Washington Central

Washington Middle School was this year’s IESA Class 8-3A eighth grade boys basketball host for Regional 5 and Regional 6 brackets plus the Sectional 3 Championship.  Eureka won the Regional 5 Bracket, defeating Spring Valley Kennedy, Pontiac and Metamora.  Washington Central won the Regional 6 Bracket, defeating Beverly Manor, Mackinaw Dee-Mack, and Germantown Hills.  Washington Central and Eureka met on Wednesday, February 12, for the Sectional 3 Championship.  Eureka had a good start and a 13-4 lead after the first quarter.  During the second quarter, Washington Central began to close the gap, and shortly into the third quarter the game was tied 17-17.  Eureka held a slim 23-21 lead at the end of the third quarter, but after Washington Central took the lead with just under five minutes left in the game, they kept it. The final score was 40-35. Pictured is Washington Central’s eighth grade basketball team displaying their 2020 IESA Class 8-3A Sectional Championship trophy.