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

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.

HOIC Tournament's girls basketball bracket released

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.

PBL eighth-grade boys basketball defeats Rantoul Eater 43-35

RANTOUL -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade boys basketball team won 43-35 Thursday over Rantoul J.W.

PBL girls basketball defeats Iroquois West 54-35

GILMAN -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball team won 54-35 over Iroquois West on Thursday. 
The Panthers (11-10, 3-0 Sangamon Valley Conference) outscored Iroquois West 19-4 in the first quarter as Hannah Schwarz had five points, including a 3-for-4 effort from the free-throw line, while Madi Peden made 4-of-4 attempts from the charity stripe. 

PBL seventh-grade boys basketball loses 45-6 to Rantoul Eater

RANTOUL -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade boys basketball team lost 45-6 to Rantoul Eater on Thursday.
Noah Steiner and Jake Swan scored four and two points, respectively, for PBL.
7th-grade boys
Rantoul Eater 45, PBL 6
PBL 2    4&n

GCMS girls basketball improves to 17-4 with win over Heyworth

GIBSON CITY -- With a 65-56 win Thursday over Heyworth, the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley girls basketball team has matched their win total from last season.
Last year, the Falcons went 17-13, which at the time was the program's first winning season since 2011-12.

GCMS girls basketball vs. Heyworth (2019)

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

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