CSL Hoops

The first week of league play for the boys got underway last night. There’s already confirmation that the CSL South is going to be fun to follow and could be the best league in the Chicago area, if it’s not already.

Four of the six teams in the conference came into the week undefeated and ranked in the Sun-Times’ top 25. Two of the three games were decided by four points, one by 20.

Maine South handed Evanston its first loss of the season with its 46-42 victory on the road. New Trier beat Niles West and coach Bob Williams, fresh from Schaumburg, 53-49 at home. Illinois-bound Jereme Richmond and Waukegan ruined the theme with its 68-48 win over Glenbrook South. But here’s guessing the next meeting is much, much closer.

Here’s one guess on how the league will shake out:

Waukegan 8-2

Maine South 7-3

New Trier 5-5

Evanston 5-5

Niles West 3-7

Glenbrook South 2-8

Because of the conference, every one of these teams will be beat up but better prepared for the playoffs. Unless geography and seeding ruins chances, I can see each of these teams regional champions.

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