Girls' Basketball

Armstrong-Potomac winter year-in-review

Boys basketball

Highlights

The Trojans were able to pull out a fifth-place finish at the Vermilion County Conference tournament with a win over Westville, and they pulled out a road win over rival Chrisman.

Lowlights


Fisher winter year-in-review

Boys basketball

Highlights


Rantoul winter year-in-review

Boys basketball

Highlights


Rantoul Press Girls Basketball All-Vermilion Valley Conference Teams

Player of the Year

Anaya Peoples, Schlarman

The future Notre Dame player was a star in every sense of the word for the Hilltoppers’ Class 1A state championship team. Peoples had help with Capria Brown and Sydney Gouard, but Peoples was Schlarman’s top player.

 


Rantoul Press Girls Basketball All-Heart of Illinois Conference Teams

Player of the Year

Tessa Leman, Eureka

Leman was a unanimous All-Heart of Illinois Conference selection by the coaches this season, making it back-to-back first team honors. Leman led the Hornets to a fourth-place finish in state.

 

First Team


Rantoul Press Girls Basketball All-Illini Prairie Conference Teams

Player of the Year

Lauren Shanks, Bloomington Central Catholic

Despite the Saints being ousted early in the postseason, Shanks wins POY after averaging 18.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game while burying 43 3-pointers and garnering Associated Press Second Team All-State honors.

 


Rantoul Press all-area girls basketball team

Maddie Buhr, Armstrong-Potomac

Why she was chosen …

Not a typical post player, Buhr lived mostly around the perimeter and thrived there. Here’s guessing Buhr will become the girl the Trojans run their offense through next season.

Becca Clanton, Fisher


Rantoul Press girls basketball awards

Player of the Year

Alivia Spenard, Fisher


Bunnies cruise past Urbana Uni High before falling to Lexington in regional semifinals

FISHER — A repeat performance would have gone over well with the Fisher girls basketball team last Monday as it opened its own Class 1A regional with a quarterfinal bout against Uni High.


Trojans, down three starters, fall heavily to Milford in regional semifinals

MILFORD — When Nick Hipsher’s girls basketball team strolled into Milford last Wednesday night, it probably felt like it was on its last legs.

The head coach’s Armstrong-Potomac squad had just defeated Donovan 46-17 in the first round of the Class 1A Milford Regional two days prior behind a career-high 19 points from Hope Hambleton.


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