Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

Schlarman left in foul mood

BLOOMINGTON — Technical fouls are not a regular occurrence in organized basketball games, especially at the high school level.

So to see the Schlarman girls' hoops squad acquire four such fouls while falling 56-46 to Annawan on Saturday afternoon at the State Farm Holiday Classic's small-school final was jarring, to say the least.

2017 high school holiday tournament scoreboard

The high school holiday tournament schedule is in full effect this week. Follow along here to find out who is playing for titles in places like Pontiac, Centralia, Monticello, Collinsville, Bloomington and elsewhere across the state.

Boys’ basketball

Prep highlights: Maroons, Vikings in contention

Friday's highlights courtesy Colin LIkas (follow him on Twitter: @clikasNG)

In boys' basketball

Pekin Holiday Tournament

Morton 52, Centennial 39. The trio of Bryson Cowper (14 points), Tommy Makabu (13) and Tamba Kulo (11) served as the key offensive threat for the Chargers (9-7), but Centennial ultimately fell short in the third-place contest.

N-G Top 10: Schlarman remains No. 1

As top teams butt heads, preps coordinator Colin Likas offers his newest ranks

1. Schlarman 13-0 (1): Hilltoppers edged St. Thomas More Thursday night at State Farm Holiday Classic to stay unbeaten.

Prep highlights: Thursday's basketball holiday tournament games

In boys' basketball

Centralia Holiday Tournament

Stout defense carries Sages in Day 1 outing

MONTICELLO — Flowing through seniors Zanna Myers and Tatum McCall, the Monticello girls' basketball offense has been a well-oiled machine this season.

But it was the Sages' defense that led the way Thursday in a 54-42 pool-play victory over Tuscola in the Monticello Holiday Hoopla event.

Henson plays role of hero for Fisher

BISMARCK — With his team trailing 64-63 and 18.9 seconds left, Cody Diskin didn't try re-inventing the wheel in drawing up a final play.

HS Girls' Basketball: Tuscola vs. Monticello

Monticello defeated Tuscola 54-42 in the Sages Holiday Hoopla basketball tournament at Monticello High School on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017.

HS Girls' Basketball: GCMS vs. Stark County

GCMS lost to Stark County 51-47 in the Sages Holiday Hoopla basketball tournament at Monticello High School on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017.

VIDEO: Monticello prepares for Holiday Hoopla

This weekend, thousands of people will descend on Monticello High School for the 21st annual Holiday Hoopla. Anthony Zilis tracked the setup for the event on Wednesday.