Girls' Basketball

Area roundup: HOIC Tournament schedule released for boys, girls basketball



At El Paso-Gridley

Game 1 — No. 8 Tri-Valley vs. No. 9 Ridgeview, 11:30 a.m.

Game 2 — No. 4 Fieldcrest vs.  No. 13 Lexington, 1 p.m.

Game 3 — No. 5 LeRoy vs. No. 12 Fisher, 2:30 p.m.

Vermilion County Tournament Preview: Trojan girls look to continue recent hot run

ARMSTRONG — Projections for the second half of the season looked gloomy, at best, for Armstrong-Potomac girls basketball.

That was the consensus opinion following a dismal 46-16 loss to Salt Fork on Dec. 6 in the Trojans’ home building.

Morale was low, confidence even lower, and it looked like some wholesale rotation changes might be in the cards.

All smiles: Eagles show no rust, force 30 turnovers in victory over IVC

RANTOUL — As Jada Mosley glided in for a buzzer-beating third-quarter layup, it was a fitting ending to the period as the ball sank through the net.

The Rantoul girls basketball senior had just recorded her fifth steal of a game against Illinois Valley Central on Saturday, stripping the Grey Ghosts’ point guard before giving the Eagles a 34-28 lead.

Area roundup: Trojans come up short in final minutes against Hoopeston

HOOPESTON — After losing six consecutive games dating back to a Dec. 11 win over Schlarman, the Armstrong-Potomac boys basketball team had perhaps its best chance at ending the skid Friday night against Hoopeston Area.

Leading by one point on the road with 1 minute, 50 seconds remaining in the game, the Trojans took the ball out of bounds and turned it over.

Trojans take fifth place at holiday tourney

BUFFALO — Through the first 13 minutes of Friday’s game against Pawnee, Hope Hambleton missed her first six three-point attempts. In the entire first half, Kayla Roe had not attempted a single shot.

Both Armstrong-Potomac girls basketball seniors, however, stepped up and bounced back to break open a tight game against the Indians in the Tri-City/Sangamon Valley Holiday Tournament.

Area roundup: Bunnies salvage ninth place

The Fisher girls basketball team defeated Washington (Ind.) Catholic 45-23 to salvage a ninth-place finish at the Blue Devil Classic in Bismarck-Henning on Saturday.

The Bunnies (4-14) were led by Sidney Hood’s 16 points, as the junior hit two three-pointers, and Kylee Bishop nailed three triples en route to 15 points.

Area roundup: Stephens' career-high carries A-P

ST. JOSEPH — Once again, the Armstrong-Potomac boys basketball team was overwhelmed against the No. 1-ranked team in Class 1A.

Just nine days after suffering a 76-27 defeat at the hands of Cissna Park, A-P again was blown out by the Timberwolves, 75-26, on Thursday as part of the St. Joseph-Ogden-hosted Toyota of Danville Tournament.

GCMS girls basketball defeats Fisher

GIBSON CITY — A 41-19 victory over Fisher on Saturday improved the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley girls basketball team's overall record to 9-3 and its record in the Heart of Illinois Conference to 5-1.

“It’s just a great start for the girls," Dornbusch said. "It has been a really good team effort all around. Hopefully, we can keep it going into the holidays.”

Hambleton a dead-eye shooter for A-P girls

ARMSTRONG — There has been a common denominator among the Armstrong-Potomac girls basketball team’s four wins.

Hope Hambleton scorching nets.

In the season’s first two games, both Trojan wins, Hambleton netted 15 points and set a career high with 18 in victories over Cissna Park and Tri-Point, respectively.

Kirby-led Storm take down unenthused Trojan girls

ARMSTRONG — It’s easy to see why Nick Hipsher was so disheartened following Thursday’s 46-16 loss to Salt Fork.

He was at a loss for words, and it’s hard to blame Armstrong-Potomac’s girls basketball head coach.

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