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.
There has been some shakeup in sectional assignments as No. 4 Proviso East makes the move to the Maine East sectional
Loyola quickly erased a six point halftime deficit en route to a 41-36 win to improve their record to 17-4 and 3-1 in the GCAC.
Propelled by a big first half performance, No. 9 Loyola held on to defeat Trinity (6-2) 50-42, winning their seventh straight contest and improving to 8-1 on the season.