No. 1 Bloom Set for Final Regular Season Boys Basketball Test

The Blazing Trojans face Kankakee tonight, then will look toward postseason play. Andrew, Marist, Sandburg and Brother Rice are gearing up for some March Madness, too.

1. Bloom (22-3): Lejavius Johnson powered the Bloom past Thornton 58-47. He scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds. Donald Moore (14 points) and Johnny Griffin (11 rebounds) backed him up. The Blazing Trojans play host to Kankakee in their regular-season finale tonight. Then, it’s on to the Joliet Central Regional Feb. 28.

2. Andrew (22-2): A 3-pointer in the final seconds? Yep. The T-Bolts dropped a 57-55 decision to Thornwood despite strong play from Jubril Adekoya (26 points, 10 rebounds) and Glorind Lisha (10 points). Andrew faces Lincoln-Way Central or Eisenhower in a regional semifinal on its home floor Tuesday, Feb. 28.

3. Marist (23-5): Matt O’Reilly’s 3-point shooting propelled the RedHawks to a 64-37 victory over Joliet Catholic Academy in Marist’s regular season finale. Marist will face rival Brother Rice at 8:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in regional play on its home floor.

4. Sandburg (13-10): Brian Dace scored 16 of his 23 points in the first half of Sandburg’s 45-44 victory over Homewood-Flossmoor. The Eagles play host to Lincoln-Way Central at 6:30 tonight and then turn their thoughts to regional play.

5. Brother Rice (16-9): It’s a non-stop magic act here. Alex Majewski scored 25 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in the Crusaders’ 62-45 victory over Loyola. Brother Rice closes out the regular season by playing host to Fenwick at 7:30 tonight.

Next best in alphabetical order: Homewood-Flossmoor, Marian Catholic, Oak Lawn, Richards, Stagg.

(Covering the following Patch communities: Chicago Heights, Evergreen Park, Frankfort, Homewood-Flossmoor, Mokena, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Palos, Tinley Park and the neighboring private schools that draw students from those communities).



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