Superlatives in Illinois High School Basketball Sectional Finals Tonight!!!!!
I was at the Bartlett Sectional Final and the internet was out so could not give out updates, nor did I know what the rest of the State was up to. So I just watched and did video and pictures I will load up later. This was the last game on a high school floor for Glenbard West as they now move to college sized gyms. A special group and a special team. Will be interesting to se how effective their 1-3-1 half out zone is on a bigger floor. Kenwood Academy and Glenbrook South won their first ever Sectional Titles, while Lemont won it's first since 1975, and Glenbard West won it's first since 2007. Lots of history made tonight in the Sectionals. Downstate Quincy upset Normal Community in Class 4A.
#1 Glenbard West(Glen Ellyn) 68 #5 Wheaton Warrenville South 41: This game was close for just over a half. Glenbard West had a bunch of steals in their 1-3-1 press and half court zone to lead 24-7 after the end of 1. Junior forward Braylen Meredith committed 3 fouls in the first 4 in a half minutes of the game. Seemed like they took their foot off the gas as they did not score for 4 minutes in the second quarter and almost let Wheaton Warrenville South back in the game. Glenbard West only scored 6 points in the second quarter but still led 30-17. Gonzaga commit Braden Huff and senior guard Bobby Durkin took over the third quarter and led 53-30 at the end of the third. Glenbard West went on a 7-4 run at start of the fourth quarter to go up 60-34 and game over. Glenbard West advances to Monday's Supersectional in a rematch with Larkin(Elgin). Huff had 20 points 5 assists leading 4 players in double figures. Senior wing Illinois walk-on commit Paxton Warden had 15 points on 3 three pointers 5 rebounds, Durkin had a double double 10 points 10 rebounds, Senior Princeton commit Caden Pierce had 10 points 4 assists and 5 steals. Wheaton Warrenville South was in their first Sectional Final in 41 years, was led by senior Rourke Robinson's 12 points on 3 three pointers, senior wing Tyler Fawcett had 10 points, 8 of which came in the fourth quarter. Senior Danny Healy had 6 points 6 assists for the Tigers.
Junior guard Rokas Castillo 21 points for Lemont in win over Thornton Township.
Brandon Adomo 17 points for St Patrick in win over Lake Forest.
Junior wing Asa Thomas 23 points for Lake Forest in loss to St Patrick.
Junior guard Tyler Smith 28 points 6 assists for Leo Catholic in win over Longwood.
Senior guard Terrence Jones 18 points for Longwood in loss to Leo Catholic.
Senior Milwaukee commit Dylan Arnett 16 points for Depaul College Prep in win over Michele Clark.
Walt Hill Jr 22 points for Rockford Lutheran in win over Rockford Christian.
Jase Whitman 17 points for Taylor Ridge(Rockridge) in win over Farmington.
Cole Certa 32 points for Bloomington Central Catholic in win over Quincy Notre Dame.
D Smith 24 points for Marshall(Chicago) in win over Austin.
J Jackson 17 points for Marshall(Chicago) in win over Austin.
Graham Heisenhelter 26 points including the game winner from 3/4 court in second overtime to win for Macon Meridian over Tuscola.
Phillips 24 points for Macon Meridian in second overtime win over Tuscola.
Senior Loyola Chicago commit Jalen Quinn 37 points for Tuscola in loss to Macon Meridian.
Senior Duke commit Jaden Schutt 21 points for Yorkville Christian in win over Putnam County(Granville).
Senior Miami(FL) commit Andre Casey Jr 17 points 8 rebounds for Whitney Young in win over Lyons Township.
Junior guard Darrin Ames 23 points for Kenwood Academy in win over St Rita.
Senior guard Nevada commit Trey Pettigrew 18 points for Kenwood Academy in win over St Rita.
Junior guard Kaiden Space 20 points for St Rita in loss to Kenwood Academy.
Sophomore forward Morez Johnson Jr another double double 16 points 11 rebounds for St Rita in loss to Kenwood Academy.
Senior Jaylen Drane 20 points 4 assists 3 steals for Simeon Career Academy in win over Hyde Park Academy.
Senior Cornell commit Cooper Noard 27 points for Glenbrook South in win over New Trier.