Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

Cobra women stay alive in consolation play

HARRISON, Ark. — The chance to play on the final day of the season is still a possibility for the Parkland women's basketball team.

March 23 prep sports chat

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:30pm

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.

2017 all-conference, all-county girls' basketball teams

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)

2017 final area girls' basketball statistics

(Minimum 9.0 ppg)
Player, School     FG     FT     TP     AVG     HG

A. Scott, Urbana    158    142    514    27.1    42

N-G Coach of the Year: Dave Beery

Coach of the year:

Monticello’s Dave Beery

2017 All-Area Girls' Basketball Team

Meet the 2017 All-Area Girls' Basketball Team

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Peoples has more hills to climb

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.

HS Girls' Basketball: 2016-2017 All-Area players

The 2016-2017 All-Area Girls' Basketball players gather for a photo shoot at the State Farm Center's Orange Crush Lounge.

Dual Parkland hoops national title bids 'a dream come true'

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).”

Parkland women fight fatigue to take down region

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.