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Boys Basketball: Big nights from Roblesn, Swinford and Owens carry Armstrong to win

■ Armstrong-Potomac 68, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 51. The host Trojans cruised to a Vermilion Valley Conference win as Isaiah Robles (25 points), Hayden Swinford (17 points) and Kinman Owens (15 points) accounted for the majority of A-P’s offense. Conor Steinbaugh’s 23 points led G-RF.


Boys Basketball: Griffiths big once again in Fisher's 73-57 win against Lexington

LEXINGTON — Fisher's Nick Griffith and Zach Griffith combined to score 41 points just a week after combining to score 44 in a win against Uni High.

This time, the Griffith brothers led the Bunnies to a 73-57 road win against the Lexington Knights Friday night.

Fisher built a big lead early, going up 23-8 after the first quarter with 16 of those points coming from the Griffiths.


Boys Basketball: Rantoul wins 20th, earns at least a share of conference title

RANTOUL — Rantoul almost let it happen again.

A week after allowing Monticello to come back from an 18-point deficit to tie the game, the Eagles nearly surrendered a 20-point lead to the visiting St. Joseph-Ogden Spartans.

But Rantoul held on once again to defeat St. Joe 73-56 for at least a share of the Okaw Valley Conference championship and its 20th win of the season.


Boys Basketball: Regional matchups set for Fisher, Armstrong boys

By RANTOUL PRESS

FISHER — Both the Fisher and Armstrong-Potomac boys basketball teams found out their Class 1A regional opponents when matchups were announced Friday afternoon.

Both the Bunnies and Trojans play in the Fisher regional tournament to be held at Fisher High School beginning Monday, Feb. 22.


Girls Basketball: Armstrong falls big to Schlarman in regional title game

Schlarman 77, Armstrong-Potomac 26. The last time the Hilltoppers (25-2) won a regional championship, Sierra Bell was a freshman. The senior guard made certain her prep career would finish with a bookend title, posting a double-double in the first half as Schlarman raced past A-P for the third time this season.


Girls Basketball: Danville tops Rantoul 67-32

Danville's Alexis Hoskins put up 19 points and eight rebounds as the Vikings (19-7) moved closer to the 20-win mark with a win on the road. Mikala Hall had 14 points and seven rebounds. Megan Burton nailed three three-pointers and totaled nine points as Danville won the season series 2-0. Rantoul (8-20) was led by Kanosha Williams with 11 points.


Girls Basketball: A-P's 5th straight win sends Trojans to regional title game against Schlarman

ST. TERESA — The Armstrong-Potomac girls basketball team will have its hands full Thusday night when the Trojans go up against the 24-2 Schlarman Hilltoppers in the regional title game.

The Trojans (16-10) won their fifth game in a row, narrowly defeating Grant Park 42-40.

A-P goes up agains a Schlarman team that is averaging nearly 73 points per game.


Girls Basketball: Fisher's season ends with regional loss to Lexington

DECATUR — The Fisher girls basketball team fell in game three of the St. Teresa regional Wednesday night to Lexington.

The Bunnies fell behind 11-5 after the first and were never able to recover, losing 43-32 to the Knights.

Senior Toree Stalter led the Bunnies with 11 points, while Alivia Spenard chipped in with seven.

The loss ended the 2015-16 campaign for Fisher.


Boys Basketball: Rantoul, Fisher get big wins; Armstrong falls to Schlarman

■ Rantoul 87, Maroa-Forsyth 54. The Eagles extended their win streak to eight games while upping their lead in the OVC to two games with a road win. CJ Dunner (18 points), Tyson Henderson (17 points), Kevonte Williams (16 points) and Kenyatta Wilson (16 points) all had double-digit scoring outputs for Rantoul (19-5).


Boys Basketball: Rantoul hoping for repeat against Spartans Friday

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


RANTOUL — The Rantoul boys basketball team already has one conference sweep under its belt with two wins against Monticello after Friday’s 65-62 victory against the Sages.


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