Boys' Basketball

'Second chance': Fisher wins program's first regional title since 2012

DANVILLE — The feeling at this time last year for Zach Griffith, Jaden Jones-Watkins and the rest of their Fisher basketball teammates was too excruciating to bare.

Regional championship game preview: Fisher vs. Chrisman

Fisher Bunnies vs. Chrisman Cardinals

Date/Time: Friday, 7 p.m.

Site: Schlarman Academy in Danville

The Fisher Bunnies (20-9) will square off against the Chrisman Cardinals (21-6) in the Class 1A Schlarman Regional championship game on Friday night. 

Fisher gets past Schlarman; will play Chrisman for regional title

DANVILLE — Late in the third quarter of Wednesday night’s Class 1A Schlarman Regional semifinal game against Schlarman, Fisher forward Cale Zook collected a teammate’s air ball

Regional Preview: (3) Fisher vs. (7) Schlarman

(3) Fisher vs. (7) Schlarman

(3) Fisher


Conference: Heart of Illinois (10-3)

Champaign Central Regional Preview

The Class 3A Champaign Central Regional is probably the most loaded regional in the area. It features three teams that were ranked in the top five of the latest News-Gazette Top 10 area boys basketball rankings — No. 5 Rantoul, No. 4 Champaign Central and No. 1 Mahomet-Seymour.

There is no mistaking that this each game in this field could end in one- or two-possesion games.

Williams makes return in loss to Danville

DANVILLE — Despite holding a 32-21 lead at halftime, the Eagles could not hang on a 76-59 loss to Danville on Monday night.

The Vikings’ Kendle Moore finished with 23 points, 14 of which came at the free throw line.

UMKC basketball rolling: Three reasons the 'Roos could go to the NCAA Tournament

KANSAS CITY — With former Rantoul star guard Kareem Richardson leading the way as its head coach, the University of Missouri-Kansas City men’s basketball team is on a roll.

Following the Kangaroos’ 84-65 win over Chicago State Saturday, Richardson’s squad has won its last five games for the program’s first five-game winning streak in 12 years.

20/20: Eagles notch back-to-back 20-win seasons for first time in 53 years

RANTOUL — The news was a bit head scratching, if not shocking, for Brett Frerichs.

With the long-storied tradition of a program such as the Rantoul Township High School boys basketball team, the Eagles’ coach figured there might be a mistake in the math, but it’s all accurate.

RTHS has not had back-to-back 20-plus-win seasons for its boys team in 53 years.

Until now.

Fisher breezes past Uni High in regional quarterfinals

DANVILLE — Zach Griffith and Cale Zook know that unselfish attitudes and even distribution of the ball has been the key to the Fisher boys basketball team’s successful season.

Danville Schlarman Regional Preview

It has been said time and again, but Fisher coach Cody Diskin’s top three goals for his team this year were to:

1) Get to the Shirk Center in the McLean County/HOIC tournament. Check.

2) Win 20-plus games.

3) Win a regional championship.

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