By Joe Henricksen
The Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament at York High School will tip off Dec. 27, and defending champ Downers Grove South will have a big-time challenger in De La Salle, which earned the No. 1 seed.
A title tilt featuring DGS, led by the senior tandem of Jerron Wilbut and Jamal Millison, and De La Salle and its young talent, including 6-8 Gavin Schilling and 6-7 Alex Foster is an easy prediction. But the likes of Waubonsie Valley with sharpshooter Jared Brownridge, St. Ignatius and others hope to make a difference in those plans.
Here is a look at the first-round matchups at York (in bracket order).
Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament Pairings (Dec. 27)
York vs. Riverside-Brookfield @ 7:15 p.m.
Wheaton South vs. St. Ignatius @ 5:45 p.m.
Downers Grove South vs. Palatine @ 4:00 p.m.
South Elgin vs. Maine South @ 2:30 p.m.
De La Salle vs. Perspectives @ 5:00 p.m.
Conant vs. Wheaton St. Francis @ 3:30 p.m.
Naperville North vs. Kenwood @ 1:30 p.m.
Waubonsie Valley vs. Lyons Twp. @ 12 Noon