2023 Boys Basketball

2023 Class 8-2A Regional Champions/Sectional Matchups
The winner of odd-numbered regionals will be the home team in sectional play.
Sectional 1
@ Laraway School
Host: Joliet Laraway
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Morton Grove MCC (11-0) vs. Kankakee Bishop McNamara (23-2)
Morton Grove MCC def. Aurora Christian , 35-30
Kankakee Bishop McNamara def. Ford Heights Cottage Grove UGC , 51-39
Sectional 2
@ Wallace Grade School
Host: Ottawa Wallace
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Dwight (16-6) vs. Sparland Midland (15-11)
Dwight def. Oglesby Washington , 49-28
Sparland Midland def. Roanoke-Benson , 25-24
Sectional 3
@ Brimfield
Host: Brimfield
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Bartonville Monroe (23-4) vs. Brimfield (16-10)
Bartonville Monroe def. Peoria St. Philomena , 39-33
Brimfield def. Elmwood , 35-25
Sectional 4
@ St. Matthew School
Host: Champaign St. Matthew
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Champaign St. Matthew (21-6) vs. Normal Metcalf (19-7)
Champaign St. Matthew def. Arcola , 45-37
Normal Metcalf def. Bloomington Corpus Christi , 51-33
Sectional 5
@ Robertson Charter School Gymnasium
Host: Decatur Robertson
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Decatur Robertson (12-0) vs. Delavan (18-7)
Decatur Robertson def. Mt. Pulaski , 57-19
Delavan def. Green Valley Midwest Central , 31-17
Sectional 6
@ West Prairie High School
Host: Colchester West Prairie
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Colchester West Prairie (21-5) vs. Mt. Sterling Brown County (25-1)
Colchester West Prairie def. Stronghurst West Central , 44-33
Mt. Sterling Brown County def. Liberty , 47-34
Sectional 7
@ Roosevelt Junior High School
Host: Casey-Westfield
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Effingham St. Anthony (16-9) vs. Assumption Central A & M (20-7)
Effingham St. Anthony def. Casey-Westfield , 54-47
Assumption Central A & M def. Nokomis JHS , 24-21
Sectional 8
@ Waverly
Host: Waverly
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Springfield Blessed Sacrament (17-9) vs. Hardin Calhoun (21-3)
Springfield Blessed Sacrament def. Kincaid South Fork , 27-12
Hardin Calhoun def. Greenfield , 40-18

Class History

From 1930 to 1972, there were two classes of basketball, Class A (Heavyweight) and Class B (Lightweight). An additional class was added in 1973--Class C (7th Grade). The Heavyweight and Lightweight classes were based on age, height and weight. From 1977-1984, the Heavyweight class was divided into two classes based upon enrollment--(A & AA). From 1985-2006, the Association adopted the format of 7th and 8th grade play based upon a school's enrollment (7A, 7AA, 8A and 8AA). Starting in 2007, the Association adopted a four class system in each grade level (7-1A, 7-2A, 7-3A, 7-4A, 8-1A, 8-2A, 8-3A and 8-4A). The current classification system assigns 25% of the schools to each of the four classes.

How Class Split is Determined

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