. Tim Ditman and Michael Kiser call the action as the Westville Tigers take on the Salt Fork Storm for this special broadcast of high school basketball.

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PODCAST: Sports Talk 02-17-17

PODCAST: Sports Talk 02-17-17: Play now!

Michael Kiser and Tim Ditman are the hosts for this Friday's Sports Talk delivering the sports news of the week.

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Thursday's highlights: AOC boys take two games

In boys’ basketball
ACSI Mid-America Tournament

Arthur Okaw Christian 71, Portage (Ind.) Christian 47. Trevor Beachy scored 18 points and Benny Lee had 14 points as AOC opened tourney play at Kankakee with a victory. Lee completed his double-double by pulling down 11 rebounds. Beachy drained four three-point shots.