So I guess it’s basketball season again. Pretty much takes up half the year but that’s Illinois for you. Here are five of my thoughts from the girls basketball DePaul summer shootout.
Podcast for the week of 3/5
Girls basketball final rankings
In this episode we discuss: -I’ve apparently become the Maine West beat reporter -Girls super-sectionals and state predictions -Why 2A and 3A schools are rarely ranked -Boys regionals -“A Shot … Continue Reading Illinois Preps Podcast Ep. 24: London Calling
There’s really no shame in bowing out in sectionals. By most measures, winning a regional is the sign of a pretty successful season. Though that doesn’t make losing any easier, … Continue Reading Illinois Preps Insider’s girls basketball top-20: Sectionals
With their 57-46 win over Loyola, Maine West won their second consecutive sectional championship, something that hasn’t been done at the school since the 1992 and 1993 seasons.
In a season full of inconsistencies a common theme may have finally emerged, and that is no team is safe in the class 4A state playoffs. Tuesday night’s action was no exception, as top seeded Montini and second seed Benet had to overcome late deficits in order to advance to the sectional finals.
Time and time again, ranked teams have had head scratching losses, and top seeds have bowed without even winning a regional, but Maine West (29-1) and Loyola (25-5) have overcome those troubling odds to set up a much anticipated matchup between two top-10 teams.
Podcast for the week of 2/19
Girls basketball post-regional championships
Less than two months ago, New Trier were coming off their worst stretch of the season, losing four of six games which included a double digit loss to Trinity. Since that point of the season, the Trevians have gone on a tear, rattling off 10 straight wins capped off by 67-42 win over Trinity to claim another regional title.
Once again we are sponsored by Village Inn in Skokie, so thank you so much for your support. In this episode we discuss… -Public League Playoffs -Girls regional predictions -A … Continue Reading Illinois Preps Podcast Ep. 22: A long time coming
Playoffs are just around the corner, so we put together our final regular season rankings.
Once again thanks to Jack Lydon for the pictures. His website is https://www.jacklydon.com/
Kenwood knocked off St. Ignatius 52-43 in what could be a preview of next week’s regional final
Episode 21 of the podcast