Carriel Cougars capture Regional Championship, head to state

The Carriel Cougars Varsity Boys Basketball team earned the title of Regional Champions Thursday with a 58-28 victory over Whiteside Jr. High. The Cougars were led by Kaden Joggerst with 18 points and followed up by Kendall Walter with 13 points. Shaun Riley, Clay Adams, and Caleb Burton all added 5 points, while Joe Novy added 4 points, Judah Ezinwa and Nick Novy added 3 points, and Roderick Williams had 2 points.

The Cougars are 24-2 overall this season and will head to the State Tournament at Rend Lake College Saturday, February 11 at 10:45 a.m.

Pictured from left to right: Back Row: Coach Matt Hackmann, Trenton Zimmerman, Keelen Allen, Kendall Walter, Shaun Riley, Dakari Sayles, Kaden Joggerst, Coach Chris Hursey Front Row: Joe Novy, Chris Chipman, Roderick Williams, Caleb Burton, Nick Novy, Donny Whitfield, Graydon Cornell, Clay Adams, and Judah Ezinwa
(Submitted Photo)