Okawville Rockets come close but drop 1A state championship game in overtime
The Okawville Rockets suffered another heartbreak Saturday in the title game of the state tournament.
The Rockets fell 49-46 in overtime to Effingham St. Anthony in the class 1A championship game of the Illinois High School Association’s state tournament in Peoria.
Okawville has never won a boys state basketball title, but twice has come close. The Rockets last played in the championship game in 1987, when they lost to Venice by 2 points.
Okawville finished the season with a 32-4 record. St. Anthony finished with a 30-5 record.
The community will welcome the Rockets home with a reception at 2 p.m. Sunday at Okawville High School.
We’ll have full coverage of today’s game at bnd.com.