Whatever fans paid for Wednesday’s Conant Regional semifinal wasn’t enough.
In fact, the boys from Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg put on a priceless show, ending when Perrish Bell knocked down one free throw with eight seconds to go to give Schaumburg the 67-66 win. That game was everything you could you hope for in the playoffs. Heck, I felt guilty at the end for not opening up my wallet.
I stay away from publicly predicting scores, but here’s guessing Friday’s game between the Saxons and host Cougars will be another masterpiece. Both teams beat each other during the regular season, with Schaumburg coming out ahead most recently.
Conant should have the edge by playing on its home court, but if Wednesday was any judge, Schaumburg’s faithful will be in full force again.
Dig between the coach cushions, look underneath the vending machines or ask mom for some loose change. Find a way to get a few bucks. You’ve got time.