Robinson High School's boys' basketball team reached a milestone Friday (Jan. 10), as they recorded the 1,500th win in program history with their 51-28 Little Illini Conference win over Flora. (Josh Brown photo)
Robinson’s Kade Lassen (1) hangs in the air on his way to the basket during Saturday’s Little Illini Conference Tournament gmae against Newton at Paris. Lassen poured in a career-high 30 points for the second time in three games to help the Maroons to a 55-52 win. (Josh Brown photo)
Stepping up in the absence of their leading scorer and rebounder was what was needed of Robinson High School's boys' basketball team and that is exactly what the Maroons did.
Playing without senior Brayden Childress due to a concussion suffered in Tuesday's game, the Maroons knew they needed to step their game up in a tough matchup against rival Newton in the quarterfinals of the Little Illini Conference Tournament at Paris. Wednesday, January 29, 2020
A mismatch on paper turned out to be the same on the court Monday night.
Robinson High School's girls' basketball team traveled north to take on undefeated and Class 2A No. 1-ranked Paris in a Little Illini Conference contest and the result was similar to when the two teams met in the conference tournament a little over a week ago. Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Coming into Friday night's game, Hutsonville-Palestine's boys' basketball team was on a bit of a hot streak with four straight wins, but the Tigers were unable to make it a fifth.
Hutsonville-Palestine struggled pretty much throughout and were handed a 61-30 defeat courtesy of Dieterich.
The Tigers fell behind 21-12 after one quarter, were down 32-20 at halftime and trailed 51-27 after three quarters, then were outscored 10-3 in the fourth quarter to reach the final margin. Wednesday, January 29, 2020
They didn't make it easy on themselves, but Lincoln Trail College's men's basketball team picked up a big road win Saturday in district play.
The Statesmen fell behind early, battled back to take the lead late, then nearly gave it away in the closing seconds before holding on for a 78-77 win at Lewis & Clark Community College. Wednesday, January 29, 2020
A poor first half put Robinson High School's girls' basketball team in a hole they could not climb out of Saturday and prevented the Lady Maroons from picking up a conference play.
Robinson managed just 15 first half points, then saw a valiant second-half comeback fall short in a 49-43 loss in a make-up Little Illini Conference contest that was snowed out on Dec. 16. Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Nuttall Middle School's seventh grade boys' basketball team picked up what they hope is the first of two pieces of hardware this week, as the Raiders scored a 43-32 win over top-seeded Casey-Westfield in the championship game of the Little Eastern Illini Conference Tournament in Martinsville (Jan. 15).
Getting back home was apparently the key to curing what had been ailing Lincoln Trail College's men's basketball team recently.
Following a pair of losses on the road against tough competition to open up the 2020 portion of their schedule, the Statesmen returned home Wednesday (Jan. 15) for another stiff test against rival Olney Central College - who had just recently upset then No. 1-ranked Vincennes University.
The Statesmen were up to the challenge this time, as they held off a late charge and picked up an 83-74 win in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference contest.