Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

Prep bulletin board from April 9

All-star rosters set
CHAMPAIGN — Area seniors who will participate in the Parkland College/News-Gazette all-star basketball game on April 19 have been divided into teams.

Fred Kroner: Challenging times for IHSA

BLOOMINGTON — The IHSA, in some quarters, is viewed as the Evil Empire.

It’s a perception that is prevalent among those with gripes about an organization in its 114th year of existence.

Some criticize the IHSA for its multiplier policy that is applied to non-boundaried schools.

Others don’t like the number of championships that are permitted in a particular sport.

Girls' All-State POY: Mount Carmel's Tyra Buss

MOUNT CARMEL — Tyra Buss’ averages are mind-boggling: 45.8 and 38.0.

There’s another average which delights her as much as the state single-season scoring record and her all-time IHSA career scoring mark.

It’s 5.0.

37th News-Gazette girls' BKB Player of the Year

Executive sports editor Fred Kroner talks about the fourth repeat selection as News-Gazette girls' basketball All-State Player of the Year.

N-G experts: All-Area on the way

News-Gazette sports staffers Bob Asmussen, Matt Daniels and Fred Kroner talk about the area prep sporting scene, including information on the upcoming release of The News-Gazette All-Area boys' basketball team, by clicking here.

Bulletin board: Judah duo earns all-state honors

CHAMPAIGN — Two Judah Christian High School student-athletes were selected to the Better Prep Success (BPS) Illinois Christian School all-state girls’ basketball team. Seniors Leslee Chambers and Kristina Lee were chosen for the 10-player first team.

All-Area Girls' Basketball POY: STM's Tori McCoy

CHAMPAIGN — Tori McCoy has grown accustomed to the spotlight.

That happens when you’ve been offered a scholarship to play in college before you’ve played your first high school basketball game.

That happens when two independent national scouting services have you ranked among the nation’s top 10 prep players in your class.

All-Area Girls' Basketball Coach of Year: STM's Chris Mennig

Why he’s coach of the year: Directed St. Thomas More to the Class 2A state championship in a season where the Sabers were top-ranked in every state poll. His 33-2 team also set the school record for wins in a season, which was one of 44 marks broken or tied.