Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

2018-19 prep basketball schedules and results


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Hoopeston Area's Eighner wins three-point contest

PEORIA — Hoopeston Area senior Graham Eighner already showed his outside shooting potential by just making it to state in the Class 2A three-point contest.

Prep pulse: March 4, 2019

As far as IHSA postseason action is concerned, the 2018-19 girls' basketball campaign ended for local teams on Feb. 23, when Schlarman, St. Joseph-Ogden and Tri-County wrapped up their respective state runs at Redbird Arena.

STM graduate lends Illinois State women's basketball late assist this season

NORMAL — For all intents and purposes, Lexi Wallen's competitive basketball career ended with a 48-46 loss to Bloomington Central Catholic in a Class 2A sectional championship game on Feb. 17, 2015.

A St. Thomas More senior, her time on the hardwood was up. She was preparing for her future role as part of Illinois State's volleyball team.

And that never changed.

Lexi Wallen: Not Done Yet


Local family ties bind ex-Vikings on state run

CHICAGO — It's not uncommon to see familial connections in IHSA state tournaments.

For example, both the Schlarman and St. Joseph-Ogden girls' basketball groups fielded a father-daughter, coach-player combination last week — the Hilltoppers with Keith and Anaya Peoples, and the Spartans with Kevin and Maclayne Taylor.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 27, 2019

This time, SYDNEY GOUARD was prepared to celebrate a state title.

Before Saturday's championship game at Redbird Arena, the Schlarman senior gave her cellphone to a team manager with simple instructions: Hand it to me as soon as the buzzer sounds.

Girls' basketball state third-place game: St. Joseph-Ogden vs. Hillsboro

Video highlights from the Class 2A girls' basketball state third-place game between St. Joseph-Ogden and Hillsboro on Feb. 23, 2019, at Redbird Arena, with postgame reaction from Spartans coach Kevin Taylor and athletes Peyton Crowe, Hannah Dukeman and Bree Trimble, as well as Hilltoppers coach Bret Tuetken.

Prep pulse: Feb. 25, 2019

It was quite the feat for a trio of area girls' basketball teams to make the trip to Redbird Arena last week for their respective state semifinals.

Never before had that happened in local history. The results were strong as well, with Schlarman repeating as Class 1A champion, St. Joseph-Ogden rounding up a third-place trophy in 2A and Tri-County hitting fourth place in 1A.

Girls' basketball state final: Schlarman vs. Eastland

Video highlights from the Class 1A girls' basketball state championship game between Schlarman and Eastland on Feb. 23, 2019, at Redbird Arena, with postgame reaction from Hilltoppers coach Keith Peoples and athletes Anaya Peoples, Capria Brown and Destiny Dye.