Pekin Insurance Holiday Tournament #56 (2021)

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#1 Moline 6-1 Averaging 80 ppg
#2 Mt Carmel 10-0 Ranked #12 in Chicago Sun Times Super 25
#3 Rockford Boylan 7-0
#4 Roselle Lake Park 7-2 Defending (2019) champion

First time participants:
Chicago Gary Comer College Prep 4-1
Plainfield South 2-6

Morton 7-1
Normal West 5-2
Maryland Heights (MO) Pattonville 4-2 (4 year starter and SLU commit Kellen Thames)
Springfield Lanphier 5-4
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I hate Covid
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illini25 wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 3:03 pm I hate Covid
Not that anyone needs a reason, but is this a general hatred or did something else get canceled?
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crkamm wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 5:11 pm
illini25 wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 3:03 pm I hate Covid
Not that anyone needs a reason, but is this a general hatred or did something else get canceled?
A participating team shut down basketball today for 2 weeks.
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illini25 wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 5:17 pm
crkamm wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 5:11 pm
illini25 wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 3:03 pm I hate Covid
Not that anyone needs a reason, but is this a general hatred or did something else get canceled?
A participating team shut down basketball today for 2 weeks.
Any last minute teams looking for a tournament?
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metfan wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 9:21 am
illini25 wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 5:17 pm
crkamm wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 5:11 pm

Not that anyone needs a reason, but is this a general hatred or did something else get canceled?
A participating team shut down basketball today for 2 weeks.
Any last minute teams looking for a tournament?
Need a team not already scheduled AND currently is four or more games under the IHSA max. IHSA changed max games format a few years ago so it’s a bit tougher now.
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illini25 wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 9:57 am
metfan wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 9:21 am
illini25 wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 5:17 pm

A participating team shut down basketball today for 2 weeks.
Any last minute teams looking for a tournament?
Need a team not already scheduled AND currently is four or more games under the IHSA max. IHSA changed max games format a few years ago so it’s a bit tougher now.
Extremely tough, unless a tourney got shut down due to covid. Would #1 seed get a bye if no team can be found?
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metfan wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:01 am
illini25 wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 9:57 am
metfan wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 9:21 am

Any last minute teams looking for a tournament?
Need a team not already scheduled AND currently is four or more games under the IHSA max. IHSA changed max games format a few years ago so it’s a bit tougher now.
Extremely tough, unless a tourney got shut down due to covid. Would #1 seed get a bye if no team can be found?
Forreston tournament (small schools) cancelled but dates don’t match up.
Don’t want to say anything yet with regards to byes, bracket, etc.
Tournament working diligently to find a team.
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**** tough draw for a 7-1 Morton squad.
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Butler Blue wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:08 pm **** tough draw for a 7-1 Morton squad.
Any suggestions?
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illini25 wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:33 pm
Butler Blue wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:08 pm **** tough draw for a 7-1 Morton squad.
Any suggestions?
If you're inviting me to join the seeding committee for future years, I'm in.

My thought was simply that IF you beat Richwoods you get the #1 seed in the second round.
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Butler Blue wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:35 pm
illini25 wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:33 pm
Butler Blue wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:08 pm **** tough draw for a 7-1 Morton squad.
Any suggestions?
If you're inviting me to join the seeding committee for future years, I'm in.

My thought was simply that IF you beat Richwoods you get the #1 seed in the second round.
Where do you think Morton ranks 1 to16?
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illini25 wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:44 pm
Butler Blue wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:35 pm
illini25 wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:33 pm

Any suggestions?
If you're inviting me to join the seeding committee for future years, I'm in.

My thought was simply that IF you beat Richwoods you get the #1 seed in the second round.
Where do you think Morton ranks 1 to16?
I'm biased, but in that field, 6th, maybe 7th.
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Butler Blue wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 3:03 pm
illini25 wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:44 pm
Butler Blue wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:35 pm

If you're inviting me to join the seeding committee for future years, I'm in.

My thought was simply that IF you beat Richwoods you get the #1 seed in the second round.
Where do you think Morton ranks 1 to16?
I'm biased, but in that field, 6th, maybe 7th.
If that makes you biased, then I guess I am too as I agree with you. Of course I have a kid who was a 4-year All Conference athlete for Morton so there ya go. :lol:

This year was tough to get a handle on teams. Some have played games missing guys, opponents have missed guys, and common opponents have yielded mixed bag.

Keep in mind this isn’t a 1-16 and 8-9 quad deal. Having multiple teams from same conference (2 now, was as many as 4 conferences before) and regular season match ups make a lot of juggling necessary. Morton’s 6/7 spot likeky meant Mt Carmel if not Moline and personally I’ve got those two as 1A and 1B.
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Just for reference, Morton 7-1 with opponent winning percentage of 31%.
At time of seeding, Lanphier was 5-3 with opponent winning percentage 69%.
Normal West at 5-2 with opponent winning percentage 34% including a 5-point loss to state 4A ranked Normal Community.

Also Morton’s first opponent is 3-4 with opponent winning percentage 51%. So Morton’s first matchup is pretty much what a 6/7 should expect.

This year is tough to know if each game was full roster, etc.
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And of course, after I complain about seeds/match-ups, Morton gets absolutely thumped by Metamora last night. 8 )
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Butler Blue wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:09 am And of course, after I complain about seeds/match-ups, Morton gets absolutely thumped by Metamora last night. 8 )
Morton girls lost at Metamora too. Broke an 11 year winning streak.

Not a great night for the Potters.
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Metamora beat previously-unbeaten El Paso-Gridley 66-48 in the Eureka Shootout Saturday afternoon. EPG was 9-0, but their previous best opponent had been East Peoria. I don't think El Paso/EPG had played Metamora since the old Woodford County Tournament back in the 1980s.
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Mt Carmel had cancellation/postponement both Friday and Saturday due to opponents having covid within team. :|
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Many don’t realize the scheduling difficulties of the Pekin Holiday Tournament when you have the Mid Illini and the Big 12 coaches wanting to avoid early match ups within their conferences. Team like to avoid the dreaded early morning game, but Morton is a short drive does travel well so one should see fans. The incentive to stay out of Custer Stout should be enough incentive to beat Richwoods.
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Down to 14 as Hersey joins Plainfield South as a withdrawal due to circumstances beyond their control.
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State Farm Classic Girls Large School lost 3 teams but found 2 late replacements. Thank you Pekin and Champaign Centennial!

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Definitely a challenging year for holiday tournaments.
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