Adkins retires from coaching at Plainfield East after winning 2 regional titles

The only coach in program history is leaving his post at Plainfield East. Boys basketball coach Branden Adkins is retiring from coaching after a run at East which included being the only program in District 202 boys basketball history to win multiple regional championships. “We won two conference championships and two regional championships,” Adkins said. “I’m proud of what we accomplished here from the bottom up. A lot of people have come through our program and came back. It is bittersweet. This isn’t really the way I wanted to end…

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Plainfield East’s season ends in loss to Neuqua

Plainfield East kept it close for three quarters, but eventually the Neuqua Valley experience took over Monday night in a 68-49 win in a Plainfield North Regional quarterfinal. The Bengals trailed just 25-22 at the half and it was 35-33 midway through the third quarter. The Wildcats opened the lead to nine points at 42-33 but East made it 42-37 after three. The first five-plus minutes of the fourth quarter though was owned by the Wildcats. They built a 59-41 lead with just 2:30 left in the game. “Every time…

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Morganfield hits game-winner as Plainfield Central tops East in OT

By Scott Taylor Matthews Morganfield had the game-winning basket at the end of regulation for Plainfield Central to beat Plainfield East Friday at East. However, that basket was called off due to a charging foul called on Michael Hood. Morganfield and the Wildcats weren’t discouraged though as he had a second chance to win the game at the end of overtime and did it again, with a baseline shot with 1.9 seconds left for a 61-59 win. “I was nervous after the first one, I thought I had it,” Morganfield…

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