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|Two Local High School Girls Basketball Teams Pick Up Top Regional Seeds
|POSTED 11:20 a-m 1/22/10 The Abingdon and Knoxville High School girls basketball teams have snagged #1 seeds in their respective regionals.
The Illinois High School Association released the seeds late Thursday afternoon. The Commandos (15-9) are the top seeded team in the Biggsville Regional. North Fulton is #2 followed by Bushnell-Prairie City-Avon, United, West Prairie and West Central.
Knoxville (20-6), ranked #6 in Class 1A, is the top seed in the Woodhull Regional. The Blue Bullets reportedly benefited from a coin flip that resulted in #3 ranked Ridgewood (22-1) getting the #2 seed in the regional on the Spartans' home floor. Orion is the #3 seed, Rowva #4 and Galva the fifth seed.
Class 1A's top-ranked team, Brimfield (19-3), plucked the #1 seed in the Midland Regional. Princeville of the Lincoln Trail Conference is seeded #2 followed by Midland, Roanoke-Benson, Elmwood and Peoria Heights.
Annawan, which was state-ranked in a couple of weeks ago before falling out of the poll, is the top seed in the Toulon Regional. Host Stark County is the #2 seed followed by Wethersfield, Henry, Putnam County and DePue.
The winners of the four regionals advance to the Abingdon Sectional.
South Fulton earned the #1 seed in the Mendon Regional and Lewistown is seeded 3rd in the Glasford Regional, where state-ranked Havana is the top seed. The two regionals feed into the Havana Sectional.
Rock Island Alleman (16-8), ranked #4 in Class 2A, is the #2 seed behind Kewanee in the Pioneers' own regional. Sherrard is #3, Rockridge 4th and Mercer County #5.
Monmouth-Roseville (16-6) is seeded 4th in the six-team Carthage Regional. State power Hamilton-West Hancock grabbed the #1 seed in the regional, Illini West is #2 and Canton #3. After Monmouth-Roseville, Farmington is #5 and Macomb is seeded 6th.
The teams that win those two regionals advance, along with the winners of the Eureka and Beardstown regionals, to the Monmouth-Roseville Sectional at Monmouth College.