Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

HS Girls Basketball: STM vs. Rantoul

Rantoul vs. St. Thomas More in a prep basketball game at STM in Champaign on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.

Dec. 9 prep sports chat

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 12:30pm

What boys' and girls' basketball teams are standing out so far? How is Brandon Trimble's ankle? Who might win a wrestling state title come February? When does All-Area football run? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is chatting at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, but questions submitted ahead of time are welcome.

Prep preview, week of Dec. 5

Each Monday, prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis will take a look at five area events to circle on the calendar:

N-G Top 10: Girls' basketball (Dec. 5)

Some shakeup throughout our rankings, courtesy sports editor MATT DANIELS, as the season enters its fourth week:

Saturday's highlights: Ridgeview girls' hoops earns seventh win

In boys’ basketball

■ Rantoul 68, Mattoon 54. Duck Gibson led the way with 18 points and Erick Johnson scored 15 as Rantoul (5-2) outscored Mattoon 46-23 in the second and third quarters to pull away.

Friday's highlights: Lindenmeyer lifts Arcola

In boys’ basketball

■ Arcola 58, Tri-County 48. The visiting Purple Riders received a game-high 23 points from Blake Lindenmeyer, 13 points from Kaleb Byard and 11 points from Myles Roberts to give Arcola (1-1) its first win of the season. T.J. Bishop (11 points) and Brock Lewis (10 points) carried the Titans (2-4).

N-G girls' basketball leaders (Week of Nov. 28)

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

Schroeder, IWest    42    30    119    23.8    34

Thursday's highlights: Urbana remains perfect

In girls’ basketball

Urbana 87, Rantoul 68. Junior Arieal Scott scored a game-high 37 points for the Tigers (5-0), who continued their winning ways by overpowering the visiting Eagles (3-3) after recovering from a seven-point first-half deficit.

HS Girls Basketball: SJO vs. Danville

Danville vs. St. Joseph-Ogden in a prep basketball game at St. Joseph-Ogden High School in St. Joseph on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.

On campus: Catching up with area standouts

■ Monmouth College senior Matt Barnes, from Ridgeview, and Knox College sophomore Dalton James, from Heritage, were honored with selection to the Midwest Conference all-conference football teams.