Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

Girls' basketball: Let the postseason journey begin

The girls' basketball postseason tips off today. Preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS takes a capsule look at the 18 small-school teams who are slated to play today:

Class 2A St. Thomas More Regional

No. 9. Argenta-Oreana Bombers (10-17)

N-G Top 10: Girls' basketball

The postseason is upon our small-school programs, while the big-school teams are entering the final week of the regular season. Preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS offers up his latest rankings:


1. Schlarman 26-1 1 Capria Brown and the Hilltoppers are on a 12-game win streak and will face either Tri-Point or St. Anne in a regional semifinal.

Prep Pulse: The impact of Kevin Peters

It can, at times, be difficult to judge the impact a person has on those around them. That certainly wasn't the case with the late Kevin Peters.

The 35-year basketball official died in August 2016 after suffering a heart attack. He was 57.

On Thursday, a check for $1,135 was delivered to the American Heart Association in Peters' memory.

Saturday's prep highlights: Coleman, Finke deliver fifth straight win for Maroons

In boys' basketball

Sangamon Valley Conference Tourney

Momence 50, Cissna Park 44. The Timberwolves went down in the title game of the SVC Tournament, despite 16 points from Christian Stadeli and 10 points from Tannor Benoit.

Friday's prep highlights: Terry, Maroons win fourth straight

In boys' basketball

Central Illinois Conference Tournament

Charting their possible path to Redbird Arena

Prep sports coordinator Colin Likas weighs in on who might have a shot at reaching the state tournament in Normal:

Danville awaits test against Moline

Peoples, Schlarman finish strong

DANVILLE — Thursday was Senior Night for the Schlarman girls' basketball team, or at least it would have been if the Hilltoppers had even a single senior on its roster. That youth, though, isn't to be mistaken for inexperience. The Hilltoppers showed that in a 76-38 win over Oakwood in its regular season finale, a team they beat by seven a year ago.

Thursday's prep highlights: Chargers tame Tigers in crosstown battle

In boys' basketball

Arthur Okaw Christian 66, Decatur Christian 26.The Conquering Riders won handily in East Central Illinois Conference action. Oliver Binion and Ian Lowry both scored 14 points in the win.

In girls' basketball

Three thoughts on playoff seeds

The Class 3A and 4A girls' basketball postseason pairings are unveiled today, but the seeds were released on Thursday. Before the nine big-school teams in our area start their playoff push next week, prep sports coordinator Colin Likas weighs in with three thoughts on the seeds:

Bulldogs lead the way

HS Girls Basketball: Oakwood vs. Schlarman

Schlarman Academy vs. Oakwood in a prep basketball game at Schlarman in Danville on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.