Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

03-24-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast

03-24-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast: Play now!

03-24-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast.  Matt Daniels and Scott Richey discuss the close of the winter high school sports season and look ahead to the spring sports.


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Gross-Michalak parts ways with PBL

PAXTON — After three years as the Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls’ basketball coach, Clarissa Gross-Michalak submitted her letter of resignation, which was approved by the PBL school board last week. 

March 26 high school sports chat

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:30pm

Executive Sports Editor Fred Kroner is churning out plenty of All-Area selections and Player of the Year honorees this week for our winter sports. Who were some of the top athletes and teams he watched these last four months? What is his take on the area spring sports scene? Is it a good thing or bad thing that the boys' basketball state tournament will remain in Peoria through 2020?

All-Area Girls' Basketball: Meet the '14-15 first team

Taylor Bauer
Watseka, Sr., F

The numbers: Parkland College volleyball recruit top scorer (14.1 average) and three-point marksman (45) on a 21-win team. Also had a team-high 68 blocked shots and second in rebounding at 4.8 per game. Made team-best 64.7 percent of free throws. Career points: 1,042.

All-Area Girls' Basketball POY: STM's Lexi Wallen

CHAMPAIGN — Lexi Wallen’s greatest impact depends on which basketball teammate is talking about the St. Thomas More senior.

Her value goes beyond the school-record 2,209 points she scored in her prep career or the 118 games she helped the Sabers win during her tenure.

Parkland women lose heartbreaker

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — No matter what transpired on Saturday night, the Parkland women’s basketball team knew it was coming back to Champaign with the program’s best finish.

All-Area Girls' Basketball: Final stats leaders

(Minimum 9.0 ppg)

Player, School     FG     FT     TP     AVG     HG
A. Scott, Sch. Acad.    172    103    512    22.3    35

All-Area Girls' Basketball: All-conference, all-county teams

(x-unanimous selection)

All-Area Girls' Basketball: Final rankings

Final News-Gazette Top 10

1. Iroquois West (1)    28-5    Last four years, 89-34
2. St. Thomas More (2)    26-4    Last four years, 118-15

All-Area Girls' Basketball: Final standings

Final area standings

Big 12 Conference
Richwoods    10-0    24-8
Peoria Central    9-1    18-14
Peoria N.D.    6-4    14-15
Normal Comm.    6-4    11-17