Eighth Grade Eagles & Eighth Grade Bluejays Win Respective Regionals

Congratulations are in order for two junior high basketball teams in Bond County!

Photo courtesy of Connie Criner
Photo courtesy of Connie Criner

The Mulberry Grove 8th grade Eagles basketball team won the regional Thursday, beating Stewardson-Strasburg 46-31. According to coach Chad Nelson, the Eagles will play Siegal-St. Michael in the Sectional tournament Wednesday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m., in Siegal. The winner of that game goes to the state tournament Saturday, February 13 in Bartonville-Limestone High School.

Photo courtesy of the Greenville Junior High Bluejays
Photo courtesy of the Greenville Junior High Bluejays

The Greenville Jr. High 8th grade Bluejays won their own Class 3A regional Thursday night, defeating Vandalia 53-33. The Bluejay boys advance to the one-game sectional in Divernon. They will play Gillespie at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Greenville is 19 and 2 for the season while Gillespie has a 19 and 4 record. The sectional winner will advance to the state tournament.