Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

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:


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. 

Banged-up Spartans tough it out on the road

CHAMPAIGN — Bailey Dowling pulled herself off the floor and hobbled toward the bench in pain in the closing minutes of Thursday’s 51-47 girls’ basketball win against St. Thomas More.

The St. Joseph-Ogden freshman re-injured her thigh after a contusion kept her out of several games, and she continued a procession of Spartans to the sideline.

Watseka girls blast past Paxton-Buckley-Loda

PAXTON — Watseka girls’ basketball’s hot streak continues.

Since the start of last week’s Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament, which they won, the Warriors have collected victories in six consecutive games.

On Thursday, Watseka defeated Paxton-Buckley-Loda 63-41.

Thursday's highlights: Tuscola girls win CIC tournament

In boys’ basketball
Judah Christian 84, Greenview 42. Cade Chitty scored 23 points and Sam Harris had 20 as the Tribe (9-9) doubled the score on the visitors. Philip Coulter and Terrell Helm each added 10 points.

In girls’ basketball
CIC Tournament

Area prep girls' basketball leaders: Week of Jan. 23

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

A. Scott, Urbana    158    142    514    27.1    42

Wednesday's highlights: Kerkhoff delivers for Tuscola

In boys’ basketball
■ Tuscola 39, Oakwood 37.
Senior center Ray Kerkhoff made two free throws with one second left to lift the Warriors to victory at Parkland College.

In wrestling
■ At Charleston.
Corey Pollard and Dan Hettinger each had pins to lead St. Thomas More past Charleston 42-31.

In girls’ basketball