Shootout returns home

Shootout returns home

Staff writer Matt Daniels previews today’s annual high school showcase, which has returned to its original home. Follow the action on WDWS 1400-AM and IlliniHQ.com

Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs (1-3)
Coach: Chad Benedict
Starting Five
No.    Player    Pos.    Ht.    YR.    PPG
00    Jack Rettig    F    6-4    Jr.    6.7
11    Riley Cockerill    G    5-7    Sr.    0.8
23    Sam Hohlfelder    G    6-0    Sr.    19.3
25    Conner Diedrich    G    6-1    Jr.    10.0
34    Christian Romine    C    6-9    Jr.    5.0

Player to watch: Sam Hohlfelder. The senior guard showed last winter he is capable of putting up big numbers. Like the 38 points he scored in the Bulldogs’ season-opening loss to Belleville East. His solid play down south garnered him an all-tournament selection at Centralia.
“He likes to tell me he’s 6-3 and that’s what he wants listed in the program, but he’s not,” Benedict said with a laugh. “He’s not very big, but Sam is playing both ends of the floor. He was impressive offensively down at Centralia, but he played some really good defense, too.”
If Hohlfelder gets his shot going early, watch out. He can score in bunches. Benedict credits Hohlfelder’s approach to his last high school season.
“He put in a tremendous amount of time in the offseason,” Benedict said. “We do a summer shooting program. He went above and beyond what he needed to. His work ethic in preparing for this season was off the charts.”
Coach’s corner: This is Mahomet-Seymour’s second appearance in the shootout and first since 2008 when the Bulldogs played Stanford Olympia. Benedict’s team was scheduled to play at the 2011 event against Corn Belt Conference foe Normal U-High, but elected to pull out after the shootout was moved to Parkland College.
“I think all of our kids grow up with a great affection for Illinois basketball,” Benedict said. “To be on that same court as some of the players who our kids have watched growing up is pretty special. It’s great to start off the shootout. They can have us play any time they want us to.”
The Bulldogs have had a week’s worth of practices to prepare for Peoria Notre Dame after playing four games last week at the Centralia Thanksgiving Tournament.
“Our record doesn’t really reflect all the positives we had on that trip,” Benedict said. “For what we want, as far as preparing for our conference season and getting better once the postseason arrives, it really exposed a lot of areas we need to work on.”

Peoria Notre Dame Irish (3-2)
Coach: Tom Lacher
Starting Five
No.    Player    Pos.    Ht.    YR.    PPG
3    Matt Kouri    G    5-10    Sr.    3.2
11    Aaron Sanders    G    5-7    Sr.    5.0
21    Shea Feehan    G    6-0    Sr.    23.4
24    Demarco Washington    F    6-3    Jr.    7.4
43    Peter Hanley    F    6-6    Jr.    9.0

Player to watch: Shea Feehan. The three-year starter is the unquestioned leader of the Irish.
“I feel like he’s the best shooter in the area around Peoria,” Lacher said. “He’s got a realistic shot to be the best shooter in the state.”
The wispy guard has added more to his game this season than his soft shooting touch.
“The great thing about Shea is when he was starting as a soph, that’s pretty much what he was: a shooter,” Lacher said. “That’s all we’ve really asked him to do. This year Shea has been phenomenal from distance but also getting to the paint and getting to the free throw line. He’s been a great distributor when playing the point. He’s been a catalyst in our defense with his pressure. He needed to step up and take the reins. This is his team.”
He doesn’t have any offers from Division I schools at the moment, but Lacher said Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and Nebraska-Omaha have shown interest.
“I hope somebody takes a chance on him,” Lacher said. “ He’s slightly built, but he doesn’t get pushed off the ball. He’s quicker than all get-out. He can dunk. Somebody needs to get past the eye-test with him. There’s places he can play. I really think that.”
Coach’s corner: The Irish are playing in their third shootout. It’s the first time the school that recently produced Michigan forward Max Bielfeldt is playing a team in Champaign not from Chicago or its suburbs. The two low-scoring wins the Irish had last week at the Galesburg Thanksgiving Tournament were early-morning games, so Lacher isn’t quite sure how his team will respond to playing early again on Saturday.
“Right now we’re just finding our way, so we’re going to reply on our defense,” said Lacher, who graduated five of his top seven players from last year. “Hopefully our offense will come through. We just haven’t hit shots at critical times like we need to.”
Some of the players Lacher will use today had brothers who were on the same Irish team as Bielfeldt was when Notre Dame played in Champaign in 2009 and 2010. Now they’re the ones who will switch from spectator to player.
“The kids are real excited,” Lacher said. “I still call it the Assembly Hall, and for the kids, it’s still the Assembly Hall. We’ve played in some bigger venues before, but for a lot of these guys, this is their first time.”

Springfield Lanphier Lions (3-0)
Coach: Blake Turner
Starting Five
No.    Player    Pos.    Ht.    YR.    PPG
2    Larry Austin Jr.     G    6-2    Sr.    25.7
5    Xavier Bishop    G    5-7    So.    21.0
20    Scottie Wallace    F    6-7    Sr.    6.7
21    Darius Millican    F    6-4    Sr.    5.3
22    DeAndre Alexander    G    6-1    Sr.    3.3

Player to watch: Larry Austin Jr. Illinois fans have heard his name since he was a teenager. Now a senior, Austin will head south to play at Tennessee for Cuonzo Martin next season. The combo guard had offers from both John Groce and Bruce Weber, but signed with the Volunteers last month after a lengthy recruiting process.
“Larry is playing at another level,” Turner said. “Larry is a gym rat. He was in the gym all summer working on his shot. He’s shooting much better from the free throw line. He’s knockindg down shots at a higher rate. He’s more comfortable in his role. He’s playing care-free this year.”
The weight of having his college decision done has helped.
“It’s the weight of the world off his shouulders,” Turner said. “Last year it was always ‘Who was coming to practice? This scout is moving you up, this one is moving you down.’ He’s got a great situation to go into at Tennessee. He’s just focused on Lanphier basketball right now. That’s the beauty of it.”
Coach’s corner: Lanphier playing Manual is nothing new. This is the Lions’ third appearance in the shootout, and all three games have come against the Rams. Each team has won a game so far.
“It’s a great environment to play at State Farm Center,” said Turner, who has former Illinois guard and Lanphier star Rich McBride on his staff as an assistant. “That’s huge for us and huge for our program. Palying against Peoria Manual, it’s a rivalry that dates back. Coach Booth and his staff do a great job with those kids. We know that we have to match their intensity every time they step on the floor.”
Austin isn’t the only Lanphier guard who has attracted the attention of college coaches. Bishop is a Class of 2016 prospect who holds an offer from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and has interest from Bradley, Northern Illinois, Oklahoma State and West Virginia, among others.
“He’s only got that one offer right now, but he’s a kid that is in the gym as much as Larry is,” Turner said. “He really got a lot stronger this year. He’s not just a three-point shooter. He can finish in traffic. That was the growth we wanted to see in him.”

Peoria Manual Rams (4-0)
Coach: Derrick Booth
Starting Five
No.    Player    Pos.    Ht.    YR.    PPG
14    Delano Jones    C    6-5    Sr.    13.0
15    Aarron Nunn    G    5-11    Sr.    8.0
20    Devonte Keeton    G    6-0    So.    6.0
22    Javon Lee    G    6-3    Sr.    17.0
34    Da’Monte Williams    G    6-1    Fr.    6.0

Player to watch: Javon Lee. Booth asks much from the versatile guard. So far, the early returns are promising. Lee played a vital role in the Rams winning the Canton Thanksgiving Tournament last week. The son of Manual assistant coach Fred Lee, the younger Lee is an extension of the coaches on the floor.
“He’s just been the X factor for us,” Booth said. “If we need him to guard the other team’s best player, he’s doing that. If we need him to score, he’s doing that. On top of all that responsibility, he’s brought outstanding leadership to the program.”
The current Manual squad doesn’t have the blue-chip recruit the Manual teams of the 1990s usually had. Not that Booth minds. Lee personifies what these Rams are all about.
“This is the year we definitely don’t have that All-American player, but this is probably one of the better teams I’ve coached since I’ve been here,” Booth said. “Their chemistry is off the charts.”
Coach’s corner: There’s a Williams back on the Manual roster. And yes, he’s related to Frank Williams. Da’Monte Williams, a freshman guard the Rams have high hopes for, is the son of the former Illinois point guard.
“It definitely ages me,” Booth said with a laugh, “but Da’Monte has been transitioning well. He’s very mature beyond his year. His basketball IQ is probably one of the highest we have on the team.”
Booth said the elder Williams is a frequent spectator in the stands now that his son is playing for his alma mater.
“Da’Monte is coming along,” Booth said. “Frank’s definitely around the games and
 Just his knowledge on the floor. He’s coming along. He comes to the games. Frank’s definitely around the games and involved with Da’Monte’s development.”
The Rams are the veterans of the shootout. Relatively speaking. Manual is tied with Centennial for most appearances (six) in shootout history.
“Anytime you can get the players the opportunity to play on the floor (at State Farm Center), that’s an experience in and of itself,” said Booth, who played on Manual team that finished second in state in 1991. “They’ve been looking forward to this since we told them about it this summer. You can feel the energy in practice lately has picked up.”

St. Joseph-Ogden Spartans (2-0)
Coach: Brian Brooks
Starting Five
No.    Player    Pos.    Ht.    YR.    PPG
1    Hunter Hart    F    Sr.    6-3    7.0
15    Dalton Walsh    G    Sr.    6-1    6.0
22    Jake Stewart    G    Sr.    5-10    0.0
23    Nate Michael    G    Sr.    6-2    28.0
35    Brent Schluter    F    Sr.    6-3    14.0

Player to watch: Nate Michael. The senior isn’t just a three-point specialist this year. That was evident when he scored a game-high 28 points against Salt Fork. The son of former Illini Tom Michael is a four-year varsity contributor who is getting interest from several Division II and Division III schools, along with a handful of junior colleges. “His body has finally taken to the weight room,” Brooks said. “He’s been working hard for four years, and it seemed his body started to accept it late in the spring and early parts of the summer. He’s a completely different player this year. He’s always been a great shooter. Now he’s more of an all-around player. He really guards better defensively. Last year  at times he struggled to create his own shot. He doesn’t have that problem this year.”
Coach’s corner: If a few of the Spartans’ starters appear more suited for football than basketball today, they have a good excuse. Hart, Walsh and Stewart all played vital roles on SJ-O’s football team that placed second in Class 3A last Friday night.
“There’s a lot of dead legs out there,” Brooks said. “I thought they played really well against Salt Fork, especially since (last Sunday) was the first time for a lot of them touching the round ball instead of a football. It’s been a quick turanround for them, but they’ve jsust been outstanding. We really couldn’t ask for anything more.”
This is the third time the Spartans are playing in the shootout. All three times have come at State Farm Center.
“It’s a great experience for the kids,” Brooks said. “You really cherish those oportuntieis for the kids because not everybody gets the opportunity. A lot of our kids coming into the program have had the opportunity to play there once since they started the event.”

Monticello Sages (0-2)
Coach: Kevin Roy
Starting Five
No.    Player    Pos.    Ht.    YR.    PPG
11    Trevor Bargman    G    Sr.    6-0    1.0
22    Daniel Peterson    G    Jr.    6-0    3.0
23    Travis Purcell    F    Sr.    6-2    0.0
24    Daniel Caldwell    G    Jr.    5-8    10.5
34    Nick Stokowski    F    Sr.    6-2    26.0

Player to watch: Nick Stokowski. An All-Area first team selection last March, Stokowski is the proven option Roy can rely on. And rely on him he has. To score inside. Rebound. Shoot from outside. Lead the team.
“He’s always been a mature player, and he matured at a young age,” Roy said. “He’s always just got a nose and a knack for the ball. He just knows how to get himself in position. He can handle the ball a little bit better this season. He can post up some. He can step up and shoot the three, too. He has a lot of versatility.”
Stokowski also has to deal with more scrutiny from opposing defenders this season. A lesson he is learning each and every game.
“We emphasize to Nick that he’s going to see double and triple teams every night,” Roy said. “Right now we need that next man to step up and want the ball. It’s kind of been a one-man show for us offensively so far.”
Coach’s corner: This is the Sages’ first time playing in the shootout. But not first time facing a future Okaw Valley Conference foe in St. Joseph-Ogden. The Spartans ended Monticello’s season last year in a Class 2A sectional title game. SJ-O did the same to the Sages’ football team last month, knocking off Monticello 35-0 in a Class 3A second-round playoff game.
“They’re an established team,” Roy said. “They bring back a solid core. They had a deep bench last year. They do again this year. They’re one of the top teams in the state. They deserve to be ranked. You can’t get too wrapped up with their abilities. It’s going to be a big stage for us to play one of the best teams in the state.”
Future Monticello and SJ-O games will take place on their respective home courts. But Roy said this is one to savor.
“It’s kind of a once in-a-lifetime opportunity for us,” Roy said. “We’ve just got to keep in mind that it’s still a basketball game. We’ve just got to focus on ourselves. We’re still trying to find a way as a team and find our roles and responsibilties. We can’t be intimidated by our surroundings.”

Decatur MacArthur Generals (2-2)
Coach: Felipe Phillips
Starting Five
No.    Player    Pos.    Ht.    YR.    PPG
1    Jaquay Owens    G    5-7    Jr.    5.5
3    Marcus Bartley    G    6-4    Sr.    16.0
22    Kamari Jones    F    6-1    Jr.    10.0
32    Jerome Adams    F    6-2    Sr.    16.0
43    Deonte Merriweather    F    6-4    Sr.    7.0

Player to watch: Marcus Bartley. Centennial big man Michael Finke knows the smooth guard well. The two played AAU basketball with the Peoria Irish. Bartley had offers from several high-major programs, but wound up committing to Jim Crews and St. Louis in mid-September.
“Right now he’s the leader in every category for us,” Phillips said. “Not only is he scoring well, but he’s averaging about five or six assists a game and that many steals a game. One game he took five charges. He’s an overall talented player.”
A talented player opponents were aware of in the past. And are focusing in on him even more so this year.
“More teams have been attached to him in the first few games,” Phillips said. “He has to find how to get himself free at times. He’s not just a scorer, though. He is one of our primary ball handlers, but we’re asking him to score a little bit more this year.”
Coach’s corner: The Generals are playing in their first-ever shootout.
“This is definitely exciting for our program and our kids,” Phillips said. “It gives us the chance to play at a great venue. The school is excited, and so are people in our community.”
MacArthur started Big 12 Conference play this week against a team that will play after it on Saturday — Bloomington — following a tough three-game slate at its own Turkey Tournament, where it won the consolation title.
“We always play a tough schedule,” Phillip said. “I believe you’ve got to test your players. That’s how we schedule. We want to see where we’re at as a ballclub early on.”
Bartley isn’t the only General who opponents should take note of. Phillips said Adams is an undersized power forward who is capable of causing opposing defenses fits.
“He’s only about 6-1, but he plays like he’s 6-5 or 6-6,” Phillips said. “We look good scoring the ball and like to get out in transition. Defensively, it has been ugly at times. That’s what we’ve been working on the last couple practices, along with rebounding. I don’t have much size, so we’re trying to let the kids know we’ve got to rebound by committee.”

Galesburg Silver Streaks (4-1)
Coach: Mike Reynolds
Starting Five
No.    Player    Pos.    Ht.    YR.    PPG
1    Devyn Ross    G    6-0    So.    11.4
4    Ethan Meeker    G    6-1    So.    13.6
15    Denzel Jones    G    6-0    Sr.    11.2
32    Grant Gibson    G    6-2    Jr.    21.6
34    Tyson Parks    F    6-0    Sr.    7.8

Player to watch: Grant Gibson. He won’t wow you with high-flying moves. Or breathtaking handles. But the three-year starter finds a way to score. Often.
“He doesn’t always look the part, but he’s as competitive as anyone,” said Reynolds, the former head coach at Bismarck-Henning. “He reminds me of Rayvonte Rice when he was in high school. You look at him and go, ‘Well, how did he do that?’ Every time we play a really good athletic team, he always seems to impress.”
Gibson is attracting recruiting interest, Reynolds said, from mid-major Division I schools like Drake and South Dakota State all the way down to the Division III level with the likes of Illinois Wesleyan and Augustana.
“He started as a freshman and was used more as a stretch 4 guy,” Reynolds said. “He continued to work and has made himself into a guard. He’s always been a scorer, but he continues to expand his game.”
Coach’s corner: Reynolds, who went 118-38 in five seasons leading the Blue Devils before he landed the job at Galesburg in 2008, is optimistic the Silver Streaks will receive some local support. This is Galesburg’s first appearance at the shootout.
“My wife is from Bismarck, so people I know are going to have a number of people come over,” he said. “I’ve heard from a bunch of them, so we’re expecting a pro-Galesburg crowd.”
Aside from Gibson, Meeker is another Galesburg player to take note of. Reynolds said the sharp-shooting Class of 2016 guard is receiving interest from Nebraska and a handful of Ivy League schools.
Reynolds isn’t too concerned about the Silver Streaks — who placed second at their own Thanksgiving Tournament last week — making the trip to Champaign after Friday night’s game at Rock Island Alleman.
“We don’t have any games within 45 minutes of us,” Reynolds said. “We usually have a Saturday game after a Friday game, and it’s not normally two hours away, but we don’t look at it as a major issue. If you can’t get juiced to play at State Farm Center, you have other issues.”

Bloomington Purple Raiders (3-2)
Coach: Michael Mosley
Starting Five
No.    Player    Pos.    Ht.    YR.    PPG
5    Jaylen Beasley    F    6-6    Sr.    13.6
11    Antonio Sims    G    5-4    Sr.    15.7
15    Brady Rose    G    6-2    Sr.    21.0
22    Deion Thompson    G    6-2    Sr.    6.1
24    Jacob Romani    G    6-4    Sr.    9.2

Player to watch: Jaylen Beasley. Rose, a first team All-Big 12 pick last year, is the constant scoring option for the Raiders. But Beasley, also a first team All-Big 12 selection last winter, provides a presence inside that isn’t always seen at the high school level. Along with his 13.6 points per game, the athletic forward is averaging 10.8 rebounds per game. And, in four of Bloomington’s first five games, he has had more than 10 rebounds. He is a double-double machine waiting to happen.
Coach’s corner: The Purple Raiders — who finished fourth in the Big 12 last year, a game behind Centennial, and are playing in their first shootout — have seen their fair share of Division I prospects already this year. Mosley’s team held off Bartley and MacArthur earlier this week. Its season-opening loss came against Normal U-High and Ohio State signee while its other loss in the Intercity tournament held in Bloomington-Normal the first week of the season came against Bloomington Central Catholic, which features guard Nick Norton, who initially committed to Creighton before he reopened his recruiting process.
“We are trying to find our footing with the new contact rules for defending as a (pressure-oriented) defensive team,” Mosley said. “I feel I have a very good team. We have nine seniors and seven returning varsity players, with six of those (players) having starting experience.”

Geneva Vikings (4-1)
Coach: Phil Ralston
Starting Five
No.    Player    Pos.    Ht.    YR.    PPG
3    Pace Temple    G    6-2    Jr.    6.2
11    Cam Cook    G    5-10    Sr.    6.2
25    Nate Navigato    F    6-7    Jr.    17.5
30    Chris Parrilli    G    6-2    Sr.    11.0
52    Mike Landi    F    6-7    Jr.    7.0

Player to watch: Nate Navigato. The Vikings use the big man in a multitude of ways. He can play inside. He can stretch the floor with his shot. He can find the open teammate. College coaches have noticed. Navigato has offers from Illinois-Chicago, Northern Illinois and South Dakota State. More interest is brewing.
“We’ve had over 20 Division I colleges inquire about him at open gyms or over the summer,” Ralston said. “With his size, he’s one of those kids that is kind of a nightmare to guard because if you put a small guard on him, he can post them up. You put a bigger player on him, he can create for himself.”
Navigato is Geneva’s leading scorer. But Geneva’s coach wouldn’t mind seeing Navigato create more chances for himself.
“He’s so doggone unselfish, almost to a fault,” Ralston said. “But that’s a good thing, too, that even when you do key in on him, he can find his teammates.”
Coach’s corner: The Vikings are making their first-ever appearance in the shootout and are fresh off a West Chicago Thanksgiving Tournament title.
“It was nice that we won the Thanksgiving tournament, but it didn’t come unblemished,” Ralston said. “The way we lost (to Chicago King) was not how we wanted to ever lose a game. We had a lead and lost it late. It kind of taught us a lesson that we can’t let up.”
Ralston hasn’t seen let up in his team despite the departure of wing K.J. Santos. Santos is a Class of 2015 prospect with interest from several Division I schools who transferred to a prep school in Vermont this summer.
“It was not anything we dwelled upon,” Ralton said. “We would have loved to have him if he was still here, but it’s not even a distraction.”

Centennial Chargers (5-1)
Coach: Tim Lavin
Starting Five
No.    Player    Pos.    Ht.    YR.    PPG
10    Terrion Howard    G    5-5    Jr.    7.3
20    Dedric Byrd    G    5-9    Sr.    10.7
23    Khalil Toombs    G    6-3    Sr.    6.0
42    Michael Finke    F    6-9    Sr.    18.8
50    Steven Lee    F    6-4    Jr.    11.0

Player to watch: Michael Finke. The Illinois signee will play his first-ever game at State Farm Center. The first of many expected to come in the next four years.
“He’s a pretty even-keeled kid, so I’m sure he’ll handle the environment well,” Lavin said. “We haven’t talked much about it, and I don’t think we really need to.”
Finke has delivered for the Chargers so far this season. Heading into Friday night’s game at crosstown rival Champaign Central, Finke was averaging 18.8 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists. Through the first six games, he had made 51 percent of his field goal attempts (43 of 84) and 87 percent of his free throws (20 of 23). He had double-figure scoring in his first five games, but was held to only six points in the Chargers’ win against Normal Community.
“He’s been really good so far,” Lavin said. “It’s kind of what we expected with the points and rebounds, along with him distributing the ball. I think he was a little disappointed the other night (at Normal Community), but hopefully he comes in this weekend with a little extra motivation. He’s doing well.”
Coach’s corner: Along with Finke, Lavin has great faith in another senior starter, guard Dedric Byrd. He joins Steven Lee as double-digit scoring options for the Chargers.
“I knew Pookie would play well this season, but it’s a pleasant tusprise with Steven,” Lavin said. “He was injured last year, missed most of the season, and we weren’t sure if he was going to come back out this year.”
Centennial is glad the event is back at State Farm Center. The Chargers — who play in the final game tonight — are 4-1 all-time in shootout history, and the lone loss came in 2011 when the shootout was held at Parkland College.
“No, there’s no magic touch there,” Lavin said with a laugh. “I’ve been fortunate to have some pretty good teams play over there. It’s exciting to play on that floor. Hopefully the fans don’t get too tired sitting there all day long before our game, and they get excited for the hometown team.”

Chicago Bogan Bengals (3-1)
Coach: Arthur Goodwin
Starting Five
No.    Player    Pos.    Ht.    YR.    PPG
2    Luwane Pipkins    G    5-10    Jr.
3    Bryce Barnes    G    5-9    Soph.
4    Tom Johnson    G    5-9    Jr.
22    James Jones    G    6-4    Soph.
30    Antonio Thomas    F    6-7    Jr.

Player to watch: Luwane Pipkins. The electric junior guard is receiving interest from several Division I schools.
He might get overshadowed at times this year considering Bogan — which won the Rock Island Thanksgiving Classic last week — plays in the Chicago Public League Red-South, which also features Simeon and Morgan Park. But he shouldn’t.
He might be small in stature, but the guard can certainly play.
“He’s a little dynamo who can really score and shoot,” said Joe Henricksen, publisher of the City/Suburban Hoops Report. “He averaged about 21, 22 a game last year. Bogan just gets after it. They’re always battling. They play in one of the toughest leagues in the state of Illinois. They’re probably a year away from really being a threat to reach Peoria and being a state title contender-type.”
Pipkins isn’t the only guard Centennial will have to concern itself with. Barnes is a Class of 2016 prospect with some Division I interest.
“He can get it and go,” Henricksen said. “They’ve got a great backcourt, but they’re pretty young. Defensively, they’re like little gnats, but they’re a fun team to watch on both ends of the floor.”



Shootout through the years
2011*
Urbana 71, St. Thomas More 48
Chicago Hope Academy 64, Rantoul 61
Springfield Lanphier 62, Peoria Manual 58
Chicago Curie 78, Centennial 54
Niles Notre Dame 67, Crete-Monee 50
*at Parkland College

2010
Unity 47, St. Joseph-Ogden 29
Rantoul 58, Pontiac 54 (OT)
Peoria Manual 65, Springfield Lanphier 58
Peoria Notre Dame 48, Chicago St. Ignatius 46
Chicago Mt. Carmel 63, Bowman Academy (Ind.) 60
Chicago Orr 67, Huntsville (Ala.) 58
Salt Fork 46, St. Thomas More 33

2009
Rich South 53, Champaign Central 47
Glenbrook North 41, Peoria Notre Dame 23
Bowman Academy (Ind.) 69, Peoria Manual 50
Chicago Mt. Carmel 68, Peoria Central 62 (OT)
Rock Island 58, Robinson 52
Centennial 71, Waukegan 54
Quality Education (N.C.) 76, Brehm Prep 74

2008
Olympia 68, Mahomet-Seymour 54
Robinson 49, St. Thomas More 42
Chicago Crane 51, Peoria Central 49
Waukegan 65, Rock Island 55
Peoria Manual 71, Chicago North Lawndale 70
Warren 54, Chicago Curie 42
Centennial 60, Sterling 43

2007
Mount Zion 79, Urbana 42
Centennial 62, Rich South 60
Sterling 58, Peoria Central 51
New Trier 61, Warren 50
Peoria Manual 47, Waukegan 44
Chicago Whitney Young 50, Champaign Central 42
Unity 46, CPCI 35

2006
Champaign Central 82, Normal West 54
Decatur Eisenhower 58, Peoria Central 51
Washington 46, Normal Community 41
Centennial 49, Peoria Richwoods 46
Riverton 36, Petersburg PORTA 30
St. Joseph-Ogden 50, Chrisman 47
 

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