Breese Central Cougars Place Third In State

The Breese Central boys basketball team finished third in the IHSA Class 2A state tournament.

Saturday at Peoria, the Cougars beat Hales Franciscan 71 to 58, to claim the third place trophy. Central finished the season with a 31 and 5 record.

Central lost its semifinal game on Friday to eventual state champion St. Joseph-Ogden.

In Class 1A action, Woodlawn placed fourth and LeRoy won the state championship.