Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

Top of the Morning, Feb. 23, 2018

Schlarman girls' basketball fans watching today's Class 1A state game on NBC Sports Chicago will hear a familiar voice.

ELISE MENAKER, a former WAND sportscaster, is serving as host and sideline reporter during the Schlarman-Lebanon matchup. The New Trier and Cornell graduate is working the first weekend of the tournament at Redbird Arena in Normal.

Peoples leads Class 1A/2A all-state selections

Less than 24 hours before competing in her first state tournament game, Schlarman girls' basketball junior Anaya Peoples has been among those chosen to an Associated Press all-state first team.

Gouard's family legacy centers around hoops

DANVILLE — To say basketball runs in the family of Schlarman junior Sydney Gouard would be an understatement of the greatest degree.

VIDEO: Class 1A Pontiac Super-Sectional Girls' Basketball Highlights

Highlights from the Class 1A Pontiac Super-Sectional girls' basketball game, in which Schlarman defeated Annawan 43-36 to advance to its first-ever state semifinals.

For Sages, it was fun while it lasted

PONTIAC — The lead was 30-23 in the early second half of Monday's Class 2A girls' basketball super-sectional game between Monticello and Chicago Harlan.

Hilltoppers still climbing

PONTIAC — With about a minute to play in regulation of Monday's Class 1A girls' basketball super-sectional against reigning state champion Annawan, Schlarman junior Anaya Peoples watched a free throw bid clunk off the front of the rim.

The Hilltoppers led just 39-36 at the time. It could've been a devastating blow as the battle-tested Bravettes stormed down the court with possession.

LIVE! Schlarman reaches state

Schlarman is headed to the Class 1A state finals.

The Hilltoppers (31-1) beat previously unbeaten Annawan 43-36 on Monday night in a Class 1A super-sectional game at Pontia. Monticello (23-4) takes on Chicago Harlan (24-7) at 8 p.m. in a 2A super-sectional game at Pontiac.

Colin's Best Of The Bunch: Feb. 19, 2018

Preps coordinator Colin Likas' latest Best of the Bunch includes plaudits for local boys' swimmers and divers, wrestlers and basketball players, as well as area girls' basketball athletes.

2A Girls Supersectional: Monticello vs. Chicago Harlan

Monticello vs. Chicago Harlan in a 2A Supersectional game at Pontiac High School on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.

1A Girls Supersectional: Schlarman vs. Annawan

Schlarman vs. Annawan in a Classs 1A Supersectional at Pontiac High School on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.