Boys' Basketball

Boys Basketball: Rantoul hoping for repeat against Spartans Friday

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.

Boys Basketball: As wins pile up, fans packing the stands to cheer on Eagles

Rantoul Press sports editor

RANTOUL — Finding a parking spot close to Rantoul Township High School on a Friday night is getting more and more difficult each week.

With its win streak now at seven after Friday’s thrilling 65-62 victory against Monticello, the fervor around the Eagles is growing by the day — and so is the amount of fans.

Boys Basketball: Eagles No. 1 for 3rd straight week in N-G’s rankings

CHAMPAIGN — Seven consecutive wins is enough to keep the Rantoul boys basketball team in the top spot of The News-Gazette’s prep basketball rankings for a third straight week.

Wins against No. 8 St. Thomas More (71-57) and No. 10 Monticello (65-62) last week cemented the 18-5 Eagles as No. 1.

Boys Basketball: Multiple title runs goal for Eagles

Rantoul Press sports editor

RANTOUL — The Okaw Valley Conference crown is getting closer with each passing game for the Rantoul boys basketball team.

While the players can see it in their sights, they’re not looking past what they need to do to accomplish that goal.

Boys Basketball: Rantoul's win against Monticello a big turning point in season

Rantoul Press sports editor

RANTOUL — Clutch. Cold-blooded. Money.

Call it what you will. All that matters is that Onycai Lawson’s corner three-pointer was a game-winner for Rantoul (18-5; 6-0) in Friday’s battle with Monticello.

Boys Basketball: A-P tames Bearcats on the road

Rantoul Press correspondent

At Milford's so-called Plastic Palace — because of the uniqueness of the gymnasium — Armstrong-Potomac head coach Sean O’Brien witnessed something he hates seeing.

He saw a 15-point lead, evaporate before his eyes.

Boys Basketball: Fisher bounces back with win against Uni High

Rantoul Press sports editor

FISHER — With the Class 1A regional seeds and pairings set to be released this Friday, the Fisher boys basketball team was searching for a win after dropping two conference games against Heyworth and LeRoy.

The Bunnies (13-11) got what they needed, taking down Urbana Uni High 60-49 at home Friday.

Boys Basketball: Eagles win thriller against Monticello at home

RANTOUL — Friday’s 65-62 finish between Rantoul and Monticello was defined by two shots.

A cold-blooded, game-winning corner three-pointer from Rantoul’s Onycai Lawson, and an in-and-out, potential game-tying triple try from Monticello’s Zach Fisher.

Boys Basketball: Monticello enters Eagles Nest Friday with Rantoul on a roll

RANTOUL — After a 71-57 win against Okaw Valley Conference rival St. Thomas More Tuesday, the Eagles look to keep steaming ahead with another victory against Monticello Friday at home.

Rantoul and Monticello split the season series last year with both teams winning on the road. The trend continued into this year when the Eagles won 77-71 on the Sages’ home floor.

Boys Basketball: Eagles now alone at top of OVC with 71-57 win against St. Thomas More

CHAMPAIGN — The final score might not show it, but Tuesday’s boys basketball game between Rantoul and St. Thomas More was a battle — a battle for first place in the Okaw Valley Conference.

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