The post-season begins tonight for the small-school boys basketball teams in Illinois. Locally, the class 1A tournament is in Abingdon, where the only game of the night has the Ridgewood Spartans playing the West Prairie Cyclones.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota used a deft touch from the free throw line and from beyond the arc to snap a six-game losing streak to Western Illinois and even its Summit League record with a 64-54 win Saturday.
The Galesburg Silver Streaks girls basketball team will play for the regional championship tonight, when they battle the homestanding Geneseo Maple Leafs. Geneseo beat Galesburg 58-56 in overtime on January 11th at John Thiel Gym.
DENVER (AP) — Chris Udofia scored 21 points, gathered eight rebounds and had seven assists and Denver used a 12-5 run late to top Western Illinois 75-67 on Thursday.
Galesburg 45, Alleman 37. Sabrina Clay scored 17 points to lead the Silver Streaks. Sami Thompson had 8 points.
Galesburg will play the host Geneseo Maple Leafs for the regional championship on Friday at 7:00 p.m. Geneseo beat Dunlap last night in the other semi-final game, 42-37.
In Girls High School Basketball Tournament Play:
In the Class 3A Regional at Geneseo: (4 seed) Dunlap 46, (5) Illinois Valley Central 34. Dunlap plays top seeded Geneseo tonight at 6:00 p.m. at Geneseo. (2) Galesburg plays (3) Alleman Catholic at 8:00 p.m. tonight, also at Geneseo.