High School Sports
The Ramblers dominated their first game on the Chicago Elite Classic stage, beating St. Louis Vashon (2-2) 64-24. The Ramblers held Vashon scoreless in the second quarter and their suffocating defense held Vashon to 17.5% shooting.
Thornton takes over at the top and six teams join the rankings.
Thornton’s more experienced guards overwhelmed Kenwood on the way to a 52-45 win at UIC’s Credit Union 1 Arena. The Broncos committed 23 turnovers.
Davis, who finished with 17 points and nine assists, has immediately made the Blue Devils a much stronger team than anticipated.
Ty Macariola scored a game-high 26 points as the Friars beat local rival Oak Park 56-47 in the Chicago Elite Classic at Credit Union 1 Arena.
Savage received the full high school basketball experience. Mustangs fans booed him when he first checked in with three minutes left in the first quarter. Savage was the first player off the bench for the Hornets.
The annual Chicago Elite Classic is back for its 12th year. The event is one of the premier events of the high school basketball season. Starting last season, the CEC devoted an entire day to girl’s basketball and showcased the immense talent around the area.
The best players from across the Chicago area.
Strelnikov had 19 points and 11 rebounds in Lake Zurich’s 71-60 win against visiting Waukegan on Thursday.
Top-ranked Kenwood’s home opener Wednesday nearly was spoiled by a rookie head coach and a team loaded with sophomores.
City/Suburban Hoops Report Three-Pointer: The freshmen stars, Rolling Meadows and Catholic League hype
This is a freshman class in the state that’s been talked about a whole lot before even playing a game. If the first week of the season was any indication, the early hype was well deserved.
There was a fairly large student section on hand for an early-season, weeknight game. About half of the students were wearing shirts that read “We want Savage.”
Here are 30 must-see regular-season games this season to put on the calendar.
Michael O’Brien and Joe Henricksen’s weekly breakdown of Illinois high school basketball.
Erin Savage heard the news she needed from Hinsdale Township School District’s lawyer on Tuesday morning. Her son Brendan is back on the boys basketball team. Savage sued the school district and several employees after Brendan was cut from the basketball team.
‘The 4 years fallacy’: CPS students struggle to graduate from college in less than 6 years, UChicago study says