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Lewistown Tournament Trivia:

The Indians enter the tournament this year having played West Prairie in back-to-back games for the second straight year. They have met in a Spoon River Crossover contest and then in a regular season game.

Last year marked the first time that Lewistown played four tournament games in a single event.

Only once since returning to the tournament in 2000 has Lewistown come to Western Hall without notching a win (2013).

In the stretch between 2002 and 2008, Lewistown won three trophies despite being unseeded each time.

The Indians were winners of one of the longest tournament games ever played as undefeated Lewistown outlasted previously undefeated Pleasant Plains 86-77 in four overtimes in 2007.

In 1963, Rushville beat Galva 100-88 in four OTs to match the 2007 contest for longest game honors.

Lewistown has enjoyed much success over the past several years including two trips to the state finals (2008 & 2009) followed by a super sectional appearance in 2010 and a sectional final appearance in 2011. Oddly enough, Lewistown was unseeded in the MWHT in either of the seasons they made a trip to Peoria.

In making it to the title game in 2007, Lewistown was attempting to become the first unseeded team to win the championship since Canton accomplished the feat in 2002.

Nate Koster scored 102 points on the way to helping his team earn the 2001 tournament title. His performance earned him the Tourney MVP award.

Joe Coleman was MVP of the 1980 gathering.

Lewistown sent Northwestern's Randy Bowman to the free throw line 20 times during their 1981 tournament matchup. The Indians watched Bowman sink all 20 of those atempts.

Larry Krulac was the 1958 tournament MVP.


Last year in the tourney:

Monmouth-Roseville L 39-56
Eureka W 49-43
Abingdon-Avon L 28-60

Lewistown Tournament Titles:

1958 2001

Prior to the tournament:

Nov. 20 Havana* W 37-35
21 Farmington* L 37-57
22 North Fulton* W 50-34
25 South Fulton* L 39-50
Dec. 1 @ Illini Central L 43-53
5 @ West Prairie W 48-36
8 Peoria Heights W 78-48
12 @ Rushville-Industry W 52-47
15 @ Illini Bluffs L 40-77
* Denotes Fulton County Tournament




Lewistown Indians
Back row L to R: Head Coach Clayton Hatfill, Asst. Coach Scott Hammond, Cade Beekman, Nick Pollitt, Ethan Mikulich, Asst. Coach Chance Simpson, Asst Coach Taylor Shubert.
Front row L to R:
Zach Severns, Ben Kline, Jake Myers, Nathan Parker, Kruze Chasteen.

2 Cade Beekman 6-2 160 G 11
10 Zach Severns 5-10 150 G 11
14 Nick Pollitt 6-2 150 F/C 11
20 Ben Kline 6-1 160 F 12
22 Nathan Parker 5-11 170 G 12
30 Kruze Chasteen 5-10 170 G 10
32 Jake Myers 5-11 160 F 12
34 Ethan Mikulich 6-2 190 C 11
42 Kennedy Cleer 6-1 185 F 10
HEAD COACH: Clayton Hatfill
ASST. COACH: Scott Hammond, Chance Simpson, Taylor Shubert
SPONSOR: Ron Elbe Auto Sales
SCHOOL COLORS: Red & Columbia Blue
CONFERENCE: Prairieland
CITIES IN DISTRICT: Lewistown, St. David, Bryant, Little America

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