Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

Danville boys fifth, Sullivan girls third in AP hoops poll

Both the Danville boys' and Sullivan girls' basketball programs took a small jump up their latest state rankings, which were released Tuesday afternoon.

The newest Associated Press hoops polls include eight local programs — all of the same groups as last week — across four classes.

Monday's prep highlights: Boastick's first-ever double-double leads Urbana

In boys' basketball

Vermilion County Tournament

Salt Fork 48, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 30. The Storm (10-6) held the Buffaloes (3-14) scoreless in the second period, keying an opening-round victory in Bismarck. Clayton Jarling and Payton Taylor both climbed to 14 points for Salt Fork. Cale Steinbaugh's 12 points paced G-RF.

2018-19 prep basketball schedules and results


Nov. 20    vs. BHRA*            L 59-25        0-1

Prep pulse: Jan. 14, 2019

Anyone looking to catch a local prep basketball game last Saturday was out of luck, as the first significant storm of this winter season struck beginning Friday night.

It left all of the scheduled contests postponed or cancelled, depending on necessity.

Among the losses were the Vermilion County Tournament and Little Okaw Valley Conference girls' tournament's opening rounds.

N-G girls' basketball Top 10: Jan. 14, 2019

Preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS regroups after snow wiped out Saturday's local action, adding a fresh face to his rankings:


1. Schlarman, 17-2 (1)

Hilltoppers defeated Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin and Tri-County on consecutive days, ran win streak to five.

Snow alters Saturday's prep scheduling

Thus far in the 2018-19 winter high school sports season, Illinois-based teams and their fans have experienced good luck with the weather.

But that all changes this weekend, as projected significant snowfall has caused mass cancellations to area contests.

Girls' basketball statistical leaders: Jan. 11, 2019


Player, School FG FT TP AVG HG

Al. Franklin, AOC 151 44 381 19.1 30

Young, Oakwood 167 60 397 18.9 32

Houpt, Danville 51 36 145 18.1 25

Meidel, BHRA 155 72 391 17.8 28

Am. Franklin, AOC 143 52 354 17.7 28

Willis, Ch. Central 132 29 334 17.6 19

Herschberg., ALAH 104 74 311 17.3 27

Thursday's prep highlights: Crowe, Knudsen both tally 1,000th point in IPC play

In boys' basketball

LeRoy 75, Blue Ridge 30. Nick Perry put away four three-pointers to help the host Panthers (10-4) to a non-league win over the Knights (10-9). Perry finished with 24 points, and Nate Sammer contributed nine points to aid LeRoy's cause. Zach Stephens piled up 13 points for Blue Ridge.

Athletes of the week: Alexa Franklin & Makail Stanley

Alexa Franklin | Arthur Okaw Christian girls' basketball