Forest Trail Boy’s Hoops Are State Champs at IESA Tournament

Forest Trail State Basketball Champs
Forest Trail State Champs. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Forest Trail eighth grade youth basketball team won the 2014 Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) Boy’s 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 held a celebration at the school to welcome home its champs.

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

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

Source: VOPF.COM