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Riverside Brookfield clinches unbeaten conference season with overtime win tonight!!! News and notes

Riverside Brookfield finally gets a win when I am in attendance. Coach Mike Reingruber joked with me this summer that they never win when I come to one of their games. We were talking high school season not the summer. I think the record was 0-6 or something like that. Well they picked up a win tonight (barely) in overtime and clinched an unbeaten season in the Metro Suburban Blue.

Riverside Brookfield 67 Christian (Aurora) 62 Overtime: I went to this game last year near the end of the season and Aurora Christian came out with a win. Not this time as Riverside Brookfield came back from an 8 point halftime deficit to win it. I was told the first game was triple overtime in Aurora. This one took extra time too, just not as long. Here's some top players in the game:

STEFAN CICIC A DOUBLE/DOUBLE: The 6'11" junior Riverside Brookfield big man ended up with 25 points 13 rebounds on 8 for 11 from two point range, 0 for 1 from three, and 7 for 8 from the free throw line. Ran the floor well and grabbed 4 offensive rebounds. Made a couple of dunks and spin moves in the paint. Looks ready to be dominant for the playoff run.

WILL GONZALEZ A DOUBLE/DOUBLE: 6'5" junior Riverside Brookfield point guard ended up with 13 points and 10 assists with 4 rebounds 2 assists and 3 blocks. He hit 4 straight free throws in the last 15 seconds of overtime to put the game away. He was 6 for 6 from the free throw line and 3 of 8 shooting.

ARIUS ALIJOSIUS HAD AN AVERAGE SHOOTING NIGHT: 6'3" senior Riverside Brookfield guard Winona State commit had an average shooting night for him as he was 4 for 11 from three point range for his 12 points. He did other things tonight like having a steal, a block, and other things that don't show up in the statistics. Broke single season school record for three pointers tonight. Congratulations.

MARSHAWN COCROFT HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE: 5'10" freshman point guard (YES HE'S A FRESHMAN) for Christian (Aurora) is quick as a mouse. He showed tonight he can get where he wants on the court. He had 17 points on 7 for 14 from two and 0 for 1 from three. He scored all of his baskets in the lane, off the dribble, finishing at the rim, and mid range pull-up jumpers. If he shows an effective three point shot moving forward LOOK OUT!!!!!

BRAYDEN HATCH HAD A COLD SHOOTING NIGHT: 6'3" senior guard for Christian (Aurora) did not have his best shooting night, but hit some shots to keep it close. He had 13 points on 4 for 13 shooting, 1 for 6 from three. He hit 5 for 8 from the free throw line to support Cocroft.

Riverside Brookfield ends the regular season at 25-5, 12-0 in conference play. Christian (Aurora) drops to 18-11, 5-6 in conference.


Janee Kent of Oak Forest scored her 2000th point tonight, Congratulations.

Libertyville wins the North Suburban Conference title. Congratulations.

Isaac Sobieszczyk of Willowbrook breaks school single season rebounding record. Congratulations.

Jake Fiegen of New Trier (Winnetka) wins Central Suburban South Player Of The Year. Congratulations.

Ridgewood (Norridge) wins Metro Suburban Red Conference Champs. Congratulations.

Top performances:

Ayden Sheppard, Grant 17 points (3 for 6 from three)

Brock Marino, Lakes (Lake Villa) 11 points 11 rebounds (double/double) 3 blocks

Rokas Castillo, Lemont 33 points

Brett Gomez, Kennedy (Chicago) 24 points 8 assists

John Kurysz, Kennedy (Chicago) 16 points 9 rebounds 9 assists

Simon Weisserman, Lake Forest Academy 20 points 10 rebounds (double/double) 5 assists

Cooper LePage, South (Crystal Lake) 24 points

James Stevenson Jr, Momence 35 points (career high)

Dayvion Johnson, Yorkville 19 points

Raeshom Harris, Bloom Township (Chicago Heights) 21 points 6 rebounds 6 assists 4 steals

Lierre Collier, Bloom Township (Chicago Heights) 20 points (4 threes)

Elijah Lovemore, Bloom Township (Chicago Heights) 12 assists (sophomore)

Santana Flowers, Bloom Township (Chicago Heights) 12 rebounds

Davee Flowers, Niles West (Skokie) 20 points

Isaac Sobieszczyk, Willowbrook 26 points 9 rebounds 3 assists 4 steals

Noah Campbell, Willowbrook 17 points

Ryan Cohen, Glenbrook North (Northbrook) 24 points

Dylan Goldin, Glenbrook North (Northbrook) 21 points

Sam Lappin, Glenbrook North (Northbrook) 18 points

Max Johnson, Oak Park River Forest 25 points

Mekhi Austin, Oak Park River Forest 17 points

Blake Burkey, Carterville 20 points (ties career high)

Donovan Juzang, Marian Catholic (Chicago Heights) 21 points

Adyn McGinley, Beecher 23 points 5 rebounds

Zack Johnson, Beecher 18 points

Ethan Samuels, Jones (Chicago) 23 points

Luke Kincade, Neuqua Valley (Naperville) 22 points

Sean Reynolds, DeKalb 31 points (sophomore)

Chancesaye Maxon, El Paso Gridley 26 points

Jonah Funk, El Paso Gridley 14 points 12 rebounds (double/double)

Jake Gibson, Central (Grayslake) 24 points

Luke Williams, North (Naperville) 24 points

Eli Bach, Lincoln Way West 19 points

Tyler Gabriel, Lincoln Way West 17 points

AJ Levine, York (Elmhurst) 28 points

Braden Richardson, York (Elmhurst) 24 points

Derek Bishop, Mundelein 18 points (sophomore)

Jalen Falcon, Lockport 30 points

Nous Industraitis, St Rita (Chicago) 33 points

Morez Johnson Jr, St Rita (Chicago) 20 points

Niko Abusara, Benet Academy (Lisle) 21 points

Troy Cicero, Romeoville 25 points

Meyoh Swansey, Romeoville 17 points

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