This page was last updated on Friday, January 30, 2015.
BY DOUG MAXEY
FALCONS SHAKE OFF THE RUST, BEAT DEE-MACK AT HOME – by Tom Benefiel (1-30-15)
The GCMS Falcons after a long lay-off pull away in the second half to beat the Deer Creek-Mackinaw Chiefs in Gibson City, 53-43.
GCMS (12-9) was led by Tucker Cribbett and Mitch McNutt who scored 16 points each. James Fairfield added 10 for the Falcons who didn't shoot a free-throw until late in the fourth quarter, making five of six foul shots.
The Chiefs (6-14) were paced by Blake Lelm's 15 points, while Preston Lesser added 12. Dee-Mack was 13 of 19 on free-throws.
GCMS hosts the tough Fieldcrest Knights on Tuesday, February 3rd at 6:45 P-M.
McLEAN COUNTY TOURNAMENT - BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP GOES TO RIDGEVIEW! – by Tom Benefiel (1-24-15)
The Ridgeview Mustangs win the 104th McLean County tournament over the Fieldcrest Knights, 71-53.
Leading the way for Ridgeview (19-1) was both Tyler McCormick and Austin Zielsdorf with 18 points, while Drew Jones added 14. The Mustangs were 11 of 16 on free-throws. Ridgeview sets a new record for the most three-point shots made by a team for the entire tournament.
The Knights were led in scoring by Ryan Barth's eight points, while Matthew Modro added seven. Fieldcrest was plagued by poor free-throw shooting for the second game in a row, making six of 14.
The conference traveling trophy belongs to Ridgeview after this game. These two teams will play each other on Friday, January 30th.
McLEAN COUNTY TOURNAMENT - RECORD-SETTING RIDGEVIEW BLASTS FLANAGAN-CORNELL – by Tom Benefiel (1-23-15)
The Ridgeview Mustangs hit fifteen three-point shots on their way to burying the Flanagan-Cornell Falcons, 89-57.
Austin Zielsdorf scored 28 points for the Mustangs, while Tyler McCormick added 13 points and William Tinsley scored 12. Ridgeview was 10 of 14 on free-throws. They had only six turnovers.
Brian Albertson led F-C with 16 points, while both Keegan Bertsche and Austin Dutko added 13 points each. The Falcons made only four of 11 free-throws.
F-C and Ridgeview were close most of the first half. Late in the 2nd quarter, the Mustangs' William Tinsley had a thunderous dunk that seemed to propel Ridgeview's offense to take off in the second half. Ridgeview outscored the Falcons 31-10 in the third quarter alone.
All Ridgeview starters hit at least one three-point shot, while the team broke the McLean County Tournament record for most threes made in a single game. The old record was 12 also held by Ridgeview.
The Mustangs will play at 8 P-M in the boys championship game on Saturday, January 24th. WGCY will have the broadcast.
McLEAN COUNTY TOURNAMENT - LeROY BEATS THE FALCONS IN GIBSON CITY – by Tom Benefiel (1-22-15)
The host GCMS Falcons can't handle a tough LeRoy Panthers team and lose, 69-60 in the 104th McLean County Tournament.
Tucker Cribbett scored 18 points for GCMS (11-9), while James Fairfield had 16 points and Mitch McNutt added 13. The Falcons made only nine of 17 foul shots.
LeRoy (13-5) was led by big Matt Chastain's 28 points, while Caleb Spencer added eight. The Panthers were excellent on free-throws, making 16 of 19.
McLEAN COUNTY TOURNAMENT - FLANAGAN-CORNELL OUTLASTS GCMS – by Tom Benefiel (1-19-15)
Flanagan-Cornell (12-6) holds on to win their quarterfinal game against GCMS (11-8) in the 104th McLean County Tournament, 57-54.
James Fairfield scored 12 points for the south Falcons, as Tucker Cribbett added 11. The were 12 of 16 on foul shots.
The north Falcons were led by the 25 points of Keegan Bertsche. They made 14 of 19 free-throws.
McLEAN COUNTY TOURNAMENT - RIDGEVIEW HANDLES TOUGH LeROY IN THE QUARTERFINALS – by Tom Benefiel (1-19-15)
In the quarterfinals of the 104th McLean County Tournament, it was the Ridgeview Mustangs over the LeRoy Panthers, 66-54.
Junior Luke Ward scored 24 points to lead the Mustangs. William Tinsley added 15 points, while Tyler McCormack scored 12. Ridgeview had only four turnovers and were seven of eight on free-throws for the contest.
LeRoy was three of four on foul shots and were led in scoring by Matt Chastain with 21 points.