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1/3 HS Basketball-Lemenager Player of Week

Friday, Jan. 3

High school Boys basketball

Central 90, Reed-Custer 59
Dwight 57, Newark 43

Saturday's Watseka @ Judah Christian game was postponed due to inclement weather; reschedule date TBA

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA & CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 1/4/14) IS JUNIOR JUSTIN LEMENAGER OF THE CENTRAL COMETS.
A big contributor to Central's 8-0 start, Justin is one of the area's deadliest 3-point shooters. He scored 32 points, including 6 treys, in a Dec. 21 win over Wilmington. Then at the Kankakee Holiday Tournament, he won MVP, scoring a total of 65 points in 3 wins, helping lead the Comets to the Small School Title. Finally on Jan. 3, he scored 19 to help lead Central to a dominating home win over Reed-Custer.

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12/27-28 HS Boys & Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 28

High school Boys basketball

Kankakee Holiday Tournament

Manteno 63, Grant Park 33 - 7th pl Small Bracket
Lincoln Way North 49, Andrew 45 - 7th pl Large Bracket
St. Anne 61, Momence 39 - 5th pl Small Bracket
Julian 55, Hope 42 - 5th pl Large Bracket
Herscher 49, Peotone 25 - 3rd pl Small Bracket
Carver 64, Richards 62 - 3rd pl Large Bracket
Central 78, Illiana Christian 72 (OT) - 1st pl Small Bracket
BBCHS 82, Kankakee 61 - 1st pl Large Bracket

State Farm Classic

Cissna Park 55, Macon Meridian 54 (OT)
Bishop McNamara 65. Peoria Christian 60

Marseilles Christmas Classic

Reed-Custer 79, Flanagan 68
Woodland 56, Gardner-South Wilmington 52

Plano Christmas Classic

Yorkville 71, Coal City 57

BSN Classic

Watseka 56, Georgetown Ridge Farm 45

Girls basketball

Blue Devil Classic Championship

Watseka 48, Shiloh 41

Momence Holiday Tournament

Cissna Park 45, Momence 20
Wilmington 31, Dwight 19
Tri-Point 47, St. Anne 34

Championship

Serena 54, Cissna Park 52 (OT)

Third place

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 45, Momence 31

Fifth place

Wilmington 36, Tri-Point 28

Seventh place

Dwight 46, St. Anne 26

 

Friday, Dec. 27

High school Boys basketball

Kankakee Holiday Tournament

St. Anne 42, Manteno 40
Julian 44, Andrew 36
Momence 60, Grant Park 40
Hope 70, Lincoln-Way North 67
Illiana Christian 58, Herscher 52
Bradley-Bourbonnais 65, Carver 55
Central 62, Peotone 51
Kankakee 66, Richards 60

State Farm Classic

Bishop McNamara 67, Prairie Central 41
Cissna Park 45, Rock Falls 36

Marseilles Holiday Tournament

Gardner-South Wilmington 43, Earlville 26
Dwight 74, Reed-Custer 66

Plano Christmas Classic

Lisle 69, Wilmington 25
Morris 57, Coal City 51

Hayden's Classic

Judah Christian 61, Watseka 37
Bismarck-Henning 53, Watseka 33

Girls basketball

Bradley-Bourbonnais Holiday Tournament

Championship

Bradley Bourbonnais 62, T.F. South 49

Fifth-place game

Peotone 47, Romeoville 38

State Farm Classic

Bishop McNamara 57, El Paso-Gridley 34

Blue Devil Classic

Watseka 56, North Vermillion (Ind.) 25
Watseka 52, Salt Fork 30

Lisle Holiday Tournament

Coal City 38, Wheaton St. Francis 32

Momence Holiday Tournament

Serena 59, Dwight 32
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 46, Wilmington 21
Cissna Park 46, Tri-Point 27
Momence 39, St. Anne 24

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12/20-21 HS Basketball; Cann Player of Week

Saturday, Dec. 21 High school Boys basketball

Central 75, Wilmington 46
Marquette Catholic (Ind.) 61, Bishop McNamara 51
St. Anne 56, Momence 43

Crete-Monee Shootout
Joliet Central 75, Bradley-Bourbonnais 60

Shiloh Shootout
Tri-County 49, Waseka 40

Girls basketball

Coal City 51, Gardner-South Wilmington 16
Iroquois West 47, Ridgeview 22
Watseka 41, Armstrong 36

Friday, Dec. 20 High school Boys basketball

Gordon Tech 65, Bishop McNamara 47
Manteno 62, Lisle 48
Reed-Custer 80, Peotone 79
Beecher 79, Donovan 44
St. Anne 62, Gardner-South Wilmington 46
Plano 63, Dwight 54
Covenant Christian (Ind.) 57, Trinity 53
Illinois Lutheran 59, Grant Park 51
Herscher 45, Westmont 23
Coal City 57, Sandwich 50

Girls basketball

Cissna Park 50, Bismarck-Henning 12
Covenant Christian 46, Trinity 36
Lisle 48, Manteno 24
Central 48, Gardner-South Wilmington 35

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA & CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 12/21/13) IS JEFF CANN OF THE MILFORD BEARCATS.
JEFF HAS BEEN A KEY CONTRIBUTOR IN MILFORD'S 7-0 START, AVERAGING 17 POINTS/GAME THUS FAR, AND IS HIGH ON THE AREA LEADERBOARD IN FREE THROW %.  AT THE WATSEKA HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT, HE AVERAGED 19 POINTS/GAME, HELPING MILFORD WIN THE TOURNAMENT, AND HE MADE THE ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM AS WELL.

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12/13-14 HS Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 14

Boys basketball

Watseka Holiday Tournament

Tri-Point 66, Donovan 49

Beecher 59, Hoopeston 48

Milford 58, Momence 47

Iroquois West 59, Watseka 56

Girls basketball

Fisher 43, Cissna Park 37

Iroquois West Holiday Hoops

Iroquois West 38, Milford 26

Manteno 51, Hoopeston 42

Herscher 50, Gardner-South Wilmington 39

Beecher 55, Central 35

Friday, Dec. 13

High school

Boys basketball

Bradley-Bourbonnais 75, Andrew 36

Gardner-South Wilmington 59, Grant Park 49

Grace Christian 76, HRSC 65 (OT)

Manteno 55, Westmont 52 (OT)

Sandwich 71, Wilmington 37

Seneca 53, Herscher 47

St. Ignatius 60, Bishop McNamara 39

Watseka Holiday Tournament

Iroquois West 58, Beecher 49

Momence 60, Donovan 48

Hoopeston 59, Watseka 47

Girls basketball

Bradley-Bourbonnais 102, Lincoln-Way Central 86

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HS Basketball 12/6-7; Curry Player of Week

FRIDAY 12/6 BOYS
St. Anne 51, Cissna Park 46
Seneca 57, Peotone 39
Bradley-Bourbonnais 53, Lincoln Way-Central 47
GSW 58, Beecher 54 OT
Coal City 52, Wilmington 39
Tri Point 66, Illinois Lutheran 43
Momence 51, Iroquois West 48
Grant Park 56, Donovan 44
Dwight 60, Manteno 37
In Indiana:  Seeger 48, S. Newton 32

SATURDAY 12/7 BOYS
Milford 64, Watseka 52
Tri-Point 53, Donovan 35
Cissna Park 44, Salt Fork 41

SATURDAY 12/7 GIRLS
Bishop McNamara 84, St. Thomas More 70
Coal City 49, Serena 37
Herscher 29, Momence 24

THE FIRST TRUST & SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA AND CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 12/7/13) IS SENIOR GUARD DEVIN CURRY OF WATSEKA LADY WARRIOR BASKETBALL.

STARTING HER 4TH YEAR FOR THE 6-0 WARRIORS, ONE OF ILLINOIS CLASS 2A'S TOP TEAMS, DEVIN IS OFF TO A RED-HOT START. AT THE TIP-OFF CLASSIC IN NOVEMBER, DEVIN SCORED 21 OR MORE POINTS IN EACH OF THE 5 GAMES, MAKING ALL-TOURNAMENT, AND LEADING THE WARRIORS TO WIN THE CLASSIC. ALSO, THIS PAST THURSDAY, SHE SCORED ANOTHER 23 POINTS AND 4 THREE-POINTERS IN A DOMINATING WIN OVER MOMENCE.