East makes more boys basketball history

The East E-Rabs took the drama out of Wednesday’s game early, scoring 29 of the first 42 points against Hononegah and cruising to an 83-45 win.

Sincere Parker led the way with 22 points, but eight different E-Rabs hit at least one 3-pointer.

With the beatdown, the E-Rabs finished a perfect 18-0 in the NIC-10. East is just the 17th team to record a perfect conference run in the NIC-10 since what was then the Big Eight expanded conference play to 14 games in 1963-1964.

East is just the sixth District 205 to do so and the second NIC-10 team to do it as part of an 18 game schedule. The 1983-1984 Boylan team featuring future Wisconsin Badger Danny Jones is the only other.

Here is the list of undefeated conference champs in expanded play:

1964-1965: Freeport (14-0)
1966-1967: West (14-0)
1968-1969: West (14-0)
1973-1974: Freeport (16-0)
1980-1981: East (16-0)
1983-1984: Boylan (18-0)
1990-1991: Boylan (16-0)
1991-1992: Boylan (16-0)
1996-1997: Boylan (16-0)
1997-1998: Boylan (16-0)
2001-2002: Boylan (16-0)
2010-2011: Auburn (16-0)
2014-2015: Auburn (16-0)
2015-2016: Boylan (16-0)
2016-2017: Boylan (16-0)
2018-2019: East (18-0)

The 1978-1979 E-Rabs went 9-0 in what was then the Big Nine. Conference schedules were abbreviated in 1977-1978 and 1978-1979 as fallout from District 205 not having sports in 1976-1977.


Posted on 02.20.19