After a 31 year absence, the girls basketball state championship trophy will take back residence in Des Plains after the Warriors capped off a perfect 35-0 season with a 58-46 win in the title game over Mother McAuley.
Refreshing, invigorating, whatever you preferred adjective may be there was really only one word that could aptly sum up Maine West’s performance in the state semi-finals.
Maine West will make their return to Redbird Area after a dominating super-sectional performance
The two games sets up an all CSL sectional-final, the second meeting of this magnitude in the past three seasons.
Maine West utilized their speed and mix of defenses to defeat Marist 64-44 and finish their regular season with a flawless 28-0 record.
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.
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
Though Geneva led by as many as 18 points in the second half, they required a Madison Mallory last second jumper to hold off a furious Maine West comeback attempt, to give the Vikings the 55-53 win.
It’s not too often that a regular season non-conference game can tell you a whole lot about a team’s state title chances.
But Maine West’s 60-51 win over Beaver Dam (WI) during the Fremd Chicagoland Invitational Showcase did just that.
Maine West beat GBS 60-35, keeping their perfect record intact, while handing the Titans their first loss of the season.