Sectional Semis: Wednesday Notebook
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Wednesday night featured the second half of sectional semis from across the state of Illinois. There were upsets, buzzer beaters, and more! Read about some of the top games and performances in Sectional Semis: Wednesday Notebook! 4A Hinsdale Central defeats…
Wednesday night featured the second half of sectional semis from across the state of Illinois. There were upsets, buzzer beaters, and more! Read about some of the top games and performances in Sectional Semis: Wednesday Notebook!
Hinsdale Central defeats Lyons Township 46-40
We caught most of this game. Lyons controlled the first quarter and really the first half leading 27-18 heading into the third quarter. On their home floor in the second half Hinsdale Central absolutely put the clamps down defensively along with a big showing from their starwinning 46-40. Oosterbaan had 19 points displaying a versatile and skilled game as a face up four. Headed to Michigan as a baseball commit. Penn commit matched his fellow star shot for shot as he went for 20 points using his strength and three point shooting in his final high school game.
Brother Rice defeats St. Rita 72-65
This one was at St. Rita with a tremendous atmosphere. It was tight midway through the fourth quarter where Brother Rice made the key plays late getting to the foul line to win. Niagara signeedoes what he does. Steps up in primetime matchups as the scoring lead guard had 35 points in the win. He had 30 in the second half. had 13 points in the win.
Glenbrook North defeats Rolling Meadows 59-58
This one came down to the wire. Minnesota commitgot fouled and hit a pair of free throws to give Rolling Meadows the lead. Glenbrook North came back the other way and out of a timeout got a back cut for a layup to Northwestern football signee . Christie had a shot at the buzzer missing a tough three.
Prospect defeats Stevenson 46-44
Per Matt Now (@mattjnow) Stevenson took on a bucket fromwith 7 seconds left. Then hit a walk off triple for the win for Prospect. Alex Georgakas was the leading scorer with 18 points.
Oswego East defeats Bolingbrook 62-61
This was destined to be a classic. It was! The game went to overtime wheredrained a deep three with seconds left to give his Oswego East squad the win. They move on to face Joliet West Friday.
Mt. Carmel defeats Hyde Park 70-51
This was the headliner in 3A on Wednesday night. Three stud 2024s on the floor and it was Mt. Carmel’swho shined with 26 points and 13 rebounds. Denver signee had 22 points. The other two star juniors also had solid games as Mt. Carmel’s posted 13 points while had 19 points.
Lemont defeats Marian Catholic 39-37
This was another one we thought would be close and indeed it was. Lemont won it right at the end asled Marian Catholic with 13 points while Cal Poly signee had 14 points for Marian Catholic.
St. Ignatius defeats Westinghouse 77-58
The bracket opened up even more and Iggy is primed to take advantage of it playing well in the state tournament again blowing out Westinghouse on Wednesday night. George Mason commit, top 5 sophomore , and Owen Kyhl each had 19 points in the victory.
Sacred Heart Griffin defeats Normal West 80-57
The defending state champs keep moving on with win after win with their eyes on Champaign again!
Metamora defeats Sterling 72-60
The state runners up from last year continue to roll. They were impressive getting 24 points fromand 23 points courtesy of Drew Tucker. is a sleeper senior for Sterling who netted 32 points.
Triad defeats Mt. Vernon 51-34
One of the more underrated teams from the metro east this year has been Triad. They won big over Mt. Vernon getting a huge night from emerging 2025 wingwho had 20 points.
DePaul Prep defeats Michelle Clark 62-42
The Rams are healthy and looking like a team that can make it to Champaign as they won by 20 points against a tough CPS team in Michelle Clark.led the way with 28 points. His fellow D1 junior had 11 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Floor general had 6 points and 10 dimes.
Breese Central defeats Carterville 56-33
Quite an impressive showing for Breese Central in this one winning by 23 points including getting 18 points from Cody Dickshot. Sleeper juniorhad 8 points.
Bloomington Central Catholic defeats Pleasant Plains 33-31
The top uncommitted junior in Illinoishelps his team advance in a low scoring game.
Mounds Meridian defeats Wayne City 67-66
is one of the best scorers in the state. Stocky guard that plays much taller than his height and is a flat out bucket did it at the buzzer calling game on a buzzer beater 3 while falling out of bounds per our buddy Darren Kinnard.