HS Girls's Basketball: B-H/R-A vs. Oakwood 12/11/17

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin vs. Oakwood in a prep game at Oakwood High School on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.

N-G Top 10: Girls' basketball (Dec. 11)

N-G Top 10: Girls' basketball

As holiday tournaments sit not far away, preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS returns with another edition of our girls' basketball rankings:

1. Schlarman 8-0 (1)

Moore's buzzer beater stuns state champ

CHICAGO — Kendle Moore and Danville knocked off defending Class 2A state champion Chicago Orr on Sunday at the Team Rose Shootout hosted by Chicago Mount Carmel.

Moore, who scored 35 points, hit the winning shot with 6 seconds left for the Vikings in a 91-89 victory.

Orr is ranked No. 1 in Class 2A.

Smith, Frazier turn corner

LAS VEGAS — Mark Smith made 18 straight corner three-pointers in a shooting drill during Illinois' shootaround before Saturday's game against UNLV. Trent Frazier had been equally as consistent in practice of late.

Illinois needed both in a big way against the Runnin' Rebels, and the freshman duo delivered.

California defender commits to Illini

Ask college football writer Bob Asmussen about Illinois football during his chat here

The Illinois football commitment list is back to 14 after California defensive back Delano Ware announced his commitment Sunday.

UI women knock off Detroit Mercy

CHAMPAIGN — Nancy Fahey's first Illinois women's basketball team played 11 games in less than a month. With solid results.

Time for a break.

UI Womens Basketball vs Detroit Mercy

University of Illinois Women's Basketball vs Detroit Mercy, Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the State Farm Center. The Illini beat the Titans 73-65. 

2017 News-Gazette All-Area football team

All-Area First Team



Steven Migut Unity QB 6-1 180 Sr.

Braden Snyder Monticello QB 5-10 185 Jr.

Caleb Lahey BHRA RB 5-11 205 So.

Mitch McNutt GCMS RB 6-0 220 Sr.

Dalton Hoel Tuscola WR 5-6 150 Sr.

Tylan Stricklett Westville WR 6-2 180 Sr.

Tate: Illini far from finished product

No, that wasn't a school record for mishandling the basketball Wednesday night at the State Farm Center.

In 1972, Illinois had 31 turnovers against Minnesota, and combined with Indiana (37 miscues) for 65 turnovers in 1973.

So it wasn't historically significant for Illinois and Austin Peay to produce 49 lost balls and 46 fouls in the 40-minute tug-of-war.

Illini forge ahead in pursuit of Morgan Park's Miller

CHICAGO — Adam Miller is going to have some "sophomore" moments this season. Like early against Champaign Central in the Chicago Elite Classic on Dec. 2, where he picked up two quick fouls and spent most of the first half on the bench.