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: https://www.bigtimshsbballrevue.com/post/superlatives-in-chicago-area-high-school-basketball-tonight-14. 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.
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)