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Kewanee Tournament Trivia:

Kewanee's appearance in the tournament last year was their first since 1981.

The Boilermakers were tourney participants from 1976-1981. During those six tournaments, Kewanee took home hardware four times including championships in 1977 and 1979 as well as a 3rd place finish in 1976 and placed 4th in 1980.

During that six year stretch, Kewanee placed a total of ten players on the all-tournament team including three in both 1977 and 1979.

In a 1979 tournament contest, Kewanee took a staggering 95 shots from the floor ... a tournament record.

 

Last year in the tourney:

Farmington W 58-48
Macomb L 45-39
Pleasant Plains L 68-47
Illini West W 59-51
 

Kewanee Tournament Titles:

1977 1979
 

Prior to the tournament:

Nov. 24 Princeton* L 79-57
25 Stark Co.* W 51-26
26 Putnam Co.* L 67-55
28 @ Wethersfield W 79-72 OT
Dec. 5 Chillicothe IVC L 64-52
9 @ Galva ppd.
12 @ Spring Valley Hall L 57-51
13 @ Stark Co. L 73-72
15 Knoxville+ W 72-49
18 Princeton+    
19 Sterling Newman+    
20 Orion+    
* denotes Wethersfield Tournament
+ denotes Kewanee 2A Holiday Classic
 

Sponsor:

Brown's Shoe Fit Co.
 
Kewanee Boilermakers
 
Front row (l to r): Brandon Kroskop, Josh Hignojoz, Omar Astorga, Albert Fields, Collin Kelly, Jose Rodriguez, Nathan Smith, Nick Rednour.
Middle row (l to r): Jacob Grabbe, Blake Cinnamon, Stan Janik, Quenton Whiteside, Dustin Weston, Terry Mercer, Justin Bickett.
Back row (l to r): Coach Alex Johnson, Coach Cody Butler, Brenden Fredrickson, Brandon LeSage, Coach Tony Ramos, Angel Astorga, Kyle Lunghofer, Coach Steve Salisbury, Coach Nick Welgat, Coach Shaune Lewis.

NO. PLAYER HGT. WGT. POS. YR.
3 COLLIN KELLY 5-7 155 G 12
4 OMAR ASTORGA 5-11 150 G 12
10 NATHAN SMITH 5-8 165 G/F 11
13 BLAKE CINNAMON 6-0 165 G/F 11
20 KYLE LUNGHOFER 5-9 145 G/F 11
21 DUSTIN WESTON 6-1 175 F/C 12
22 TERRY MERCER 5-11 150 F 12
23 ALBERT FIELDS 5-8 140 G 12
24 ANGEL ASTORGA 6-0 150 G/F 12
25 BRANDON LESAGE 6-0 175 F/C 12
30 JOSH HIGNOJOZ 5-10 140 G 11
32 BRENDEN FREDRICKSON 5-9 150 G 12
33 JOSE RODRIGUES 5-9 145 G 11
34 STAN JANIK 6-0 205 F/C 11
42 LOUIS GARMS 6-5 200 F/C 12
44 QUENTON WHITESIDE 6-0 200 F 11
HEAD COACH... Tony Ramos NICKNAME... Boilermakers
ASST. COACHES... Alex Johnson, Cody Butler, Steve Salisbury, Nick Welgat, & Shaune Lewis
HONORARY COACH... Jim Koller SCHOOL COLORS... Orange & Black
SPONSOR... Brown's Shoe Fit Co. CONFERENCE... NCIC

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