After a brief non-conference stop in the basketball schedule, the Trojans return to the Apollo Conference slate. The Bulldogs thumped the Trojans in the first meeting but Charleston was only three games into the season. With a seasoned cast ready for another go, can the Trojans pull off the revenge bid at home?

Here is a preview of tonight’s game. 

Team Records: Charleston (9-12, 4-4) vs. Mahomet-Seymour (8-14, 3-5)

Where: Charleston High School

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at Baker Gym

School Size: Charleston (796), Mahomet-Seymour (943)

JV Tip-Off: 6:00 p.m.

Varsity Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m.

Mahomet-Seymour’s History:  Ryan Bosch is in his fifth season as the head coach of the Bulldogs. He owns a combined 66-54 record with the team which includes leading the team to a Regional Championship last year with a 17-15 record. His previous years include records of 12-17, 21-11, and 10-4. Before Bosch, Chad Benedict spent 12 years with the team, going 203-147.

Mahomet-Seymour’s Past Results: The Bulldogs began the season 2-4 but have battled back to around .500. The team’s Apollo wins include Mattoon (53-51), Charleston (58-44), Taylorville (74-52). Their losses are to Mount Zion (76-51), Effingham (50-44), and Lincoln (51-30). Since January 3, the Bulldogs have lost seven of their last eight games. Mattoon defeated Mahomet-Seymour 51-48 on January 10th. The team then lost to Washington 52-47, Chatham Glenwood 57-41, and Mount Zino 61-40. That also includes a 60-50 loss to Normal West, and a 65-49 loss to Normal Community. The team’s lone win was over Bloomington 62-59. 

Mahomet-Seymour’s Top Players: First Team All-Apollo selection Brian Wolters did not come out for basketball this season. The team returns future Illinois football prospect Wyatt Bohm, the team’s leading scorer. 

Mahomet-Seymour’s Team Stats: Mahomet-Seymour is averaging 51.3 points and allowing 55.6 points per game. 

Charleston’s Past Results: Last week, Charleston picked up a 51-48 win at home and then traveled to Taylorville with a 67-36 win. On Saturday, the Trojans dropped a close 56-51 non-conference game to St. Joseph-Ogden. On Tuesday, the team lost to Olney 62-41. Charleston lost to Mahomet-Seymour 58-44 in the first meeting on December 6, which was the team’s third game of the season.