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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

2020-21 Men's Basketball Roster
High School
3 Jean Luc Wilson 6-3 G So. East Moline, Ill. United Township
4 Brock Bower-Preece 5-11 G So. Mapleton, Ill. Illini Bluffs
5 Henry Patterson 6-3 F Fr. Rochester, Ill. Rochester
10 Jacob Reller 6-6 F Fr. Rushville, Ill. Rushville-Industry
11 Alisander Hangen 6-5 F Fr. Peoria, Ill. Manual
12 Griffin Ronnebeck 6-1 G Fr. East Moline, Ill. United Township
20 Vaughn Toyne 6-3 F So. Petersburg, Ill. PORTA
23 Gabe Mason 6-6 F Fr. Metamora, Ill. Metamora
24 Cameron Jacobson 5-11 G So. Elmwood, Ill. Elmwood
33 Lane Ippensen 6-5 F So. LaPrairie, Ill. Camp Point Central


Head coach: Ryan Twaddle
Assistant coach: Payton Mulligan


2020-21 Men's Basketball Schedule

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

Overall record: 0-0
Arrowhead Conference: 0-0
Last updated Jan. 12
2020-21 men's basketball schedule
Tuesday, Feb. 16 6 p.m. Highland* HOME
Saturday, Feb. 20 2 p.m. Waubonsee Sugar Grove
Tuesday, Feb. 23 6 p.m. Illinois Valley* Oglesby
Thursday, March 4 6 p.m. Highland* Freeport
Saturday, March 6 2 p.m. Waubonsee HOME
Thursday, March 11 6 p.m. Illinois Valley* HOME
Saturday, March 20 TBD South Suburban South Holland
Saturday, April 3 TBD Region IV quarterfinals TBD
Wednesday, April 7 TBD Region IV semifinals TBD
Saturday, April 10 TBD Region IV championship TBD


*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.