Okawville heading to the 1A State Championship game, defeats Goreville 48-33

PEORIA –  In a battle of two Southern Illinois teams this afternoon, the Okawville Rockets punched their ticket to the state championship game by defeating Goreville 48-33 in the Class 1A State Tournament.

Payton Harre led the Rockets with 16 points and Luke Hensler had 12 points and 15 boards on the contest.

Cole Tosh and Braden Webb had eight points each for the Blackcats.

The Rockets will face Annawan at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow for the state Championship, who were 59-44 winners over Sterling Newman Central Catholic this afternoon in the other semi-final game.

Goreville faces Central Catholic tomorrow at 11:15 a.m. for third place.

LINK FROM JACK BULLOCK OF A BASELINE VIEW 

http://abaselineview.com/abvgorevilleokawville.html

LINK FROM SCOTT MEES OF THE SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN 

http://thesouthern.com/sports/high-school/basketball/boys/boys-basketball-goreville-falls-to-okawville-in-state-semifinal/article_d98d4dc0-1c78-5ae5-991b-9c4c24af7960.html#tracking-source=home-top-story

LINK FROM JOHN KOMOSA OF THE PEORIA JOURNAL-STAR

http://www.pjstar.com/sports/20180309/okawville-advances-to-class-1a-state-title-game-with-win-over-goreville

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