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Burlington Central clinches share of Fox Valley Title on Senior Night!!! Notes, and top performances

Updated: Feb 12

It was senior night out in Hampshire at Burlington Central. Excited big crowd, anticipation of chance of clinching a conference title. This is the second year in a row I came out to their game, and watched them win a share of the conference title: Just received the number one seed in their sub-sectional. Great times out in this town. They stepped up and took care of business. It took a quarter, but they played 12 guys in the first quarter alone, wore out Crystal Lake South. Here we go:

Burlington Central (Hampshire) 66 South (Crystal Lake) 40: Belmont commit Drew Scharnowski (6'9" wing) had a quiet night by his standards. He had 14 points 6 rebounds 2 assists 1 steal and 2 blocks. He was not needed tonight as others stepped up in a team effort for a share of the Fox Valley Conference title. They led from second quarter on as it was tied at 17 at end of first quarter. Northern Michigan commit Cooper LePage (6'1" senior guard) hit a baseline jumper with 2 seconds left to tie it. That was as close as Crystal Lake South could get as Burlington Central led at half 33-24 and at end of three 52-33. Senior forward Laurence University commit Nicholas Gouriotis (6'4") had 13 points and sophomore wing Jacob Johnson (6'4") had all 10 of his points in the second half. Senior point guard Matthew Lemon (5'9") had 12 points 3 assists and 3 steals. Four players in double figures for great balance. Senior guard Nolan Milas (5'10") had 5 assists. Crystal Lake South had one player in double figures and that was LePage with 16 points. Senior forward Brady Schroeder (6'4") had 8 points, and star sophomore point guard AJ Demirov (5'11") was held to 8 points. Burlington Central ups it's record to 24-5, 14-2 in conference. Crystal Lake South drops to 21-8, 11-5 in conference.

News and notes:

Sectional seedings are done and to me looked like the coaches did a great job of seeding the teams.

St Ignatius College Prep (Chicago) beats Mount Carmel (Chicago) to continue the late season slump for Caravan.

New Trier (Winnetka) blows out Glenbrook North (Northbrook) to clinch Central Suburban South Title.

Jake Fiegen of New Trier scored his 1000th point tonight.

Lemont continues to roll since the Castillo twins reentered the lineup.

North (Downers Grove) continues it's late season roll.

St Rita (Chicago) keeps the inside track on Chicago Catholic League Blue Title.

Central (Grayslake) school record 24 wins this season.

Manley (Chicago) wins the Blue Division Chicago Public League Title.

Zinn Amos of Providence Catholic (New Lenox) game winner with 0.4 seconds left.

Top performances:

Morez Johnson Jr, St Rita (Chicago) 20 points

Nous Industraitis, St Rita (Chicago) 20 points

John Kurysz, Kennedy (Chicago) 15 points 10 rebounds 10 blocks (triple double)

Brett Gomez, Kennedy (Chicago) 28 points 7 rebounds 6 assists

Nate Carrero, Kennedy (Chicago) 19 points

Arius Alijosius, Riverside Brookfield 24 points

Stefan Cicic, Riverside Brookfield 17 points

Cameron Christie, Rolling Meadows 28 points 7 rebounds

Payton Bittle, Carterville 29 points

Terence Young, Mather (Chicago) 18 points

Keith Davis-Grove, Mather (Chicago) 17 points

Luke Smith, Addison Trail 25 points

Joey Morales, Addison Trail 18 points

Asa Thomas, Lake Forest 31 points (6 threes)

Alex Georgakas, Prospect (Mount Prospect) 24 points

Aaron Brown, Romeoville 18 points

Meyoh Swansey, Romeoville 17 points

Troy Cicero, Romeoville 17 points

Adyn McGinley, Beecher 26 points 9 rebounds

James Stevenson Jr, Momence 29 points 15 rebounds (double/double) 8 steals

Kyle Olagbegi, Lincoln Way East (Frankfort) 18 points 7 rebounds

George Bellevue, Lincoln Way East (Frankfort) 10 points 13 rebounds (double/double)

Casron Brownfield, Homewood Flossmoor 23 points 7 rebounds

Rokas Castillo, Lemont 22 points

Matas Castillo, Lemont 18 points

Nik Polonowski, Lyons Township (LaGrange) 19 points

Ayham Salah, Oak Lawn 20 points

Micah Meiss, El Paso Gridley 30 points

Nolan Sexton, Evergreen Park 20 points

Ian Ravagnie, Huntley 24 points (6 threes)

Adam Panek, Warren (Gurnee) 19 points

Tyler Curls, Prairie Central 17 points

Noah Campbell, WIllowbrook 21 points 8 rebounds

Isaac Sobieszczyk, Willowbrook 20 points 12 rebounds (double/double) 4 assists 2 steals

Bryce Welch, North (Naperville) 17 points

Dominik Gotura, IC Catholic Prep (Elmhurst) 13 points 16 rebounds (double/double)

Jacksen Adkins, Rantoul Township 18 points

Santana Flowers, Bloom Township (Chicago Heights) 11 points 15 rebounds (double/double)

Elijah Lovemore, Bloom Township (Chicago Heights) 10 points 10 assists (double/double) 5 rebounds (sophomore)

Mason Funk, Normal U 21 points

Seth Cheney, Providence Catholic (New Lenox) 19 points

Qi'Andre Washington, Manley (Chicago) 21 points 7 rebounds 5 assists

Jajuan Newby, Manley (Chicago) 17 points 12 rebounds (double/double)

Donovan Younger, Bolingbrook 14 points 14 rebounds (double/double)

Rodney Murphy, Oak Park River Forest 17 points 15 rebounds (double/double)

Jehvon Starwood, East (Oswego) 23 points

Desean Patton, Oswego 26 points (sophomore)

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