Metamora wins Class 3A State Championship, defeats Chicago Simeon in overtime

Published: Mar. 11, 2023 at 7:25 PM CST
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CHAMPAIGN (25News Now) - The Metamora Redbirds are state champions in boys basketball for the first time in school history. The Redbirds defeated Chicago Simeon 46-42 in overtime for the Class 3A State Championship.

Metamora trailed by 10 in the second quarter and by 9 at halftime. The Redbirds opened the second half on a 10-0 run. Then in the fourth quarter took a brief 4-point lead before Simeon tied the game with less than 2 minutes to go. In overtime, Simeon took a quick 2-point led, however, Metamora outscored them 12-6 the rest of the way to bring home the state title.

Tyson Swanson led the way for the Redbirds with 20 points, shooting 7-10 from the floor. Tyler Mason chipped in 16 for the Redbirds.