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St. Joseph-Ogden announces 2024 Christie Clinic Shootout teams

St. Joseph-Ogden's Tanner Siems dribbles around Nashville's Parker Renken during the 2023 Christie Clinic Shootout. The Spartans are scheduled to take on Pinckneyville in the 2024 installment of the annual all-day basketball event at the high school.
Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks

ST. JOSEPH - The line-up for the 2024 Christie Clinic Shootout at St. Joseph-Ogden High School was announced this week. The one-day event on January 6 will feature seven varsity basketball games between several top-tier programs around the state starting at 11 am in the Main Gym. SJO will also host a JV side of the shootout, with the contests decided in the school's practice gym starting at 9am.

SJO, Unity, and Monticello will represent the Illini Praire Conference at the annual shootout. SJO, Unity, Normal University and Mount Zion are the four teams returning from last January.

This year's teams include top programs from downstate Illinois. Belleville West, Bradley-Bourbonnais, Carterville, New Berlin, Normal West, Quincy Notre Dame, Pickneyville, Streator, and Washington.

Five teams - SJO, QND, U-High, Carterville, and Pinckneyville - made deep postseason runs into winter's state series. The Panthers from P'ville were only three points away from state appearance, falling to Teutopolis in the supersectional, 42-40 .

Admission for adults is $8.00 for the day, and $5.00 for students with their student ID.

Last year's winners included host St. Joseph-Ogden, Normal University High, Mount Zion, Centennial, and Beecher.

Above: St. Joseph-Ogden's Logan Smith dribbles around Nashville senior Connor Cameron during first hald action of their 2023 Christie Clinic Shootout game. SJO defeated the previous season's Class 2A champions, 59-35.

Bottom Left: Dalton O'Neill tries to dribble around Normal University's Jonah Harms. Both the Rockets and Pioneers will return to St. Joseph-Ogden's Main Gym as part of the shootout's line-up on January 6. Bottom Middle: Nashville's Carter Schoenherr boxes out SJO's Coy Taylor during a first-half free throw attempt by the Spartans. Bottom Right: Surrounded by Pioneer players, Unity's Henry Thomas is fouled while trying to take a shot during second-half action.

Photos: PhotoNews MediaClark Brooks

Varsity Schedule
11:00 AM: Streator vs. Normal West
12:30 PM: Carterville vs. Normal University
2:00 PM:  New Berlin vs. Monticello
3:30 PM:  Belleville West vs. Bradley-Bourbonnais
5:00 PM:  Quincy Notre Dame vs. Unity
6:30 PM:  Pinckneyville vs. St. Joseph-Ogden
8:00 PM:  Washington vs. Mt. Zion

Junior Varsity Schedule
9:00  AM: Streator vs. Normal West
10:30 AM:Carterville vs. Normal University
12:00 PM: New Berlin vs. Monticello
1:30 PM:  Belleville West vs. Bradley-Bourbonnais
3:00 PM:  Quincy Notre Dame vs. Unity
4:30 PM:  Pinckneyville vs. St. Joseph-Ogden
6:00 PM:  Washington vs. Mt. Zion

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