Girls' Basketball

St. Mal seventh-graders improve to 2-1

RANTOUL — Last Tuesday, the Rantoul St. Malachy seventh-grade team defeated Next Generation, 17-14.

In the first quarter, St. Malachy only scored three points, which was Savannah Ihnen netting a 3-pointer, which she followed up with four more points in the second quarter for a total of seven points in the game. Savannah Shumate scored 10 points over the next three quarters.


St. Mal. begins season

RANTOUL — Led by head coach Bryan Houmes, the Rantoul St. Malachy girls basketball team played its season opener on its home court against Tri-Point on Thursday.


IHSA adjusts rules in 3 sports

Wrestlebacks are back.

A cut day now exists in golf.

And a mercy rule is in place for basketball season.

Those are among the notable IHSA rule changes for the 2018-19 academic year that will affect the state wrestling and golf tournaments, as well as lopsided regular-season basketball games.


2017-18 Prep Sports Year-in-Review

STRAIGHT OUT OF THE RANTOUL PRESS SPORTS VAULT STARTED BY FORMER SPORTS EDITOR MATT DANIELS, WE TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE 2017-18 AREA PREP SPORTS SCENE AND A LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

Male Athlete of the Year: Jaden Jones-Watkins, Fisher senior, football, basketball & track and field


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.

 


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