Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Marist's L.J. McIntosh gained the most support in Patch's weekly "Roar of the Crowd" MVP polling. He is now eligible for March Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.
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Friday, January 20, 2012
Andrew's supporting cast stepped to the forefront in a victory over Illiana Christian and kept the T-Bolts cruising along at No. 1 in the weekly Patch Power Rankings for boys basketball. Homewood-Flossmoor has climbed to No. 2. And watch out for Sandburg.
1. Andrew (13-0): The T-Bolts’ supporting cast enjoyed a moment in the spotlight in a 59-34 victory over Illiana Christian. Mike Grenda (7 points, 6 rebounds), Mike Bobek (5 points, 5 assists) and Tyler Hook (6 points, 6 rebounds) put a stamp on Lucky No. 13. Andrew plays at Thornwood tonight. 2. Homewood-Flossmoor (12-4): Tim Williams, Rashaan Surles and Tyrone Sherman had the Vikings humming in a victories over Sandburg and Rockford Boylan last weekend. H-F faces Lincoln-Way Central tonight and then will gear up for a battle with Bloom at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 24) on its home floor. 3. Bloom (15-3): The Blazing Trojans let a 36-27 lead slip away in the final 1:43 of regulation and dropped a 47-43 decision to Sandburg. The loss was Bloom’s…
Friday, December 2, 2011
Blazing Trojans sit atop Patch Power rankings. Homewood-Flossmoor, Andrew and Marist making waves, too, in the early going of the boys basketball season.
1. Bloom Township (4-0): Donald Moore and company blazing a trail for Blazing Trojans. Good thing, too. Bloom plays in the Hoops.Com Shootout at Crete-Monee Saturday. Then, the Trojans have a date at Thornwood on Tuesday. 2. Homewood-Flossmoor (3-1): Vikings can learn from double-overtime loss to Bloom. Better to let one get away now than later. 3. Andrew (3-0): Adekoya brothers get plenty of support from the likes of Mike Bobek, Emmanuel Calungcaguin, Jarvis Franklin, Tyler Hook and Glorind Lisha. 4. Marist (4-0): Guess what? Football tight end Nic Weishar can play basketball, too. He scored 18 points in the Redhawks’ 65-48 victory over Richards at the District 218 Thanksgiving Tip-Off Classic. 5. Brother Rice (3-1): Crusaders had a three…
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The Thunderbolts went 12-of-13 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter Tuesday night to ice a hard-fought game and move into the Stagg Regional final.
No matter who was on the free-throw line in the fourth quarter for Andrew on Tuesday night, in that pressure-packed moment the season was on the line for the Thunderbolts. Remarkably, the T-Bolts’ free-throw shooters were able to tune out the noise made by the Stagg student section on the opposite end of the court, and those shooters went 12-for-13 from the line in the fourth quarter. That showing from the line helped Andrew pull away for a 48-39 victory in the Stagg Regional semifinal game. The Thunderbolts will meet Lockport in the regional title game on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The young man who helped ice the cake for Andrew was junior guard Mike Bobek. He and Glorind Lisha each sank all four of their attempts from the charity stripe inside…
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Andrew 48, Stagg 39. Thunderbolts go 8-of-8 from the free-throw line down the stretch to advance to the Stagg Regional title game.
The Hot Read: In front of a packed crowd with strong representation from both sides, Andrew and Stagg met for a third time this season—and for the second time on Stagg's home court. This time, it was for a berth in the Stagg Regional championship game against Lockport. Both teams kept pace with each other for most of the game, with neither leading by more than five points before the final two minutes. Free throws made the difference down the stretch, as Stagg sent Andrew to the line repeatedly in the closing minutes and the T-Bolts went 8-for-8 from the charity stripe in that stretch to seal the victory, 48-39. Key Stats: Andrew used its height advantage to outrebound the Chargers 26-20. Andrew was 13-of-16 from the free-throw line on the …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Stagg 49, Andrew 47. Stagg didn't back to down to Andrew's constant pressure.
The Hot Read: Can you say nail-biter? The District 230 rivals forced Tuesday night's boys basketball matchup into overtime and kept the fans on their feet before Stagg pulled out a 49-47 victory. The Chargers used defensive pressure on the Thunderbolts to come up with a nine steals. Andrew led Stagg 21-16 at halftime, but Stagg fought its way back. A three-pointer in OT from Dan Ahern gave the Chargers the momentum they needed to fend of the T-Bolts. Patch's MVP: Stagg's Darius Draper (16 points, 13 rebounds). Draper sank a three-pointer in the third quarter to tie the game 27-27. Key Stats: Andrew was able to maintain control for long stretches due to the fact it outrebounded Stagg 28-23. But free throw shooting was the difference. The T-…