When the Chipotle Clash of Champions end-of-the-season tournament was announced a few weeks back, it was something high school basketball fans and at least a few teams could look forward to and be excited about in this abbreviated high school basketball season.
The tournament will unfold next weekend with eight ranked teams, including the three highest ranked teams in the most recent Sun-Times Super 25: Young, Simeon and Mundelein.
The tournament was seeded by coaches Sunday night, though the Central Suburban League still needs to determine its representative.
While Evanston was initially invited, the program made the decision that the conference champion would be the team to play in the tournament. If Glenbrook South beats New Trier Monday night, the Titans are in the tournament. If Glenbrook South loses and Evanston beats Maine South Wednesday night, the Wildkits are in.
Here are the matchups for Friday’s quarterfinals at St. Patrick. The semifinals and championship game will be played at Notre Dame on Saturday at 11 am and 1 pm.
Friday’s Quarterfinals at St. Patrick
(1) Simeon vs. (8) St. Patrick, 1
(4) Notre Dame vs. (5) Evanston/Glenbrook South, 3
(2) Young vs. (7) DePaul, 5
(3) Mundelein vs. (6) Fenwick, 7
Measuring up: Mayoral field swells to 11 with Lightfoot, Garcia, other late filers — but now battle begins to cut that number down