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5 seconds to go in overtime
Young goes up 55-53 on a drive by Chris Colvin with 6.6 seconds to play

4.4 seconds to play young up 49-48
Supo Sanni at the line
Misses the first
time out young
second is good
Young's last shot misses


55 seconds to go
Young leads 49-48 after a three from H-F's Dorian Reese and a missed FT by Young

1:25 left
49-45 a AJ Rompza drives and hits a spinner in the lane

1:33 left
Young up 47-45 with the ball and a time out after an H-f free throw

2:14 to play
Young up three, H-F has the ball
After two ties Rompza nails a triple with 2:50 remaining

5:42 to play
Young leads 39-34 but H-F's Kevin Dillard, who scored 21, has just fouled out
Hall makes one free throw to put Young ahead 40-34

Young 28, H-F 14

The Dolphins led by as many as 19 (26-7)
AJ Rompza has nine points and halftime and Marcus Jordan six on two three-pointers, but he was hurt makeing a move near the basket with 2:25 to play in the half. He limped off and Julian Kenner came in and swished two free throws
Kevin Dillard has six points for H-F

First quarter
Whitney Young 13, Homewood-Flossmoor 5

Young point guard AJ Rompza had five points and a couple of major league passes and Marcus Jordan nailed a three-pointer

Marshall 53, New Trier42

The Commandos improve to 8-1 with a victory in the third-place game ..
Leading by four after three quarters, Marshall got eight points in the fourth quarter from Jeron Lee and a three-point play from Montrie McKnight to open an 11-point lead.
Ryan Hare scored 17, 16 in the first half and Darius Smith had 10 for Marshall.
Peter Boehm scored 12, Tim McCray 11 and Alex Rossi 10 for New Trier

After three quarters
Marshall 39, New Trier 35
The Commandos held the ball for more than three minutes at the end of the quarter to try to pull the Trevians out of its zone. New Trier didn't budge and Marshall turned the ball over in the final seconds
The scoring leaders didn't score as we go to the fourth

marshall 37, new trier 31
Ryan Hare scored 16 and sat the last two minutes with two fouls and Darius Smith scored 8
Alex Rossi had 10 points for the Trevians

After one quarter: Marshall 22, New Trier 16
Ryan Hare scored 12 in the first quarter to give the Commandos a lead

This is the fourth game in the series

The teams played in supersectionals at McGaw Hall in Evanston in 1965 (Marshall won) and 1966 (New Trier won)
I attended both
The 1966 game had a one-hour delay when New Trier's Larry Rosenzweig shattered a backboard in pre-game warmups
And there was some violence as the game was ended. The New Trier fans were kept in Northwestern's arena for an hour or more after the game

The third meeting was in a 2004 Niles West Thanksgiving tournament game won by Marshall

Morton 72, St, Joseph 59
In the battle for fifth, unranked (until Monday) Morton finished 3-1 at the Proviso West tournament after knocking off St. Joseph Saturday, its third rated victim in four games against team in the Sun-Times Super 25. The Mustangs also knocked off Evanston and Von Steuben, both were in the top 10

Joe Belcaster scored 22 to lead the Mustangs over the team that had won the last three Proviso West titles
Oscar Macias finished with 16 points and Luke Scarlata 12 for Morton (11-2), which also got eight points from both Raul Guzman and Mises Quezada

Diamond Taylor scored 25 and Nate Rogers 10 for the Chargers.

Morton bounced back from a quick 6-0 deficit to St. Joseph to go up17-10 after one quarter and 33-23 at the half.

St. Joe started the third quarter strong and cut the deficit to three several times.
Morton leads 39-36 with 2 minutes to play in the third
In the consolation championship game
Evanston edged St. Patrick 33-32
In a game that tied the tournament's record for the lowest scoring game (in 47 years)
Ryan Frazier led Evanston with 11 points, Zachary Morton had 10 and Stephen Rudnicki 9
The Shamrocks, who had two possessions in the last seven seconds but traveled and missed a three-quarter court attempt, were led by Tim Traversa with 10 points and Bradley Bruno (DePaul coach Doug's son) and Jerome Robonson with nine points each.

T.F. North 56, Morgan Park 52
Marcus Deloney led the Meteors with 13 ponts and Kyle Cain had six points and 12 rebounds
Carl Smith's six points led Morgan Park

Proviso East 71, Proviso West 69.
The Pirates led 54-40 after three quarters before a furious West rally
The Pirates had four score in double figures -- Deangelo Vasquez had 21 points and six assists, Lorenzo Little scored 13, Jeffrey Glenn 12 and Randy McGaha 11
Antoine Smith led the Panthers with 19 points Myles Morgan had 16 and Melvin Rowe 14

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