Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball

Boys' basketball statistical leaders: Jan. 31, 2019

SCORING

Player, School FG FT TP AVG

Morris, STM 192 91 544 24.7

G. Coleman, M-S 141 99 416 20.8

Cowper, Centen 93 77 291 20.8

C. Ellis, Sulvn 137 56 358 18.8

Lowry, AOC 133 105 410 18.6

Reifsteck, BHRA 72 35 186 18.6

Coulter, Judah 147 43 379 18.1

Castonguay, Watsk 96 65 304 17.9

Colin Likas on prep basketball | Double the fun for SJ-O boys, girls teams

Spartans stout in league play

ST. JOSEPH — The girls' basketball program at St. Joseph-Ogden is in the midst of a stellar regular season.

Prep sports are waiting for a winter warm-up

Waiting for a winter warm-up

Freezing cold temperatures have put the area high school sports scene to a halt, with no events set for today and only a handful on Tuesday night, including St. Thomas More at Unity boys' basketball (right). But here are four items of note to get you through the bitter cold:

IN SESSION

Tuesday's prep highlights: Orcutt's late bucket seals SJ-O win

In boys basketball

Central Illinois Conference Tournament

Central A&M 54, Tuscola 32. The fourth-seeded Warriors trailed 19-14 at halftime before the top-seeded Raiders pulled away for a semifinal game win in Warrensburg. Jalen Quinn (11 points) led Tuscola (13-9).

Nontournament

Schlarman girls' basketball still No. 1 in AP poll

The Schlarman girls' basketball team has held a firm grasp on the top spot in the Class 1A Associated Press statewide poll all season long.

And the Hilltoppers won't relinquish that hold before the postseason starts next week for small-school programs.

HS Boys Basketball: Unity vs. STM

Unity vs. St. Thomas More in a prep basketball game at Unity in Tolono on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.

Monday's prep highlights: Vikings' Houpt scores 43 in double OT thriller

In boys' basketball

Central Illinois Conference Tournament

Sullivan 67, Macon Meridian 65. Sullivan (4-18) pulled out a squeaker against Meridian to secure a spot in Wednesday's 7:30 p.m. consolation championship game against Shelbyville.

N-G boys' basketball Top 10: January, 29, 2019

RANK, TEAM REC. PREV. COMMENT

1. Danville 19-2 1

Robert Stroud and Vikings went 6-0 in January; host Normal Community on Friday night in key Big 12 game.

2. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 20-2 2

Caleb Bleich and Falcons carry 19-game win streak into tonight's home HOIC game against Fieldcrest.

Balanced roster paying off for talented Falcons

GIBSON CITY — Connor Birky had plenty to be happy about as he and the rest of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys' basketball team rolled into the McLean County/Heart of Illinois Conference Tournament last week.

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