25 Sports High School Saturday - January 14, 2023
(25 News Now) - It was a busy day of big schools hoops at the Morton Basketball Shootout. The host Potters beat Bloomington 70-43. Also at the Shootout, Peoria Manual beat Pekin 69-44, Normal West beat East Peoria 57-53, and Washington topped Champaign Central 47-41.
The ICAC Tournament wrapped up on Saturday night and it wrapped up with a state-ranked champion. Host Peoria Christian took down Class 1A No. 7 Illini Bluffs 56-42 to claim their second straight ICAC crown. Malachi Persinger led the way for the Chargers with 15. IB’s Hank Alvey led all scorers with 19 points.
On the first day of the Bloomington Central Catholic MLK Tournament, the host Saints beat Farmington 91-56. On the opening day of the 111th HOI/McLean County Tournament, Day 1 host El Paso-Gridley raced past Fisher 64-31.
In girls hoops, Saturday was Mid-Illini night. Class 3A No. 7 Washington beat Metamora 63-54 in rivalry action. Also in girls hoops, Class 3A No. 2 Peoria Hight beat Pattonville (MO) 53-35 while Class 3A No. 3 Peoria Notre Dame topped Winnebago 59-29.
Normal U-High also hosted a wrestling invite on Saturday.
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