SJO Wins 2A State Boys Basketball Championship

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PEORIA - The St. Joseph-Ogden Spartans made school history Saturday, winning a state boys basketball championship for the first time.

SJO beat Rockridge 61-43, capping off a surprisingly dominant run through the IHSA playoffs. The Spartans posted double-digit wins in both sectional games, their super sectional matchup, then back-to-back nights at state.

It was the Spartans' 2nd-ever trip to state, finishing 4th in 2013.

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