Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Sandburg junior wrestling standpout Mitch Cook gained the most support in "Roar of the Crowd" polling. He is now eligible for February Patch Athlete of the Month Recognition.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Marist 52, Lincoln-Way East 32: JeTaun Rouse scored 10 of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter as the RedHawks won their first sectional title since 2008.
The Skinny: Marist’s JeTaun Rouse played with a sore knee. She delivered a performance that left Lincoln-Way East feeling the pain of what might have been in a 52-32 RedHawk victory in the championship game of the Class 4A Sandburg Sectional. Rouse scored 10 of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter on Thursday night as the RedHawks won their first sectional title since 2008. She poured in seven straight points in a personal highlight reel-like surge that included a 3-pointer from just in front of the Marist student body and two straight steals that she turned into layups. The RedHawks used a 1-3-1 defense to prevent Lincoln-Way East from penetrating the lane and crashed the boards on offense to generate second-chance points. Patch’…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Top-ranked Marist had no trouble in the opening round of postseason play. Lincoln-Way East, Homewood-Flossmoor, Marian Catholic and Lincoln-Way North also advanced to regional finals.
1. Marist (29-1): Nothing to it. Marist opened postseason play with a name-that-score kind of victory, rolling past Thornton 80-27. Next up: The RedHawks will face Thornton Fractional North at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Class 4A Marist Regional final. 2. Lincoln-Way East (24-4): Caitlin McMahon (21 points, 7 rebounds) and Taylor Johnson (16 points, 7 steals) powered the Griffins to a 70-24 regional semifinal victory over Crete-Monee. Next up: Lincoln-Way East faces district rival Lincoln-Way North in the Class 4A Lincoln-Way Central regional final at 7:30 tonight. 3. Homewood-Flossmoor (21-7): Charnelle Reed’s knee injury raises questions of whether the Vikings will get out of the Class 4A Stagg Regional. H-F defeated Thornton Fractional …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Marist concludes regular-season play atop the weekly Patch Power Rankings for girls basketball. Lincoln-Way East, Homewood-Flossmoor, Stagg and Marian Catholic build momentum for IHSA playoffs, too.
1. Marist (28-1): How ready are the RedHawks for postseason play? They went into Wednesday night’s game vs. Fenwick with a 378-161 scoring edge over their East Suburban Catholic Conference rivals. Four Marist players ranked in the top 15 in conference scoring—JeTaun Rouse (4th), Leah Bolton (9th), Asiana Bey (14th) and Claire Ryan (15th). 2. Lincoln-Way East (23-3): Taylor Johnson and Caitlin McMahon were up to their old tricks in a 52-35 victory over Lockport. Johnson scored 23 points. McMahon added 12 points and 12 rebounds. The Griffins conclude the regular season with a game at Bolingbrook Thursday. 3. Homewood-Flossmoor (19-7): Danielle Woolfork scored 17 points in a 57-29 victory over Lincoln-Way Central. Amena Brent chipped in with …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Marist pushes the pace, racks up wins. Lincoln-Way East and Homewood-Flossmoor remain hot on the RedHawks' heels as postseason play draws nearer.
1. Marist (26-1): That fine line between fast and too fast? The RedHawks are close to solving it. They’ve been wreaking havoc with their fastbreak attack. JeTaun Rouse (17 points, 6 steals, 3 assists) and Leah Bolton (16 points, 5 rebounds) were on top of their game in a 54-41 victory over Maine South in the Sweet 16 Tournament. 2. Lincoln-Way East (21-3): Better late than never? Caitlin McMahon came alive in the second half of the Griffins’ 51-42 victory over Sandburg. She scored 18 of her game-high 20 points in the final two quarters. 3. Homewood-Flossmoor (17-7): Charnelle Reed scored 11 points in the Vikings’ 60-35 loss to Bolingbrook. Lauren Parker added 10 points and three steals. The two will look to get H-F back on track vs. …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Lincoln-Way East, Homewood-Flossmoor, Stagg and Mother McAuley all pushing forward, too, as the girls basketball season inches closer to the start of postseason play.
1. Marist (22-1): Ever hear of Equal Opportunity Scoring? The RedHawks picked up 17 points each from JeTaun Rouse and Leah Bolton in their 57-24 victory over Resurrection. 2. Lincoln-Way East (18-2): Amy Jacobsen’s 16 points led a balanced attack for the Griffins in a 51-27 victory over Joliet West. Taylor Johnson had 14 points and seven assists. Caitlin McMahon added 12 points and 11 rebounds. 3. Homewood-Flossmoor (16-6): Amena Brent and Charnelle Reed continue to give Viking opponents headaches. Brent scored 16 points and pulled down nine rebounds in a 58-41 victory over Lockport. Reed scored 15 points. 4. Stagg (14-5): Revi McMahon, Maggie Yandel and the rest of the Chargers are charging. McMahon scored 15 points in a 57-49 victory …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Marist showed why it remains No. 1 in the weekly Patch Power Rankings for girls basketball, bouncing back from its first loss by notching a 70-22 victory over Nazareth Academy. Lincoln-Way East and Homewood-Flossmoor are picking up the pieces, too.
1. Marist (20-1): JeTaun Rouse scored 18 points, but it was not enough to prevent Marist from falling to Trinity (57-51) in the McDonald’s Shootout. The RedHawks showed their powers of resiliency in a bounce-back victory over Nazareth Academy (70-22) on Wednesday. 2. Lincoln-Way East (14-2): Taylor Johnson and Caitlin McMahon enjoyed some big individual moments in a grueling stretch that saw the Griffins drop games to Geneva and Bolingbrook. Sandwiched in between was a quality win for East over New Trier. 3. Homewood-Flossmoor (14-6): Danielle Woolfork put a fork in Joliet Central. She exploded for 20 points in the Vikings’ 71-29 victory. Western Illinois recruit Charnelle Reed added 14 points. Tosin Mobodu chipped in 12 points and 10 …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Marist rallied to top Mother McAuley 58-53 on its home floor Tuesday and retained its No. 1 position in the Patch Power Rankings for girls basketball. Lincoln-Way East, Homewood-Flossmoor, Rich Central and Andrew are waiting in the wings for an opportunit
1. Marist (18-0): Asianna Bey and Claire Ryan came up big in the second half of the RedHawks’ thrilling 58-53 come-from-behind victory over rival Mother McAuley. Marist plays host to St. Viator at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. 2. Lincoln-Way East (13-0): Taylor Johnson scored 14 points and the Griffins’ defense was too tough for district rival Lincoln-Way Central in East’s 45-9 victory in New Lenox. Next for the Griffins is tonight’s game at Lockport. 3. Homewood-Flossmoor (12-6): Charnelle Reed made six 3-pointers and scored 25 points in a 90-61 loss to Bolingbrook. The Vikings will look to rebound vs. Lincoln-Way Central tonight. 4. Rich Central (16-4): Double digits in scoring and rebounding. Chaz Duson and Jessica Warren continue to pose double-…
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Leah Bolton was named MVP at the Hillcrest Holiday Classic as Marist captured the team title and remained undefeated. Lincoln-Way East is No. 2 in our weekly Patch Power Rankings for girls basketball.
1. Marist (16-0): Leah Bolton’s MVP performance powered RedHawks at the Hillcrest Holiday Classic. Next, Marist faces Mother McAuley on Jan. 9. 2. Lincoln-Way East (11-0): Taylor Johnson and the Griffins get back to business in the Southwest Suburban Blue with a 6 p.m. game today at rival Sandburg. Johnson was named MVP at the Medieval Classic. 3. Homewood-Flossmoor (12-5): Amena Brent was a dominant force in the Vikings’ 49-35 victory over Sandburg. She scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. 4. Lincoln-Way North (13-3): The Phoenix had a 10-game win streak snapped by district rival Lincoln-Way East at the Medieval Classic. They return to Southwest Suburban Red play at Andrew today. 5. Rich Central (14-4): Tatianna Newell and Tyron …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Asianna Bey brings a powerful punch to Marist girls basketball frontline. Lincoln-Way East, Homewood-Flossmoor and Lincoln-Way North are poised to pounce in weekly Patch Power Rankings.
1. Marist (11-0): Asianna Bey gives the RedHawks a powerful presence down low, too. Bey controlled the paint in a 47-43 victory over Marian Catholic. 2. Lincoln-Way East (7-0): The Griffins begin defense of their Medieval Classic crown vs. Plainfield South on Dec. 26. 3. Homewood-Flossmoor (9-3): Western Illinois recruit Charnelle Reed topped the 1,000-point barrier in a loss to Lincoln-Way East. 4. Lincoln-Way North (10-2): Ashley Weringa, Sam Pietruszynski and Taylor Boardman can play some ‘D’ and the three have the Phoenix poised to make more noise at the Medieval Classic. 5. Rich Central (11-3 ): Tatiana Newell scored 24 points in a 71-33 victory over Kankakee. Next for the Rockets is the Hillcrest Holiday Classic Dec. 27-29. Next best…