Panthers Meet Match in Bloomfield

Cade Millikin led Pekin with 24 points v. Van Buren [photo by Adam Meier].


2-25-2014 Pekin 71, Wayne Corydon 60

2-27-2014 Pekin 47, Van Buren Keosauqua 47


A conference championship and 19-4 record is what the Pekin boys’ basketball team will have to settle with.

Last Tuesday’s 71-60 win over Wayne, Corydon sent the Panthers to the District title game in Bloomfield against Van Buren on Thursday.

Pekin roared out to an 18-12 lead after one quarter against Wayne and took command by the half by outscoring Wayne 26-12 in the second quarter. The Panthers didn’t play their best brand of basketball in the second half, as Wayne fought back within striking distance. However, Pekin’s 44-24 halftime lead held up and the Panthers got their 19th win of the year, 71-60.