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Seton 67 - Tinley Park 62
The tournament tipped off with Seton who had to come from
20 behind to get the
first victory of the tournament 67-62. The Sting were able to get a solid
run in the third quarter holding the Titans to just 10 points in the
Chris Oliver fueled the comback knocking down 26 points, 17 boards and 8
"get outta here's" followed by
Kenny Stevenson who added 15, and Khameron Harper with 11.
The first half of this contest is all Spartans getting things going with a
22-9 run behind the hot hands of senior Patrick Miller with 15 followed by
Jamie Adams with 11. Miller didn't start due to an excused absence got
things started with a power dunk and from this point the Spartans never
let up running an 18-7 lead. Then to top things off, Miller nailed a
l-o-n-g range 3-pointer at the buzzer for a 29-11 lead.
"I just tried to bring a spark off the bench," said Miller,
who scored a game-high 24 points. "The whole morning I was imitating LeBron
(James) and I decided to do it because I seen him do it yesterday (against
Miller finished the contest with 24.
The Spartans were not done. In the second half, they kept
the gas smashed to the floor jumping out to as
much as a 47 points lead- 78-31.
"We looked really sharp right from the beginning," coach
Gary London said. "We moved the ball around good and our defense created our
Richards 56 - Lincoln Park 57
In a nail biter, Lincoln Park surprises Richards.
Johnnie Holmes kept the Bulldogs close with several from
downtown, but in the end senior guard Greg Tucker was just too much finished
the contest with 18 and tying the game at 43 in the fourth with only
45 seconds in the quarter.
Mike Gabriel and Demarco Nash both added 10 for the Lions to
advance and play Rich South Monday at 830p
In the fourth game –
Titans vs. Stars. From the tip to the buzzer it was all Stars. Macari
Brooks got things roaring with a fast start offensively knocking down 24
points with Tyrone Allen being a true compliment adding 16.
half the Stars were shining bright running 36 points to the Titans 16 to
advance to play Lincoln Park Monday night at 830p.
To tip things off in the night cap games, in
a rematch of last years' final where the Wildcats won on a three-point
buzzer beater from then junior Reggie Smith, this years contest didn’t
require overtime as the Wildcats advance 67-45.
The Wildcats used an 11-0 run to
start the second quarter and take a 28-12 lead against the Rockets.
The Wildcats had three players with double
digits including Marquette bound Reggie Smith led the Cats’ with 19,
followed by Brian Greene who had 13, and senior guard Jay Parker with
Rich East scored just 11 points in the second
quarter, as well as the third.
Thornton will face Class 2A champs Seton Monday night at 530p.
The Raiders got off the bus runnin n’ gunning jumpin’ out to a 8 – 0 run
behind the hot hands of Antoine Cox. The Spartans slowed the Raiders down
some and got into a groove of their own with defense and an offense spurt.
Big man Brian Gates knocked down consecutive in the paint lay-ups to move
the needle for the team. He finished the game with 18 points. Dominic Jackson followed his lead and began
knocking down his shots.
The Spartans got the game within 5 coming down the
stretch, but the Raiders proved to be too much in this contest controlling the clock and ball in the forth to advance with a victory of 55-50.
"There were a couple of possessions in the second half where we were just
too nonchalant," Brost said. "If we continue to play like that, we're just a
little bit above average. But we do have the potential to be a very good
This explains why after the game,
Bolingbrook's coach, Rob Brost, put up a message on the chalkboard which
said "Don't expect to be very good if lapses like this continue."
Bolingbrook had four starters in double digits including
Delorean Weatherall and LaTree Russell both had 14 points; Antione Cox
had 13 points; and Ryan Walker had 12 points.
Leo 54 - Bloom Township 51
The Leo Lions led the entire game but in the fourth quarter,
the Blazing Trojans started attacking the baskets and cut the lead to 3,
48-45 with two BIG free throws by Torean Ratcliff, who finished with 12
points. But, that was as close as the game would get and the Lions
advance to play Crete-Monee Monday night at 7p.
Christopher Lockhart led all scorers with 21 points, while
teammate Isaac Smith added 13.
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