Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball notebook

Analysis, highlights and scores from the best games of Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

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Westinghouse’s Dwayne Walton (5) is congratulated by Kier Jordan (0) after scoring against Fenwick.

Westinghouse’s Dwayne Walton (5) is congratulated by Kier Jordan (0) after scoring against Fenwick.

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Simeon’s big local week started off with a win on the West Side on Wednesday. The Wolverines knocked off Westinghouse 63-55.

It’s fairly rare for the Wolverines to play a non-conference road game in the Public League. It’s even rarer for them to do it in the suburbs. Simeon is at Homewood-Flossmoor on Friday. Oh, and tomorrow the Wolverines host Curie. That’s a gauntlet.

Fred Poole is back from injury and contributed 10 points and 12 rebounds tonight. Ahamad Bynum scored 20 and grabbed eight boards and Sincere Callwood finished with 10 points and nine boards.

Devin Davis scored 21 for the Warriors (4-6). That’s rough record for a pretty good team. Simeon improves to 3-2.

Wednesday’s top games

Lane 52, Uplift 49 2 OT: A huge win for the Lane, which is now 2-2 in the Red-West/North and a step closer to safety from dropping to the White. This one is a killer for Uplift, which is now 0-4 in conference. The Titans have lost to Lane, Marshall, Westinghouse and Lincoln Park. That leaves games at Orr, at Young, at Payton, at North Lawndale. It’s going to be tough for Uplift to avoid the drop. Louis Perona had a big block to secure the win for Lane. He finished with 14 points and seven rebounds. Aaron McQueen and Rashad Harries each scored nine. Greg Ruben led Uplift with 16 points.

Crane 82, Collins 66: Quite a margin in this one for the Cougars. Jimarius Sneed had a big night with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Jalen West added 21 points, Marcus Gaston had 16 and Robert Hobbs finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

No. 9 Lincoln Park 54, Jones 24: Ismail Habib had 16 and Romelle Howard added 10 points and eight rebounds. Up next for the Lions is a holiday tournament in Detroit that starts on the 27th.

No. 11 Thornton 80, Proviso East 45: Dominant home performance for the Wildcats. Demarco Minor scored 25 and Brandon Hall added 18. Michael Osborne led the Pirates with 13 points.

Wells 67, Amundsen 36: Freddie Grubbs did a lot of everything, finishing with 22 points, 19 rebounds and four steals. Jacorie Franklin added 17.

St. Rita 57, Dunbar 46: Sold win for the Mustangs over a good Dunbar team. Senior Kuye Adebayo had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Connor Serven added 10 points and 13 rebounds.

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