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Heritage boys basketball falls in state tournament’s first round

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (February 15, 2020) – The Heritage Middle School 8th Grade boys basketball team lost to Teutopolis Jr. High today in the first round of the 3-A State Championship tournament. Teutopolis pushed to a decisive 35-16 victory over the Nationals, who were only two wins away from playing in the championship game on Feb. 20. Heritage’s final season record is 18-4.

Heritage defeated Wentworth Jr. High (Calumet City) in its regional game and Frances Xavier Warde (Chicago) in its sectional game to make it to the state competition.

The 8th Grade 3-A State Championship game will pit South Holland’s McKinley Jr. High against Taylor Ridge’s Rockridge Jr. High. The game will be played at 7:30pm on Thursday, Feb. 20 at Unity Jr. High in Tolono, IL.

Heritage Middle School is located at 19250 Burnham Avenue in Lansing.

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.