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Michael O’Brien’s notebook: Feb. 3, 2016

There were no upsets tonight in the Public League Playoffs (well, maybe King over Prosser). Brooks gave Young a scare and Marshall vs. Vocational was as close as expected.

I was over at Lincoln Park. It was a messy, wild game but the intensity was great. The Lions have some talented young players and are definitely worth keeping an eye on.

The second round will feature two pretty great South vs. Central games: Bogan at Curie and Vocational at Kenwood.


Tonight’s top games

No. 17 Vocational 39, Marshall 37: Jordan Bell wins it at the buzzer. Congrats to Chris Pickett, who picked up his 200th win.

De La Salle 77, Montini 72: Closer than expected. George Wilborn is back, scored 22.

Bolingbrook 68 Joliet West 61: I shall withhold comment. Guessing you can sense my thoughts on this game burning through your screen. Devon Sams scored 19 points for the Raiders.

Glenbard West 72, Downers Grove North 58: Nice win for the Hilltoppers. The road back to the Super 25 has begun. Alex Passi had 24.