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Canton Tournament Trivia:

Canton was eliminated in the 2015 tournament in a double overtime thriller by Farmington

2014 marked the first time since 1997 that Canton went winless in a tournament.

The 2010 consolation trophy was won by Canton which was made even more remarkable given the fact they entered the tournament with an 0-8 record.

After spending the previous two holiday seasons at the Charleston tournament, Canton returned to the M-WHT in 2009 and won the title.

Canton is 11-9 (.550) since returning to the M-WHT.

Jordan Fouts was named MVP of the 2009 tournament.

Wes Emberton was the 2003 tournament MVP and the only Little Giant to be named to the all-tournament team that year.

Canton has appeared in 132 tournament games. Only Macomb (163) and Pittsfield (146) have played more M-WHT contests all-time.

Shannon Pritchard was the 1986 Tourney MVP.

Hunter Rhodes made 32 free throws during the 2013 tournament to break a 43 year old record. He surpassed the former mark of 30 made by fellow Little Giant Alex Henseler in 1970.

In 1979, Canton set a tournament record when they made 36 free throws in a game.

 

Last year in the tourney:

Abingdon-Avon W 57-38
Illini West W 55-52
West Hancock W 51-32
Pittsfield L 41-45
 

Canton Tournament Titles:

2009 2002 1999 1990

 

Prior to the tournament:

Nov. 22 Delavan* W ??-??
24 IVC* W 55-36
24 East Peoria* L 43-57
Dec. 2 Washington L 40-59
8 @ Pekin L 37-54
9 Metamora L 23-59
15 @ East Peoria W 59-52
* Denotes Canton Tournament
 

Sponsor:

Canton Little Giants
 
Back Row L to R: Varsity Coach Phil Pullen, Manager Zach Carlson, Caleb Miller, Garrett Brant, Jake Smith, Doug Cannon, Breven Ebbert, Luke Miller, Gabe Gossett, Freshman Coach Tyler Christiansen, Sophomore Coach Ken Brant
Front Row L to R: Blake Murphy,Evan Otto, Avery Dean, Eli Postin, Dewey Morris

NO. PLAYER HGT. WGT. POS. YR.
1 Caleb Miller 5-11 145 G 11
3 Evan Otto 6-0 190 F 12
5 Garrett Brant 6-2 155 G 11
10 Breven Ebbert 6-0 170 F 11
11 Eli Postin 6-1 145 F 12
15 Luke Miller 6-0 175 G 11
22 Blake Murphy 6-3 170 F 12
23 Gabe Gossett 5-8 165 G 11
24 Dewey Morris 5-7 165 G 12
32 Doug Cannon 6-4 165 C 11
33 Jake Smith 6-3 205 C 10
42 Avery Dean 6-4 225 C 12
HEAD COACH: Phil Pullen
ASST. COACH: Ken Brant, Tyler Christiansen
HONORARY COACH: Darrin Higgins, Cody Higgins
SPONSOR: Western Illinois Credit Union
NICKNAME: Little Giants
SCHOOL COLORS: Purple & Gold
CONFERENCE: Mid-Illini
CITIES IN DISTRICT: Canton, Norris, Banner, Dunfermline

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