Superlatives in Chicago Area High School Basketball tonight!!!!!
I traveled a little off the beaten path tonight to Hampshire to see homestanding #12 ranked Burlington Central. My first time seeing them in person. They press most of the game, had 16 steals tonight, and Coach Brett Porto plays 8-9 players, usually shuffling in three at a time very two minutes. They played McHenry who was next to last in the Fox Valley Conference. They did not look like it in the first half as McHenry led 23-20 going into halftime. Senior guard Zac Schmidt had 4 fouls. He picked up 2nd and 3rd with no time running off clock in second quarter. Picked up a personal, then argued with official and received a technical foul for his third. Not sure the coaching staff knew but was told during the mask timeout in the second quarter. McHenry 6'3" senior guard Anthony Fowler was lighting it up in the first half. He ended up with 22 points on 3 three pointers for the game. Burlington Central picked it up in the third quarter and played like the top 15 ranked team that they are. They outscored McHenry 22-9 in the third quarter to take control of the game, then cruised rom there to a 56-44 win. Burlington Central was led by 6'3" senior guard Gavin Sarvis who had a double double 26 points 11 rebounds and 6 steals. 6'3" senior forward Nick Carpenter had 10 points 5 rebounds. 6'7" junior forward Andrew Scharnowski had 7 rebounds and 5 blocks. Senior Carson Seyller had 5 assists and 5 steals. 5'10" sophomore Marko Visjevac had 15 points on 5 threes and 2 steals for McHenry. Burlington Centrals stays undefeated(27-3, 17-0) in the Fox Valley, but has a huge test Friday at Huntley. McHenry drops to 8-19, 3-14 in conference.
#1 Glenbard West prepares for Friday's mega matchup with Simeon Career Academy to end regular season with a big win on that same Proviso West court they will be playing on Friday. Senior guard Bobby Durkin 19, senior guard Princeton commit Caden Pierce 16.
Congrats to DeKalb Coach Mike Reynolds for his 400th career win tonight.
DePaul College Prep upsets #3 Leo Catholic on Leo's home court. Interesting result.
Deven Jiles 22 points for Richards in win over Harlan.
Senior guard Alonzo Powe 19 points for Eisenhower in win over Schurz.
Senior Jack Vegter 21 points for Lincoln Way Central in win over Lincoln Way West.
Senior Frank DeCarlo 21 points for Lincoln Way Central in win over Lincoln Way West.
Senior Denver commit Justin Mullins 20 points 9 rebounds for Oak Park River Forest in win over Downers Grove North.
Sophomore Adyn McGinley 18 points 8 rebounds for Beecher in win over Momence.
James Stevenson a double double 15 points 13 rebounds for Momence in loss to Beecher.
Senior guard Duke commit Jaden Schutt 35 points for Yorkville Christian in win over St Ignatius.
Junior wing Richard Barron 19 points for St Ignatius in loss to Yorkville Christian.
Senior guard Donovan Jones 25 points 7 steals for Solorio in win over Clemente.
Senior Jeremy Hall a double double 18 points 16 rebounds for Solorio in win over Clemente.
Payton Pitts 21 points 5 assists for Frances Parker in win over Morgan Park Academy.
Caleb David 19 points 6 rebounds 4 assists for Frances Parker in win over Morgan Park Academy.
Junior point guard Ahmad Henderson II 18 points for Brother Rice in win over St Rita.
Sophomore Kelton McEwen 21 points for Bartlett in win over Glenbard South.
Ian Smith 20 points for Bartlett in win over Glenbard South.
Polish Hammer 7'3" senior center Conrad Luczynski 17 points for Bartlett in win over Glenbard South.
Senior Jack Wajda 24 points for Providence Catholic in win over Montini.
Marquel Saleek 27 points 6 rebounds 4 assists 4 steals for Willowbrook in win over Addison Trail to win West Suburban Gold Conference Championship.
Tomorrow is conference championship Wednesday for a lot of Conferences. Central Suburban, Mid Suburban, North Suburban to name a few.