Holiday high school basketball tournaments began less than two weeks until the Christmas holiday as local teams took neutral courts around the region.
Forreston hosted its 56th annual holiday basketball tournament with Big Northern vs NUIC matchups taking center stage. Stillman Valley defeated Aquin 62-58 while Oregon cruised past Pecatonica, 58-28. In other tournament games, Newman topped Forreston, 55-49, and Christian Life edged Polo, 71-64.
The Pecatonica girls basketball tournament featured another BNC-NUIC meeting as Winnebago snuck past Durand, 43-39.