IL Other News of the Week (Week of February 17, 2020)


Blue Eagles Basketball Continue Winning Streak

The Central Blue Eagles boys basketball team contin­ued their hot streak, defeating Battle 75-71 in double overtime on February 11 and Northeast 78-53 on Feb­ruary 14. Junior Diante Morton averaged 20.5 points in the two games, senior Claivon Duncan averaged 15.5 points and 5 assists, and junior Da’Marcus Haw­kins averaged 8.5 points and 11 rebounds.

The Blue Eagles have won 5 straight (4-1 in the IL), and with just 2 games left until their regular-season finale, seem to be on track to battle Lincoln Prep (5-0 in the IL) on Friday, February 21 for a share of the In­terscholastic League Championship. Lincoln defeated Central 55-40 on January 15 in the first matchup between conference foes. (Photos by Renee Smith)

Free Sports Physicals

Children’s Mercy will host free physicals for the Interscholastic League on February 27  at Central High School from 12 – 4 PM and March 5 at East High School from 1 to 5 PM.

*Dead Week*

All spring sports must have no contact during dead week. February 23 through 29.

*District Basketball*

February 29 through March 6. Lincoln, Northeast, and East at the IL Field House.

*1971 State Champs Honored*

February 21 at 7:45 PM at the IL Field House. Manual Cardinals State Banner Hanging Ceremony.