Boys' Basketball

Boys Regional Basketball: Eagles suffer heartbreaking 1-point loss

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


MAHOMET — History repeated itself Monday night as the Rantoul Eagles fell to the Urbana Tigers in the first game of the IHSA Class 3A regional tournament for the second consecutive year. Only this time, the game was a fight-to-the-finish nail-biter instead of a blowout, with Rantoul falling 50-49 in the final seconds.


Boys Regional Basketball: Timberwolves end Fisher's season

Trevor Hurt scored 12 points and Marquez added 11 as Cissna Park (16-13) topped Fisher 40-32 Wednesday. The Timberwolves committed seven turnovers.

“Fisher is a great defensive team and hard to score on,” Cissna Park coach Kevin Long said. “We did a great job keeping them off the boards.”


In The Corner Pocket: Eagles must embrace underdog role

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


I am going to need someone to explain to me why the Rantoul boys basketball team is getting stiffed with the No. 5 seed in the Mahomet Regional. 


Boys Regional Basketball: Fisher cruises by Crusaders by 50 points

By BRENDAN QUEALY
bquealy@news-gazette.com


ARMSTRONG — Despite their star leader being sidelined with what looks to be a serious knee injury, the Fisher Bunnies breezed by the Christ Lutheran Crusaders 69-19 in the Class 1A regional at Armstrong Township High School.


Boys Regional Basketball: Trojans season comes to end with 62-35 loss to Cissna Park

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


ARMSTRONG —  After a little back and forth through the first two minutes of Tuesday’s regional game between host Armstrong-Potomac and Cissna Park, the Timberwolves took control and left with a 62-35 victory.


Athletes of the Week: Kersey, Pointer, Zook show best of Fisher basketball

FISHER — The Fisher boys basketball program has seen its fair share of talent make its way onto the court. Each year, the seniors take their final bow and leave the program to the next crop of players. In 2015, the Bunnies will say goodbye to Brett Kersey, Grant Pointer and Connor Zook. All three have helped Fisher to a 17-11 record and a No.


Throwing it down: Eagles declaw Sabers for 22-point road victory

CHAMPAIGN — The 26-point loss to St. Joseph-Ogden looked to be a distant memory for the Rantoul Eagles Friday night. The Rantoul boys took it to the Sabers of St. Thomas More with a 73-51 victory on the road.


Boys Basketball: Trojans drop regular season finale to Bismarck-Henning

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


BISMARCK — The Armstrong-Potomac boys went into both a hostile and celbratory environment Friday night as they took on the Bismarck-Henning on the Blue Devils’ senior night.

The game would not end pretty for the Trojans as they lost 84-43, dropping their regular season finale.


Boys Basketball: Eagles declaw Sabers, win 73-51 in regular season finale

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


CHAMPAIGN — Last week’s 26-point loss to St. Joseph-Ogden looked to be a distant memory for the Rantoul Eagles Friday night. The Eagles took it to the Sabers of St. Thomas More with a 73-51 victory on the road.


Boys Basketball: Eagles No. 5-seed in Mahomet regional

By RANTOUL PRESS

RANTOUL — The seeding and matchups have been announced for the IHSA Class 3A boys basketball regional tournament at Mahomet-Seymour High School. The Rantoul Eagles will play Urbana at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2.


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