Annawan 7th grade boys are IESA 1A state basketball champions


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Posted Online: Feb. 07, 2013, 9:34 pm
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By Terry Duckett, tduckett@qconline.com
On the same night the state-ranked Annawan varsity girls' basketball team took another step toward its goal of a state championship, the seventh-grade boys' cagers were providing a perfect example.

Taking on Dieterich in the IESA Class 1A state championship game at St. Joseph Middle School, Annawan held off a fierce fourth-quarter rally by the Roadrunners to earn the title with a 45-40 victory. Up by eight points at halftime, the Braves took a 31-20 lead into the fourth quarter before Dieterich started its comeback bid.

Brendan Shaw stepped up with a big game for the Braves, netting a game-high 18 points. Teammate Ben Buresh capped a strong state tournament run with 15 points, and Owen Landwehr contributed eight points to the Annawan cause. It is the first state team championship ever for either Annawan's middle- or high-school sports teams.

— Sportswriter Terry Duckett




















 



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