Prep Basketball: Danville, New London Set for Box Office Night

New London — Tonight will be box office stuff when Danville meets New London in a Super Conference doubleheader.

The evening will start with the girls’ clash, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

New London is still seeking win number one on the year behind new head coach Terry Hester.

They’ve made some strides over the course of the season and have recently gotten guard Ashlyn McSorely back into the rotation.

Junior Natalie Burden is averaging 7.0 points per game to lead New London.

The Danville girls’ are lead by seniors Makenzie Morris and Ava Smith, both hovering right around nine points per game.

The Bears are coming off a Tuesday win over Holy Trinity, entering tonight at 6-10.

They’ve won the last three straight in the series.

In the nightcap, No. 10 Danville will look to keep their dream season going when they hook up with Blaise Porter and a healthy Kade Benjamin.

The Bears are 14-1 on the year, while New London enters 12-1.

Danville is paced by senior guard Drake Johnson, averaging 13.6 points per game. Caiden Gourley scores 13.3 points per game, while senior Sawyer Nelson is averaging a double-double at 10 points and 10 rebounds per game.

New London junior guard Blaise Porter, who holds Division I offers from Bryan University and IUPUI, is scoring 19.4 points per game to lead the Tigers.

Kade Benjamin is second with 16.7 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.

New London has won four straight between the two schools — but this is a whole different Danville group.

Both games can be heard on FM 105.5 and

Coverage will begin at 5:45 p.m.

Nathan Bloechl and Kent Bennett will have the call.

Other action in the Super Conference tonight will see:

  • Van Buren County at Cardinal
  • Highland at Columbus
  • Pekin at Hillcrest Academy
  • Central Lee at Holy Trinity
  • Lone Tree at Louisa-Muscatine
  • West Burlington at WACO
  • Winfield-Mount Union at Wapello