Girls' Basketball

PBL, GCMS basketball players participate in 2018 SVC-HOIC All-Star games

GIBSON CITY -- The Heart of Illinois Conference was well-represented at Saturday's Sangamon Valley Conference/HOIC boys' and girls' basketball all-star games.
During the two games, the Eureka girls basketball team -- whose head coach, Jerry Prina, is a 2003 Paxton-Buckley-Loda graduate -- was recognized for its IHSA Class 2A state tournament appearance and the Ridge

SVC-HOIC All-Star Basketball (2018)

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's all-star girls' and boys' basketball games in Gibson City ...

Area college sports catchup (March 10, 2018)

Kellyn Maynard -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball standout scored seven points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists to help Illinois Central College defeat Lewis & Clark 67-47 in the NJCAA Region 24 quarterfinals on Friday.
In a 69-56 win Saturday in the semifinals over Parkland College, Maynard scored seven points while grabbing ni

PBL, GCMS girls basketball players named to all-conference teams

PAXTON -- Liberty Jamison and Ariana Gentzler of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball team were each selected to the all-Sangamon Valley Conference first team.
Mackenzie Bruns and Cassidi Nuckols were each named to the second team while Baylee Cosgrove was selected as an honorable mention.
Claire Retherford of the Gibson City-Melvin-Si

SVC-HOIC All-Star basketball games to take place Saturday, March 17

GIBSON CITY -- WGCY Radio in Gibson City will host the Sangamon Valley Conference/Heart of Illinois Conference All-Star basketball games on Saturday, March 17, at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School.
The girls' game will tip off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys' contest.

Area college sports catchup (March 4, 2018)

Vaughn Gentzler -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys track and field standout finished second in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.82 seconds for Monmouth College in the Carthage Final Qualifier Meet on Friday.
Aleeka Gentzler -- The former PBL girls track and field standout finished ninth in the high jump iwth a leap of 4-10 1/2 for Monmouth College in the Ca

Area college sports catchup (Feb. 24, 2018)

Vaughn Gentzler -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys track and field standout finished first in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.42 seconds in the finals, and 8.51 seconds in preliminaries, for Monmouth College at the Midwest Conference Meet last weekend.
Gentzler was also part of a 4x200 relay team that finished fourth with a time of 1:31.5 and a 4x400 relay

Eureka girls basketball ends season with fourth-place finish at state

NORMAL -- With a 45-32 loss to Teutopolis in the third-place game of the IHSA Class 2A state tournament, the Eureka girls basketball team finished its season with a record of 28-5.
The Hornets started the game with a 15-8 advantage through the first quarter, beginning with a layup and a jump shot by Tessa Leman to give Eureka a 4-0 lead with 7:08 left in the first q

Eureka girls basketball loses 55-50 to Chicago Harlan in IHSA Class 2A state semifinals

NORMAL -- Despite a double-double from Tessa Leman, Eureka lost 55-50 to Chicago Harlan in the IHSA Class 2A state semifinals on Friday.
Leman scored 26 points for the Hornets (28-4) while also grabbing 13 rebounds. 
Eureka grabbed an 11-10 lead by the end of the first quarter thanks to a 3-pointer by Leman that cut a Hornets deficit

Jerry Prina, 2003 PBL graduate, to lead Eureka girls basketball in state tournament

EUREKA — Jerry Prina, a 2003 Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School graduate, will lead the Eureka High School girls basketball team in this weekend’s IHSA Class 2A state-final tournament.

Although this is the first time he is coaching in a state tournament, Prina is familiar with the IHSA postseason scene.

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