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home : sports : sports   April 15, 2014

2/11/2013 10:33:00 AM
Grade school basketball: Holy Family advances to state title game


The Oglesby Holy Family boys basketball team advanced to the IESA Class 1A championship game where the Crusaders will face Decatur Our Lady of the Lourdes at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Pictured, front row (left to right): Ben Sons, Nick Plankenhorn, Brandon Nave and Jon Ator. Back row: Coach Rodney Shipp, coach Chris Nave, Nate Stubler, Brady Booker, Jon Dose, Josh Sapp, Braidy Shipp and coach Tim Plankenhorn. Submitted photo
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The Oglesby Holy Family boys basketball team advanced to the IESA Class 1A championship game where the Crusaders will face Decatur Our Lady of the Lourdes at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Pictured, front row (left to right): Ben Sons, Nick Plankenhorn, Brandon Nave and Jon Ator. Back row: Coach Rodney Shipp, coach Chris Nave, Nate Stubler, Brady Booker, Jon Dose, Josh Sapp, Braidy Shipp and coach Tim Plankenhorn.
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The Oglesby Holy Family eighth grade boys basketball team will play for an IESA state championship Thursday after winning a pair of games Saturday.

The Crusaders opened the IESA Class 1A State Tournament with a 47-34 victory over Jacksonville Our Saviour in the quarterfinals at Auburn High School.

Nick Plankenhorn drained five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 17 points for Holy Family, while Braidy Shipp had 11 points and Brady Booker added nine.

The game was tied 7-7 after the first quarter, but the Crusaders took an 18-14 halftime lead and extended their advantage to 32-22 after three quarters.

In the semifinals, three Crusaders scored in double figures as Holy Family topped Peoria St. Mark 59-43.

The Crusaders jumped out to an 18-5 lead after the first quarter and led 30-15 at halftime.

Shipp scored a team-high 15 points, Jon Dose had 12 points and Josh Sapp added 10.

Holy Family (26-0) will face Decatur Our Lady of Lourdes (25-2) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Auburn.












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