2023 IHSA (Illinois) Boys State Basketball Tournament
Class A, 2A, 3A, & 4A
State Farm Center (Lou Henson Court)
March 11, 2023
© 2023 Ron Harrison
Scales Mound vs. Gibault Catholic (Boys) Class A Championship
Scales Mound coach Eric Kudronowicz started the following lineup: 6-2 Jr. Max Weinen, 6-2 Jr. Thomas Hereau, 6-3 Jr. Jonah Driscoll, 5-9 Sr, Charlie Wiegel, and 6-0 Sr. Jacob Duerr. Gibault Catholic coach Dennis Rueter countered with 6-1 Sr. Kaden Augustine, 6-1 Jr. Hudson Blank, 6-3 Jr. Gavin Kessler, 5-8 Jr. Kanen Augustine, and 5-10 Sr. Kameron Hanvy.
Gibault Catholic defeated Scales Mound by the score of 65-45. Gibault Catholic shot 61.1% from the field including seven of 11 from the three point line. The Hawks connected on 14 of 17 free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and scored eight points off eight Scales Mound turnovers. Scales Mound shot 37% from the field including 10 of 27 from beyond the arc. The Hornets connected on one of one free throws, pulled down 18 rebounds, and scored 12 points off Gibault Catholic turnovers.
Kaden Augustine led Gibault Catholic with 24 points including three three point baskets, nine of 10 free throws, and three rebounds. Gavin Kessler added 18 points and seven rebounds. Hudson Blank recorded 15 points including three three point baskets and two rebounds. Kameron Hanvy chipped in with four points, five rebounds, nine assists, and five steals.
Thomas Hereau led Scales Mound with 24 points including five three point baskets, four rebounds, and two assists. 6-8 Sr. Dylan Slavenburg added eight points including two three point baskets. Charlie Wiegel recorded six points on two three point baskets and two assists.
Scales Mound - 5,18,16,6,45
Gibault Catholic - 19,6,20,20,65
Scales Mound - (45) – Weinen 2, Hereau 24, Driscoll 0, Wiegel 6, Duerr 2, Cogan 3, Slavenburg 8.
Gibault Catholic - (65) – Kaden Augustine 24, Blank 15, Kessler 18, Kanen Augustine 3, Hanvy 4, Frierdich 1.
Bloomington Central Catholic vs. DePaul Prep (Boys) Class 2A Championship
Bloomington Central Catholic coach Jason Wells started the following lineup: 6-5 Jr. Cole Certa, 6-3 So. Trey Eller, 6-6 Jr. Colin Hayes, 6-0 Sr. Rye Pirtz, and 6-1 Sr. Chase Fisher. DePaul Prep coach Tom Kleinschmidt countered with 6-7 Jr. Jaylan McElroy, 6-2 Jr. PJ Chambers, 6-8 Jr. Payton Kamin, 6-0 So. Makai Kvamme, and 6-0 Sr. Maurice Thomas.
DePaul Prep defeated Bloomington Central Catholic by the score of 65-41. DePaul Prep shot 50% from the field including five of 13 from the three point line. The Rams connected on 24 of 37 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 13 Bloomington Central Catholic. Bloomington Central Catholic shot 34.7% from the field including seven of 33 from beyond the arc. The Saints missed their only free throw, pulled down 22 rebounds, and did not score off five DePaul turnovers.
Maurice Thomas led DePaul Prep with 21 points including two three point baskets, 11 of 13 free throws, four assists, and two steals. Jaylan McElroy added 11 points, 11 rebounds, two blocked shots, and two steals. PJ Chambers recorded 11 points including two three point baskets and five rebounds. Payton Kamin chipped in with 10 points including four of four free throws and three rebounds.
Cole Certa led Bloomington Central Catholic with 18 points including four three point baskets and six rebounds. Trey Eller added five points, two rebounds, and two assists. 6-2 Jr. Charlie Graham recorded five points.
Bloomington Central Catholic - 8,11,5,17,41
DePaul Prep - 12,16,14,23,65
Bloomington Central Catholic - (41) – Certa 18, Eller 5, Hayes 2, Pirtz 4, Fisher 4, Russell 3, Graham 5.
DePaul Prep - (65) – McElroy 11, Chambers 11, Kamin 10, Kvamme 6, Thomas 21, Johnson 4, Hoste 2.
Metamora vs. Simeon (Boys) Class 3A Championship
Metamora coach Danny Grieves started the following lineup: 6-6 Sr. Ethan Kizer, 6-3 Sr. Drew Tucker, 6-8 Jr. Luke Hopp, 6-1 Jr. Tyler Mason, and 6-2 Sr. Tyson Swanson. Simeon coach Robert Smith countered with 6-6 Sr. Sam Lewis, 6-8 Sr. Wesley Rubin, 6-9 Sr. Miles Rubin, 5-10 Sr. Jalen Griffith, and 6-0 Sr. Michael Ratliff.
Metamora defeated Simeon 46-42 in overtime. The score was tied four times and there were six lead changes in the game. Metamora shot 38.6% from the field including six of 21 from the three point line. The Redbirds connected on six of eight free throws, pulled down 35 rebounds, and scored two points off two Simeon turnovers. Simeon shot 40% from the field including three of 12 from beyond the arc. The Wolverines connected on three of five free throws, pulled down 21 rebounds, and scored nine points off 10 Metamora turnovers.
Tyson Swanson led Metamora with 20 points including three three point baskets and three rebounds. Tyler Mason added 16 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Ethan Kizer recorded six points on two three point baskets and five rebounds. Drew Tucker pulled down eight rebounds.
Jalen Griffith led Simeon with 15 points, three rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Miles Rubin added 12 points, seven rebounds, and six blocked shots. Wesley Rubin recorded seven points, four rebounds, and three assists.
Metamora - 11,3,12,8,12,46
Simeon - 12,11,4,7,8,42
Metamora - (46) – Kizer 6, Tucker 2, Hopp 2, Mason 16, Swanson 20.
Simeon - (42) – Lewis 3, W. Rubin 7, M. Rubin 12, Griffith 15, Ratliff 3, Space 2.
Moline vs. Benet Academy (Boys) Class 4A Championship
Moline coach Sean Taylor started the following lineup: 6-5 So. Treyvon Taylor, 6-3 Sr. Grant Welch, 6-10 Sr. Owen Freeman, 6-0 Sr. Brock Harding, and 6-1 Sr. Jasper Ogburn. Benet Academy coach Gene Heidkamp countered with 6-5 Sr. Niko Abusara, 6-4 Sr. Andy Nash, 6-6 Jr. Parker Sulaver, 6-0 Sr. Brayden Fagbemi, and 6-2 Sr. Sam Driscoll.
Moline defeated Benet Academy by the score of 59-42. Moline shot 45.9% from the field including four of 10 from the three point line. The Maroons connected on 21 of 25 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored 10 points off nine Benet Academy turnovers. Benet Academy shot 38.1% from the field including three of 12 from beyond the arc. The Red Wings connected on seven of 10 free throws, pulled down 17 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 11 Moline turnovers.
Brock Harding led Moline with 28 points including three three point baskets, 11 of 14 free throws, three assists, and three steals. Grant Welch added eight points including six of six free throws, and seven rebounds. Jasper Ogburn recorded eight points including four of five free throws, six rebounds, and two steals. Owen Freeman chipped in with six points, nine rebounds, and three assists. Treyvon Taylor added six points and six rebounds.
Brayden Fagbemi led Benet Academy with 12 points, two rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Andy Nash added 12 points including two three point baskets and four rebounds. Niko Abusara added 10 points and five rebounds,
Moline - 17,15,12,15,59
Benet Academy - 15,10,5,12,42
Moline - (59) – Taylor 6, Welch 8, O. Freeman 6, Harding 28, Ogburn 8, B, Freeman 3.
Benet Academy - (42) – Abusara 10, Nash 12, Sulaver 3, Fagbemi 12, Driscoll 0, Moran 2, Garcia 1, Moukoulou 2.
A special thanks to the Event Stats Crew for the comprehensive stats provided for these games.
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