Drew Lewis

Washington’s Drew Lewis drives towards the basket while being pressured by Metamora’s Zack Schroeder.

Metamora’s Varsity Boys Basketball team hosted Washington for a Mid-Illini Conference game on Saturday, February 22nd.  Washington and Metamora went into the game with conference records 9-2 and 8-4, respectively.  The strong interest in the game resulted in a completely Sold Out gymnasium with fans having to be turned away at the door.  Washington got off to a good start and led 9-5 after the 1st Quarter. Metamora came back and went into halftime with a 13-12 lead.  Metamora held the lead through 3 quarters; 29-25.  Washington tied the game at 31 with less than 5 minutes left in the 4th quarter.  The Panthers took a slim lead the final minutes and held on for a 44-39 win.  Washington maintains their sole possession of 1st Place within the Mid-Illini Conference.