High School Basketball: Michael O’Brien’s Notebook
#High #School #Basketball #Michael #OBriens #Notebook Welcome to Alaska Green Light Blog, here is the new story we have for you today:
It’s a huge Saturday with gunfights in Chicago and down in Highland. I’ll update this throughout the day.
Lemont 73, North Lawndale 48: The Castillo brothers dominate North Lawndale in Hyde Park. Rokas scored 27 points and Matas had 20 points, so they almost singlehandedly outbid the Phoenix. Lemont fell out of the rankings after losing two games in York but is now at 14-2.
Peoria Christian 54, Seneca 48: I was preparing for a possible visit to test the undefeated Seneca and then this happens and happens. Simeon is now the only undefeated around (if they win against Imohotep tonight). Sophomore Paxton Giertz scored 24 for Seneca.
DePaul Prep 51, Lake Forest 45: Hosts win opener behind 22 points from PJ Chambers. Asa Thomas led the Scouts with 24.
Thornton 61, U-High 39: Senior Vincent Rainey scored 20 points for the Wildcats, who improve to 7-5.
Glenbrook North 65, St. Ignatius 57: The Spartans jumped out to a double-digit lead early on and never gave up the advantage. They picked up a huge bounce back win after falling at Glenbrook South last night. Senior Ryan Cohen scored his 1,000th point in the first half. Junior Josh Fridman led Glenbrook North by 22 points. Richard Barron scored 25 for St. Ignatius.
Belleville East 65, Hillcrest 59: Point guard Bryce Tillery had a big game for the Hawks with 22 points, but it wasn’t enough. Big Man Darrion Baker added 17 points. The win improves Belleville East to 15-2 and it appears the Lancers will be a major factor in the Class 4A playoffs.
Brooks 72, Francis Parker 67: A nice, solid win for the Eagles. Remember Parker made noise at the Big Dipper. Anthony Vaval led Brooks by 18 points. Caleb David scored 21 for the Colonels.
Beecher 64, Bismarck-Henning 48: The Bobcats improve to 17-1. Junior Adyn McGinley led with 26 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Zack Johnson added 21 points and 10 rebounds.
Crystal Lake South 63, Woodstock North 42: The Gators’ quality season continues with an away win and sophomore AJ Demirov continues his breakout campaign. He had 20 points, five steals and three assists in that game. Cooper LePage added 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists.