The Knights of Peoria Richwoods High School recently upset the top ranked team in 3A Champaign Centennial Chargers. The Charger loss ended the states longest win streak (37) Richwoods was led by senior Mason Alwan who was 5 of 7 from the arc and finished with 25pts. Drake commit Rayvonte Rice of Centennial did his best to keep his team in the game as he paced them with 24 pts. The Knights were seemingly too much for the Chargers though. The Knights defense held Eastern Kentucky commit Jeff Johnson to just 5 pts and standout forward Josh Piper to just 4 pts. With the combination of Tony Frazier, T.J. Cole, and David Anderson in the post, the Knights controlled the game. Frazier chipped in 10 pts while Anderson had 8 pts to go along with a game high 12 boards. Senior guard Tylon Deal also had 8 assists and 9 boards for the Knights. This big win has launched the Knights into the #1 spot in class 3A and has proven that they are poised to take another short trip to downtown Peoria to contend for a state title.
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