MARION — With action going basically non-stop for nine straight hours on five basketball courts, the Oasis Summer Slam girls basketball event hosted by Marion High School gave varsity teams plenty of chances to play Tuesday in either Cuss Wilson Gymnasium or the Health Education Center.
There may still be about half a year before basketball season begins, but that doesn’t mean the teams aren’t putting the work in. For teams like Marion, Carbondale, Carterville and more, that work is taking place in the form of summer basketball games.
CARTERVILLE — There may still be about half a year before basketball season begins, but that doesn’t mean the teams aren’t putting the work in. For teams like Marion, Carbondale, Carterville and more, that work is taking place inside the gym at John A. Logan College in the form of summer bas…
“I mean, that’s the whole goal is to try to develop our program and start that when they’re young,” Tracy Hill said. “When the girls get in here and the high school girls get to work with them, good things happen. I feel like it’s very beneficial.”
CARBONDALE — Carbondale girls basketball coach Tracy Hill gets a potential glimpse into the future this week as CCHS hosts the Lady Terrier Basketball Camp which began Monday and runs through Thursday. For Hill and the rest of the Terrier coaching staff, the camp is a good chance to lay a fo…
With both strong guards and talented inside players returning, expectations will be high for the Carbondale girls basketball team when winter rolls around.
NASHVILLE — Amayah Doyle scored 15 of her game-high 26 points in the third quarter and big sister Alecia Doyle scored 22 points to help Carterville take down Breese Mater Dei, 63-52, in the Nashville 2A Sectional championship game Friday night at Assembly Hall.
SESSER — It was a game Abby Compton will remember for the rest of her life.
HERRIN — Herrin High School girls basketball coach Chris Roberts is stepping away from his basketball duties after having served the last five seasons with the Tigers. He will continue to serve the school district as an assistant baseball coach.
Goreville’s girls basketball team steadily pulled away from Woodlawn for a 60-38 victory in the first semifinal game of the Sesser-Valier Class 1A Sectional on Tuesday night.
NASHVILLE — Top seed Carterville took the lead for good at the end of the first half and after blowing a 10-point lead in the third quarter held on to beat third seed Nashville, 35-25, Tuesday night to advance to the championship game of the Class 2A Nashville girls basketball sectional.
The Carterville girls basketball team held off Du Quoin, 48-41, in the championship game of the Anna-Jonesboro Class 2A Regional.
Benton held on for a 36-31 victory over Eldorado in Tuesday night’s first semifinal game of the Benton Class 2A Regional at Rich Herrin Gymnasium.
HERRIN — The two-hour bus ride didn't bother the Mattoon Green Wave one bit Tuesday night, especially Mallory Ramage, as the No. 1 seed at the Herrin Class 3A Regional rolled to an easy 71-46 win over the host Tigers.
BENTON — With strong defense and just enough offense, the Benton Rangerettes held on for a 36-31 victory over Eldorado in Tuesday night’s first semifinal game of the Benton Class 2A Regional at Rich Herrin Gymnasium.
Christopher won 61-30 over Edwards County in the Class 1A regional tournament hosted by the Bearcats.
HERRIN — Presli Karnes and her fellow Herrin seniors will get at least one more game on their home court after edging Carbondale, 50-45, Saturday afternoon to advance to the semifinals of the Herrin 3A Regional.
Saturday, 42 area girls basketball teams open play in 13 different regionals as they begin their journey towards the IHSA state championships in three weeks at Redbird Arena in Normal.
“I don’t like attention,” Jerzy Bittle said. “I just like playing as hard as I can. And seeing results.”
MARION — Jerzy Bittle draws a lot of attention on the basketball court, whether it be from defenders or fans or whomever else.
The Marion girls basketball team pulled a 66-28 rout of rival Carbondale in a South Seven Conference game Tuesday night at Cuss Wilson Gymnasium.
MARION — Gracie Connor scored 22 points and helped propel the Marion girls basketball team to a 66-28 rout of rival Carbondale in a South Seven Conference game Tuesday night at Cuss Wilson Gymnasium.
METROPOLIS — Massac County trailed by three at the half, but scored the first seven points of the third quarter and never looked back, beating Benton 39-33, in a River-to-River Ohio Division girls basketball game Tuesday night.
Fairfield clinched the Black Diamond East title with a 49-46 win over Eldorado Monday night at Duff-Kingston Gymnasium.
The Carterville Lady Lions rolled to a 53-35 win over Du Quoin at Anders Gymnasium on Thursday night to complete the season sweep of their SIRR Mississippi Division games.
Hornettes pulled out a 40-30 win over Du Quoin to remain undefeated in the River-to-River Mississippi Division in a girls basketball game on Thursday at Anders Gymnasium.
Carterville withstood two second half runs by Marion to hold on and beat the Lady Wildcats, 60-47, in a non-conference girls basketball game Tuesday night at Cuss Wilson Gymnasium.
Mount Vernon High School girls basketball team scored a resounding 66-43 win over host Marion Thursday.
Carbondale earn their first win of the season 56-38 against Murphysboro last Thursday.