Girls' Basketball

PBL girls basketball loses 61-53 to Watseka in SVC Tournament championship

GILMAN -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball team lost 61-53 to Watseka in the Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament championship game on Thursday.
 
Watseka, which went into the game as the fifth-ranked team in Class 2A, improved to 21-2 with the win.
 
The Panthers, who fell to a record of 13-11 with the loss, will host Unity on Monday

GCMS girls basketball wins 40-29 over Deer Creek-Mackinaw

GIBSON CITY -- A 40-29 victory Thursday over Deer Creek-Mackinaw extended the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley girls basketball team's winning streak to seven games and improved the Falcons' overall record to 19-4 and record in the Heart of Illinois Conference to 10-1.
 
“It’s a heck of a record for us. I’m proud of the girls," GCMS head coach Keri Dornbusch said.

GCMS girls basketball vs. Deer Creek-Mackinaw (2019)

Here are some of the highlights from Thursday's game in Gibson City ...


PBL girls basketball defeats Momence 51-24 in SVC Tournament semifinals

GILMAN -- Two wins, including a 51-24 victory Wednesday over Momence, puts the Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball team one win away from its second consecutive Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament championship.
 
The Panthers' win in the tournament semifinals over Momence included a 29-16 advantage in the second half.

PBL girls basketball vs. Momence (2019 SVC Tournament)

Here are some of the highlights from Wednesday's SVC Tournament semifinal game in Gilman ...


GCMS girls basketball defeats Lexington 45-38

LEXINGTON -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley girls basketball team won 45-38 Monday over Lexington.
 
The Falcons (18-4, 9-1 Heart of Illinois Conference) outscored Lexington 11-4 in the fourth quarter to break a 34-34 tie.

PBL girls basketball defeats Iroquois West 54-22 in SVC Tournament quarterfinals, to face Momence in semifinals on Wednesday

ONARGA -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball team's hopes of defending their Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament championship did not get off to the prettiest of starts.
 
On two occasions in the first quarter of Monday's SVC Tournament quarterfinal game, seventh-seeded Iroquois West held a lead against No. 2-seeded PBL.

PBL girls basketball at SVC Tournament quarterfinals (2019)

Here are some of the highlights from Monday's game against Iroquois West in Onarga ...


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.

HOIC Tournament's girls basketball bracket released

HEART OF ILLINOIS GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
SATURDAY, Jan. 19
At El Paso-Gridley
Game 1 -- No. 8 Flanagan-Cornell vs. No. 9 Heyworth, 11:30 a.m.
Game 2 -- No. 4 Ridgeview vs. No. 13 Fisher, 1 p.m.
Game 3 -- No. 5 Deer Creek-Mackinaw vs. No. 12 Tri-Valley, 2:30 p.m.
Game 4 -- No.

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