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|Sports Notes -- 3/17/10
|High School Boys Basketball - Associated Press All-State
Galesburg High School boys basketball standout Victor Davis is receiving another honor.
Davis, a 6'5" senior power forward who led the Silver Streaks in scoring and rebounding this past season, was named to the Associated Press Class 3A honorable mention all-state team. Davis, who was also named all-Western Big Six Conference first team, helped lead the Silver Streaks to a 19-win season after the team won 11 games during his junior year.
Davis began the 2009-10 season with a bang when he scored 40 points in his first game to help Galesburg beat Peoria Woodruff. He wound up averaging 17.8 points and 12.7 rebounds per game.
Players in the Peoria-Quad Cities-Galesburg area who join Davis on the honorable mention all-state team are Tony Banks of Peoria High School and Tony Frazier of Peoria Richwoods.
Rock Island junior Chasson Randle was a first-team all-state selection. The four others are senior Tylon Deal of Peoria Richwoods, senior Rayvonte Rice of Champaign Centennial, junior Mycheal Henry of Chicago Orr and senior Eric Gaines of Hillcrest.
Peoria Notre Dame's Max Biefeldt, a junior, was named second-team all-state.
Two Western Big Six players are Class 4A honorable mention all-state selections: Quincy senior Zach Forbes and Moline Senior Thomas Lindauer. Also on that squad is Edwardsville's Will Triggs, who Galesburg faced this past season in the first game of the Charleston Holiday Tournament.
Junior College Basketball
A junior college men's basketball team led by a former standout basketball player from Knoxville earned a win in the opening round of the national tournament.
Lincoln College head coach Kirk Whiteman, an all-stater who went on to play college basketball at Bowling Green State University, is in his second season leading the Lynx.
Whiteman's team is the #3 seed in this week's NJCAA Division II men's basketball national tournament in Danville. The Lynx defeated Pima Community College of Arizona Tuesday night 76-69 to move into the second round of the tournament's championship bracket. Next up for Whiteman's team is #6 seed Kishwaukee College. The Kougars advanced by knocking off Mercer County of New Jersey 82-73 in the first round.
The Lincoln College/Kishwaukee College match-up is Thursday night at 6:30. Both teams go into the game with identical 27-6 records.