Superlatives in Chicago Area High School Basketball tonight!!!!
I was at #14 Riverside Brookfield tonight. I was witness to a big upset tonight as Aurora Christian came into the Dawg House and pulled the upset 74-70. Senior point guard Drew Meyers went absolutely nuts in the second half. He had 27 points including the game winning 4 point play with 5.4 second left for the final margin. Added 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Some small college would be getting a very good player who can hit threes and create off the dribble. Senior 6'1" guard Danny New ended up with 13 though played late in the game on a twisted ankle. Senior 6'0" guard McCade Weber had 11 points for the winners. Riverside Brookfield blew a 16 point third quarter lead, fell behind by 7 at the last mask timeout. They made a rally with their press and tied the game with some big plays by senior guard Joevonn McCottry who had a chance to take the lead with a three point play opportunity with 16 seconds left. Score was 70 all but missed the free throw setting up Meyers heroics. McCottry would be a very good small college player, has some rise with this athleticism. He ended up with 21 points. Senior 6'3" guard John Paul Handley ended up with 19 points on 4 three point shots. Look out for 6'4" sophomore guard William Gonzalaez who has a chance to be a future star. He had 5 points a game high 7 rebounds and 3 assists in loss. Aurora Christian goes to 14-4, 2-2 in conference. #14 Riverside Brookfield drops to 14-3, 5-1 in conference. Of course their first conference loss tied in loss column with St Francis.
#1 Glenbard West cruises over Hinsdale Central ahead of big time showdown tomorrow with #9 Whitney Young. Senior Gonzaga commit Braden Huff led with 19 points.
Senior guard Joshua West of Westinghouse aka The House had a triple double tonight 24 points 11 rebounds 10 assists 6 steals in double overtime win over Marshall in Red West/North battle.
Senior Emondrick Ford of Bloom Township 10 points 14 rebounds 10 blocks a triple double. Third one this season and second one in a row this week.
Senior guard Ty Freeman of Austin 12 points and 9 rebounds in win over Jones.
Senior Marrico McCaskil of Longwood 20 points 5 rebounds and 5 assists in win over Corliss.
Senior forward David Robinson of Lake View 18 points 11 rebounds(double/double) in win over Uplift 62-13!!!!!! SHEESH!!!!!! Outscored the other team by himself.
Kaden White of Marist 20 points in win over Nazareth.
Senior forward Robbie Avila Indiana State commit 23 points for Oak Forest in win over Bremen.
Senior guard Fred Robinson 19 points for Oak Forest in win over Bremen.
Senior Moenning 20 point for Mundelein in win over Waukegan.
Senior forward commit Jackson Munro 30 points for #5 New Trier in close win over Glenbrook North.
Sophomore sensation Nojus Industraitis continues his scoring burst with 33 in win over Thornton Fractional South who only scored 36 as a team.
Junior guard Vincent Rainey had 21 points for Thornton Township in win over Crete Monee.
Junior guard Ahmad Henderson II 23 points for #13 Brother Rice in win over Marmion.
Jaden Walls 20 points 7 steals for Momence in win over Tri-Point.
Haven Roberts 18 points 12 rebounds(double/double) in win over Tri-Point.
Senior forward Caleb Hannah 20 points 8 rebounds 2 steals for Orr in win over Lane Tech.
Davion McCarthy 13 points 10 rebounds(double/double) for Orr in win over Lane Tech.
Senior guard Christopher Hammonds 19 points for Lincoln Park in win over Farragut who only scored 24 points.
Damari Pressley 21 points for Proviso East in win over Willowbrook
Senior guard Javon Johnson 21 points for Proviso East in win over Willowbrook.
Junior guard Marcus Pigrim 16 points for #9 Whitney Young in tuneup win over North Lawndale College Prep. #1 Glenbard West tomorrow.
Jordan Brown 20 points 10 rebounds(double/double) 5 assist for Bloom Township in win over Thornridge.
Senior Elon commit Nick Martinelli 32 points for #3 Glenbrook South in win over Maine South. Tuneup for #2 Simeon tomorrow.
Senior guard Cam Cleveland 26 points 6 rebounds for #8 Leo Catholic in win over Montini.
Austin Ford 15 points 9 rebounds 6 assist for #8 Leo Catholic in win over Montini.
Senior guard Dajuan Bates 25 points for DeLaSalle Institute in win over St Laurence.
Junior forward Evan Jackson 10 points 9 rebounds for DeLaSalle Institute in win over St Laurence.
Davion Lawrence of Oak Lawn 31 points and 10 rebounds(double/double) in win over Richards.
Junior Bryce “Diggy” Tillery 32 points for Hillcrest in win over Tinley Park.
Junior forward Matt Moore 13 points 13 rebounds(double/double) in win over Tinley Park.
#1 junior Iowa commit Owen Freeman 18 points 17 rebounds(double/double) for Bradley Bourbonnais tonight.
Finally, tomorrow #2 Simeon Career Academy(Chicago) vs #3 Glenbrook South(Glenview) is big game, but #1 Glenbard West(Glen Ellyn) vs #9 Whitney Young(Chicago) IS A HUGE ONE!!!!! A LOT OF EYES WILL BE ON THIS ONE!!!!!! GAME OF THE YEAR SO FAR!!!!!!! Possibly #1 player Braden Huff of Glenbard West vs #2 player Andre Casey Jr. The favorite for the IHSA Class 4A State Title will be the winner of that game, and a lot more added pressure on them. MUST SEE TV!!!!!!! Come out for these games folks, When Sides Collide at Benet Academy(Lisle)