Boys' Basketball

PBL JH boys basketball teams lose to St. Joseph

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade boys basketball team lost 42-31 to St. Joseph on Thursday.
 
The Panthers tied St. Joseph at 13-13 at the end of the first quarter as Jeremiah Ager and Kendall Swanson each had five points and Kayden Snelling added a 3-pointer. 
 
St.

PBL boys basketball wins 65-28 over Iroquois West

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys basketball team won 65-28 Tuesday, Jan. 15, over Iroquois West.
 
With the win, the Panthers improved to a record of 11-7 while remaining undefeated in the Sangamon Valley Conference at 4-0. They will face St. Thomas More in Champaign next Tuesday.

GCMS boys basketball at Cissna Park

Here are some of the highlights from Tuesday's game between two state-ranked teams ...


GCMS boys basketball wins in overtime over Cissna Park in battle of state-ranked teams

CISSNA PARK — A game between two state-ranked teams always has the potential to draw a big crowd.
 
That was the case for Tuesday boys basketball game between Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Cissna Park, as the Cissna Park High School gym was filled to capacity by the third quarter of the preceding junior varsity game.

High school boys basketball predictions from the so-called experts (week of Jan. 16, 2019)

Deer Creek-Mackinaw at GCMS, 7 p.m. Friday
Kankakee Bishop McNamara at Cissna Park, 2:30 p.m. Saturday
Heyworth at Fisher, 7 p.m. Friday
Prairie Central at Monticello, 7 p.m. Friday
Monticello at Macon Meridian, 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Chillicothe IVC at Rantoul, 7:30 p.m. Friday
Judah Christian at Decatur Christian, 7:30 p.m.

Area sports catchup (Jan. 12, 2019)

Aidan Laughery -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School freshman finished first in the boys' age 15-16 60-meter dash with a time of 7.16 seconds for Vipers Track Club -- based in Champaign -- in the Dorothy Dawson Invitational in Champaign held Saturday, Jan. 5.

PBL boys basketball loses 49-47 to Monticello

MONTICELLO -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys basketball team lost 49-47 to Monticello on Friday.
 
After taking a 7-4 lead in the first quarter, with Kyle Poll scoring all of their points, the Panthers (10-7) were outscored 20-6 by Monticello in the second quarter. 
 
PBL outscored the Sages 22-12 in the third quarter as Drake S

GCMS boys basketball wins 74-49 over Heyworth

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School boys basketball team entered Friday's game on a 13-game winning streak and with an undefeated record in the Heart of Illinois Conference.
 
The Falcons played that game against a Heyworth team that had yet to win a conference game.
 
Regardless, the underdog Hornets kept the game competi

GCMS boys basketball vs. Heyworth (2019)

Here are some of the highlights from Friday's Heart of Illinois Conference game in Gibson City ...


HOIC Tournament schedule released for boys basketball

HEART OF ILLINOIS CONFERENCE BOYS’ TOURNAMENT
SATURDAY, Jan. 19
At El Paso-Gridley

Game 1 — No. 8 Tri-Valley vs. No. 9 Ridgeview, 11:30 a.m.
Game 2 — No. 4 Fieldcrestvs.  No. 13 Lexington, 1 p.m.
Game 3 — No. 5 LeRoy vs. No. 12 Fisher, 2:30 p.m.
Game 4 — No. 7 Eureka vs. No. 10 Flanagan-Cornell, 4 p.m.


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