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FRIDAY - FEB 21

 

BOYS:

Dixon 79 - Princeton 62

Kewanee 84 - Bureau Valley 40

St. Bede 82 - Hall 63

Wethersfield 64 - ROWVA 56

Annawan 56 - United 53

Ottawa 78 - La Salle-Peru 72

Orion 56 - Morrison 32

Fieldcrest 57 - Fisher 34

Sterling 65 - Moline 55

Milledgeville 69 - Amboy 43

Geneseo 53 - Quincy 49

Putnam County 43 - Woodland 28

Roanoke-Benson 56 - Peoria Christian 42

Illinois Valley Central 53 - Unity 49

Seneca 50 - Marquette 48

Earlville 62 - Hiawatha 57

 

Our next basketball broadcast is Monday night from the Chillicothe Regional.  The Princeton Tigers battle the Eureka Hornets followed by Bureau Valley vs. Fieldcrest.  Norm Vandermoon has the call starting at 5:45 pm on WZOE-AM 1490 and streaming at princetonnewsnow.com.

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THURSDAY - FEB 20

 

BOYS:

Putnam County 55 - St. Bede 51

Richwoods 52 - Geneseo 39

Sycamore 68 - Dixon 36

 

 

GIRLS POSTSEASON:

Pecatonica Sectional Championship

Eastland 59 - Amboy 58


Lydia Coatney hits a 3 with 5 seconds to play to win by one
Amboy's leading scorer was Mallory Powers with 18

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

BV Elementary Conference Championship

(OT) DePue 32 - Malden 27

DePue: Lizbeth Pahs and Veronica Fitzgerald combined for 28 points

Malden: Sidney Mount led the way with 8

 

Our next basketball broadcast is Monday night from the Chillicothe Regional.  The Princeton Tigers battle the Eureka Hornets followed by Bureau Valley vs. Fieldcrest.  Norm Vandermoon has the call starting at 5:45 pm on WZOE-AM 1490 and streaming at princetonnewsnow.com.

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Saturday will be the last home game for WIU seniors James Claar, C.J. Duff, and Keshon Montague as they will go up against Omaha University.

 

The last time the Leatherneck men’s basketball team went up against Omaha was on January 23rd. The thriller had 12 lead changes and went into overtime. This battle looks to repeat itself as Western seeks to defend their home court for senior night.

 

Backcourt guards Kobe Webster and C.J. Duff have been making headlines. Kobe has scored 20 points in back to back nights and Duff . is 2 points shy of becoming the second Leatherneck to score 1,000 points this season. Webster joined the club earlier in the season.

 

The Leathernecks are currently on an eight-game losing streak their most recent loss an overtime game against the University of North Dakota (86-83). The Leathernecks are 2-11 in the conference while Omaha is at .500 with a record of 6-6. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip-off

 

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The Bushnell Prairie City’s boy’s basketball team will travel to Carthage Illinois tonight to play the Illini West Chargers in a conference matchup.  The Spartans have done well-facing teams in their conference because they are undefeated with a 5-0 record. 

 

In addition, the Spartans have been excellent on the road this season, as they are 6-4 when it comes to away games.  Not to mention, the Spartans have the momentum coming off a 68-53 win against the Cuba/Spoon River Valley Wild. Only a few more games left before the Spartans begin their postseason play. 

 

The Chargers haven't done so well this season as they are on a 7 game losing streak and post a record of 2-25 games in the season. This game against the Spartans will be there very last of the season. They will give the Spartans trouble as they try to wrap their season up strong. 

 

After returning back from Carthage, the Spartans will host Knoxville on February 21st, and then Camp Point Central for their season finale. Tip-off for Bushnell Prairie city and the Illini West Chargers is scheduled for 7:30 pm tonight.

 

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WEDNESDAY - FEB 19

 

BOYS:

Annawan 60 - Stark County 38

Orion 69 - Morrison 42

Streator 52 - Seneca 43

Lowpoint-Washburn 70 - La Moille 63

 

Our next basketball broadcast is Monday night from the Chillicothe Regional.  The Princeton Tigers battle the Eureka Hornets followed by Bureau Valley vs. Fieldcrest.  Norm Vandermoon has the call starting at 5:45 pm on WZOE-AM 1490 and streaming at princetonnewsnow.com.

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The Princeton Tigers rallied from a double-digit deficit and almost pulled off a huge upset over a powerful Rockridge Rockets team in boys varsity basketball Tuesday night before falling 67-66 in double overtime in the regular season finale at Princeton's Prouty Gymnasium.

 

The Rockets, entering the game with a 22-5 record, led 11-7 after the first quarter and jumped out to a 12 point lead in the second before settling for a 25-17 halfltime advantage.

 

The Tigers rallied to within 3 in the third quarter at 29-26 and trailed 37-30 going into the fourth.

 

A 10-2 run to start the fourth gave the Tigers their first lead of the game at 40-39 and it was back-and-forth the rest of the quarter and the teams headed into the first overtime tied at 48.

 

Each team scored 7 points in the first overtime and a bucket by Wyatt Davis with 6.9 seconds left forced a second overtime.

 

In the second overtime it looked like the Tigers were going to get the win when Braden DeBates buried a three-pointer to give PHS a 66-65 lead with 2 seconds left.

 

With just .1 seconds remaining, Rockridge's Nate Henry hit a pair of free throws to lift the Rockets to the narrow win.

 

Henry scored a game-high 29 points for the Rockets and Jenson Whiteman added 10.  The Tigers were topped by Wyatt Davis' 17 and DeBates' 13.

 

During the pre-game broadcast, Tiffany Gonigam visited with Princeton High School student Elana Martinez...

 

At halftime, Norm Vandermoon talked with Princeton softball coach Joe Bates...

 

Our next basketball broadcast is Monday night from the Chillicothe Regional.  The Princeton Tigers battle the Eureka Hornets followed by Bureau Valley vs. Fieldcrest.  Norm Vandermoon has the call starting at 5:45 pm on WZOE-AM 1490 and streaming at princetonnewsnow.com.

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TUESDAY - FEB 18

 

BOYS:

Rockridge 67 - Princeton 66 (2-OT)  (Soph: PHS 41-33)

Sherrard 73 - Bureau Valley 57

Kewanee 71 - Hall 44

Kaneland 70 - La Salle-Peru 59

Putnam County 55 - St. Bede 51

Annawan 73 - Galva 61

Princeville 54 - Wethersfield 53

Winnebago 47 - Rock Falls 39

Roanoke-Benson 61 - Flanagan-Cornell 45

Fieldcrest 52 - Eureka 34

Rockford Lutheran 88 - Mendota 31

Ottawa 67 - Sycamore 64

Somonauk 47 - Marquette 30

Prairie Central 69 - Illinois Valley Central 68

Dixon 59 - Byron 55

 

GIRLS POST-SEASON:

Amboy 47 - Galena 33

Washington 54 - La Salle-Peru 35

Rockford Boylan 71 - Sterling 68

Metamora 46 - Ottawa 37

Dixon 35 - Hampshire 31

Joliet Catholic 52 - Fieldcrest 42

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The Macomb Bombers will prepare for a non-conference game at home tonight at 7:30 pm against the Seymour Indians. The Seymour Indians posted a record of 25-2 in the regular season. The Bombers won't fold easily as they won their last couple of games.

 

Currently, the Bombers have a record of 8-17 after defeating Illini West 57-46 (Feb. 8) and Camp Point Central 56-44 (Feb. 14). The Bombers have been the underdogs all season long, but now they are starting to show some fight towards the end of the season. 

 

With the Bombers having home-court advantage, they will pose a true threat against the Seymour Indians. The Bombers will play their final regular-season game against Monmouth Roseville on February 21st before the start of the postseason.

 

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Wethersfield came up just a little short in yesterdays match up with Princeville falling 54-53. It was a clutch three in the closing moments that sunk the Geese and are now 5-2 in the conference. Russ Hughes breaks down the Princeville scoring and postgame remarks with Steve Osborne...

 

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MONDAY - FEB 17

 

BOYS:

Princeville 54 - Wethersfield 53

 

 

GIRLS:

Putnam County Sectional:  Aurora Christian 52 - St. Bede 19

Freeport Regional:  Boylan Catholic 71 - Sterling 68

Washington Regional:  East Peoria 51 - Streator 44

 

 

We have a basketball broadcast tonight.  It's a boys varsity matchup as the Princeton Tigers host the Rockridge Rockets at Prouty Gym.  Norm Vandermoon and Tiffany Gonigam have the call at 6:30 pm on WZOE-AM 1490 and streaming at princetonnewsnow.com.

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The Western Illinois women had their hands full in  Saturday's game against the North Dakota Hawks.

The Leathernecks had a busy travel week, returning back to Macomb on Friday after a long bus ride to South Dakota. The Fighting Hawks beat Western in North Dakota a few weeks ago.

 

But on Saturday, the Leatherneck women came up on top with a score of 91-74. The Fighting Hawks were hot starting off both halves in the game, but the Leathernecks had a response for each time. As a result, giving the Leathernecks a huge win that moved WIU into third place in the Summit League. Western lead by as much as 20 points in the first half.

 

WIU’s Junior Grace Gilmore had a fantastic night with 17 points and four rebounds.  Sophomore Danni Nichols leads the way for Western with 19 points. Freshman Carla Flores added 10 points and Sophomore Sam Pryor came off the bench to add 12 more points. 

 

North Dakota would rally up a bunch of runs to bring the game within single digits. But in return, the Leatherneck women responded each time to stretch the lead as much as possible. Western went to the free-throw line 36 times on Saturday and knocked down 28, sending the Fighting Hawks home with a loss.

 

Whenever it appeared WIU was hanging on for dear life and fighting tired leads, Western would string together yet another run to keep North Dakota at a safe distance in the second half. The Leathernecks are off until Thursday when they host Omaha at home for the regular-season finale.

 

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SATURDAY - FEB 15

 

BOYS:

Rochelle 73 - Princeton 50

Newman 82 - Bureau Valley 40

New Berlin 39 - Wethersfield 32

Ottawa 65 - La Salle-Peru 42

Dixon 73 - Streator 63

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The Princeton Tigers picked up a home win over the Bureau Valley Storm 74-62 on Friday night in boys varsity basketball action at Prouty Gymnasium.

 

The Tigers jumped out of the gate strong using a 10-0 run to take an 18-3 lead midway through the first quarter, which ended with Princeton up 22-8.

 

BV cut the Tigers' lead to six at 24-18 in the second quarter but PHS regained control and held a 44-27 halftime edge on a Jamie Reinhardt buzzer-beating three-point basket.

 

The third quarter belonged to the Storm, as BV outscored the Tigers 24-13 to cut the PHS lead to just six at 57-51 going into the fourth.

 

BV got to within five at 63-58 in the fourth quarter but the Tigers were able to get the lead back up to double digits and hold on for the win.

 

Jamie Reinhardt led PHS in scoring with 17, followed by Cole Adams with 13 and Liam Duffin with 11 including a slam dunk.  Dalton Dean topped BV with a game-high 22 points, Carter Salisbury contributed 13 and Adam Johnson had 12.

 

The Tigers went 16 of 23 from the free throw line while the Storm made 14 out of 27.  Each team made 8 treys.  Princeton also won the sophomore matchup 58-47.

 

During the pre-game broadcast, Tiffany Gonigam visited with Bureau Valley girls basketball player Jade Aber...

 

At halftime, Norm Vandermoon visited with Princeton girls basketball player Kenzie Coleman...

 

Following the game, Norm spoke with BV's Dalton Dean and Tiffany with Princeton's Liam Duffin...

 

 

Our next basketball broadcast is a boys matchup Tuesday night as the Princeton Tigers host the Rockridge Rockets at Prouty Gym.  Norm Vandermoon and Tiffany Gonigam have the call at 6:30 pm on WZOE-AM 1490 and streaming at princetonnewsnow.com.

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FRIDAY - FEB 14

 

GIRLS REGIONALS:

Winnebago 56 - Rock Falls 51

Amboy 41 - Fulton 30

Princeville 47 - Stark County 25

Fieldcrest 37 - El Paso-Gridley 32

 

BOYS REGULAR SEASON:

Princeton 74 - Bureau Valley 62 (Soph) PHS 58-47)

Newman 66 - Hall 60

Erie-Prophetstown 61 - St. Bede 58

Rock Falls 0 - Rockford Christian 0

Sterling 80 - Alleman 39

Wethersfield 66 - Galva 40

Annawan 79 - ROWVA 47

La Salle-Peru 68 - Sandwich 61

Roanoke-Benson 56 - Seneca 31

Marquette 46 - Lowpoint-Washburn 24

Orion 59 - Fulton 40

Morrison 56 - Sherrard 42

Rockridge 70 - Riverdale 45

Fieldcrest 66 - Heyworth 45

Princeville 71 - United 61

Rock Island 81 - Geneseo 45

St. Joseph-Ogden 60 - Illinois Valley Central 54

Somonauk 68 - La Moille-Ohio 46

 

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THURSDAY - FEB 13

 

GIRLS REGIONALS:

St. Bede 40 - Putnam County 19

Brimfield 53 - Annawan 51

Gardner South-Wilmington 53 - Marquette 47

Stark County 49 - Abingdon-Avon 47

 

GIRLS REGULAR SEASON:

La Salle-Peru 58 - Rochelle 28

Sandwich 53 - Ottawa 43

Quincy 56 - Geneseo 46

 

BOYS:

Oregon 74 - Dixon 63

Roanoke-Benson 73 - Midland 27

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VERMILLION, S.D. – Kobe Webster and Zion Young were forces to be reckoned with Wednesday (February 12). Combining to score more than half of Western Illinois' points, the two tested the South Dakota men's basketball team all night for 29 and 21, respectively, in an 85-72 loss. 

The point tally set a new career-high for Webster. 

With both teams in search of their first points on the night, Young delivered a deep 2-pointer at 17:41. The young forward contributed five points in Western's 6-2 advantage, before tagging in Webster to strengthen the lead. 

Ten minutes hadn't quite ticked off the clock, but Webster was already a point shy of reaching double-figures. He is the only Leatherneck to score 10-plus in every Summit game this season, and when his team lost its edge on a 10-0 Coyote run, he ended the drought with his 11th point.

The Leathernecks jumped out by as many as 11 before the stretch but saw their lead slimmed to one, 21-20, with 6:09 to go before halftime. They entered the locker room trailing 35-31 after the 'Yotes hit a 3-pointer as time expired. 

South Dakota took a 46-35 lead with 16:41 left and maintained a double-digit edge for a majority of the latter half. 

Young scored 14 of his points in the latter half and really started to heat up in the closing minutes. He hit back-to-back shots with 4:02 remaining to help in Western's late push (74-64) but fouled out a few minutes later. He also scored 21 in the previous meeting against USD.  

This Saturday, Western returns home for the first of two remaining games inside Western Hall. North Dakota will visit first at 7 p.m., and the following Saturday will see Omaha roll into town at 2 p.m.  
 

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WEDNESDAY - FEB 12

 

GIRLS REGIONALS:

At Eastland:  Polo 68 - Newman 45

At Rock Falls:  Rock Falls 66 - West Carroll 22

At Amboy:  Amboy 62 - Ashton-Franklin Center 30

At Amboy:  Fulton 48 - Forreston 37 (OT)

At Earlville:  Serena 62 - Earlville 38

At Rock Falls:  Winnebago 59 - Byron 52

 

GIRLS REGULAR SEASON:

Sterling 59 - Sandwich 52

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Even though Kewanee had to travel to Princeton for last nights game, it felt like a home game for Kewanee. Boiler fans made the trip for last nights contest and saw the Boilermakers come out on top 69-56 to push their record to 24-4 on the season. Kavon Russell led the way for Kewanee...

If you look at the end score it looks pretty one-sided, but this was a very close game. It was a big fourth quarter that gave Kewanee the edge...

After the game Russ Hughes sat down with the Kewanee head coach...

Up next for Kewanee will be Sherrard this Saturday.

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The Bureau Valley Storm had an early 2-0 lead but the rest of the game belonged to the Hall Red Devils as they scored a 61-37 boys varsity basketball win Tuesday night on Senior Night at Red Devil Gymnasium.

 

Hall led 18-9 at the end of the first quarter, 36-19 at halftime and 60-29 at the end of the third quarter.  They only scored one point in the fourth quarter but that was played entirely under a running clock.

 

Trez Rybarczyk led the Red Devils with 24 points while Bryan Fuentes added 18.  The Storm had 11 players find the scoring column topped by Carter Salisbury's 12.

 

Hall only made one more basket in the game but nine of those shots were three-pointers compared to zero for Bureau Valley.  The win is the 18th of the season for Hall with 3 games left in the regular season.

 

Hall won the sophomore matchup 50-33.

 

At halftime Tiffany Gonigam visited with Bureau Valley girls basketball player Carly Konneck...

 

 

Following the game Norm Vandermoon spoke with Hall's Trez Rybarczyk and Bureau Valley's Casey Horner...

 

 

 

Our next basketball broadcast is a boys matchup Friday night as the Bureau Valley Storm visit the Princeton Tigers.  Norm Vandermoon and Tiffany Gonigam have the call at 6:30 pm on WZOE-AM 1490 and streaming at princetonnewsnow.com.

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TUESDAY - FEB 11

 

GIRLS REGIONALS:

At Stillman Valley:  Stillman Valley 43 - Hall 34

At Stillman Valley:  Riverdale 39 - Mendota 31

At Kewanee:  Eureka 65 - Illinois Valley Central 33

At ROWVA:  Stark County 57 - Galva 28

At St. Bede:  St. Bede 57 - Midland 29

At St. Bede:  Putnam County 41 - Dwight 25

At Sherrard:  Illini West 51 - Rockridge 27

At Earlville:  Earlville 64 - Islamic Foundation 6

At Gardner-South Wilmington:  Marquette 40 - Henry-Senachwine 24

At Eastland:  Polo 60 - Morrison 37

At Sherrard:  Mercer County 55 - Sherrard 51 (OT)

At West Central:  Annawan 46 - West Central 33

At Rushville-Industry:  Monmouth-Roseville 62 - Hamilton 39

 

BOYS:

Kewanee 69 - Princeton 56

Hall 61 -  Bureau Valley 37 (Soph: Hall 50-33)

La Salle-Peru 72 - St. Bede 57

Wethersfield 49 - United 35

Annawan 73 - West Central 53

Rock Falls 59 - Byron 44

Rockridge 40 - Erie-Prophetstown 32

Roanoke-Benson 51 - Downs Tri-Valley 36

Fieldcrest 70 - Putnam County 25

Stillman Valley 48 - Mendota 35

Dixon 61 - Genoa-Kingston 59

Galesburg 87 - Geneseo 64

Stark County 55 - Galva 45

Newark 60 - Marquette 27

Pontiac 55 - Illinois Valley Central 44

La Moille-Ohio 73 - Ashton-Franklin Center 48

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