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2022 Game 26 Recap: Eureka 48, Illini Bluffs 44
The #3 seeded Eureka Hornets became the 12th back-to-back champion in the 76th edition of the Macomb Western Holiday Tournament, defeating the Illini Bluffs Tigers 48-44. The reigning champions started the game strong, getting out to an early 16-10 in the first eight minutes. Tournament MVP Tyler Heffren scored 13
2022 Game 25 Recap: Camp Pt Central 51, Southeastern 43
The Panthers of Camp Point Central were beat on a last second shot by Illini Bluffs in the semifinal game. They used that to fuel a 51-43 win in the 3rd Place game over a Southeastern Suns squad that entered the tournament as the AP #1 state-ranked team in 1A.
2022 Game 24 Recap: Rockridge 47, Farmington 37
Top-seeded Rockridge lost an overtime game to Illini Bluffs on Day 2 and was eager to fight back and win the 5th place trophy as a result. Tonight, they took down the Farmington Farmers by a score of 47-37. Both teams were tied 18-18 at the halftime break, but Rockridge
2022 Game 23 Recap: Monmouth-Roseville 56, Illini West 44
Monmouth-Roseville’s Titans started this tournament in near sub-zero temperatures with a loss to a stacked Illini Bluffs team on Tuesday morning at 9am. By Friday night, they were competing for (and winning) the Consolation bracket trophy. Bench points were the story in this game. Monmouth got fresh blood in the
2022 Game 22 Recap: Eureka 56, Southeastern 25
A battle of two seeded teams turned south early in the first half as the Hornets shot well and knocked off the previously unbeaten Southeastern Suns by a score of 56-25. Southeastern led by 2 with 7:33 left in the first quarter, but that was the last time they would
2022 Game 21 Recap: Illini Bluffs 51, Camp Pt Central 50
A buzzer beater by Hank Alvey as time expired willed the Tigers of Illini Bluffs over the Panthers of Camp Point Central by a score of 51-50. Alvey – most assuredly in the conversation for tournament MVP – finished with 27 points and 10 rebounds in a gold star game
2022 Game 20 Recap: Macomb 51, Farmington 41
The Farmington Farmers avenged their loss less than a month ago to the Macomb Bombers and spoiled the Bombers’ chances at an evening contest, 51-41, in Game 20. While the Bombers didn’t start the game with much offense, waiting until halfway through the first quarter to score their first basket,
2022 Game 19 Recap: Rockridge 45, West Hancock 42
In a fiercely contested, early morning battle, the Rockridge Rockets hit three free throws with three seconds left to halt an upset bid from the West Hancock Titans in Game 19, with the Rockets winning 45-42. The first half proved to be a shootout of sorts, with both teams shooting
2022 TOURNAMENT PREVIEW
MACOMB, IL — On the heels of their dramatic 59-53 win over No. 5 ranked Columbia in the Great Western Shootout, the Rockridge Rockets have earned the No. 1 seed for the 76th edition of the Macomb-Western Holiday Tournament to be held on the campus of Western Illinois University December 27, 28, and 30. Also earning top four seeds include debutant Southeastern (#2), defending champion Eureka (#3), and Camp Point Central (#4).
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