2023 Boys Basketball

2023 Class 8-1A Sectional Champions/State Qualifiers
Sectional 1
@ Odell Grade School
Host: Odell
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Odell def. Mazon-Verona-Kinsman , 56-29 Odell record now 23-2
Sectional 2
@ St Bede Academy
Host: Peru Catholic
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Peru Catholic def. Annawan , 46-18 Peru Catholic record now 22-2
Sectional 3
@ Danville Schlarman
Host: Danville Schlarman
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Royal Prairieview Ogden def. Cissna Park , 50-10 Royal Prairieview Ogden record now 19-5
Sectional 4
@ Greenview CUSD #200
Host: Greenview
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Bloomington Cornerstone def. Lincoln West Lincoln-Broadwell , 46-45 Bloomington Cornerstone record now 19-5
Sectional 5
@ St. Thomas the Apostle School
Host: Peoria Heights St. Thomas
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Peoria Heights St. Thomas def. Peoria Limestone Walters , 65-50 Peoria Heights St. Thomas record now 19-6
Sectional 6
@ Shiloh HS CUSD #1
Host: Hume Shiloh
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Mattoon St. John's def. Champaign Next Generation , 66-30 Mattoon St. John's record now 14-6
Sectional 7
@ Griggsville-Perry Middle School
Host: Griggsville-Perry
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Springfield Christ the King def. Griggsville-Perry , 42-35 Springfield Christ the King record now 20-6
Sectional 8
@ Pana Sacred Heart
Host: Pana Sacred Heart
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Effingham Sacred Heart def. Carrollton St. John , 49-40 Effingham Sacred Heart record now 17-6

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.

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