Kewanee, Wethersfield boys cagers well-represented at Canton Kiwanis event

Posted Online: March 19, 2013, 10:10 pm
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Both of Kewanee's high schools will have a strong presence at Saturday's eighth annual Kiwanis Club of Canton All-Star girls' and boys' basketball games, featuring some of central Illinois' top seniors.

Kewanee and Wethersfield will each have four cagers participating in the All-Star hoops twinbill at Canton High School's Alice Ingersoll Gymnasium. The girls' game begins the evening's action at 6 p.m., with the boys slated for an 8 p.m. tipoff.

The Boilermakers split their four-guard quartet equally, with Dayton Ince and Matt Gustafson tabbed for the North boys' squad, and Jen Ensley and Amber Jordan selected to the North girls' roster.

All four Wethersfield players will be a part of the North boys' team alongside Ince and Gustafson. Forward Kegan Jacobson and guard Tyler Litton were chosen, while forward Trey Hannam and guard Cody Phillips were picked as alternates for the North squad.

-- Staff report


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