Sandburg’s Marvin Agwomoh (1) gets a fast break. Worsom Robinson/For the Sun-Times.

Michael O’Brien’s notebook: Nov. 27, 2018

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It was a much busier Tuesday off the court than on. Not a monster slate of games tonight, but that gave me an opportunity to finally go out and see Lemont’s Nate Ferguson.

Or so I thought.

Lemont guard Jaxson Dian said it was “a little awkward” when he saw on Twitter that I was heading to the game. Turns out Ferguson was out sick. Oh well.

Dian and his teammates picked up the slack and turned in a solid performance to beat Sandburg. Read all about it.

Tons more on the site today:

-Late last night I detailed the drama currently going on at Leo.

-This morning a new episode of No Shot Clock was released.

-Joe Henricksen assembled a big notebook of Thanksgiving leftovers.

We also debuted our new basketball scoreboard (better late than never). You will find it on the site every night. It looks great on your phone so should be handy to check when you are out at a game. Take a look.

Tuesday’s top games

No. 3 Morgan Park 88, Longwood 86 OT: The Mustangs survive without five key players (including Adam Miller and Marcus Watson). Read about that here. Chris Roberts led the way with 28 points and Boopie Miller added 27. Nurell Lacey had 25 points and six boards for Longwood.

Schaumburg 61, Cary-Grove 60: This was my second choice game of the night and it looks like I missed a good one. Sophomore Chris Hodges won it at the buzzer. He had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Michael Hodges scored 23. Cary-Grove’s intriguing duo posted big numbers. Beau Frericks scored 24 and Frank Jakubicek had 20.

No. 22 Oak Park 69, Hinsdale Central 59: Dashon Enoch is back and scored 12. Charlie Hoehne had 13. Balanced effort overall. Chase Robinson and Anthony Roberts each scored 10.

Jones 73, Solorio 47: I searched for highlights to this one on Twitter. Very intrigued by Sun Warriors freshman Donovan Jones. Found this great story by The Blueprint, the student newspaper at Jones. Written and posted the night of the game. Very impressive.

Shepard 54, Chicago Christian 50: Big total for Terrell Richmond with 25 points. Shepard is 4-1 so far this season. It will face a big test at home on Friday against TF South.

No. 11 Uplift 67, Mather 61: This one was pretty close. Markese Jacobs either scored 37 or 29, Twitter is in a dispute.

Mundelein 65, Vernon Hills 54: Conor Enright scored 19 and Scottie Ebube had 12 points and nine boards.

Notre Dame 63, Niles West 38: Troy D’Amico keeps it up. The sophomore had 24 points, made four three-pointers. Anthony Sayles added 13 points, four assists and three steals.

Joliet West 49, Lincoln-Way West 42: The young Tigers get a much-needed win. boys basketball defeated Lincoln Way West 49-42. Trent Howland scored 15.

Dunbar 64, Rowe-Clark 35: I’m keeping a close eye on the Mightymen this season. Gavin Alston scored 22 and grabbed 11 rebounds. Ishmael Martin scored 14 and La’Ron Owen added 12 points and six steals. A lot of the Dunbar kids played football as well, was impressed with them on the gridiron and it is carrying over to basketball. Off to a 3-0 start.

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