Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

Saturday's highlights: Watseka wins SVC tournament

In boys’ basketball

Sangamon Valley Tournament

Prep Highlights: Feb. 3

In boys’ basketball

Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament

Hilltoppers take second straight league crown

FITHIAN — The drive from Danville to Indianapolis is about 11/2 hours long.

For Schlarman sophomore Anaya Peoples and Oakwood freshman Katelyn Young, the back-and-forth trips to play for AAU team Indianapolis Best Choice meant plenty of time for each to make a new friend when Young joined the team last summer.

To Young, Peoples’ likability is unimpeachable.

Thursday's highlights: Cross' late shot lifts Urbana

In boys’ basketball

Villa Grove/Heritage 62, Judah Christian 56. Jared Stevens scored 14 points and Connor Wienke had 13 as the Hawks (11-12) dispatched Judah. The Tribe (10-11) was led by Cade Chitty (19 points) and Terrell Helm (12 points).

Area prep girls' basketball leaders: Week of Jan. 30

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

A. Scott, Urbana    158    142    514    27.1    42

HS Girls Basketball: Oakwood vs. Schlarman

Schlarman vs. Oakwood in a prep basketball game at Oakwood High School on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.

Athletes of the Week: Trey Layden and Emma Henderson

Trey Layden
Hoopeston Area basketball

Why he was chosen: The senior averaged 28 points in two Vermilion Valley Conference wins last week for the Cornjerkers (20-1), who take an 18-game win streak into Friday’s home game against Vermilion Valley Conference foe Chrisman.

Wednesday's highlights: Salt Fork girls top Milford

CATLIN — Sophomore Madison Kirby hit 10 of 11 free throws and scored 16 points Wednesday to lead Salt Fork girls’ basketball to a 42-36 victory over Milford.

Both teams shot 28 percent from the field, but the Storm (9-17) won behind 84 percent shooting from the charity stripe. Katie Witte added 10 points for Salt Fork.

Tuesday's highlights: Cornjerkers win 18th straight

In boys’ basketball

Central Illinois Conference Tournament
■ St. Teresa 61, Tuscola 30. Ray Kerkhoff and Tyler Meinhold both scored six points in a losing cause for the Warriors (13-7) in a semifinal game played at Sullivan. St. Teresa jumped to a 21-6 lead in the first quarter.

Monticello girls top STM, tie for league lead

MONTICELLO — When Tatum McCall wore St. Thomas More’s green uniform into Monticello’s gym her freshman year, the moment took her breath away.

The players on the opposite side of the floor were her lifelong friends and teammates, and for the first two years of her high school girls’ basketball career, she competed against them twice a year.