News and Notes from Tuesday night Nov 22, 2022!!!!!!
I was at the St Viator (Arlington Heights) Thanksgving tournament. This was the opener for #10 Evanston Township the overwhelming favorite to win the tournament. Their opponent Libertyville came in 1-0 with a win the night before over Prospect. Here's a synopsis of the game.
#10 Evanston Township 65 Libertyville 55. Libertyville's offense was running smooth in the first half and they led 31-29 at half-time on the strength of a 19-10 second quarter advantage. Senior guard Will Buchert had 16 points at halftime. Evanston Coach Mike Ellis made a defensive adjustment at halftime and switched to a zone defense. He is not known for playing zone, has been a man to man coach. I think he did it partly because his two big men, seniors Josh Thomas and Prince Adams had 2 fouls. Evanston went on a 14-0 run from late third quarter into the fourth quarter. Libertyville scored only 6 points in the third quarter. Buchert went scoreless in the second half till the last minute when he had 7 points for a total of 23 points. Evanston was led by senior guard Malachi Barnett with 16 points followed by senior point guard Hunter Duncan 13 points 8 rebounds and 2 steals. Senior forward Prince Adams had 10 points 7 rebounds 3 assists. Buchert had scoring assistance from senior forward Aidyn Boone with 24 points 7 rebounds to lead Libertyville. Evanston goes to 1-0, Libertyville drops to 1-1.
Top performances tonight:
Ayham Salah, Oak Lawn 23 points (5 threes)
Xavier Suliaman, Oak Park 21 points
Payton Kamin, DePaul College Prep (Chicago) 29 points (6 threes)
Gianni Cobb, Perspectives Leadership (Chicago) 29 points 6 steals
Simon Weisserman, Lake Forest Academy 12 points 13 rebounds (double/double)
Arius Alijosius, Riverside Brookfield 21 points
Cameron Williford, Hyde Park (Chicago) 18 points 10 rebounds 7 assists
Damarion Morris, Hyde Park (Chicago) 23 points
Jurrell Baldwin, Hyde Park (Chicago) 20 points 12 rebounds (double/double)
DeAndre Craig, Mount Carmel (Chicago) scored his 1000th point tonight. Congrats
Cameron Christie, Rolling Meadows 24 points 8 rebounds
David Douglas Jr, Christian (Yorkville) 23 points
Ben Oosterbaan, Hinsdale Central 33 points
Noah Campbell, Willowbrook 25 points
Braeden Carlson, Wauconda 39 points
Ben Scheider, Prospect (Mount Prospect) 22 points
Je'Shawn Stevenson, Lindbloom (Chicago) 32 points
James Stevenson Jr, Momence 19 points
Vincent Rainey, Thornton Township (Harvey) 33 points
Daniel Johnson, Whitney Young (Chicago) 18 points 10 rebounds (double/double)
Jeremy Fears Jr, West (Joliet) 17 points
Jeremiah Fears, West (Joliet) 17 points
Brock Harding, Moline 34 points.
More to come throughout the night.