Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

Area Girls' Basketball Leaders (Week of March 2)

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

A. Scott, Schlarman    172    103    512    22.3    35

Athletes of the Week: Smith and Girkin

Shayne Smith, Tri-County girls’ basketball

Bulletin board: Vermilion salutes top sportsmen

DANVILLE — Oakwood and Westville swept the basketball sportsmanship awards from the Vermilion County Principals Association.

Coach Jeff Millis’ Westville squad won the team sportsmanship award, while the individual winner in boys’ basketball was Tigers senior Justin Ottino.

Teams of the Week: Milford boys' hoops in spotlight


Coach John Spezia’s team (25-1) raised its winning streak to 23 games. The school won its first regional crown since 1997, when current assistant Dave Caldwell was the head coach. Alex Portwood scored 32 of the team’s 82 postseason points in its first two games.

Best of Fred: No. 23 — Happily avoiding conflict

In honor of my son’s upcoming birthday — how is it possible he will be 32 on Monday? — some reflections on how sports and family occasionally became intertwined.

I was never a parent who forced his child to do a sport, although I wanted Devin to experience a sport firsthand before he made his own decision to continue it or not.

Iroquois West girls earn fourth place at state

NORMAL — Iroquois West’s girls’ basketball program will win more games in the future, but it will never achieve a first like it did this weekend.

Seniors Taylor Cultra and Elena Sanchez left their mark at a school that won 89 games after they entered the building, helping Iroquois West secure its first team trophy in any girls’ sport.

Class 1A girls' basketball: Raiders will play for third

NORMAL — Kristy Arie wasn’t happy with Friday’s state tournament outcome for her Iroquois West girls’ basketball team, but she found satisfying aspects.

Before the unranked Raiders dropped a 49-36 decision to third-rated Hardin Calhoun at Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena, they held their own in a Class 1A game that was within two possessions with 31/2 minutes left.

Class 1A girls' hoops notebook: Smith wins contest

NORMAL — Shayne Smith is going to need time to get used to her new title: state champion.

“It’s crazy,” the Shiloh High School sophomore said. “I was shaking. Really nervous.”

She hit seven consecutive treys in the Class 1A three-point shooting finals Friday and wound up making 11 of her 15 attempts.

None of the other three finalists made more than seven shots.

HS Girl's State Basketball: Iroquois West vs Hardin Calhoun

Iroquois West girls will face Prophetstown in Saturday's 3rd-place 1Astate game after 49-36 semifinal loss to Hardin Calhoun at Redbird Arena in Normal Friday Feb. 27, 2015.

Area statistics: Girls' basketball (Feb. 28)


(Minimum 9.0 ppg)

Player, School FG FT TP AVG HG

A. Scott, Sch. Acad. 172 103 512 22.3 35

McCoy, STM 68 13 149 21.3 33

Neuhauser, Sullivan 203 116 57 21.1 43

Boyer, Sullivan 214 134 562 20.8 32

Buzan, Monticello 133 45 350 20.5 30

Maynard, PBL 162 98 428 19.5 37

L. Wallen, STM 222 92 557 18.6 26