Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

Thursday's prep highlights: Maxwell, Duncan energize Unity

In girls’ basketball

Wednesday's prep highlights: Iroquois West wins tourney

In girls’ basketball


Iroquois West 65, Herscher 44. Ariel Medina had 15 points and Grace Schroeder had 14 as Iroquois West recovered from a first-quarter deficit to beat Herscher in the championship game of the eight-team Raider Classic on Wednesday at Gilman. The Raiders (11-2) hit seven three-point shots.

Fred Kroner's December 18 prep sports chat

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:30pm

Here's your final chance of 2014 to ask Executive Sports editor Fred Kroner your high school-related questions. Ask any time and he'll answer Thursday, starting at 12:30 p.m.

Bulletin board: Fisher adds to Hall

FISHER — Thirteen new members were inducted into the Fisher High School Athletic Hall of Fame last Saturday.

N-G Top 10: Girls' basketball rankings — STM at top

1. St. Thomas More (1)    11-1 For the holidays ... State Farm Classic, Bloomington-N.

2. Monticello (2)    6-0    For the holidays ... Monticello Holiday Tournament

3. Schlarman (3)    6-1    For the holidays ... Peoria Manual Tournament

Teams of the Week: M-S boys' basketball in spotlight

Coach Chad Benedict’s short-handed team (5-2) prevailed twice — including an eight-point win at Normal University High — with Conner Diedrich and Jack Rettig averaging 20 points per game for the week.


Athletes of the Week: Burton and Lemmon

Megan Burton
Danville girls’ basketball

Why she was chosen: The Vikings went 3-0 last week with Big 12 Conference wins against Centennial (by 14 points), Urbana (by 28) and Normal West (by four). Burton, a sophomore guard, averaged 15.7 points per game in the three wins, and 42 of her 47 total points came on her 14 three-pointers.

12-16-14 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast

12-16-14 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast: Play now!

12-16-14 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast. Fred Kroner, Matt Daniels, and Scott Richey look at High School Basketball in the Central Illinois Area.


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Are Illini in the running for Tori McCoy?

Women's basketball beat writer SCOTT RICHEY is answering your questions at 2 p.m. today. Submit them now by clicking here

Trending topics include ...

— Tori McCoy's season-ending injury and how it impacts the 5-star's recruitment