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2016 Seventh Grade IESA Girls Basketball State Finals Tip-Off Saturday

In what will mark the 11th time in Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) history, four champions will be crowned in the Seventh Grade Girls State Basketball Tournament series. Competition in the Class 1A, Class 2A, Class 3A and Class 4A State Final Tournaments begins Saturday (December 3) and concludes the following Thursday (December 8) at four sites.

Class 1A will be played at Normal Chiddix Junior High School, with Class 2A tipping-off at Paris High School. Auburn High School will be the home for Class 3A action while Normal Parkside Junior High School will serve as the host for Class 4A.

The time schedule for all four tournaments will be the same. Quarterfinals will be played Saturday with the first of four games beginning at 10:00 a.m. The four quarterfinal winners will meet in semifinal games late Saturday afternoon with the first of two games set to begin at 5:00 p.m. Third place and championship games will be played Thursday, December 8 with the third place game set for 6:00 p.m. and the championship game scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Any changes in the playing status of each of the four tournaments will be posted on the IESA Web Site at www.iesa.org as each tournament progresses. Results will be posted on the web site after each game.

The price of admission Saturday is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for seniors (62 and over) and students (K-8) and is good for all games Saturday. Children younger than kindergarten are admitted free. Fans attending the games Saturday will receive a wristband that is to be worn all day and will be used for entry into that respective state final site only throughout the day. It will not be honored at any other 7th grade state final site. The price of admission for the third place and championship game session Thursday will be $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for seniors and students (K-8). Children younger than kindergarten again are admitted free.

This year marks the 38th year that the IESA has been conducting a girls basketball state series, as the ever-growing activity made its debut within the Association back in 1979. Only one-class of competition existed then. That was until 1986, when separate state series were conducted for seventh graders and eighth graders for the first time. From 1990-2005 there were Class A and Class AA state series for both seventh grade and eighth grade, with the current four class system beginning in 2006.

Complete pairings for each state final, plus the FanZone, can be found at www.iesa.org. Click on the Girls Basketball line in the orange box at the top of the IESA Web Site Home Page.

For additional information, please contact the IESA basketball administrator, Nicole Schaefbauer, 309-829-0114.

Here is a look at the pairings for each of the four 2016 Seventh Grade State Final Tournaments:

Class 1A @ Normal Chiddix JHS
Saturday, December 3
Game 1   10:00 a.m.   Royal Prairieview Ogden (23-1) vs. Pana Sacred Heart (22-1)
Game 2   11:30 a.m.   Washington St. Patrick (20-4) vs. LaSalle Trinity Catholic (17-0)
Game 3   1:00 p.m.   Piper City Tri-Point (11-11) vs. Lincoln West Lincoln-Broadwell (23-0)
Game 4   2:30 p.m.   Carthage (23-0) vs. Cuba (15-6)
Game 5   5:00 p.m.   Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Game 6   6:30 p.m.   Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4
Thursday, December 8
Game 7   6:00 p.m.   Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 (Third Place)
Game 8   7:30 p.m.   Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (Championship)
 
Class 2A @ Paris High School
Saturday, December 3
Game 1   10:00 a.m.   Lockport Taft (18-0) vs. Effingham St. Anthony (21-2)
Game 2   11:30 a.m.   Mendon Unity (19-2) vs. Heyworth (14-9)
Game 3   1:00 p.m.   Glasford Illini Bluffs (17-8) vs. Winchester (22-1)
Game 4   2:30 p.m.   Springfield Christ the King (21-2) vs. Paris Crestwood (12-4)
Game 5   5:00 p.m.   Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Game 6   6:30 p.m.   Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4
Thursday, December 8
Game 7   6:00 p.m.   Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 (Third Place)
Game 8   7:30 p.m.   Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (Championship)
 
Class 3A @ Auburn High School
Saturday, December 3
Game 1   10:00 a.m.   Farmington Central (23-1) vs. Watseka Glenn Raymond (21-0)
Game 2   11:30 a.m.   Piasa Southwestern (23-0) vs. Steger Columbia (8-10)
Game 3   1:00 p.m.   Teutopolis (22-3) vs. Germantown Hills (22-1)
Game 4   2:30 p.m.   Riverton (9-13) vs. St. Joseph (17-7)
Game 5   5:00 p.m.   Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Game 6   6:30 p.m.   Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4
Thursday, December 8
Game 7   6:00 p.m.   Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 (Third Place)
Game 8   7:30 p.m.   Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (Championship)
 
Class 4A @ Normal Parkside JHS
Saturday, December 3
Game 1   10:00 a.m.   Flossmoor Parker (18-0) vs. Lockport Oak Prairie (18-5)
Game 2   11:30 a.m.   Rockford Kennedy (14-2) vs. Edwardsville Liberty (21-2)
Game 3   1:00 p.m.   Chatham Glenwood (22-2) vs. Mokena (25-0)
Game 4   2:30 p.m.   Effingham JHS (12-5) vs. Normal Parkside (24-1)
Game 5   5:00 p.m.   Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Game 6   6:30 p.m.   Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4
Thursday, December 8
Game 7   6:00 p.m.   Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 (Third Place)
Game 8   7:30 p.m.   Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (Championship)


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