Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

Friday's prep highlights: M-S earns another Corn Belt victory

In boys’ basketball

Mahomet-Seymour 62, Normal U-High 46. The Bulldogs kept their perfect Corn Belt Conference record intact at home as Conner Diedrich (17 points, nine rebounds), Jack Rettig (15 points, seven rebounds) and Tom Kenney (14 points, eight rebounds) powered M-S.

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Central rallies, edges Centennial

CHAMPAIGN — Short-handed, but not short-hearted.

Champaign Central’s girls’ basketball team has rarely had its full roster available for a game and won’t the remainder of the season.

No McCoy, no problem for Sabers

CHAMPAIGN — St. Thomas More is a different team with Tori McCoy on the court. There’s no questioning that.

But the Sabers have faltered little since the 6-foot-4 forward and sixth-ranked player nationally in the Class of 2016 suffered a season-ending injury Dec. 6 when she tore the ACL in her left knee.

Area Girls' Basketball Leaders (Week of Jan. 26)

SCORING
(Minimum 9.0 ppg)
Player, School     FG     FT     TP     AVG     HG

McCoy, STM    68    13    149    21.3    33

Girls' basketball: Who are the regional champs?

Seeds were unveiled Thursday for the Class 1A and 2A girls’ basketball postseason, with pairings set to debut today. Here’s how it stacks up among area schools (in bold) as staff writer Scott Richey makes his early picks:

Class 2A

Maroa-Forsyth Regional

1. Monticello

2. Clinton

HS Girl's Basketball: Centennial vs. Central

Centennial vs. Central in a prep girl's  basketball game at Central High School in Champaign on Thursday, January 29, 2015.

Rantoul grad Wascher leads Cobras to 20th straight win

By FRED KRONER

fkroner@news-gazette.com

CHAMPAIGN — Hannah Wascher had the basketball skills while in high school at Rantoul.

It wasn’t always accompanied by a strong mental focus. She’d let her frustrations affect her play.

Two years after graduating from Rantoul, the 5-foot-10 Wascher is putting everything together.

Girls' basketball regionals offer plenty of excitement

Small-school girls’ basketball teams across the state will find out their playoff seeds today. Acting sports editor Matt Daniels picks out five area Class 1A and 2A regionals worth watching: 

Class 2A: Unity