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Friday's Class 2A semifinal

No. 6 Teutopolis (28-6) vs. No. 9 Chicago Marshall (20-7)

When and where: 7:15 p.m., Redbird Arena

Live TV coverage: NBC Sports Chicago.

Teutopolis starters: Sadie Bueker, G, 5-9, Jr. (11.3 ppg); Jolene Bueker, G, 5-10, Sr. (11.2 ppg); Macy Michels, C, 6-1, Sr. (10.6 ppg); Marianna Hemmen, G, 5-6, Sr. (7.6 ppg); Morgan Mette, G, 5-8, Jr. (4.5 ppg).

Marshall starters: Brandi Hudson, F, 5-10, Jr. (15.2 ppg); Niyah Zamundio, F, 5-8, Fr. (9.7 ppg); Dyanla Rainey, PG, 5-4, Sr. (8.5 ppg); Kenosha Walker, F-C, 6-2, So. (5.0 ppg); Roquesha Sims, G, 5-6, So. (4.7 ppg).

FYI: Third a year ago in Class 3A, Marshall has won five straight games since a 56-55 loss to Chicago Simeon. Marshall is making its 27th state trip. In the super-sectional, the Commandos knocked off No. 8 Elgin Harvest Academy, 53-48. Five-time state champion Teutopolis is making its 17th state trip. A year ago, the Wooden Shoes lost to Central Catholic in the super-sectional, 70-47. T-Town avenged that setback on Feb. 2, 56-39. Teutopolis' Jolene Bueker, Sadie Bueker and Marianna Hemmen played in the 2016 state final, which the Wooden Shoes lost to Byron, 53-44. T-Town opened the season 19-0 before going 3-6 the next nine games.

Coaches: The winningest coach in state history, Marshall's Dorothy Gaters has gone 1,104-198 and won eight state titles in 43 years. She has won 21 state trophies. Laurie Thompson is 323-86 in 13 years at Teutopolis.

Friday's Class 1A semifinals

Okaw Valley (29-5) vs. No. 5 Stockton (31-2)

When and where: 11 a.m., Redbird Arena

Live TV coverage: NBC Sports Chicago, WAOE (59).

Okaw Valley starters: Paige Robinson, G, Sr. (24.3 ppg); Madison Vogel, F, Jr. (4.5 ppg); Natalie Jeffers, G, Sr. (9.1 ppg); Hope Ruppert, F, Sr. (2.0 ppg); Bella Benning, G, Jr. (8.2 ppg).

Stockton starters: Aspyn Stewart, G, Sr. (9.2 ppg); Tiana Timpe, G, Fr.(12.5 ppg); Megan Gille, C, Sr. (8.0 ppg); Elizabeth Eisfeller, F, So. (8.9 ppg); Emily Offenheiser, C, Sr. (15.4 ppg).

FYI: Okaw Valley makes its first state finals appearance after knocking off Mounds Meridian in Monday's Salem Super-Sectional. Robinson enters as the tournament's leading scorer with 827 points, including 90 3-pointers on 35 percent shooting from beyond the arc. She's also the team leader with 9.1 rebounds per game...Stockton is making its third tournament appearance and first since 2001 when it defeated U High in the Class A third-place game. Freshman guard Timpe is shooting 40 percent from long range and has netted 85 3's. She also leads the team in assists. Offenheiser is averaging just under 12 rebounds per game.

Coaches: Okaw Valley's Brad Ackers is 67-23 in three seasons...Stockton's Tim Timpe is 44-17 in two years.

No. 3 Lebanon (31-1) vs. No. 2 Danville Schlarman (31-1)

When and where: 12:45 p.m., Redbird Arena

Live TV coverage: NBC Sports Chicago, WAOE (59).

Lebanon starters: Emily Reinneck, G, Jr. (12.8 ppg); Krista Bass, G, Sr.(11.3 ppg); Abigail Reinneck, G, Jr. (5.8 ppg); Madison Schoenfeld, C, Sr. (9.8 ppg); Kendra Bass, G, Sr. (14.3 ppg).

Danville Schlarman starters: Sydney Gouard, F, Jr. (9.9 ppg); Capria Brown, G, So. (14.0 ppg); Anaya Peoples, G, Jr. (17.2 ppg); Janiah Newell, G, Jr. (9.6 ppg); Destiny Dye, F, Jr. (5.3 ppg).

FYI: Both teams are making their first state finals appearance...Schlarman defeated defending state champ Annawan in Monday's Pontiac Super-Sectional, avenging a 10-point loss in the State Farm Classic on Dec. 30...Lebanon cruised to a 59-32 win over Lewistown in the Brown County Super-Sectional...Schlarman is led by Peoples, a Notre Dame recruit ranked by ESPN as the top point guard in the nation in her class and seventh best overall recruit. She leads the Hilltoppers in scoring, rebounds (208) and assists (148)...Lebanon has two sets of twins (Kendra and Krista Bass, Emily and Abigail Reinneck) in its starting lineup. Emily Reinneck is connecting on 43 percent from long range and has 67 3's. Schoenfeld is averaging 7.7 rebounds.

Coaches: Keith Peoples, Anaya's father, is 154-47 in seven seasons at Schlarman...Chad Cruthis is 107-12 in four years at Lebanon.

Compiled by Randy Sharer and Bruce Yentes



Reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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