Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

Friday's highlights: Cardinals, Panthers win league titles

In boys’ basketball
ECIC Tournament
■ Bloomington Cornerstone 50, Judah Christian 35. Cade Chitty scored a team-high 16 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Tribe (13-13) in the title game.

Area prep statistics: Girls' basketball (Feb. 17)

(Minimum 9.0 ppg)

Player, School     FG     FT     TP     AVG     HG
A. Scott, Urbana    158    142    514    27.1    42

Sages girls overwhelmed by BCC's stifling defense

CHAMPAIGN — Defense was at the heart of Monticello girls’ basketball’s 22-win season and its fourth straight regional title — a program first.

Defense was also central to the Sages’ Class 2A St. Thomas More Sectional championship showdown with regular postseason foe Bloomington Central Catholic. Just not necessarily in the way Monticello expected.

Tri-County girls done in by big fourth quarter

ARCOLA — Tri-County girls’ basketball had enough for a comeback, but couldn’t supply the finishing touch.

Trailing by seven points at halftime of Thursday’s Class 1A Arcola Sectional championship game, Tri-County pulled into a 33-33 tie entering the final quarter, but ultimately had its eight-game winning streak ended by Christ Our Rock Lutheran, from Centralia, 55-48.

Central girls can't stop Green Wave

URBANA — Second-year Champaign Central girls’ basketball coach Pancho Moore and the Maroons felt the sting of an early postseason loss a year ago.

But it wasn’t nearly the same as Thursday’s 67-51 loss to Class 3A No. 5 Mattoon in the 3A Urbana Regional final.

Girls Basketball: 2A Sectional Title Game

Class 2A sectional title game between Monticello and Bloomington Central Catholic at St. Thomas More High School in Champaign on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.

Three’s company: Girls' basketball storylines

Both Monticello and Tri-County girls’ basketball programs will try to advance to the Elite Eight tonight, while Champaign Central will aim for the Maroons’ first regional title since 2010. Sports editor MATT DANIELS takes a closer look at the three remaining area girls’ basketball teams still playing before they all tip off at 7 tonight:


Athletes of the Week (week of Feb. 15)

Jake Frost
Unity wrestling

Why he was chosen: The junior improved to 39-1 on the season after he won a 182-pound Class 1A sectional title at Clinton and enters the state tournament as a potential favorite to win a state title.

Prep Highlights: Feb. 14

In boys’ basketball

Eyes on the prize: Monticello advances to sectional

CHAMPAIGN — Monticello senior Emma Reeder felt her body slam to the floor three times in the last four minutes of Tuesday’s Class 2A St.