Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball

VIDEO: Grand Rapids vs. DACC, NJCAA D-II Tournament Opener

Highlights from an NJCAA Division II men's basketball national tournament opener between Grand Rapids (Mich.) and Danville Area Community College on Tuesday, March 20, at Danville's Mary Miller Gymnasium, with postgame comments from player Jamil Wilson and coach DaJuan Gouard.

Prep pulse | March 19

Our winter All-Area coverage is off and running.

In Sunday's News-Gazette, readers could see our All-Area girls' basketball package. It was headlined by Schlarman junior Anaya Peoples, who repeated as Player of the Year after keying the Hilltoppers to the first state championship in program history.

Dosunmu, Liddell to play for state titles

PEORIA — Ayo Dosunmu didn't get the chance to play in the Class 3A state title game last year because of a broken foot he sustained in a state semifinal game.

No worries this year.

Finke, Moore named to all-state first teams

A pair of local boys' basketball athletes on Thursday earned spots within the Associated Press' Class 3A and 4A all-state first teams.

Champaign Central's Tim Finke and Danville's Kendle Moore were voted into the 3A and 4A first teams, respectively. Finke received the third-most nominations among 3A athletes,while Moore placed fifth in 4A.

UI recruiting: Liddell's play about more than points

NORMAL — The "six-point game" story is one Belleville West coach Joe Muniz has told several times this season to illustrate the fact that E.J. Liddell doesn't have to score for the Maroons to win.

Colin's Best Of The Bunch: March 12, 2018

This week's Best of the Bunch throws some love to a number of track and field athletes, including some from St. Joseph-Ogden, Prairie Central, Tri-County, Fisher, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond, Schlarman and Monticello.

Blue, Chitty among 1A all-state boys' hoops picks

Seven local athletes have been recognized in the Associated Press’ Class 1A and 2A all-state boys’ basketball selections.

Ridgeview’s Justin Myers was the only area individual to exceeded honorable-mention status. The senior received Class 1A second-team honors, netting the sixth-most votes among 1A players.

That's a wrap: Distinguished M-S senior class bids farewell

DECATUR — During the third quarter of Wednesday's Class 3A Decatur Eisenhower Sectional semifinal against Springfield Southeast, Mahomet-Seymour boys' basketball coach Chad Benedict pulled senior Cory Noe aside and told his star: "You're not going out like that."

3A Sectional Semi: Mahomet-Seymour vs. Springfield Southeast

Mahomet-Seymour vs. Springfield Southeast in a 3A sectional semi-final at Decatur Eisenhower High School on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

VIDEO: Class 3A Decatur Eisenhower Sectional Semifinal Highlights, Part I

Highlights from Tuesday's Class 3A Decatur Eisenhower Sectional semifinal game between Champaign Central and Springfield Lanphier on March 6, 2018, with postgame reaction from Tim and Jeff Finke.