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Boys High School Basketball News - 2009-2010 Season


Game of the Week - February 28th - March 6th, 2010

East Peoria Raiders Vs. Morton Potters
Regional Final
March 5, 2010 - Bartonville, IL

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Brett Bisping (22), shown above, pulls down an offensive rebound in second half action in the Morton Potter's 49-38 Regional Championship win over the East Peoria Raiders in Bartonville Friday night.   Bisping had 12 points,  just behind Tyler Lundeen's team leading 15 points.   Morton (22-4) will face the Richwoods Knights in the Sectional Opener Tuesday in Ottawa.

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The East Peoria Raiders took a six game winning streak into the Regional final Friday night at Bartonville, but the momentum wasn't enough for a win.   The Morton Potters defeated the Raiders 49-38 to move to the Ottawa Sectional.   Dylan Sparkman (54) is shown above scoring two of his 13 points to lead East Peoria's scoring.  The Raider's season ended with a 15-12 record.

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Game of the Week - February 21st - February 27th, 2010

East Peoria Raiders Vs. Washington Panthers
February 26, 2010 - East Peoria, IL

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Ben Ryan (32 above) scores two of his team leading 18 points in the Washington Panther's 50-46 loss to the East Peoria Raiders in the Mid-Illini Conference finale for both teams.  The Raiders face Metamora in the Bartonville Regional play-in game on Monday and the Panthers take on the winner of that game on Tuesday.

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The Raider's scoring was led by Alex Cline (24), shown above shooting over the Washington Panther's Colton Underwood (54) in East Peoria's 50-46 win over the Panthers Friday in East Peoria.  The Raiders closed out the Mid-Illini Conference season with a 9-5 record heading to Regional play next week.  The Panthers conference record fell to 10-4.

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Game of the Week - February 13th - February 20th, 2010

Dunlap Eagles Vs. East Peoria Raiders
February 19, 2010 - Dunlap, IL

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Dylan Sparkman (54), above, scores two of his 10 points for the East Peoria Raiders in first half action.  The Raiders picked up a road win over the Dunlap Eagles 50-30 in Mid-Illini Conference play.   Alex Cline led the Raider's scoring with 12, followed by Sparkman and Joe Kelch, each with 10 points.  The Raiders improved their conference record to 7-5.

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The Dunlap Eagle's scoring leader was Austin Kelly (10) with 12 points, shown in the above photo guarded by East Peoria's T. J. Trau (42). The Raiders defeated the Eagles 50-30 in Dunlap and will face the Limestone Rockets at home on Friday looking for a victory and to lift their 1-12 Mid-Illini Conference Record.

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Game of the Week - January 31st - February 6th, 2010

Washington Panthers Vs. Canton Little Giants
February 2, 2010 - Washington, IL

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Jordan Fouts (23) blocks Colton Underwood's (54) shot in the Little Giant's  50-49 overtime upset of the Panthers.  Fouts had 14 points, following the team leading 17 by Matt Putrich.   The win moved Canton to 5-5 in the Mid-Illini and took the Panther's out of a tie for first place with Morton at 8-2. Canton faces the Limestone Rockets in Bartonville on Saturday, looking to move up in the Mid-Illini standings.

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Above, Colton Underwood (54), pulls down a rebound in first half action in the Panthers 50-49 loss to Canton.  With starters Ryan Grebner and Robert Izaguirre. sidelined with injuries, Ben Ryan and Conner Underwood stepped up with 12 points each behind leading scorer Mark Roth with 13.  Washington travels to Dunlap Saturday, taking on the 1-8 Eagles in Mid-Illini Conference competition.

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Game of the Week - January 9th - January 16th, 2010

Washington Panthers Vs. Pekin Dragons
January 15, 2010 - Washington, IL

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Mark Roth (30),above, led Washington's scoring with 18 points, including five three-point goals, in the Panther's win over the Pekin Dragons Friday night in Torry Gym. The Panthers maintained their perfect 6-0 record in Mid-Illini Conference play and remain tied with Morton atop the conference standings.  The final score was 56-44. Morton will host the Panthers Tuesday to decide the top spot in the Mid-Illini.

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The Dragon's scoring was led by Aaron King (25) shown above scoring two of his 14 points.  Pekin's record slipped to 2-4 in the conference and 6-11 overall with the loss.  The Dragons will host the third place East Peoria Raiders Tuesday in Hawkins Gym.  The Panthers defeated Chicago (Kenwood) in the Naperville North Shoot-Out Saturday.


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Morton Potters Vs. Richwoods Knights
December 29th, 2009 - Pekin Insurance Holiday Tournament

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Morton's Brett Bisping (22) drives the lane against Richwood's T.J. Cole (40).  Bisping led all scorers with 16.  Richwoods used a 12-0 run to build a 26-6 first quarter lead. The Potters stormed back, the Knights held them off and won 59-46.  The win put them in the championship game where they defeated Mt. Carmel 65-55.

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Adam Kumpf (13) and Richwood's Tylon Deal (10) chase down a loose ball in second half action.  Down 46-13 at the break, Morton came out of the locker room and outscored the Knights 33-13 in the second half. But the Potters came up short, losing 59-46 and taking third in the tournament.

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East Peoria Raiders Vs. Canton Little Giants
December 8th, 2009

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Joe Kelch
(30) had four treys in the first quarter and six for the game to lead the Raider's scoring with 26 points in East Peoria's 60-55 win over the Canton Little Giants in the Mid-Illini Conference opener for both teams.  Both the 26 points and six threes were personal bests for Kelch in his high school career. 

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East Peoria's Cole Nieukirk (40) battles with Canton's Reed Murphy for a loose ball in the photo above.  The Little Giants pulled to within one at 50-51 with 1:43 left in the game, but were forced to foul and put Joe Kelch on the line where he added eight free throws to keep the Raiders on top 60-55 for the win.

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Canton's Justin Rollet (33) led the Little Giants scoring with 14 points, including three from beyond the arc.  Canton came to East Peoria undefeated at 4-0 to open conference play on the road.  Canton will play host to the Washington Panthers on Saturday and East Peoria will face Limestone at Allison Gym on Saturday

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