|The Indians enter the
tournament this year having played West
Prairie in back-to-back games for the
second straight year. They have met in a
Spoon River Crossover contest and then in
a regular season game.
Last year marked
the first time that Lewistown played four
tournament games in a single event.
since returning to the tournament in 2000
has Lewistown come to Western Hall
without notching a win (2013).
stretch between 2002 and 2008, Lewistown
won three trophies despite being unseeded
Indians were winners of one of the
longest tournament games ever played as
undefeated Lewistown outlasted previously
undefeated Pleasant Plains 86-77 in four
overtimes in 2007.
Rushville beat Galva 100-88 in four OTs
to match the 2007 contest for longest
has enjoyed much success over the past
several years including two trips to the
state finals (2008 & 2009) followed
by a super sectional appearance in 2010
and a sectional final appearance in 2011.
Oddly enough, Lewistown was unseeded in
the MWHT in either of the seasons they
made a trip to Peoria.
it to the title game in 2007, Lewistown
was attempting to become the first
unseeded team to win the championship
since Canton accomplished the feat in
Koster scored 102 points on the way to
helping his team earn the 2001 tournament
title. His performance earned him the
Tourney MVP award.
Coleman was MVP of the 1980 gathering.
sent Northwestern's Randy Bowman to the
free throw line 20 times during their
1981 tournament matchup. The Indians
watched Bowman sink all 20 of those
Krulac was the 1958 tournament MVP.