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Posted on: February 25, 2014

Forest Trail hoops wins IESA tournament

The Forest Trail eighth grade youth basketball team won the 2014 Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) Boys Basketball State Tournament on Feb. 21 to finish the season 27-1.

The Forest Trail Wolverines started the season strong with a record of 24-1 coming into the three round tournament. The first round against Pekin Broadmoor ended with Forest Trail winning by a score of 54-28. In the semifinals, the Wolverines outscored Matteson’s Collin Powell Middle School 59-52 to move on to the championship game where they defeated Danville North Ridge 54-49.

Over 400 schools participated in the IESA tournament in central Illinois.

Forest Trail Middle School plans to hold a celebration at the school on Thursday at 1 p.m.

Forest Trail Middle School is located at 215 Wilson Street in Park Forest.

Names of Players: Joshua Rosenburg, Eric Allen, Marchon Baines, Malik Ecfrod, Clifton Jimerson, Antron Washionton, Nathaniel Reese, Lewis Harper, Josh Tolbert, Vashawn Sims, Chris White, Omar Smith, Tyrean Tyms.

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