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|Silver Streaks Boys Basketball Team to Open 2009-10 Season Against Woodruff
|POSTED 1:05 p-m 10/28/9 The Galesburg High School varsity boys basketball team will be home a lot more during the 2009-10 season.
Officials have added a Thanksgiving tournament and the M.L. King Tournament to the schedule this season, resulting in several more games at John Thiel Gymnasium. The Streaks hope that equates to more victories in head coach Mike Reynolds' second season at the helm.
Galesburg kicks off the season in its own Thanksgiving Tournament November 23rd at 7:30 against Peoria Woodruff. The first game of the night features Pekin playing Peoria Manual.
The Streaks come back on November 25th at 7:30 to play Manual, a team that's beaten Galesburg six straight times dating back to the 2003-04 season. Prior to that game will be Woodruff and Pekin.
Galesburg resumes play after Thanksgiving on November 27th with a pair of games. The first one is at Noon against Chicago Collins. The GHS girls will play Richwoods at 6:00 that evening, followed by the Galesburg High School Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony at 7:30 p-m (to be aired live on WGIL AM 1400 and online at www.wgil.com) and then the Silver Streaks' boys game at 8:15 against Urbana.
The squad will get a week off before opening Western Big Six play at home against Quincy December 4th at 7:30 p-m.
The Galesburg Thanksgiving tournament replaces GHS's four-year run at the Dunlap Thanksgiving Tournament.
Other new additions this season are the King Tournament on January 16th and 18th at Thiel Gym and the Charleston Holiday Tournament December 28-30. Galesburg's boys and girls basketball teams previously played in the State Farm Holiday Classic, and both are moving on to Charleston.
The GHS boys basketball team finished last season with an 11-15 record, including a 4-6 mark in Western Big Six play. The Streaks return junior Dalton Davis, the team's leading scorer last season at nearly 12 points per game, and senior Victor Davis, who turned heads with his play over the summer and was the Streaks' leading rebounder last season and second-leading scorer.
Other key players coming back this season include juniors Brandon Thompson (3.5 ppg, 15 three-point fg), Chad Thompson (3.2 ppg, 20 three-point fg) and Ryan McElmurry.