Y2K Classic clash
When: Saturday, June 3, 2000
Where: Sauk Valley Community College
Score: Gazette 116, Telegraph 94
MVP: Gordon Harris, Sterling, 19 points, 14 rebounds
Recap: The Telegraph missed 22 of its first 32 shots, allowing Harris and the Gazette to build a lead. Oregon’s Geoff Wing kept the Telegraph in the game by scoring 15 of his game-high 20 points in the first half. Sterling’s Jeff Strock – who scored 13 points in the game – won the 3-point contest by making 11 3s. Faith Christian’s Dan Fassler clinched the dunk contest by slamming down a 360 dunk. This was the first time that the Gazette team won the Classic.
Coming this year
• The 2014 SVM All-Star Classic will be coming from Musgrove Fieldhouse on the campus of Sterling High School on June 19, 2014. The girls game starts at 5 p.m. The boys game will follow at 7 p.m.
Prophetstown’s Ethan Howard spent the fall guiding the E-P Panthers to the 3A playoffs. He then averaged 13.3 points for the Prophets on the court.