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Illini West Tournament Trivia:

The Chargers have made an appearance in the trophy round in each of the last six tournaments. They are 2-4 in the trophy round during that time.

During a four-year stretch (2010 - 2013), an unseeded Charger team knocked off a seeded team in tournament action.

Illini West has met up with West Hancock on the final day of the tournament in three of the last four years.

Among active participants, Illini West has the best tournament winning percentage at .645 (20-11).

Carthage, Dallas City & LaHarpe are all part of Illini West High School. LaHarpe had never been a tournament participant while Dallas City was entered in the tournament from 1947-1950. Dallas City never did take home any tournament hardware.

Carthage, on the other hand, has enjoyed much success in the tournament with fourth place finishes in 2005, 1972, 1966 & 1954; 3rd place finishes in 1968, 1952 & 1951; and a runner up finish in both 1967 and 2004.

In 1977, Carthage set a record for highest free throw percentange when they made 24 of 25 for 96%.


Last year in the tourney:

Abingdon-Avon W 55-44
Illini Bluffs W 69-46
Metamora L 58-39
Macomb L 43-40

Illini West Tournament Titles:


as Carthage:



Prior to the tournament:

Illini West Chargers
Front Row L-R (Chase Grainger, Aden Trout, Cory Squier, Clayton Grainger)
Row 2 L-R
(Connor Artman, Brandon Buttz, Carter Boyer, Jonah Burt)
Back Row L-R
(Jackson Porter, Kennedy Gooding, Brady Adkisson, Jacob Bryan, Cayden Kerham)

1 Cory Squier 5-10   F 11
3 Jonah Burt 5-5   G 12
5 Carter Boyer 5-8   G 10
10 Kennedy Gooding 6-4   F 11
11 Connor Artman 5-9   G 11
12 Jackson Porter 6-1   G 11
14 Aden Trout 5-11   G 12
20 Cayden Kirkham 6-0   F 11
21 Clayton Grainger 6-0   F 12
23 Chase Grainger 6-0   F 12
24 Jacob Bryan 6-2   G 11
30 Brandon Buttz 5-10   F 11
42 Brady Adkisson 6-4   C 12
HEAD COACH... Bill Rasmussen NICKNAME... Chargers
ASST. COACH... Craig Wear, Tim Lafferty, Zak Huston
HONORARY COACH... Justin Elbe SCHOOL COLORS... Navy Blue, Orange, White
SPONSOR... Ron Elbe Auto Sales CONFERENCE... West Central (North)
CITIES IN DISTRICT: Carthage, Dallas City, LaHarpe

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