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Dylan Overstreet, a former Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys basketball standout, helped lead Illinois Wesleyan to an 84-68 win Saturday over St. Norbert in the second round of the NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament. Here are some of the highlights:
WESTVILLE – Jake Barnes was Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys basketball’s lone representative in the Three-Point Showdown at Friday’s IHSA Class 2A Westville Sectional.
He made five 3-pointers Friday to conclude his season.
Brennan Crose of Hoopeston Area, Kyle Girton of Oakwood, Derek Stain of Sullivan and Noah Freeman of Monticello each advanced to state from Westville.
DANVILLE – After making only one 3-pointer in the Three-Point Showdown at Friday’s IHSA Class 1A Danville Sectional, Christ Lutheran’s A.J. Tofari said he was not upset at all at the performance.
GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley girls basketball sophomore Mikayla Baillie was named as an honorable mention for the all-Heart of Illinois Conference team.
PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School girls basketball sophomore Kellyn Maynard was named to the all-Sangamon Valley Conference first team.
Senior Janel Flanigan was given an honorable mention.
WATSEKA — Paxton-Buckley-Loda’s seventh-grade volleyball team ended its season Tuesday, March 4, in the Class 3A Watseka Regional semifinals.
The fifth-seeded Panthers lost to top-seeded Watseka Glenn Raymond 25-14, 17-25, 25-19.
Ezri Vesely-Jamison finished the game with four kills, three ace serves and 13 points as well as one stuff block.
SVC BOYS STARS OF THE WEEK
Mike Plecki – The St. Thomas More player scored 31 points in the Sabers’ 85-76 win in Friday’s Fisher Regional championship game over Fisher.
Tri-Point boys lose heartbreaker in regional semifinals
FISHER — Tri-Point was only a few seconds away from advancing to the championship game of the IHSA Class 1A Fisher Regional.
WATSEKA – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team entered Monday’s IESA Class 3A Watseka Regional as the fifth seed.
The Panthers played against No. 4-seeded Hoopeston Area in the quarterfinals and went back home with a 25-17, 25-21 victory.
“I’m very excited about the win,” PBL head coach Kara Harrison said. “We have been improving as a team since December.”