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SHS to Play for State Championship

Stevenson's boys basketball team will play Normal for the Illinois High School Class 4A state championship at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at Carver Arena in Peoria. Map to Carver Arena  SHS is attempting to become the first boys basketball team from Lake County to win the state championship.

SHS advanced to the title game with a 63-43 win over Bolingbrook in the semifinals Friday night. This is the second time the Patriots have played for the state championship in the last three years. They played in the 2013 championship game, falling to Simeon. This is the third consecutive year SHS has reached the state’s final four.

Pep Bus Information

Pep buses for students will leave from parking lot E at 1:45 p.m. Saturday. Students should report to the Sports Center before boarding the buses. Students can ride the pep bus if they bring $20 and the official permission form. Download the permission form.

Ticket Information

Tickets can be ordered through TicketMaster by calling 800-745-3000 or online at this link. TicketMaster charges an extra $4 per ticket surcharge. Ticket prices are $10.50, $8.50 and $6.50, which covers the Class 4A championship and third-place games on Saturday. The Peoria Civic Center’s number is 309-673-3200. The Civic Center ticket office will be open for walk-up sales beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Broadcast Information
The championship game will be shown live on Comcast SportsNet Chicago. CSN Channel Finder The game also will be broadcast by Stevenson’s student radio station, WAES, through the SHS channel on High School Cube. The broadcast team of Stephen Cohn, Jack Buttacavoli and Gabe Gordon will be courtside.

The game also will be streamed live by Xfinity users can watch for free; all others will have to pay $9.99. Click here to watch online.
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