Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

Wednesday's highlights: Salt Fork girls top Milford

CATLIN — Sophomore Madison Kirby hit 10 of 11 free throws and scored 16 points Wednesday to lead Salt Fork girls’ basketball to a 42-36 victory over Milford.

Both teams shot 28 percent from the field, but the Storm (9-17) won behind 84 percent shooting from the charity stripe. Katie Witte added 10 points for Salt Fork.

Tuesday's highlights: Cornjerkers win 18th straight

In boys’ basketball

Central Illinois Conference Tournament
■ St. Teresa 61, Tuscola 30. Ray Kerkhoff and Tyler Meinhold both scored six points in a losing cause for the Warriors (13-7) in a semifinal game played at Sullivan. St. Teresa jumped to a 21-6 lead in the first quarter.

Monticello girls top STM, tie for league lead

MONTICELLO — When Tatum McCall wore St. Thomas More’s green uniform into Monticello’s gym her freshman year, the moment took her breath away.

The players on the opposite side of the floor were her lifelong friends and teammates, and for the first two years of her high school girls’ basketball career, she competed against them twice a year.

Monday's highlights: Schlarman, Oakwood girls stay perfect

In boys’ basketball
CIC Tournament

Central A&M 50, Sullivan 37. The Redskins (3-16) lost to the fourth-seeded Raiders. Sullivan trailed 24-17 at halftime at home in a consolation semifinal game. Queintan Britton and Bryce Farris each had nine points for the Redskins.

Nontournament

Feb. 2 prep sports chat

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 12:30pm

The postseason is right around the corner for wrestling and girls' basketball. What teams can make a run to state? How is the area boys' basketball scene shaping up as it enters the stretch run? Who are some front-runners for The News-Gazette's winter Athletes of the Year? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is ready to take your questions at 12:30 p.m.

Advanced Prep (Week of Jan. 30)

Each Monday, prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis will take a look at five area events to circle on the calendar:

N-G Top 10: Girls’ basketball (Jan. 30)

The final week of the regular season is here for small schools, who litter our Top 10 rankings. More, courtesy sports editor MATT DANIELS:

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Zilis: Debate rages on regarding seeding

Each year almost a decade ago, high school basketball coaches transformed into sales representatives for one day in late January or early February.

A few weeks before the postseason began, coaches would drive to a sectional site, stand up and pitch their team to a room full of coaches, some of whose teams they had faced that season and others they never had seen.

Saturday's highlights: Tuscola, Clinton pull upsets

In boys’ basketball

CIC Tournament


■ Clinton 54, Warrensburg-Latham 39. The seventh-seeded Maroons pulled off an upset of the second-seeded Cardinals in their first-round win at Sullivan as Peyton McCubbin recorded a game-high 15 points and Austin Rauch contributed 13 points to help Clinton (7-10) end a three-game losing streak.

HS Girl's Basketball: SJO vs Schlarman

St. Joseph-Ogden Girl's Basketball vs Schlarman Academy, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at St. Joseph-Ogden High School. The Hilltoppers defeated the Spartans 57-45.