Saturday, March 17, 2012
Marist's three-point dynamo Tyler Oden did some of his best work during the RedHawks' magical boys basketball postseason run. He outpolled six others to earn Patch MVP honors, too. Now, he is eligible for March Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.
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Friday, February 24, 2012
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 …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Bloom remains undefeated and sits atop the weekly Patch Power Rankings in boys basketball. Marist, Homewood-Flossmoor and Andrew are off to great starts, too.
1. Bloom (7-0): The Bulls had MJ. The Blazing Trojans have LJ. Lejavius Johnson has emerged as a sparkplug for a Bloom team that puts its undefeated record on the line in a home game Saturday vs. Leo. 2. Marist (7-1): L.J. McIntosh scored 20 points in a 63-51 victory over Rich South. And it’s a good thing, too. The RedHawks won despite allowing the Stars to snare 18 offensive rebounds. Coach Gene Nolan was not happy about that. 3. Homewood-Flossmoor (5-2): Vikings play host to Southwest Suburban Blue rival Lincoln-Way East tonight, then turn their attention toward the Proviso West Holiday tournament. Yes, it's time for Delvon Rencher to shine. 4. Andrew (5-0): The T-Bolts have a chance to finish the year with a bang. First, they meet …