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‘Brook vs. Marist: First Class 4A semifinal

Marist can’t make a FT in OT. On the other end, Brook can’t miss from the line.

FINAL: Bolingbrook 56, Marist 47, OT

Brook’s Kia Rhodes misses a 15-footer at the buzzer in regulation. We go into OVERTIME.

Maureen Mulchrone makes two FTs to tie the game at 44 with 25.5 seconds left. Yikes.

End third quarter: Brook 33, Marist 32. Nothing decided yet in what could be a thriller at the end.

Wow. Where are all these orange-clad BG fans coming from?

Halftime: Bolingbrook 24, Marist 22

Marist’s center, Maureen Mulchrone, hits a three in the second quarter and Brook’s super frosh Ariel Massengale finally heats up. The crowd looks a little lighter than normal for a Friday night at State. The Brook brought few fans and Marist fills out a small section. The all-orange BG students have already outnumbered both student sections from Marist and the Brook.

Which brings to mind? Since all the teams are back Saturday night, is there any incentive for students to come down Friday night anymore?

End first quarter: Marist 10, Bolingbrook 7

Watching Marist center Maureen Mulchrone with her big knee brace gives me the aches, and I’m only 41. You mean Marist isn’t blown out yet. The Redwings are actually playing super tough.

Assorted goings on before Buffalo Grove’s girls basketball team plays Young in the Class 4A state semifinals:

Ellen Ayoub was the only Buffalo Grove player named to the Class 4A All-State first-team by the Associated Press. She was joined by Warren’s Sarah Boothe, East St. Louis’ Teandrea Smith, Edwardsville’s Anya Covington and Lake Park’s Samantha Arnold, the only junior.

Wheeling junior Ashley Wilson and BG senior Maggie Mocchi were named to the second-team along with Fenwick’s Tricia Liston, Young’s D’Frantz Smart and Proviso East’s Miame Giden.

In the Class 3A semifinals earlier Friday, Marshall reached the state final for the umpteenth time (No. 11) with a 76-73 victory over Quincy Notre Dame. Junior Adrienne GoldBold tied ND’s Karlee Gengenbacher with a game-high 25 points.

The other Chicago-area 3A entry, Montini, lost to Freeport 41-35 with a dreadful shooting effort. The Broncos made 2-of-19 three-pointers and shot 20.7 percent overall from the field. .

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