Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

Thursday's prep highlights: Franklin nears triple-double

In girls' basketball

Macon County Tournament

Maroa-Forsyth 55, Argenta-Oreana 24. The eighth-seeded Bombers (1-16) saw their tournament run conclude with a loss to the fourth-seeded Trojans.

Colin Likas on prep basketball: SJ-O hosts event, Brown decides future

Tourney reaches second year

ST. JOSEPH — Prep hoops fans looking for a weekend attraction ought to consider hitting up the Christie Clinic Shootout.

Likas | Tough few emerge with holiday titles to speed into New Year

Holiday tournaments mark the halfway point of the high school basketball season, roughly. They not only offer a great chance to build momentum, but also give observers a better idea of which teams are going to make deep postseason runs.

N-G girls' basketball Top 10: Jan. 1, 2019

Preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS shakes up the landscape a little bit after post-Christmas tournaments told us more about locals:

RANK, TEAM, REC. (PREV.)

1. Schlarman, 12-2 (1)

Hilltoppers out of Cincinnati-based Braggin' Rights Classic with 2-1 ledger, head to Chicagoland Shootout soon.

Looking back at the area's best sports moments of 2018

With 2018 coming to a close today, The News-Gazette sports staff spotlights the top 10 stories that defined the last 12 months of area athletics:

2018 high school holiday tournament scoreboard

2018 holiday tournament schedule

Maroons fall shy of crown in Decatur Eisenhower Tournament

DECATUR — Either way, it was a momentum-swinging call.

Champaign Central girls' basketball coach Pancho Moore figured it was going to help his Maroons to the Decatur Eisenhower Tournament championship.

Instead, it spelled the end of Central's unbeaten run.

Saturday's prep highlights: Centennial hoops takes fifth in Kankakee Holiday Tournament

In boys' basketball

Centralia Holiday Tournament

Belleville West 57, Champaign Central 24. The reigning Class 4A state champions disposed of the Maroons to end their three-game win streak. Ray Weatherall (eight points) and Gus Rossow (five points) keyed Central offensively.

Tuscola vs. Ridgeview girls' basketball highlights

Video highlights of a girls' basketball game between Tuscola and Ridgeview — the Monticello Holiday Hoopla championship — on Dec. 28, 2018, with postgame reaction from Warriors coach Tim Kohlbecker and athlete Natalie Bates, as well as Mustangs coach Scot Ghere.

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