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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:

Illini Central W 67-55
Canton L 52-55
Monmouth-Roseville W 50-36
Illini Bluffs L 48-80
 

Illini West Tournament Titles:

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as Carthage:

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Prior to the tournament:

Nov. 20 Liberty* W 57-54
21 Camp Point Central* L 55-57
24 Pittsfield* W 67-36
25 Routt Catholic* L 43-60
Dec. 1 Macomb L 60-61
5 Monmouth-Roseville W 45-44
9 @ Clark County (MO) L 44-74
15 @ Payson-Seymour L 66-75
16 Clinton W 60-47
19 St. Louis Prep W 52-36
* Denotes Pittsfield Tournament
 
 
Sponsor:
Illini West Chargers
 
Back Row L-R: Brock Richardson, Jackson Porter, Jensen Fink, Kennedy Gooding, Drake Huffman.
Middle Row L to R: Cory Squier, Brandon Buttz, LIncoln Gooding, Joshua Sanderson, Matthew Greiner, Blake Rhodes
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ront Row L-R: Jacob Deitrich, Cole Jackson, Carter Boyer, Isaac Schreacke

NO. PLAYER HGT. WGT. POS. YR.
1 Blake Rhodes 5-4     11
2 Josh Sanderson 6-1     10
3 Jacob Dietrich 6-1     12
5 Cory Squier 5-11     12
10 Kennedy Gooding 6-4     12
11 Carter Boyer 6-0     11
12 Jackson Porter 6-2     12
14 Lincoln Gooding 6-0     9
20 Brock Richardson 6-1     11
21 Drake Huffman 5-11     11
22 Cole Jackson 6-0     9
30 Matt Greiner 6-0     11
32 Brandon Buttz 5-10     12
42 Isaac Schreacke 6-1     10
44 Jensen Fink 6-5     9
HEAD COACH: Bill Rasmussen
ASST. COACH: Tim Lafferty, Robert Eaton
HONORARY COACH: Rob Westen
SPONSOR: First Bankers Trust Company
NICKNAME: Chargers
SCHOOL COLORS: Navy Blue, Orange, White
CONFERENCE: West Central
CITIES IN DISTRICT: Carthage, Dallas City, LaHarpe

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