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PODCAST:Sports Talk 01-19-17

PODCAST:Sports Talk 01-19-17: Play now!

News Gazette sports writers Matt Daniels and Bob Asmussen join Steve to discuss Illinois sports.

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01-19-16 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast Today from Gibson City Melvin Sibley High School

01-19-16 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast Today from Gibson City Melvin Sibley High School: Play now!

01-19-17 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast.  Today Matt Daniels and Anthony Zilis are at Gibson City, Melvin, Sibley, High School to talk Basketball with Players Tucker Cribbett, Deeegan Allen and Coach Ryan Tompkins.

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Daniels: Boys' basketball storylines (Week of Jan. 16)

Sports editor Matt Daniels takes a look around the area basketball scene before a bevy of upcoming games:

Falcons striving for tournament title

GIBSON CITY — Ryan Tompkins already knows how good Ridgeview is.

Athletes of the Week: Centennial's Cardani, M-S' Lenschow

Justin Cardani
Centennial wrestling


Why he was chosen: The junior stayed undefeated on the season, improving to 26-0 at 106 pounds, after winning his weight class at the 37th annual Marty Williams Invitational last Saturday at Mahomet-Seymour.

Wednesday's highlights: Hood, Clanton pace Bunnies

In girls’ basketball

McLean County/
HOIC Tournament

Oakwood, B-H girls make date

DANVILLE — A few months ago, Katelyn Young wasn’t on the area radar, at least not enough for opposing teams to game-plan their defenses around her 6-foot-1 frame and prodigious skill.

Those days are officially over for the Oakwood freshman.

Area prep boys' basketball leaders: Week of Jan. 16

SCORING
Player, School     FG     FT     TP     AVG    HG

Trimble, SJ-O    159    102    462    33.0    51

Richey: Seeding is believing (Week of Jan. 16)

Each week until Selection Sunday on March 12, college basketball writer SCOTT RICHEY will project the top four seeds for each region in the NCAA tournament. This week? Even more ACC heavy.

EAST
1. Villanova
2. North Carolina
3. Oregon
4. Virginia

Hill: More pride needed in 'D'

CHAMPAIGN — Malcolm Hill readily admits he’s not the most vocal guy on the basketball court.

You get brief moments of emotion from the Illinois guard during games, but he certainly falls more in the “lead by example” column. Being a vocal leader simply flies against Hill’s naturally reserved personality.

Wittinger not enough in road loss

MINNEAPOLIS — Alex Wittinger played well in her return to Minnesota.

The rest of the Illinois women’s basketball team, however, couldn’t follow suit in a 78-50 loss to the Gophers in front of 3,009 fans at Williams Arena.