Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

Athletes of the Week: Stutsman, Harshbarger

Max Stutsman
Salt Fork, senior, basketball

Recently: Won three games in five days to capture the Catlin 1A Regional crown. Stutsman had 66 points for the week, including a season-high 31 in the title game against Milford.

State champs: Behind the scenes

During their run to the first girls' basketball state championship in C-U history, the St. Thomas Sabers — players, managers, coaches — used their cellphones to tell their story. Check it out here

Fred Kroner: STM learned to enjoy the ride

NORMAL — St. Thomas More made it look easy.

There is not a better testament to the greatness of the state’s Class 2A girls’ basketball champions than in their ability to make a difficult challenge seem effortless.

Those who have followed the team throughout the journey know it was anything but simple, even though the final scores show otherwise.

Fred Kroner: IHSA bumps up Sabers

NORMAL — The Saber Pack is a student-orchestrated group from St. Thomas More that leads the cheers at athletic events.

It has consisted of a vocally active cheering season as the teenagers followed the state championship girls’ basketball team as well as a boys’ 20-win program that won a regional title Friday.

Champion Sabers make it look easy

NORMAL — March entered like a lion. And that was on the basketball court.

The girls’ team from St. Thomas More applied a full-court blitz from the outset and stormed past Prophetstown 70-34 on Saturday night in the Class 2A state championship game at Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena.

Girls Class 2A State: STM vs. Prophetstown

St. Thomas More girls take on Prophetstown in Class 2A State action at Illinois State University's Redbird Arena in Normal on Saturday, March 1, 2014. 

Sabers halfway home

NORMAL — St. Thomas More’s girls’ basketball team is on a weekend business trip.

Day 1 went well.

The top-ranked Sabers survived a strong challenge from Teutopolis in the Class 2A semifinals Friday to pull away for a 63-43 triumph at Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena.

Class 2A girls' hoops notebook: Grentz fires up Sabers

NORMAL — Chris Mennig’s Friday night wardrobe didn’t include St. Thomas More’s school colors.

It was orange and blue for the Sabers’ girls’ basketball head coach.

LIVE! STM vs. Teutopolis


Final update for today from ISU. In the 2A three-point shooting contest, the winner is Watseka's Devin Curry. She hit 11 of 15 shots to win by one shot. Curry tied for second in the area in three-pointers made this season.

In Class 1A, Fishers Hannah Varner was the state runner-up.




Curry, Varner advance to contest finals

NORMAL — Two area shooters are among the four finalists in the IHSA state three-point shooting contest at Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena.

Watseka senior Devin Curry — the lone area qualifier in 2A — hit 11 of 15 attempts in Thursday’s qualifying round. She had the second-best total and will shoot in Friday’s four-person finals at about 8:15 p.m.