Eisenhower 8th grade girls one step from state hoops tournament

ROCKFORD – The Eisenhower Eagles are one step away from the IESA State Tournament after knocking off the Flinn Falcons Monday night in the IESA Class 8-4A regional finals at Lincoln Middle School.

The Eagles, now 20-1, defeated the Falcons, 37-26. Flinn had reached the regional finals by defeating Kennedy, 32-26. Eisenhower reached the finals by knocking off West, 40-22.

Eisenhower will play undefeated Arlington Heights Thomas Wednesday at Barrington Middle School. The game begins at 6:30 p.m.

Last week, Marshall’s 7th grade girls team reached the 7-3A state tournament, but the Mustangs fell in their first game 21-13 to Stanford Olympia.

Rockford School District has won one IESA girls basketball title. Flinn won the 8th Grade Class 4A title back in 2015. R.

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