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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.

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Momence loses heartbreaker 34-33

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, THE MOMENCE REDSKINS HOSTED THE STERLING NEWMAN CENTRAL CATHOLIC COMETS IN THE CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALS.  THE COMETS JUMP IN FRONT 14-0 IN THE FIRST ON SHORT TD RUNS BY DILLAN HEFFELFINGER AND JAKE SNOW.

IN THE 2ND, MOMENCE'S AARON CANTWELL GOT HIS CLUB ON THE BOARD WITH A 25-YD TD PASS TO ZACH HAMANN. THE
COMETS GO UP 22-7 ON A BRADY RUDE TD RUN, BUT THE REDSKINS' AARON CANTWELL HIT BLAKE LAWRENCE FROM 17 YARDS OUT JUST BEFORE HALF. COMETS LEAD 22-13.

LATE IN THE 3RD, THE COMETS' JAKE SNOW SCORED FROM 2 YARDS OUT, BUT JUST A MINUTE LATER, THE REDSKINS' AARON CANTWELL HIT ZACH HAMANN, THIS TIME FROM 58 YARDS OUT FOR A TD. REDSKINS STILL TRAILED 28-20.

A SHORT TD RUN FROM THE COMETS' DILLAN HEFFELFINGER PUT THE COMETS UP 34-20 EARLY IN THE 4TH. THEN AT THE 1:43 MARK AARON CANTWELL HIT TRE SPEARS FROM 30 YARDS OUT, COMETS NOW LED 34-27.

GINO WENDES RECOVERED AN ONSIDE KICK FOR MOMENCE, AND AT THE 43 SECOND MARK CANTWELL, WITH HIS 5TH TD PASS OF THE DAY, HIT SPEARS AGAIN FROM 14 YARDS OUT TO PULL WITHIN 1 POINT. MOMENCE GOES FOR 2, CANTWELL WITH A QUICK PASS TO JESSE FULWILEY BUT THE COMETS STOP HIM AT THE 2. MOMENCE TRIED 1 LAST ONSIDE KICK, BUT IT FAILED, AND THE COMETS WIN 34-33.

SO 11-1 STERLING NEWMAN WILL HOST 11-1 ALEDO MERCER COUNTY NEXT WEEKEND IN THE 2A STATE SEMIS, WHILE MOMENCE ENDS THEIR SEASON AT 8-4.

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Momence FB advances to Q'Finals; Watseka VB season ends

MOMENCE 21, SPRING VALLEY HALL 13:  LeAnthony Reasnover 137 yards rushing; Aaron Cantwell 112 yards passing, TD pass to Zach Hamann.  Jesse Fulwiley 36 yd TD run; Gino Wendes 27 yd TD run, INT, fumble recovery.  Momence goes to 8-3, and will host 10-1 Sterling Newman Central Catholic Sat. Nov. 16 at 2pm in the Class 2A Quarterfinals.  All the action can be heard on 94.1 WGFA and wgfaradio.com.

Also Sat. 11/9--Class 3A:  Winnebago 27, Bishop McNamara 12.  Class 7A: Edwardsville 42, Bradley-Bourbonnais 0.  Class 4A:  Quincy Notre Dame 23, Peotone 14.

WATSEKA VOLLEYBALL came to an end Thursday 11/7 at the 2A El Paso Gridley Sectional Title game, as the Lady Warriors lost 25-18, 25-21 to the Fieldcrest Lady Knights.  Taylor Bauer 15 kills, Hayley Gray 7 kills & 1 block, Maddie Pfingsten 25 assists, Natalie Castonguay 13 digs in defeat for Watseka.  The Warriors finish 32-4, the 3rd straight 30-plus win season for the program.