Boys' Basketball

PBL Panthers Special Olympics basketball team wins state title

NORMAL — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Special Olympics basketball team won the Special Olympics Illinois Senior 15 state championship at last weekend’s tournament at Illinois State University’s Horton Fieldhouse.

On Sunday, the Panthers defeated the Jacksonville Wolverines 31-21 in the state championship game.

“This win was definitely a team effort,” PBL coach Alex Goudy said.

SVC-HOIC all-star basketball games set for Saturday, March 23

GIBSON CITY -- On Saturday, March 23, the WGCY radio station in Gibson City will host its Sangamon Valley Conference vs. Heart of Illinois Conference girls and boys all-star basketball game, featuring senior players form both conferences.
Players were selected by a group of coaches from each respective conference.

GCMS boys basketball returns home (2019)

Here are some sights from Sunday's parade and assembly for the GCMS boys basketball team's third-place finish at the IHSA Class 2A state-final tournament ...

GCMS boys basketball wins 75-66 in overtime over Chicago Corliss in IHSA Class 2A third-place game

PEORIA -- In the IHSA, there are four classes for its boys basketball postseason, and each qualifying school with a team gets to play in a regional.
Along with the four state champions, there are four other teams that have the opportunity end their season with a victory via a win in the state final tournament's third-place games.

GCMS boys basketball vs. Chicago Corliss

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's IHSA Class 2A third-place game ...

GCMS boys basketball loses 47-45 to Nashville in IHSA Class 2A state semifinal

PEORIA -- Two streaks came to an end in Friday's IHSA Class 2A state semifinal game between Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Nashville.
Going into the fourth quarter, GCMS was on pace to not only have its 31-game winning streak snapped with a 29-23 deficit, but was also on pace to continue Nashville's 16-game streak of holding opponents to under 40 points.

GCMS boys basketball vs. Nashville

Here are some of the highlights from Friday's IHSA Class 2A state semifinal game at Carver Arena in Peoria ...

GCMS's Nathan Garard participates in IHSA Class 2A Three-Point Showdown's state preliminary round

PEORIA -- Nathan Garard of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys basketball team made four 3-pointers during the preliminary round of the IHSA Class 2A Three-Point Showdown state tournament on Thursday.
At Peoria (Carver Arena)
Preliminary round
Graham Eighner (Hoopest

IHSA Class 2A boys basketball state notebook: GCMS seniors enjoying successful season, careers

PEORIA -- Prior to signing his letter of intent to play NCAA Division II basketball for Minnesota State-Mankato on a full scholarship, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley senior forward Ryland Holt received offers from three Division I and 16 Division II schools.
Once upon a time, however, Holt was not even a starter on GCMS's seventh-grade team.

State-bound: GCMS boys basketball wins 52-37 over Pleasant Plains in IHSA Class 2A super-sectional

SPRINGFIELD -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys basketball team continued to make history on Tuesday, March 5.
Four days after claiming the first sectional title in school history since the consolidation of Gibson City and Melvin-Sibley, this year's Falcons became the first one in the history of GCMS/Gibson City/Melvin-Sibley to reach the IHSA's final four via a 5

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