Maine West will make their return to Redbird Area after a dominating super-sectional performance
Montini and Benet to face off for the sectional crown yet again
Down as many as five points with just four minutes to go, the Redwings turned the tide in all facets of the game before eventually taking the lead for good courtesy of Kendall Holmes three pointer for a 71-66 win.
2019 Regional Predictions
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Led by a swarming defense, timely passing, a solid ground game, and superb special teams play, the Warriors won their first state playoff game in school history by defeating the Benet Redwings 20-18 and avenging their loss from a year ago.
As last years Morgan Park were accepting their championship medals, then junior standout Ayo Dosunmu was required to take to the podium on crutches.
One year later, Dosunmu finally got his opportunity to showcase his abilities on the big stage, claiming the class 3A title game scoring record with 28 points and leading Morgan Park to a 71-56 win over Southeast for the Mustangs second consecutive state title.
On Tuesday night, Evanston dismantled Lake Zurich 78-52 to claim the Sears Center super-sectional and advance to Peoria for the first time in a decade.
Podcast for the week of 3/12
North Chicago’s sectional “drought” ended on Friday night with a 66-58 win over top-seeded DePaul, setting up a date with Boylan Catholic for the chance to head back to Peoria.
Podcast for the week of 3/5
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
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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.
Another week, another releasing of seeds. Since everyone seemed to enjoy our predictions for the girls seeding, we though we would try our luck with the boys side.