High School Hoops 12-30

Normal Community wins State Farm Classic title, East Peoria wins Williamsville Tourney
Published: Dec. 30, 2021 at 11:34 PM CST
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(Heart of Illinois ABC) - It came down to the final seconds, but Normal Community took home the State Farm Classic tournament title with a 40-38 win over East St. Louis in the Large Schools Boys final. In the small school boys title game, El Paso-Gridley couldn’t quite rally late in a loss to Sacred Heart-Griffin. In the large school girls bracket, Washington lost a heartbreaker, 52-49 to Geneseo in overtime. The Brimfield girls also finished as runners up in a hard-fought loss against Winnebago. In 3rd place games, the Morton girls topped Mother McAuley while the Metamora boys fell to Wheaton-Warrenville South.

At the Plano Tournament, it was a heartbreaking loss for Peoria Notre Dame as Burlington Central topped the Irish 56-54 on an OT buzzer beater. In the Williamsville Tournament, East Peoria beat Tolono Unity for the championship and Prairie Central topped the host Bullets in the third-place game.

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