Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

BHRA's defense giving opponents a headache

BISMARCK — Emily Meidel insists she and her teammates don't set a specific goal for their opponents' scoring output each game.

But there is something a bit unique about how multiple squads have fared against the Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin girls' basketball group this season.

N-G Top 10: Girls' basketball

A bit of reshuffling near the top as preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS checks in with our latest weekly poll:


1. Schlarman 9-0 1 Anaya Peoples celebrated a birthday Sunday, and her Hilltoppers celebrated a rout of Chrisman last week. Westville stops by today.

Prep pulse: Centennial's Hall of Fame

Each Monday ahead of a new week of high school sports, preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS checks in with the latest from the local scene:

Prep highlights: Spartans keep perfect start intact

In boys' basketball

Leader Classic

Chicago Longwood 64, Armstrong-Potomac 46. Despite 15 points from Cameron Colunga, 14 points from Dalton Loschen and 13 points from Shawn Reardon, the Trojans met an 18-point defeat.

Prep highlights: Unity rockets past BHRA

In boys' basketball

Top of the Morning, Dec. 16, 2017

On Saturdays, we'll introduce additions to the growing newsroom at News-Gazette Media. Today: Prep sports coordinator Colin Likas.

COLIN LIKAS spent three years helping design and edit our nationally recognized sports section. But his goal out of Butler University was to write, calling it "a passion of mine."

10 prep events to catch before 2017 concludes

Much attention will be paid ­— and rightfully so — to local holiday basketball tournaments as the 2017 calendar year comes to an end.

Father: McCoy 'starting to perk up' after kidney-disease diagnosis

A month ago, Tori McCoy was simply enjoying her new digs at Marquette, where she's found comfort and trust with her new basketball team and coaches after transferring from Ohio State.

But three weeks ago, the former St. Thomas More standout's experience took a turn for the worse. The 2016 McDonald's All-American thought she had a common cold or the flu, according to her father, Tim.

Area girls' basketball stats: As of Dec. 14


(Minimum 9.0 ppg)

Player, School FG FT TP AVG HG

Holloman, VG/H 64 32 178 19.8 26

Meidel, BHRA 89 32 214 19.5 31

Young, Oakwood 92 48 234 19.5 42

Cramer, Watseka 66 31 187 18.7 28

Trimble, SJ-O 73 21 170 17.0 22

Kirby, Salt Fork 52 27 147 16.3 33

Prep highlights: Monticello outlasted host Centennial in wrestling

In boys' basketball

Watseka Holiday Tournament

Hoopeston Area 56, Donovan 16. Ryan Drayer banked in 28 points as the Cornjerkers (8-2) opened their event run with a dominant win. Logan Walder added 11 points for Hoopeston Area.