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Regional roundup: Dawson beats buzzer, Rockets

TOLONO — Johnny Dawson scored a team-high 15 points, including a buzzer-beater that lifted Monticello past Unity 44-42 in a Class 2A Unity Regional boys’ basketball game Wednesday.

Reifsteck brothers trigger turnaround

BISMARCK — The mood was a gloomy one in the Bismarck-Henning locker room at the half of Wednesday’s Class 2A regional semifinal game the Blue Devils hosted against St. Thomas More. The basket, freshman Drew Reifsteck said, felt as if a lid was affixed to it and the Blue Devils’ man-to-man defense simply wasn’t working against the speedy Sabers, who led 29-14.

Hoopeston strikes late

BISMARCK — Hoopeston Area’s Lucas Hofer dribbled to his left with the seconds ticking down and his Cornjerkers knotted in a 33-33 tie with Westville during Wednesday night’s Class 2A Bismarck-Henning Regional semifinal game.

It was a position the freshman never imagined he’d find himself in a few months ago, with the ball in his hands at the end of a tied playoff game.

Fisher, Chrisman make title game date

DANVILLE — Late in the third quarter of Wednesday night’s Class 1A Schlarman Regional semifinal game against Schlarman, Fisher forward Cale Zook collected a teammate’s air ball off a three-pointer for an uncontested putback off the glass.

Area boys' basketball stats (through Feb. 22)

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Area college update (Feb. 23): Meacham sets record

Contributor Troy Gentle catches up with ex-area standouts excelling in college:

Seeding is believing (Week of Feb. 23)

Each week until Selection Sunday on March 12, college basketball writer SCOTT RICHEY will project his top four seeds for each region in the NCAA tournament. This week? The ACC is good, but top of the Pac-12 might be better:

EAST
1. Villanova
2. Louisville
3. Baylor
4. Purdue

PODCAST: Sports Talk 2-22-17

PODCAST: Sports Talk 2-22-17: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Marcus Jackson talk with former Illini basketballer Sean Harrington from ESPNU.

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02-22-17 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast Today from Mahomet-Seymour High School

02-22-17 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast Today from Mahomet-Seymour High School: Play now!

02-22-17 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast.  Today Matt Daniels and Anthony Zilis are at Mahomet-Seymour High School to talk Basketball.  The guests include Coach Chad Benedict,  and Senior players, Bradley Hamilton, Blake Lester, and Nick Hermann.

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HS Boys Basketball: 2A B-H Regional

 Hoopeston Area vs. Westville and St. Thomas More vs. Bismarck-Henning in Class 2A Regional games at the Bismarck-Henning Regional boys' basketball semifinal  at B-H high School in Bismarck on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.