8 area shooters set to play in Peoria for 3-Point Showdown


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Posted Online: March 05, 2013, 5:24 pm
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By Terry Duckett, tduckett@qconline.com
While the Monmouth-Roseville Titans have to wait another day to see if they can play in Peoria for the IHSA Class 2A State Boys' Basketball Tournament, eight area individuals already have their tickets punched for this weekend.

Four 2A competitors and four 1A shooters have advanced to the finals of their respective classes in the Country Financial Three-Point Showdown. All participants compete starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, with the top four in each class advancing to Friday's finals. The winner in each class returns to Peoria next weekend to shoot for "King of the Hill" honors against 3A's and 4A's best.

Representing the area in Class 2A will be Fulton's Matt Dail, Kewanee's Dayton Ince, Orion's Jason Marshall and Monmouth-Roseville's Martel Hunter. In 1A, Erie's Jacob Johnston, Prophetstown's Ethan Howard, Wethersfield's Trevor Lay and ROWVA's Sam Rammage will compete.

Dail was the lone area shooter to advance out of the Byron Sectional, hitting 12 treys out of 15. The other three 2A shooters advanced from the Farmington Sectional, with Ince knocking down 11 of 15 attempts and Marshall draining 10. Hunter hit nine treys in regulation, then four more in a shoot-off to book the final spot.

In 1A, Lay and Rammage both advanced from the Brown County Sectional, where Lay and his Flying Geese lost in the semifinals. Johnston and Howard moved on from the Lanark Eastland Sectional, where Johnston's Cardinals fell to Elite Eight qualifier Eastland in the semis.


















 



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