Class 1A Boys’ Basketball


Two Southern Illinois teams are playing for the Illinois Class 1A boys’ basketball championship.

Effingham St. Anthony and Okawville play at 12:45 p.m. Saturday for the state title.

In the semifinals Friday, St. Anthony beat Chicago Hope Academy 43 to 34 and Okawville defeated Newark 63 to 48.

Chicago Hope and Newark battle for third place at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Games are being played at Carver Arena in Peoria.

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