Class 4A Pekin Sectional final: Rock Island (25-4) vs. Edwardsville (28-2)


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Posted Online: March 07, 2013, 9:40 pm
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Tonight: Rock Island meets Edwardsville in the 7:30 p.m. Class 4A Pekin Sectional championship game at Dawdy Hawkins Gym.

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Up next: The winner faces the Harvey Thornton Sectional champion in the Normal Super-Sectional at Redbird Arena on Tuesday.

Fan bus: Anyone interested in riding a fan bus to Pekin, call Charles Butler at 309-269-3663 Cost is $20 for students and $25 for adults. Both prices include a ticket to the game. The buses will load at 4:30 p.m. at the high school circle drive and depart promptly at 5 p.m.

Starting lineups
Rock Island:
G: C.J. Carr (5-7, Jr., 12.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg), Trey Sigel (6-1, Jr., 8.9, 2.8) and Brian Richardson (5-11, Sr., 10.3, 3.6); F: Raahsaan Brown (6-3, Sr., 9.5, 4.4) and Rob Johnson (6-4, Sr., 5.4, 4.1).

Edwardsville: G: Shawn Roundtree (6-0, Jr., 10.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg) and Garret Covington (6-5, Sr., 18.3, 8.4); F: Drew Curtis (6-5, Sr., 5.6, 9.6), Armon Fletcher (6-5, Jr., 9.9, 7.6) and Tre' Harris (6-5, Sr., 17.1, 9.2).

Why watch: Both teams enter on 11-game winning streaks. ... Edwardsville, seeking its second consecutive sectional title, finished second in the eight-team Southwestern Conference. Both of the Tigers' losses this year were against Belleville East. ... Garrett Covington signed with Western Illinois and Roundtree averages 9.2 assists per game. ... Rock Island is seeking its 19th sectional title and third in the last five years. Under Thom Sigel, the Rocks are 2-2 in sectional title games. ... These two teams have never met in the postseason and do not have a common opponent. ... In 25 years at the school, Edwardsville coach Mike Waldo has more than 500 wins and four sectional championships. ... Edwardsville's starters score 90 percent of its points. ... No Western Big 6 Conference team has won a Class 4A sectional title since the Illinois High School Association split into four classes in 2008. ... In the five previous years of this sectional, no team has repeated as champion. Only O'Fallon has won it twice.

Rock Island coach Thom Sigel: "They're pretty good. They have experience. We've been prepared by who we have played, but they'll pose some challenges."
-- By Daniel Makarewicz, danmak@qconline.com
















 



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