No. 1 Springfield Lanphier was the only seeded team to make the final four of the 53rd Pekin Insurance Holiday Tournament.

Tournament chairman Jay Holloman joked that his seeding knowledge was to blame.

But Holloman, who played in the tournament for Washington and was part of the 1981-82 Illinois Central College team that is in the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame, is pretty tuned into the high school basketball scene.

Richwoods gained the second seed based on a 7-0 record and promptly lost on consecutive nights to Normal Community and Limestone.

Champaign Centennial, on the other hand, struggled to a 2-4 start, but won five of six games after seeding was decided and knocked off No. 4 Moline in the opening round.

Holloman, who lives in Morton, has worked side-by-side with retiring Pekin athletic director Rick Kestner the last nine years. He is in the first year of a three-year term as tournament chairman.

“It’s going to work out well with the timing because there are a lot of Pekin Insurance people who have done this for a while and we can work with a new athletic director,” Holloman said.