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Follow the girls state basketball tourney action
  • Last year Vernon Hills and Montini battled for the Class 3A state title at Redbird Arena in Normal, and this time around the two teams will meet at noon Friday in the semifinal matchup. In the 4A matchup Friday night, two other suburban teams (Huntley and Rolling Meadows) will be making their first appearance.

    Purchase Photo | Last year Vernon Hills and Montini battled for the Class 3A state title at Redbird Arena in Normal, and this time around the two teams will meet at noon Friday in the semifinal matchup. In the 4A matchup Friday night, two other suburban teams (Huntley and Rolling Meadows) will be making their first appearance. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Daily Herald Report

Redbird Arena at Illinois State University is the place to be this weekend for the IHSA Class 3A and Class 4A Girls Basketball State Finals on Friday and Saturday.

And four area teams will be battling for trophies:

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• 3A semifinal: Vernon Hills Cougars (30-2) vs. Montini Lady Broncos (34-1) at noon Friday, followed by Morton vs. Quincy Notre Dame at 2 p.m.

• 4A semifinal: Huntley Red Raiders (26-6) vs. Rolling Meadows Mustangs (29-3) at 6:30 p.m. Friday, followed by Whitney Young vs. Marian Catholic at 8:15 p.m.

If you can't catch the free broadcast on the U-Too network, here are links to purchase a live video feed from the IHSA's tournament partner at www.IHSA.tv:

Vernon Hills vs. Montini, noon Friday

Huntley vs Rolling Meadows, 6:30 p.m. Friday

While Lee Hall and Jill Hutchison will call the 3A action, Dave Bernhard and Daily Herald sports writer and columnist Patricia Babcock McGraw broadcast the 4A semifinal and title games.

Saturday's 3A third-place game starts at noon, with the championship game at 2 p.m. In the 4A contest, Saturday's third-place game starts at 6:30 p.m., with the title game at 8:15 p.m.

And here are links to the team pages at basketball.dailyherald.com for the latest stories, rosters and photos of our local teams:

Vernon Hills Cougars page

Montini Lake Broncos page

Huntley Red Raiders page

Rolling Meadows Mustangs page

Montini is a three-time defending state champion, and Vernon Hills is making just its second trip to the girls state tournament. In the 4A semifinal, it is the first state tournament appearance for both Huntley and Rolling Meadows.

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