The Mattoon High School boys basketball has found some momentum as the team has made the Final Four of the 2022 Rick McGraw Memorial Boys Basketball Invitational at Litchfield High School.
Earlier in the week, Mattoon posted a 59-38 win over Father McGivney and then defeated Greenville High School 57-52 in overtime. Mattoon plays Gateway Legacy Christian Academy out of Granite City tonight at 6:00 with a berth in the championship on the line.
On the other side of the bracket, Pana and Nokomis will play at 7:30 at Simmons Gym. Pana and Mattoon played earlier this year with Pana picking up the win.
Other games tonight feature Greenville and Hillsboro and Taylorville and Civic Memorial with winners to play for fifth place and losers to play for seventh place. Other games feature McGivney and Ramsey and Litchfield and Triad playing each other with the winner to play for ninth place and the loser to play for 11th.
Gateway Legacy is actually in Hazelwood, MO. They were briefly in Granite City, but moved a few years ago. They’re an interesting team, made up of players mostly from South America and Europe. http://www.gatewaylegacyprep.com/