Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball

Teams of the Week: Monticello wrestling leads way

Monticello wrestling

Logan Knisley (126 pounds) and Logan Koss took home Class 1A Shelbyville Regional titles to lead the Sages to second overall. Jack Spence (145), Jacob Burton (182) and Benton Freeseman (195) finished second. The Sages get into action this weekend at the 1A Carterville Sectional.

Athletes of the Week: Baillie and Schoonover

Mikayla Baillie
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley basketball

Why she was chosen: The Falcons senior is a main reason why GCMS is playing for a Class 2A regional title on Thursday night in Paxton against Bloomington Central Catholic. She’s averaged 14.3 points during the four-game win streak that GCMS is on.

Area boys' basketball leaders (Week of Feb. 8)

Player, School     FG     FT     TP     AVG    HG

Chastain, LeRoy    218    130    586    25.5    43

Tuesday's highlights: Blue Devils remain on roll

In boys’ basketball

■ Arthur Okaw Christian 50, DeLand-Weldon 15. The Conquering Riders met little resistance at home against the Eagles, with Gus Henningsen (12 points) and Spencer Binion (11 points) pacing AOC (15-11).

Area Class 1A/2A postseason basketball storylines

Before plaques are hoisted, student sections storm the court and coaches either console or celebrate with their players, a by-the-numbers breakdown of what to expect during the next 40 days on the hardwood:

Champaign school board OKs repairs, Novak lease

CHAMPAIGN — A section of Central High School's Combes Gym floor will be torn out and replaced this summer following unanimous approval for the project from the school board Monday evening.

Feb. 11 prep sports chat

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 12:30pm

High school wrestling is fast approaching its return to Champaign next week for the state meet at State Farm Center. Who among our area wrestlers have a good shot of reaching that stage? How good was Tim Finke during Champaign Central's win at Centennial? What girls' basketball teams are poised to win regional titles this week? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is chatting at 12:30 p.m.

N-G Top 10: Boys' and girls' basketball (Feb. 8)

N-G Boys’ Basketball Top 10
Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis checks in with his latest area rankings:

Game of the Week Video: Central tops Centennial in second showdown

The Centennial gym was wired for the second crosstown meeting between the Chargers and the Maroons. Central's 56-42 win was heated throughout in a packed arena, especially after Centennial star Quin Nottingham picked up three fouls in the first four minutes.

Saturday's highlights: PBL boys take second in tourney

In boys’ basketball

Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament
■ South Newton (Ind.) 46, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 38. Paxton-Buckley-Loda had to settle for second place in the Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament.