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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.
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.
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
(3) Fisher vs. (7) Schlarman
Conference: Heart of Illinois (10-3)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.