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Prep basketball capsules 12/7/18

Prep basketball capsules 12/7/18


West vs. Richwoods

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Normal

Records: Peoria Richwoods 4-2, 1-0 in Big 12; Normal West 2-3, 1-0

FYI: Normal West plays its home opener two days after a bus accident Wednesday claimed the life of longtime West fan and volunteer Charlie Crabtree ... The Wildcats won their Big 12 Conference opener last week at Urbana (65-51), led by senior guard Shea Cupples' 22 points ... Cupples averages 15.2, followed closely by junior forwards Cole Hernandez (13.6) and Evan Hutson (12.4) ... West gets back starting junior guard Alec McGinnis, who missed the Urbana game with a foot injury ... Richwoods is paced by 6-4 senior forward Cortez Mosley, a transfer from Peoria High and a two-time All-Area player in Peoria ... He scored 23 points Saturday in a win at IVC.

NCHS vs. Champaign Central

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Champaign

Records: Normal Community 4-2, 0-1 in Big 12; Champaign Central 3-2, 0-1

FYI: Normal Community bounced back from a Big 12-opening loss to Peoria Notre Dame with a nonconference victory Tuesday over Pekin (51-32) ... Wisconsin-Milwaukee recruit CJ Wilbourn had a team-high 16 points and is the season scoring leader at 14.0 per game ... Senior guard Daylen Boddie has added 10.8 per game and senior forward Dishon Hall II 9.5 ... Champaign Central is looking to snap a two-game losing streak ... The Maroons lost at Peoria Richwoods in their Big 12 opener (61-49) and fell Tuesday at Morton (47-38) ... Sophomore Khailieo Terry leads Champaign with 21.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.

Rochester vs. U High

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Normal

Records: Rochester 0-2, 0-2 in Central State Eight; University High 3-3, 1-1

FYI: U High plays its home opener after falling 65-63 on Tuesday in a Central State Eight game at Decatur MacArthur ... Friday's game starts a string of four straight home games for U High leading up to the State Farm Holiday Classic ... The Pioneers have received 16.5 points per game from senior forward Nate Torres ... Junior guard Alex Wood (12.4 ppg) had 18 points against MacArthur, while junior Drew Wollenschlager has added 11.7 points per contest ... Rochester has lost to Chatham Glenwood (55-31) and at Decatur Eisenhower (70-41).

Central vs. Teutopolis

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Bloomington

Records: Teutopolis 5-1; Central Catholic 1-5

FYI: Central Catholic earned its first win last Friday at previously unbeaten Eureka, but suffered a 63-55 nonconference setback Tuesday at Pleasant Plains ... Senior forward Tommy Nelson had 22 points against Pleasant Plains and leads the Saints with a 15.3 average entering their home opener ... Senior guard Luke Yoder netted 15 at Pleasant Plains and is averaging 12.7 per game ... Teutopolis defeated Marshall, Mount Carmel and Red Hill in a season-opening tournament before losing the title game to unbeaten Fairfield ... The Wooden Shoes have since posted wins over Breese Central and Paris.

— Compiled by Randy Kindred


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