Category: Rocks

Rock Island held on to defeat Peoria High 54-52 in Friday’s IHSA Class 3A Peoria Sectional final at Renaissance Coliseum. No. 5 Central was not in the game for nearly 30 minutes. Down 12 with 3:24 to play, the Lions forged a late rally. They tied the game with 25 seconds left, had a shot in the air to win at the buzzer. Rock Island senior Chasson Randle finished with 34 points, one short of his career high.

-Bob

Illinois Mr. Basketball candidate Chasson Randle scored 21 points to lead the Rock Island boys basketball team to a 78-37 rout of the overmatched Morris Redskins in Wednesday’s semifinal of the IHSA Class 3A Peoria Sectional. The third-ranked Rocks (26-3) will face No. 5 Peoria Central (19-8) in Friday’s sectional final at the Renaissance Coliseum on the campus of Bradley University.

-Bob

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