HARRISON, Ark. — The chance to play on the final day of the season is still a possibility for the Parkland women's basketball team.
Why was Anaya Peoples The News-Gazette's All-Area girls' basketball Player of the Year? When do other All-Area teams from the winter come out? What spring sports teams could contend for a state title this school year? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is here to answer your questions at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.
BIG 12 CONFERENCE
SENIORS — Mackenzie Jenkins (Peoria High); x-Jailynn Lawson (Peoria High); Mary Lakes (Peoria Manual); Mary O’Brien (Peoria Notre Dame); x-Kendall Sosa (Normal Community)
JUNIORS — Kourtney Crane (Richwoods); x-Mikala Hall (Danville); Kaitlyn Osmulski (Peoria Notre Dame); Ellie Weltha (Bloomington)
(Minimum 9.0 ppg)
Player, School FG FT TP AVG HG
A. Scott, Urbana 158 142 514 27.1 42
Meet the 2017 All-Area Girls' Basketball Team
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WHY SHE MADE THE TEAM
DANVILLE — Ninenty-three students attend Schlarman Academy, a Catholic school built at the highest point in Danville around what was once the mansion of W. G. Hartshorn, an owner of the Electric Coal Company in town.
CHAMPAIGN — Before both Parkland basketball teams gathered inside Dodds Athletic Center on Friday afternoon, they were together.
No real surprise there.
“We were just watching March Madness with them downstairs and joking around,” Parkland women’s guard Kerstyn Lowery said. “We’re pretty close with (the men’s team).”
CHAMPAIGN — After a draining double-overtime win over Lake Land on Saturday, combined with losing an hour’s sleep to daylight savings overnight, Parkland women’s basketball coach Mike Lindemann didn’t know how his team would perform Sunday in the Region 24 title game against Illinois Central College.