Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball notebook

Analysis, scores and highlights from the best games of Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.

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Lincoln-Way East guard Ty Slager (4) dribbles the basketball up the court in the first half of the game against Bolingbrook.

Lincoln-Way East guard Ty Slager (4) dribbles the basketball up the court in the first half of the game against Bolingbrook.

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Young was very impressive tonight. North Lawndale was never able to mount any type of a challenge.

Dolphins big man Sangolay Njie is one of the city’s most underrated players. He nullified North Lawndale’s bigs, just as he did earlier in the season against Lincoln Park.

Young travels to Springfield, Massachusetts, to play Mount Vernon of New York in the Hoophall Classic on Sunday. The game will be streamed on ESPN3 so it’s a good chance to catch the Dolphins if you haven’t yet this season.

Lets get right into all the action.

Friday’s top games

Bolingbrook 78, No. 23 Lincoln-Way East 66: Darius Burford cracked 30 again. Mike Clark has the story on this one.

Sandburg 63, Stagg 56: Atharva Atreya scored a career-high 30 points as the Eagles win it on the road.

St. Patrick 61, St. Viator 42: The Shamrocks cruise behind Caleb Corro (21 points) and Nick Galati (20 points).

Clark 75, Crane 57: A bit of statement win for Clark on the road. Senior Carion Weathers had 17 points and sophomore Darrius Perryman added 16.

No. 17 Niles North 58, Deerfield 45: Unsigned senior Aquan Smart filled up the stat sheet with 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals. Jalen Butler added 14. Big man Brandon Lieb led Deerfield with 17 points, eight rebounds and four blocks.

Lyons 48, No. 11 Waubonsie Valley 46: The Lions have flown a bit under the radar this season. This is a major win. Waubonsie was one of the hottest teams in the area.

No. 18 Mundelein 74, Libertyville 58: Junior Conor Enright passed the 1,000 point mark in this one. He finished with 27 points, seven assists and four rebounds.

Geneva 46, Lake Park 41: Upset here. The Vikings are now 9-8 and should pick up some major momentum for the second half of the season from this one.

Orr 63, Lane 42: Demarius Splunge had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Bryce Hall added 11. Tyrese Shannon finished with eight points, 12 rebounds and two blocks.

Hinsdale Central 54, Glenbard West 28: Another upset. The Red Devils are just 7-8 this season but have clearly improved over the last couple of weeks. Merrimack recurit Ryan Isaacson had 18 points, nine rebounds and six blocks. He’s

Buffalo Grove 80, Rolling Meadows 70: This is where I planned to be before the early snow deadlines hit. Sophomore Kam Craft scored 26 for the Bison and Max Christie led Meadows with 30 points.

No. 16 Glenbrook South 45, New Trier 44: The Titans narrowly survive. They have a big one tomorrow against Mundelein, that is where I’m planning to be.

Hinsdale South 77, Proviso East 70 OT: Billy Durkin scored 22 and hit a buzzer-beater to send the game to overtime.

No. 2 Evanston 57, Glenbrook North 44: The Wildkits cruise behind Isaiah Holden (18 points, five assists) and Blake Peters (14 points).

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