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Final at the Dipper

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In the first overtime in the Big Dipper in 20 years

A three-pointer by Jamal Gray with 46 second to play gave Thornton a 71-69 play
Sumter goes to the line with 29 second to play and makes two to tie the game
Thornton calls time with nine seconds left in OT
Reggie Smith flys to the basket and scores with three second to go 73-71 Thornton
Final

Thornton had four players in double figures and Rich East had three

Rich South got 30 from Morse and upset Leo 68-64 in the third-pace game

Five Illinois senior girls basketball players -- Young's Ashlee Anderson, Marshall's Adrienne "NuNu" GodBold, Lincoln-Way East's Kersten Magrum, St. Charles North's Kelsey Smith and Marian Catholic's Kaila Turner -- are on the prelimnary ballot for a spot in the McDonald's All-American game that will be played in Miami, Fla.

Anderson (Pitt) and Turner (Notre Dame) are headed to the Big East while GodBold and Magrum (Illinois) and Smith (Michigan State) are Big Ten-bound

First game for Waukegan (8-0, 3-0 Central Suburban South) since taking over as No. 1 in Michael O'Brien's Super 25 Monday

The Bulldogs came out on top 59-53 in a game in which neither team was up by more than five until the last two minutes

Despite some serious foul trouble Jereme Richmond led the way with 20 points for Waukegan, Colin Nickerson had 13 and Quan Conner 11
Sean Stanley led the Trevians with 19 points, Fred Heldring added 13 and Alex Rossi 11


Before the game I had a chance to chat with Waukegan coach Ron Askew
He told me that his team "was playing the way people didn't think Waukegan could play -- sharing the ball and playing together."
I agree
I've watched Waukegan play basketball for 45 years, since I was a high school freshman
This team is for real and should make a statement to the state at Pontiac

And I agree with OB
Save an unbelievable performance against Thornton by Simeon's Jeremy Jones, JR is the best player I've seen

Came across this at edgytim.com

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The 2009 Providence schedule which looks insane

Week 1 at Lincoln-Way East
Week 2 vs.. Joliet Catholic
Week 3 at Loyola
Week 4 vs. . Brother Rice
Week 5 at St. Laurence
Week 6 vs. . Fenwick
Week 7 at St. Rita
Week 8 vs. . De La Salle
Week 9 vs.. Mount Carmel

Matchups for McDonalds Shootout

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19TH ANNUAL
GIRLS CLASSIC SHOOTOUT
Match-Ups / Times Below

January 16, 2009 - Friday

VISITORS - DARK HOME - LIGHTS
Regina Dominican 5:30PM Willowbrook.
Lincoln-Way East 7:00PM Warren
Washington - South Bend, IN. 8:30PM Lake Zurich


January 17, 2009 - Saturday

VISITORS - DARK HOME - LIGHTS
Sandburg . 11:00AM Buffalo Grove
New Trier . 1:00PM Lake Park
Loyola 2:30PM North Central -- Indianapolis, IN.
Oregon-Davis - Hamlet, IN. 4:00PM St. Ignatius.
Bolingbrook 5:30PM Washington - South Bend, IN.
Fenwick . 7:00PM Carmel, IN.


January 19, 2009 - Monday

VISITORS - DARK HOME - LIGHTS
Kokomo, IN. 10:00AM Driscoll
N. Central - Indianapolis, IN. 11:30AM Maine West
Carmel, IN. 1:00PM Hillcrest
St. Charles North. 2:30PM Marist.
Hinsdale Central . 4:00PM Marian Catholic
Montini 5:30PM Fenwick
Wheeling 7:00PM Whitney Young


Site: Willowbrook High School
1250 South Ardmore - Villa Park, Illinois 60181
Info: 630-834-9080 (KOST Broadcast Sales, Inc.)

Dundee-Crown pairings

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First-round pairings for the 26th annual Charger Classic that starts Dec. 26

Prospect vs. Evanston, 10 a.m.
Mother McAuley vs. Hononegah, 11:30
Maine West vs. Buffalo Grove, 1 p.m.
Fenwick vs. Resurrection, 2:30
New Trier vs. Dundee-Crown, 4
Bartlett vs. Fremd, 5:30
St. Charles North vs. Regina, 7
Johnsburg vs. Naperville Central, 8:30

Surgery looms for Michala Johnson

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Montini 6-3 junior center Michala Johnson is expected to undergo surgery to repair a ligament in her left knee.
Johnson first injured her knee in late July and after undergoing extensive rehabilitation was cleared to play.
But five minutes into her first game of the season, Johnson went down. After an examination, doctors recommended surgery as the best option for her future.

CPS SHOOTOUT

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Here are the matchups this weekend
Five games each day AT DIFFERENT VENUES

SATURDAY
At Attack Athletics
Farragutvs. Hillcrest, 1:30
Von Steuben vs. Richwoods, 3
Marshall vs. New Trier, 4:30
Curie vs. Seton,6
North Lawndale vs. Mount Carmel, 7:30


SUNDAY
At Chicago State
Crane vs. Payton, 1:30
Hyde Park vs. T.F. North, 3
Brooks vs. Glenbrook North, 4:30
Simeon vs. Thornton, 6
Young vs. Homewood-Flossmoor, 7:30

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