Prep Sports

Brown adds toughness, muscle to Eagles’ front line

RANTOUL — When Angelo Brown did not go out for basketball for his junior season, it left Rantoul coach Brett Frerichs without a key rotation player and potential starter for the 2017-18 season.

Brown, however, has returned in 2018. Five games into the season, the senior forward has already made an impact for the Eagles, earning his way into the starting lineup.

Won one: Eagles use transition game to notch season’s first win over Longwood

RANTOUL — For eight minutes Saturday night, it looked like the same old story for the Rantoul boys basketball team.

Rantoul was stagnant and unproductive, unable to sustain anything offensively in putting up just six points in the first quarter of a nonconference game against Chicago Longwood.

Free-throw shooting a struggle for Ingold’s squad

FISHER — Ken Ingold won’t want to keep talking about it. He’s been around long enough to know that might make the problem worse.

But the issue over the past two games has been too glaring to miss — his Fisher girls basketball has struggled heavily at the free throw line.

Young could emerge as season progresses

RANTOUL — Prior to Saturday’s varsity matchup with Fisher, Rantoul sophomore Tanaya Young could be seen tearing up the Bunnies in junior varsity action for the Eagles.

Young scored 23 points en route to leading Rantoul to a win before she trotted off the court with less than two minutes remaining to change into her varsity gear.

Eagles hold off Fisher behind Williams' double-double

FISHER — When the Rantoul girls basketball team took a 36-20 lead over Fisher with 6 minutes, 30 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of a nonconference game Saturday, it looked like the Eagles would breeze to a victory.

Area roundup: Franzen beats buzzer; Hambleton explodes

ARMSTRONG — Bryce Franzen’s baseline buzzer beater capped a thrilling 40-39 win for the Armstrong-Potomac boys basketball team over Iroquois West last Tuesday.

The game-winning bucket was the last of 16 points for Franzen, whose shot was buoyed by a game-high 20 points by Dalton Loschen in the nonconference win.

Early lumps: Cowper’s shooting, plus turnovers, fouls lead to Eagles’ 0-3 start

CHAMPAIGN — Bryson Cowper has been a thorn in the side of Rantoul boys basketball in the past.

Last Wednesday, it was no different as the Centennial senior guard provided more headaches for the Eagles by draining six three-pointers en route to a game-high 29 points in a 70-64 win over Rantoul.

No repeat: Bunnies come up short of GCMS tourney title defense

GIBSON CITY — All three times Keegan Zimmerman has faced the Fisher boys basketball team, the 6-foot-8 senior has had himself a night.

Area roundup: Eagles grab third-place title at Comet Classic

OAKWOOD — Renee Reed’s first foray into varsity head coaching is off to a good start.

Reed’s Rantoul girls basketball team finished 4-1 at Oakwood’s Comet Classic, capturing third place with a 48-31 win over Westville Friday night.

GCMS/Fisher wrestling loses meets to Reed-Custer, Clifton Central

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher High School wrestling team lost both matches in its season-opening triangular meet on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

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