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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

2019-20 Men's Basketball Roster
High School
3 Jean Luc Wilson 6-2 G Fr. East Moline, Ill. United Township
4 Brock Bower-Preece 5-11 G Fr. Mapleton, Ill. Illini Bluffs
5 James Jones 6-4 F So. Springfield, Ill. Lanphier
11 Elias Akale 6-5 F So. Ashdod, Israel Mekif Tet
12 Cody Baer 6-10 F Fr. Dunlap, Ill. Dunlap
15 Brice Margenthaler 6-6 F So. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Central
20 Vaughn Toyne 6-5 F Fr. Petersburg, Ill. PORTA
21 Noah Young 6-4 F So. Colfax, Ill. Ridgeview
23 Scott Gowan 6-3 G So. Rockford, Ill. Rockford East
24 Cameron Jacobson 5-11 G Fr. Elmwood, Ill. Elmwood
33 Lane Ippensen 6-5 F Fr. LaPrairie, Ill. Camp Point Central
50 Carter Fayhee 6-5 G So. Macomb, Ill. Macomb


Head coach: Ryan Twaddle
Assistant coach: Brock Streitmatter


2019-20 Men's Basketball Schedule

All Chargers home games streamed live on the Sandburg Athletics Facebook page

Overall record: 21-9
Arrowhead Conference: 5-5
men's basketball schedule
Friday, Oct. 11 5:30 p.m. Southeastern (scrimmage) W. Burlington, Iowa
Saturday, Oct. 12 TBD Elgin Jamboree (scrimmage) Elgin
Saturday, Oct. 19 TBD St. Ambrose Jamboree (scrimmage) Davenport, Iowa
Sunday, Oct. 20 TBD Rock Valley Jamboree (scrimmage) Rockford
Tuesday, Nov. 5 5 p.m. Moraine Valley Palos Hills W, 88-73
Saturday, Nov. 9 Noon Oakton HOME W, 83-54
Monday, Nov. 11 7:30 p.m. St. Ambrose JV HOME W, 94-52
Wednesday, Nov. 13 7:30 p.m. Monmouth JV Monmouth W, 65-41
Saturday, Nov. 16 3 p.m. Madison HOME W, 80-60
Monday, Nov. 18 7:30 p.m. Illinois College JV Jacksonville W, 77-71
Saturday, Nov. 23 3 p.m. #6 Milwaukee Area Technical Milwaukee L, 80-68
Tuesday, Nov. 26 7:30 p.m. Illinois College JV HOME W, 86-62
Saturday, Nov. 30 3 p.m. Rock Valley HOME W, 79-58
Monday, Dec. 2 7:30 p.m. Monmouth JV HOME W, 79-59
Tuesday, Dec. 3 7:30 p.m. Eureka JV Eureka W, 84-59
Dec. 6-7 Elgin Classic Elgin
Friday, Dec. 6 5 p.m. Kalamazoo Valley L, 81-78
Wednesday, Dec. 11 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Land HOME W, 79-61
Friday, Dec. 13 7 p.m. St. Ambrose JV Davenport, Iowa W, 89-46
Tuesday, Dec. 17 3 p.m. McHenry County HOME W, 91-82
Friday, Dec. 20 7:30 p.m. Bryant & Stratton Wauwatosa, Wis. L, 81-71
Friday, Jan. 3 2 p.m. South Suburban South Holland L, 78-55
Monday, Jan. 6 7:30 p.m. Eureka JV HOME W, 84-49
Thursday, Jan. 9 7:30 p.m. Highland* HOME L, 96-86
Tuesday, Jan. 14 7:30 p.m. Sauk Valley* Dixon L, 80-73
Thursday, Jan. 16 7:30 p.m. Kishwaukee* HOME W, 88-63
Tuesday, Jan. 21 7:30 p.m. Illinois Valley* Oglesby W, 91-75 (2OT)
Thursday, Jan. 23 7:30 p.m. Black Hawk* HOME W, 75-66
Wednesday, Jan. 29 5:30 p.m. Knox JV HOME W, 92-72
Friday, Jan. 31 7:30 p.m. St. Ambrose JV HOME W, 83-69
Tuesday, Feb. 4 7 p.m. Highland* Freeport L, 75-49
Thursday, Feb. 6 7:30 p.m. Sauk Valley* HOME W, 75-65
Tuesday, Feb. 11 7:30 p.m. Kishwaukee* Malta W, 89-49
Thursday, Feb. 13 7:30 p.m. Illinois Valley* HOME L, 72-69
Tuesday, Feb. 18 7 p.m. Black Hawk* Moline L, 98-88
Feb. 27-March 7 Region IV Tournament
Thursday, Feb. 27 7 p.m. Lake County (quarterfinals) HOME
Sunday, March 1 4 p.m. Semifinals Oglesby
Saturday, March 7 6 p.m. Championship Palos Hills


*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 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

Brock Streitmatter

Brock Streitmatter joined the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball program as an assistant prior to the 2019-20 season.

Before coming to Sandburg, Streitmatter spent the previous three years as a coach with the Illinois Irish AAU program. He has led the Irish’s 14U-Select team in 2019 and the two years before that as a coach in the Irish’s fall league. He also spent one year with the Peoria Area Elite AAU program and a year coaching the Princeville AYBT summer travel team.

Streitmatter spent 2015-19 as a volunteer assistant with the Princeville Junior High boys basketball program. In his first season, the Princes’ eighth grade team won the school’s first regional title. Their seventh and eighth grade teams won regional titles in 2019, with the seventh grade team also winning a sectional championship to advance to the state tournament.

A 2014 graduate of Princeville High School, Streitmatter earned his associate degree at Illinois Central College and graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in agribusiness. He lives in Princeville and works on his family’s farm with his dad, grandfather and uncle.