Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

Saturday's highlights: Uni High boys blast past Decatur Christian

By SPENCER BROWN

 

In boys' basketball

ECIC Tournament

■ Uni High 64, Decatur Christian 34. The Illineks allowed just eight second-half points, and Panos Voulgaris scored 22 points in the blowout victory. Noah Blue added 17 points.

 

Friday's prep highlights: Central loses Big 12 contest

In boys’ basketball

Class 2A girls: Bauer, Castonguay spark Watseka

WATSEKA — Watseka already made a deep postseason volleyball run.

Now it appears to be the girls’ basketball team’s turn. Watseka won its third consecutive Class 2A regional title with a 45-29 victory against Bismarck-Henning on Thursday night.

“I’m very happy,” Watseka coach Barry Bauer said. “It’s kind of nice to win it on our home court, especially for the seniors.”

Class 1A girls: LeRoy finishes in flurry

FISHER — After LeRoy and Fisher each put on an offensive clinic to open regional play Tuesday, defense was on display in Thursday’s championship.

Most of it came from the Panthers, who cruised to a 42-21 victory.

Girls' sectional basketball pairings

The Class 1A and 2A fields are thinning in the girls’ basketball postseason. A look at where area teams still in the hunt for a state title in their respective classes will play in the sectional round:

Area Girls' Basketball Leaders (Week of Feb. 9)

SCORING
Player, School     FG     FT     TP     AVG     HG

McCoy, STM    68    13    149    21.3    33

Championship night: Who's playing for girls' basketball regional titles?

The first three days of Class 1A and 2A girls’ basketball postseason are in the books. Here are the area teams that are playing for a regional title on Thursday (all games at 7 p.m.):

Class 1A

Casey-Westfield Regional
No. 1 Neoga vs. No. 2 Arcola

 

Fisher Regional (left)

STM outduels Unity, prepares for SJ-O

TOLONO — St. Thomas More got only 11 points from leading scorer Lexi Wallen on Wednesday night in a Class 2A regional semifinal game against Unity, but it didn’t matter to the top-seeded Sabers, who still beat the Rockets for the third time this season, 52-35 at the Rocket Center.

Watseka, Bismarck-Henning to meet for regional title

WATSEKA — Bismarck-Henning rallied from a five-point deficit early in the fourth quarter to defeat Paxton-Buckley-Loda 37-25 in the semifinals of the Class 2A Watseka Regional on Wednesday.

“We started out cold, but I’m proud of my kids for their ability to persevere,” B-H coach Mike Stephens said.

Salt Fork tops one state-ranked foe, faces another

DANVILLE — A night of missed opportunities between state-ranked basketball teams ended with sixth-ranked Salt Fork capitalizing on more of its chances.

The Storm handed Schlarman a 63-54 Class 1A regional semifinal loss on Wednesday in a girls’ basketball game that featured four lead changes in the final 2 minutes, 39 seconds.