2023 Girls Basketball

2023 Class 8-1A Regional Champions/Sectional Matchups
The winner of odd-numbered regionals will be the home team in sectional play.
Sectional 1
@ Taft School
Host: Lockport Taft
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Lockport Taft (16-3) vs. Donovan (14-5)
Lockport Taft def. Grant Park , 22-17
Donovan def. Mazon-Verona-Kinsman , 15-13
Sectional 2
@ Wallace Grade School
Host: Ottawa Wallace
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Ottawa Wallace (25-1) vs. Peru Catholic (14-7)
Ottawa Wallace def. Marseilles Milton Pope , 36-7
Peru Catholic def. Utica Waltham , 23-19
Sectional 3
@ St. Mary's School
Host: Pontiac St. Mary's
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Buckley St. John's (16-4) vs. Normal Epiphany (17-5)
Buckley St. John's def. Champaign St. Matthew , 21-20
Normal Epiphany def. Odell , 18-16
Sectional 4
@ Washington St. Patrick
Host: Washington St. Patrick
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Roanoke-Benson (6-15) vs. Washington St. Patrick (22-0)
Roanoke-Benson def. Flanagan , 30-27
Washington St. Patrick def. Lincoln West Lincoln-Broadwell , 18-15
Sectional 5
@ St. Jude Catholic School
Host: Peoria St. Jude
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Peoria St. Jude (17-4) vs. Cambridge JHS (12-3)
Peoria St. Jude def. Peoria Limestone Walters , 39-25
Cambridge JHS def. Monmouth ICS , 20-18
Sectional 6
@ Cissna Park Jr/Sr. High School
Host: Cissna Park
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Royal Prairieview Ogden (19-3) vs. Oakland Lake Crest (14-7)
Royal Prairieview Ogden def. Rantoul St. Malachy , 30-23
Oakland Lake Crest def. Martinsville , 28-25
Sectional 7
@ Eye of the Tiger Sports Complex
Host: Pana Sacred Heart
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Pana Sacred Heart (22-3) vs. Sigel St. Michael's (20-0)
Pana Sacred Heart def. Decatur Unity , 47-7
Sigel St. Michael's def. Pocahontas , 40-22
Sectional 8
@ Bunker Hill High School
Host: Bunker Hill Wolf Ridge
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Ashland A-C Central (10-10) vs. Carrollton St. John (21-2)
Ashland A-C Central def. Kinderhook Western , 30-24
Carrollton St. John def. Bunker Hill Wolf Ridge , 46-17

Class History

The IESA sanctioned girls basketball in 1979. There was one class of girls basketball until 1986 when the activity was split into 7th and 8th grade classes. From 1990-2005, the Association adopted the format of 7th and 8th grade play based upon a school's enrollment (7A, 7AA, 8A and 8AA). Starting in 2006, 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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