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Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball notebook

Analysis, scores and highlights from the best games of Saturday, Jan. 18. 2020

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Chicago high school basketball scores: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020

All the scores from around the area.

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Marshall’s Dorothy Gaters is still going strong

Dorothy Gaters has been coaching girls basketball at Marshall since 1974.

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Jaehshon Thomas, Sangolay Njie help Young cruise past North Lawndale

From the outside, it appeared that Jaehshon Thomas’ transfer from Aurora Christian to Young went smoothly. The junior was an immediate starter and impact player for the Dolphins this season.

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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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Darius Burford, Bolingbrook knock off Lincoln-Way East

Darius Burford had his third 30-point game of the week, finishing with 31 in a 78-66 SouthWest Suburban Blue win.

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Chicago high school basketball scores: Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

All the scores from around the area.

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Chicago high school basketball scores: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

All the scores from around the area.

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High school basketball weekend forecast: Previewing and predicting the top games

With the Martin Luther King holiday weekend upon us, we have a bit of an extended forecast that reaches into Monday. Breaking down and picking the weekend’s biggest games.

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Only Peoria and Champaign submit bids to host IHSA boys basketball state tournament

No Chicago-area venue submitted a proposal to the Illinois High School Association.

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Daequan Davis battles through grief to help North Lawndale beat Orr

Daequan Davis’ 10-year-old sister Kayla was shot and killed in a carjacking on Friday.

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Chicago high school basketball scores: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020

All the scores from around the area.

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Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball notebook

Analysis, scores and highlights from the best games of Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.

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DJ Williams dominates on both ends, leads undefeated Thornton past Homewood-Flossmoor

"Oh my gosh [Williams was] unbelievable," Thornton coach Tai Streets said. "He lives for these type of moments."

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Chicago high school basketball scores: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020

All the scores from around the area.

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Chicago high school basketball schedule: Jan. 14-20, 2020

The complete basketball schedule for the area.

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Joe Henricksen’s three-pointer: Waubonsie Valley’s hot start, appreciating AJ Casey and a slow start for Public League powers

If it’s possible for a ranked team with a 16-1 record to still be flying under the radar, Waubonsie Valley is the team that fits the description.

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High school football notebook: Nazareth’s Daine Hanson picks up offers, updates from Brother Rice, Antioch

When Daine Hanson got his first scholarship offer last month, it was an emotional moment.

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LISTEN: The 10 breakout players of the 2019-20 season | No Shot Clock, Episode 107

Joe Henricksen and Michael O’Brien review the past week of action in Chicago high school basketball.

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Chicago high school basketball scores: Monday, Jan. 13, 2020

All the scores from around the area.

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Reviewing a big week of high school basketball

The first true week of 2020 provided a ton, including conference showdowns, shootout clashes, coaching milestones and individual player scoring outbursts and scholarship offers.

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Michael O’Brien’s Super 25 Chicago high school basketball rankings for Jan. 12, 2020

Oak Forest makes its debut and two teams return to the Super 25.

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Jeremiah Williams gets a little more selfish, helps Simeon beat Hillcrest

Williams had 14 points, eight rebounds and four blocks to help the Wolverines defeat the Hawks 71-52 in the Bob Hambric Shootout on Sunday at T.F. North.

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Chicago high school basketball scores: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020

All the scores from around the area.

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Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball notebook

Analysis, scores and highlights from the best games of Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.

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Loyola’s defense steps up in overtime to stifle St. Viator

Loyola prides itself on its ability to play defense. So having a one-point lead with six seconds left in overtime and St. Viator inbounding the ball under its own basket is, theoretically, an ideal late-game situation for the Ramblers.

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Chicago high school basketball scores: Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020

All the scores from around the area.

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The 10 high school basketball programs that emerged in the 2010s

Some were recognizable programs that elevated themselves to an elite level, while others were non-existent basketball programs who became relevant.

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New Trier goalie returns to crease after open-heart surgery

One week after winning the state championship with New Trier, Preston Watt worried he might never be able to play hockey again.

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Big game from Billy Palmer wins Jesuit Cup for Loyola

When the Ramblers really needed the senior guard to provide an offensive spark in Friday night’s 43-31 win over St. Ignatius at the Gentile Center, Billy Palmer was up to the task.

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Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball notebook

Analysis, scores and highlights from the best games of Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.

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Oak Forest’s size advantage too much for Oak Lawn

Jayson Kent dominated the first half and finished with 18 points and nine rebounds to lead the host Bengals to a 70-54 victory Friday against the No. 25 Spartans.

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Chicago high school basketball scores: Friday, Jan. 10, 2020

All the scores from around the area.

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High school basketball weekend forecast: Previewing and predicting the top games

This week brings a heavy dose of important conference matchups, including the two best teams meeting in the always-strong North Suburban Conference.

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Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball notebook

Analysis, highlights and scores from the best games of Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.

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Big first half helps Phillips beat Dunbar for first time in seven years

Wilcats coach Lawrence Briggs and the team had simple plans for the short bus ride back to Phillips: "We are going to party."