Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

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

All-Area Girls' Basketball Coach of Year: Arcola's Nancy Stiff

Why she’s Coach of the Year: In a season in which she coached her 1,000th game and earned her 700th career victory (sixth on the all-time state list), the Purple Riders compiled a 21-8 record, won a regional title and advanced to the sectional finals. Arcola also won its conference regular season and tournament crown, which was a first for this century.

Cobras poised to make history

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Parkland found itself in fairly unfamiliar territory midway through the second half of Friday night’s NJCAA Division II national championship semifinals — trailing.

Monroe Community College took the lead in the tightly contested game with 11 minutes to play with freshman forward Adre’onia Coleman already totaling a double-double.

Cobras cruise into Final Four

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. ­— Mike Lindemann didn’t rest.

Much like the Parkland women’s basketball team he coaches didn’t let up Thursday night at the NJCAA Division II tournament. Thirty minutes after the Cobras clinched a spot in Friday night’s Final Four with a 99-71 victory against Chesapeake, Lindemann was scouting the final quarterfinal game of the day.

03-18-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast

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03-18-15 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast.  Matt Daniels and Scott Richey take a look at the High School Basketball playoffs.  The upcoming IHSA decision on where the State championships for basketball will be held in future years. And start talking about the spring high school sports season.


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Rantoul grad's loyalty rewarded at Parkland

CHAMPAIGN — Hannah Wascher nearly left Rantoul for greener basketball pastures several times in her high school career, but she stuck with the Eagles through thick (becoming the program’s all-time scoring leader) and mostly thin (25 wins and 90 losses in four years).

Wascher was an early commit to Karrie Redeker at Parkland.