#20 Proviso East (Maywood) takes care of rival Willowbrook!!! Top performances, news and notes!!!!
I went out to the West Suburbs to check out a rivalry that is not talked about in the Chicago Area. Yes Proviso West (Hillside) is a natural rival, but this one has been heated over the last few years. I've been to a couple of them now, and while no shoving matches happen on the court, it is a fun one to watch. It's a clean rivalry. It's a little bit crazy getting there as it's in a peculiar location, but it's a nice atmosphere. Here we go:
#20 Proviso East (Maywood) 77 Willowbrook 69: Proviso East had this one in control most of the game though their lead was cut to 5 at 72-67 with about 4 minutes left and Willowbrook possession. They could not convert and senior guard Emory Marshall (6'0") score a basket with the foul. Did not convert the three point play but it was 74-67 and ball game at that point. Proviso East led 24-10 at the end of first quarter and 45-35 at half and 69-58 after three quarters. Senior point guard Noah Campbell kept Willowbrook in the game with 17 first half points on 3 of 4 from three and two point range. He cooled off in the second half going 4 for 14 combined with 1 for 7 from three. The game never felt like Willowbrook was going to come back and win this game.
Proviso East scoring balance: They had four players in double figures led by senior forward Bryce Coleman (6'7") with 17 points and 5 rebounds followed by senior guard Emory Marshall (6'0") with 16 points and 4 assists. Senior guard Jaloni Johnson (6'5") had 15 points and 3 steals.Senior guard Byron Pullen (6'1") had 10 points 8 rebounds and 3 steals.
Willowbrook fought on both ends: Though you did not feel like they would win this game, they fought as best they could, getting on the floor for loose balls and hitting the glass on both ends. They are undersized but that does not stop them from making things tough for opponents on the interior. Senior forward Isaac Sobieszczyk (6'3") had a double/double 12 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out. Campbell ended up with 28 points 4 assists and 2 steals.
Proviso East free throw shooting: I talked to some of their fans and they say the awful free throw shooting tonight was an aberration. I tend to believe them because this team has lost only 2 games all season. Teams with their record are not usually bad free throw shooting teams. They shot 7 for 20 from the stripe but forced 15 turnovers.
Proviso East (Maywood) ups it's record to 14-2, 5-0 in West Suburban Gold. Willowbrook drops to 0-4, 4-12 in West Suburban Gold. Records don't matter in this rivalry as they are usually in single digits.
More than a few upsets tonight.
Beecher blew out Momence in home coming game.
St Rita (Chicago) won today in Missouri.
Glenbrook South (Glenview) beat a short handed Evanston Township in the Titan Dome
Shorthanded Lemont upset by Oak Lawn
Loyola Academy (Wilmette) upsets St Ignatius College Prep (Chicago) to win the Jesuit Cup at Loyola University (Chicago)
East (Oswego) upsets West (Joliet)
Dave Wilson of Andrew (Tinley Park) wins his 100th game. Congrats.
Scott Fricke of New Trier (Winnetka) wins his 300th game. Congrats.
Jack Hayhurst, Beecher 19 points
Isaiah Giles, Westinghouse College Prep (Chicago) 26 points 4 rebounds
Nojus Industraitis, St Rita (Chicago) 20 points 7 rebounds
Morez Johnson Jr, St Rita (Chicago) 23 points 9 rebounds 3 steals
Cooper LePage, South (Crystal Lake) 22 points 6 rebounds 4 assists
Cameron Christie, Rolling Meadows 24 points 8 rebounds
QiAndre Washington, Manley (Chicago) 25 points
Jaali Love, Manley (Chicago) 18 points 8 rebounds
Quovadis Temples, Manley (Chicago) 13 assists 5 steals
Jajuan Newby, Manley (Chicago) 14 rebounds 6 blocks
Isaiah Cortez, Chicago Academy 25 points
Zack Hawkinson, Sacred Heart Griffin (Springfield) 17 points 10 rebounds (double/double) 5 assists
Jake Hamilton, Sacred Heart Griffin (Springfield) 21 points 11 rebounds (double/double) 3 blocks
Amarion Johnson, Tinley Park 23 points
Tylon Toliver, Lincoln Way East (Frankfort) 23 points
George Bellevue, Lincoln Way East (Frankfort) 17 points 10 rebounds (double/double)
Nate LaPlant, Andrew (Tinley Park) 17 points 6 rebounds
Austin Kulig, Andrew (Tinley Park) 10 rebounds
Daniel Johnson, Whitney Young (Chicago) 27 points 12 rebounds (double/double) 5 assists 5 steals
Antonio Munoz, Whitney Young (Chicago) 13 points 10 rebounds (double/double) 6 blocks (sophomore)
Santana Flowers, Bloom Township (Chicago Heights) 16 points 10 rebounds (double/double)
Elijah Lovemore, Bloom Towsnhip (Chicago Heights) 12 points 10 assists (double/double) (sophomore)
Jermell Lymon, Shepard 17 points
Meyoh Swansey, Romeoville 22 points
Stefan Cicic, Riverside Brookfield 17 points 9 rebounds
Jalen Falcon, Lockport 22 points
Cam Morel, Christian (Aurora) 23 points (7 threes)
Cooper Koch, Notre Dame (Peoria) 35 points
Lyle Scibor, Taft (Chicago) 23 points
Mekhi Lowery, East (Oswego) 18 points
Jeremy Fears Jr, West (Joliet) 22 points
Jeremiah Fears, West (Joliet) 21 points (sophomore)
Mekhi Cooper, Bolingbrook 23 points
Connor May, Palatine 26 points
Dillon Schmidt, Barrington 20 points
Jack Wheeler, Morris 18 points (sophomore)
Terrence Smith, Aurora (West) 32 points (sophomore)
Tyler Curl, Prairie Central 18 points
Dylan Bazzell, Prairie Central 17 points
Kaden White, Marist (Chicago) 19 points
Gevon Grant, Kaneland 20 points
Fred Houston, Schurz (Chicago) 19 points
Joey Panzatis, Niles West (Skokie) 26 points
Josh Fridman, Glenbrook North (Northbrook) 21 points
Ryan Cohen, Glenbrook North (Northbrook) 17 points
Reid Olson, Niles North (Skokie) 27 points (sophomore)
Caden Hawkins, Carterville 22 points
Peyton Bittle, Carterville 18 points
Jalen Brown, Glenbard South 22 points 18 rebounds (double/double)