Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

HS Girl's 3A Sectional: STM vs. Springfield

St. Thomas More with a 47-41 win over Springfield in a 3A semi-final game at the Clinton Sectional on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016.

Feb. 25 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 2:00pm

What's going on with Illinois athletics? What are the biggest challenges Josh Whitman faces? Will John Groce be around for a fifth season? Does Bill Cubit have a chance to coach Illinois beyond 2016? How does The News-Gazette handle coverage of certain events? Sports editor Matt Daniels will take any and all inquiries in his 2 p.m. chat on Thursday. Feel free to submit questions beforehand.

Feb. 25 prep sports chat

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:30pm

What were the biggest takeaways from the state wrestling meet? Who are some boys' basketball teams to watch out for this postseason? Can Payton Woods win a state title? When do spring sports start? When will The News-Gazette publish its winter All-Area teams? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis has the area high school sports scene covered, so ask him about it in his 12:30 p.m. chat Thursday.

Three area girls' teams eye state bid

Only three area girls’ basketball teams are still playing in their quest to reach Redbird Arena. A look at each ahead of their respective games Monday:

Schlarman Hilltoppers (27-2)

Area prep statistics: Girls' basketball (Feb. 22)

SCORING
(Minimum 9.0 ppg)
Player, School     FG     FT     TP     AVG     HG

Maynard, PBL    230    112    597    22.1    36

On campus: Urbana grad Slaughter sparkles

Senior Kirsten Slaughter, from Urbana, was a multiple-event winner and all-conference honoree for Illinois Wesleyan at the CCIW Swimming & Diving Championships in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. Slaughter won the 50 freestyle in 23.33 seconds, which is the sixth-best time in Division III, as well as the 200 free in 1 minute, 52.50 seconds.

Danville girls end successful season

OTTAWA — Brian Anderson knew his Danville girls’ basketball team would have to play its best game of the season. And Rock Island would have to falter.

Neither situation materialized early in the Class 4A Ottawa Regional title game on Friday night, a game the Vikings lost 64-30 to end Danville’s most successful season in more than two decades.

Prairie Central girls advance; M-S girls fall

DECATUR — A winning record, let alone a regional title, didn’t seem likely for the Mahomet-Seymour girls’ basketball team a month ago.

Friday's highlights: Stillman helps Maroons stun Vikings

In boys’ basketball
Champaign Central 74, Danville 67. Walker Stillman picked the perfect time to make his only three-pointer of the night. The Champaign Central junior sent the Big 12 game at Combes Gym into overtime by making a three-pointer with 2.3 seconds left in regulation, helping Central rally from 19 down and pick up its fifth consecutive win.

Sabers stave off Tigers upset for regional title

CHAMPAIGN — Welcome to Class 3A, St. Thomas More.

The Sabers girls’ basketball team came through with its fifth straight regional title Thursday night with a nailbiting 79-76 win against Urbana at Combes Gym, but its first in 3A.