The Spartans threaten early, but Duke recruit Tricia Liston got her
feet underneath her and knocked down 21 of 37 in the first half to
not only seal the victory but obtain their 16th consecutive
conference title. This streak started when the Friars joined the
league and Liston was just 1 years old.
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"This was a really big game because it meant winning conference, and
Fenwick has won the past 15 years," Liston said. "We had a lot riding on
The Spartans were led by Simone Laws who knocked down 22 points and nine
Zion-Benton 48, Lake Zurich 38
Juanita Robinson knocked down 19 points to lead Zion-Benton to a perfect
home record of 9-0.
Hales 72, Leo 54 The Spartans' got off to a quick start behind the tag-team tandem of
Aaron Armstead, who knocked down 19, and Patrick Miller, who add 17 to
continue their winning ways coming down the stretch.
Morgan Park Academy 71, Francis Parker 44 Morgan Park Academy had three players with double-digits in the win
over F-P. Chris Deanes had 20,
Damon Williams had 16, and Tony Core added 14.
WINDY CITY CHAMPIONSHIP Young 73, Bogan 38
Congratulations to the Whitney Young Dolphin girls
basketball team on winning their 6th City championship. The second
ranked Dolphins pretty much dominated from start to finish in this
contest against Bogan. Ms. Kiana Johnson led the team with 16 points and
14 of those came in the first quarter.
Bolingbrook 54, Homewood-Flossmoor 41
The top ranked Bolingbrook Raiders came into the game
against HF without two players, Ariel Massengale and Falon Edwards,
and was able to get a win. The team was
led by sophomore phenom Morgan Tuck, who finished
with 20 points and 10 boards, plus she added 3 blocks.
"This (victory) means a lot," said 6'2" sophomore Tuck.
"It gets out confidence up and we want to continue that going into the
playoffs." To hear more from Ms. Tuck, click here.
The Vikings did make a game of it
closing the Raiders lead to one in the third quarter, 24-23, on an
outside jumper by sophomore guard Charnelle Read, who finished with
10. But turnovers were key in the loss as the Vikings turn the ball
over 21 times and the Raiders were able to capitalize and hold them
off coming down the stretch.
This victory officially clinched the Southwest Suburban
Blue conference for them. And right now, the Raiders have won 46
straight league games.
GIRLS BASKETBALL Fenwick 69, Joliet Catholic 28
Coming down the stretch the Lady Friars (24-2) are doing everything they
can to stay near the top of the East Suburban Conference behind the hot
hands of Tricia Liston, who led the team with 26 points and 10 boards.
BOYS BASKETBALL Bolingbrook 64, Lincoln-Way East 60 (OT) The Red Raiders fault back from a double-digit deficit to get a
victory over the Griffins in overtime. Behind the hot hands of
Antoine Cox who knocked down 18 in the victory.
De La Salle 80, Seton 69 In the words of old school rapper LL Cool J... "Don't call it a
comeback, I've been here for years..." That was the message De La
Salle demonstrated against Seton behind the wicked, underrated
combination of Michael Shaw, who knocked down 20, Troy Torrence, added
17, and Jaylon Tate 13. De La Salle remains undefeated and in
control of the Catholic League.
Hales 67, Fenwick 46 With the BIG Dipper championship
in the rear view mirror, Hales continues on the right path in the
Catholic League with a dominate victory over the Fenwick Friars. Senior
guard Patrick Miller play way above his six-foot statue knocking down 21
of his 31 points in the fourth. In fact, the Spartans outscored the
Friars 30-11 coming down the stretch to seal the victory.
GIRLS BASKETBALL Hillcrest 68, Lemont 22 The Lady Hawks were led by sophomore Samirah Ali who knocked down 14
points for statement victory in the South Suburban Blue conference.
Also, the senior package of Kristin Marshall, Jacquenae Foster and
Uniquah Hampton each added 10 in the victory.
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