VANDALIA – After knocking off number 1 seed North Mac to win the Class 7-3A regional title last Wednesday, the seventh grade Gillespie Middle School basketball team (23-2) added sectional hardware to their collection with a victory over Greenville in the Class 7-3A sectional in Vandalia Wednesday evening.
It was a dogfight the whole way through, especially leading up to the final seconds of the game. Gillespie led Greenville at the end third quarter 19-18 and 23-18 with 2:41 left in the fourth quarter, but then Greenville went on a 3-0 scoring run during a two minute period to cut Gillespie’s lead to 23-21 with 28 seconds remaining.
Gillespie advances to the 7th grade class 3A State Tournament this Saturday
With the victory, Gillespie advances to the 7th grade class 3A State Tournament being held at Wenoma Fieldcrest. The Indians will face the winner of the Sectional 2 game this Saturday, February 7 at 1 p.m. The Sectional 2 game between Shabbona Middle School and Morris Saratoga will be played tomorrow evening, Thursday, February 5, after being postponed due to the weather.
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