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Henry, PC take top seeds into TCC tourney

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 2:47 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 2:48 p.m. CDT

Henry-Senachwine and Putnam County drew the top two seeds for the Tri-County Conference boys tournament which starts Saturday at two preliminary sites.

Hall, which beat Henry 66-55 last in double overtime, drew the 5 seed behind Woodland and Peoria Christian.

The tournament starts Saturday with No. 7 Midland hosting No. 10 Lowpoint-Washburn and No. 8 Roanoke-Benson hosting No. 9 DePue at 6 p.m.

Putnam County’s R.M. Germano Gymnasium in Granville will host the remainder of the tournament beginning Monday. Henry awaits the RB-DePue winner at 6 p.m. and PC draws the Midland/LW winner at 7:30 p.m.

Games continue Wednesday and Thursday with the finals set for Friday beginning with the consolation championship at 5 p.m.

Down and out: Bureau Valley lost senior point guard Frank Gebeck indefinitely to a broke collarbone sustained in a snowboard mishap over the break. Gebeck joked he doesn’t plan going anywhere near a snowboard any time soon.

He is to return to the doctor on Feb. 11 and hopeful to be cleared to play. If not, he will have to undergo surgery, he said.

BV coach Jason Marquis said they are hopeful for a quick recovery.

Poll watching: Three area girls teams and one boys team remain ranked in this week’s AP State basketball poll. Wethersfield has both teams ranked with the girls at No. 9 and its boys tied for eighth. Annawan (15-2) stands No. 2 for 1A girls with Prophetstown (20-3) at No. 7. Henry’s boys received one vote.

Games on tap: Thursday’s girls’ games will find Bureau Valley hosting Fulton and Princeton traveling to IVC. The boys take center stage Friday night with Princeton hosting IVC, St. Bede traveling to Sterling Newman, Bureau Valley welcoming Fulton to the Storm Cellar, DePue hosting Woodland and Hall hosting Marquette

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