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Men's Basketball

Carl Sandburg College men's basketball has been a tradition for more than 40 years. The program has won five Arrowhead Conference championships and has had three athletes named NJCAA All-American honorable mention. The Chargers won their first Region IV tournament title in 2014 to advance to the NJCAA Division II national tournament for the first time in program history. Home games are played at John M. Lewis Gymnasium on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

NJCAA Division II National Tournament
Arrowhead Conference Champions

1972, 1984, 1985, 1990, 2018
Region IV Tournament Champions
Region IV Tournament runner-up
1985, 2002, 2017, 2020

2021-22 Men's Basketball Roster
2021-22 roster
High School
1 Connor Barnett 6-3 G Fr. Fulton, Ill. Fulton
2 Hunter Caves 6-3 G Fr. Alburnett, Iowa Alburnett
4 Storm Hangen 6-3 F So. Peoria, Ill. Manual
5 Adam Cash 6-1 G Fr. Pekin, Ill. Pekin
10 Griffin Ronnebeck 6-1 G So. East Moline, Ill. United Township
11 Myles Estrada 6-2 G Fr. St. Charles, Mo. Francis Howell Central
15 Atem Agot 6-6 G/F Fr. East Moline, Ill. United Township
20 Cooper Theleritis 5-10 G Fr. Pekin, Ill. Pekin
21 Matt Williams 6-6 F Fr. Peoria, Ill. Notre Dame
23 Eric Price 6-0 G Fr. Galesburg, Ill. Galesburg
31 Jason Hise 6-1 G Fr. Knoxville, Ill. Knoxville

Head coach:
Ryan Twaddle
Assistant coach: Peyton Bizarri


2021-22 Men's Basketball Schedule


Overall record: 15-15
Arrowhead Conference: 2-7
Last updated: Feb. 25
2021-22 men's basketball schedule
Sunday, Oct. 17 TBA Illinois Central (scrimmage) East Peoria
Wednesday, Oct. 20 6 p.m. St. Ambrose JV (scrimmage) Davenport, Iowa
Thursday, Oct. 21 6:30 p.m. Southeastern (scrimmage) W. Burlington, Iowa
Monday, Nov. 1 7:30 p.m. St. Ambrose JV HOME W, 85-56
Wednesday, Nov. 3 8 p.m. Milwaukee Area Tech Milwaukee L, 98-76
Saturday, Nov. 6 Sauk Valley Classic Dixon
2 p.m. Eureka JV W, 81-67
5:30 p.m. Prairie State W, 79-72
Tuesday, Nov. 9 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Land Springfield L, 77-68
Thursday, Nov. 11 7:30 p.m. Monmouth JV HOME W, 78-47
Sunday, Nov. 14 11:30 a.m. Knox JV HOME W, 73-56
Tuesday, Nov. 16 7 p.m. St. Ambrose JV Davenport, Iowa W, 101-75
Saturday, Nov. 20 3 p.m. Madison Madison, Wis. W, 81-76 (OT)
Tuesday, Nov. 23 4 p.m. #15 Rock Valley Rockford L, 84-81
Dec. 3-4 Elgin Classic Elgin
Friday, Dec. 3 5 p.m. Kalamazoo Valley W, 86-70
Saturday, Dec. 4 2 p.m. Elgin W, 68-57
Wednesday, Dec. 8 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Land HOME L, 76-61
Saturday, Dec. 11 11 a.m. Eureka JV HOME W, 98-56
Wednesday, Dec. 15 7:30 p.m. Bryant & Stratton HOME L, 67-49
Saturday, Dec. 18 3 p.m. Prairie State HOME W, 92-75
Saturday, Jan. 15 1 p.m. #14 Joliet Joliet L, 85-75
Tuesday, Jan. 18 7:30 p.m. Black Hawk* HOME L, 96-80
Thursday, Jan. 20 7:30 p.m. Illinois Valley* HOME W, 74-69
Monday, Jan. 24 7:30 p.m. Sauk Valley* HOME L, 81-55
Thursday, Jan. 27 7:30 p.m. Kishwaukee Malta W, 82-60
Thursday, Feb. 3 7:30 p.m. Kishwaukee* HOME L, 75-62
Saturday, Feb. 5 1 p.m. McHenry County Crystal Lake W, 81-67
Monday, Feb. 7 7 p.m. #7 Indian Hills Ottumwa, Iowa L, 96-68
Tuesday, Feb. 8 7:30 p.m. Highland* HOME L, 74-65
Thursday, Feb. 10 7:30 p.m. Black Hawk* Moline L, 99-95 (OT)
Tuesday, Feb. 15 7:30 p.m. Illinois Valley* Oglesby L, 83-60
Friday, Feb. 18 7 p.m. Sauk Valley* Dixon L, 78-56
Saturday, Feb. 19 3 p.m. Oakton Des Plaines W, 78-63
Friday, Feb. 18 7 p.m. Sauk Valley* Dixon L, 78-56
Region IV Tournament
Thursday, Feb. 24 7 p.m. McHenry County (quarterfinals) Crystal Lake L, 107-81


*Arrowhead Conference

Coaching Staff

Head Coach

Ryan Twaddle

Ryan Twaddle has been the Carl Sandburg College men's basketball coach since the 2007-08 season. During the 2013-14 season, he guided the Chargers to their first Region IV tournament championship and their first appearance in the NJCAA Division II national tournament, helping him earn NJCAA Region IV and NJCAA District 3 Coach of the Year honors for 2014. He also took over head coaching duties for the Sandburg men's golf team in 2013 and has guided the Chargers to three NJCAA Division II national tournaments. The Chargers' 12th-place finish at the 2013 national tournament was the best finish in program history. Prior to becoming the men's basketball coach, Twaddle was an assistant for four seasons under former head coach Mike Bailey. Twaddle graduated from Macomb High School and continued his playing career at Sandburg, earning two letters in both basketball and baseball. Twaddle lives in Galesburg and has a bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University.

Assistant Coach

Peyton Bizarri