Undefeated Geneva passed the look test today. Maybe not during warmups, but definitely by the end of the game. Cole and Dom Navigato can both score and rebound, guard Matt Johnston is crafty, athletic and very underrated and the Vikings have a number of promising underclassmen.
The Vikings will be a very real contender to win the Hinsdale Central sectional in March.
Larkin just couldn’t quite get things going at any point. Jalen Shaw had foul trouble and that sort of doomed things right from the start. Read all about undefeated Geneva’s 23rd win.
I’ll be at Evanston tomorrow for the War on the Shore.
Friday’s top games
Leo 41, St. Laurence 38:Dachaun Anderson andJadon Williams led the Lions with 17 points each.Isaiah Harvey scored 16 points for the Vikings.
West Aurora 64, East Aurora 46: Junior Camron Donatlan played big in the big rivalry game with 25 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals. The Blackhawks are 15-6 now, a nice turnaround from last seasons’ 8-18 finish.
Niles North 65, New Trier 39: A bit surprised by this margin of victory. Really balanced scoring for the Vikings.Jamal Stephenson 16 points,Julius Francellno 14 points,Drayvon Clayborn 14 points, seven assists.
Crete-Monee 87, Rich East 81: Dwayne Rose dropped 33 points and had 10 boards. Malik Hardmon added 21.
Stagg 57, Homewood-Flossmoor 55 OT: Josh Blim with the game-winning three-pointer with five seconds to play. John Contant made a three to force the overtime. Not sure who did or did not play for the Vikings.
North Lawndale 79, Farragut72: The Admirals and Westinghouse just keep losing close games to very good teams. Life is rough in the Red-West. Steven Ross had his second big game this week with 23 points. Martrell Barnes added 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Providence 52, St. Rita 47: You can’t ever count out the Celtics.
Marian Catholic 66, St. Patrick 65 OT: Chase Adams scored 22 to cool off the Shamrocks’ hot streak.
DePaul Prep 53, De La Salle 42: Perry Cowan led the way with 25 points.
Young72, Marshall 62: Balanced scoring from the Dolphins. Lucas Williamson led the way with 14 points.
Orr 60, Westinghouse 55: Appears that the Warriors fought hard and lost, again.
Notre Dame 53,St Viator 38: Very solid win for the Dons. Jeameril Wilson scored 13, Matt Stritzel 17.
Joliet West 69, Romeoville 66: The Tigers survive against the talented young Spartans. Teyvion Kirk scored 19, Eddie Creal 17. Kahlil Blakeney led Romeoville with 17.
Prospect 62,Rolling Meadows 46: Frankie Mack scored 17 and recorded his 1,000 career point. David Swedura had 17.
Wheeling 49,Elk Grove 35:Deshon Jacobs scored 12 points and TJ Best added 11.