Thornton 80, Homewood-Flossmoor 67
Marquette-bound Reggie Smith was feeling it from downtown as he led the
Wildcats to a 80-67 victory over HF. "I'm just trying to elevate my game,"
Smith said. "I've spent a lot of time in the gym, taking extra shots with my
uncle." Smith finished the contest with 22 points. For the Vikings, Julian
Lewis finished with 18 points and Tyrone Sherman added 17.
Bolingbrook 61, Dillard (Fla.) 44
A day after suffering their first lost to Long Beach (Calif.) Poly (57-35),
the Raiders (6-1) recovered to win at the Nike Tournament of Champions in
Lincoln-Way North 65, Rich East 49
Sam Nekola knocked down 21 points in the contest to lead her team to victory
over Rich East. Nekola got in a groove and scored 16 of her total points in
the third quarter... WHEW!!! For the Rockets, Diamond Burt had a
double-double consisting of 18 points and 10 boards.
Zion-Benton 42, Mundelein 35
Octavia Crump had a double-double consisting of 25 points and 12 boards in
the afternoon victory over Mundelein.
Rich South 70, Kankakee 36
Behind the hot hand of Donovan Willis the Stars took control of this contest
early, putting away Kankakee with a 30 point lead. Willis finished the game
with 15 points.
Mount Carmel 80, Leo 61
Tracy Abrams and Malcolm Hill-Bey were not shy to score on Friday night to
win big in the Catholic league. Abrams finsihed with
20 points and Hill-Bey had
15 for the Caravan.
Rich Central 48, Bloom 45
Adedeji Abitayo knocked down 16 points, 8 boards and 4 steals for the
Olympians as they snuck passed Bloom.
Crete-Monee 55, Rich East 45
Mario Redmond had 14 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for Crete-Monee.
St. Francis 48 (Md.), No. 20 De La Salle 45
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Mike Shaw had 13 points and nine rebounds in the losing effort for De La
Hillcrest 79, Evergreen Park 24
Sophomore phenom Shannise Heady had the team-high in points with 17 but she
was not alone with double digits. Autris Coleman (12 points), Uniquah
Hampton (10 points) and Yolanda DeLaTorre (10 points) accompanied her. As
the Hawks continue to be undefeated in the South Suburban Blue.
Homewood-Flossmoor 71, Lockport 49
Junior guard Jailyn Norris got things going for the Vikings and never let up
with a momentum style victory over Lockport. She finished the contest with
21 points. This victory gives the team some additional needed confidence
heading into the Hillcrest Holiday tournament.
Zion-Benton 50, Lake Forest 46
Juanita Robinson, has gotten comfortable in her new settings and
continues to be a BIG ball player for the Zee-Bees. On Thursday night, she
knocked down 25 points leading the team to a BIG victory over Lake Forest.
Simeon 46, Brooks 41
Brandon Spearman was the game's leading scorer with 16 points for Simeon
Bogan 54, Hope 30
Lynette Holmes led Bogan (8-2, 3-0 Windy City Central) with 12 points, five
rebounds and three steals.
Rich Central 70, Rich South 53
Janae Smith proved to be force Tuesday night knocking down 33 points and 7
rebounds. "It's not necessarily frustrating. Our time will come," Smith
said. "We can't do anything about (the schedule). We're just perfecting
everything we can, so when we do get the chance to play the bigger,
so-called better teams, we're prepared for anything they throw at us."
The Olympians came into the game under the
radar but after this game and their 9-0 overall record, and 3-0 in the
conference, people are watching them.
DeAsia Garrett had 9 points, while Kiela Garner
followed with 8 on the night.
Bogan 57, HF 52
Homewood-Flossmoor led the contest 24-20 at halftime, but Bengals senior
Lynette Holmes scored nine of her game-high 21 points in a 1-minute,
6-second span to give Bogan its first lead of the third quarter, 36-34. The
Bengals took the lead for good on an Armstrong layup that made the score
50-48 with 3:01 to play and went on to win 57-52.
But the unfortunate focus of the game was the
knee injury to senior Cici Shannon, who spend the second half on the bench
with ice packs. Coach Ryan Sheriff said they would examine Shannon's knee
after the game because there wasn't a trainer on site.
Without the 6'3" Southern Illinois recruit in
the game, the Bengals were able to attack the basket at will causing over 20
fouls. "That was our game plan: Get them in foul trouble," said Jaleesa
Armstrong after the game. "I was thinking it was clutch time (during the
final free throws). I just had to put them away."
Jailyn Norris led the Vikings with 17 points.
Brother Rice 55, Sandburg 47
Josh Creed had 16 points for Brother Rice (6-0).
D.J. Bennett had 20 for Sandburg (5-2).
Rich South 83, T.F. South 45
Pierre Brooks knocked down 15 points and eight boards, followed by Blake
McElroy, who had 13 for the Stars.
Fenwick 77, Marist 58
Tricia Liston scored 31 points, and her teammates weathered a Marist
comeback with Liston on the bench in the second quarter, as Fenwick beat the
RedHawks 77-58 in the East Suburban Catholic Conference girls basketball.
Oak Forest 62,
Kristyne Smyth had 25 points and five assists for Oak Forest (9-3, 4-0).
De La Salle 55, St. Benedict 43
Natalie Williams (14 points) and Angel Brooks (13 points) helped De La Salle
improved to 5-3 overall and 2-0 in conference.
67, Brooks 57 (OT)
The Cavaliers' 62-57
overtime victory over Brooks has definitely put them on in the
spotlight. This game had just about everything including two
double digit comebacks by the Eagles. Brooks came all the way back
in the second quarter and led most of the second half. The Eagles
took their first lead 29-27 on a shot from downtown by sophomore
Michael Powell with 1 minute, 1 second left in the second quarter.
They went on to take the led of 31-29 at the break and picked
things up right where they left them in the second quarter and out
on a 10-2 run to start the third. For more,
Marist 56, Lincoln-Way West 45
Nick Valla had 13 points as the RedHawks improved to 4-5 overall and 1-2 in
Morgan Park 59, Harlan 58
Wayne Blackshear was the game's leading scorer with 40 points for Morgan
Park. He also grabbed 21 rebounds for the double-double.
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