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PAXTON – Throughout the IHSA football season, “so-called experts” from The News-Gazette and its community newspapers – and, in the Paxton Record’s case, a regular guest – have predicted the outcomes of games in the local area.
GIBSON CITY – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys basketball team won 72-69 Saturday over LeRoy to claim the GCMS Thanksgiving Tournament championship.
After LeRoy held a 17-15 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Falcons outscored the Panthers 20-14 in the second quarter as Tucker Cribbett and James Fairifeld had nine and seven points, respectively, during the quarter.
PAXTON – A time to wonder what if is better spent early in the year than in regionals.
PAXTON – Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys basketball players Jonny Walder and Andrew Zenner were each named to the PBL/Manteno Interstate Classic all-tournament team.
GIBSON CITY – With a 50-48 win Friday over Prairie Central, the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys basketball team improved to 3-0 and advances to the GCMS Thanksgiving-Tournament’s championship game.
The Falcons trailed by seven points entering the fourth quarter, but overcame the deficit with an 18-9 run in the final quarter.
PAXTON – For the second time in three years, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys basketball team will play in the championship game of the PBL/Manteno Interstate Classic.
GIBSON CITY – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys basketball team won 70-64 Tuesday over Clinton in the GCMS Thanksgiving Tournament.
Trailing 47-40 entering the fourth quarter, the Falcons outscored the Maroons 30-19 in the final quarter as Tucker Cribbett and James Fairfield each scored nine points and Mitch McNutt added eight, including five via free throws.
PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys basketball team won 75-53 Tuesday over Fisher.
The Panthers took a 19-13 lead in the first quarter as Jonny Walder scored eight points, including one 3-point shots, and Andrew Zenner drained two 3-pointers.