Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

M-S wins at Lincoln; Uni High boys win; Rantoul falls

LINCOLN — Christian Romine’s double-double lead Mahomet-Seymour to a second-half comeback and a win over the home team in second-round action of the Lincoln Eaton Tournament.
Romine had 22 points and 10 rebounds in the Bulldogs’ 62-49 triumph. Conner Diedrich added 18 points and Jack Rettig had 13 for M-S (2-0).
Lincoln (1-1) led by four points after one quarter and 23-21 at halftime.

Prep highlights: Central falls at Tournament of Champions

WASHINGTON — Sergio McClain is following in his father’s footsteps.

Too closely at this point.

A year ago, on the day before Thanksgiving, Wayne McClain made his Champaign Central head coaching debut in a boys’ basketball game at the Tournament of Champions event at Washington High School.

The Maroons lost.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Seaman paces Arcola

In boys’ basketball

■ Arcola 69, Salt Fork 40. Salt Fork held Arcola’s Kollin Seaman in the first quarter, but the Purple Riders junior made up for it. Seaman finished with a game-high 23 points. Noah Darr led Salt Fork with 12 points.

HS Girls BKB: Villa Grove vs. Tuscola

Tuscola traveled to Villa Grove for a girls prep basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.

Arcola coach Stiff enjoys the journey

ARCOLA — The year was 1973.

The 7Up company started an ad campaign that dubbed the soft drink the Uncola.

The cost of advertising for the Super Bowl was $88,000.

Air bags were first introduced in the Oldsmobile Toronado.

And Nancy Stiff began coaching the inaugural varsity girls’ basketball team at Arcola High School.

Monday's prep highlights: Diedrich, M-S start fast

In boys’ basketball
At Lincoln Tournament

HS Girls BKB: Arcola vs. Sullivan

Arcola vs. Sullivan in game No. 1,000 in the coaching career of Arcola coach Nancy Stiff at the high school in Arcola on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

Girls' basketball highlights: St. Thomas More blasts Danville

In girls’ basketball

St. Thomas More 72, Danville 34. Tori McCoy scored 18 of her game-high 22 points in the first half as St. Thomas More overpowered Danville in the Saber Classic at St. Thomas More. Elizabeth Bristow and Lexi Wallen each had nine points. Michaela Jones and Alexis Hoskins led the Vikings with nine points apiece.

Best of Fred, No. 37: Stories about my old paper carriers

My first memory of the Donley children — besides looking out the front window and seeing them chase one another around the yard at their house — was as my News-Gazette paper carriers.

“You were on Route 3036,” Kendra Donley Free said.

Friday's prep highlights: SJ-O earns tourney title

In girls’ basketball

St. Joseph-Ogden 57, Iroquois West 44. Asyia Jacobs hit four three-pointers en route to a game-high 29 points as St. Joseph-Ogden won the championship of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher tournament. Mady Poulter scored 13 points for SJ-O. IW was led by Andrea Fuoss’ 16 points.