Michael O’Brien’s notebook: Dec. 1, 2017

St. Rita's Jordan Matthews (5) pushes the ball down court against Bloomington. Worsom Robinson/For the Sun-Times.

Oak Park pulled it off in front of a loud, fun crowd at UIC tonight. The Huskies knocked off Fenwick 64-59. It’s the first win for Oak Park over the Friars in awhile and shakes up the landscape a bit.

Isaiah Fuller had 19 points to lead the way for the Huskies. Dashon Enoch played a great overall floor game and really set the tone. Damari Nixon led Fenwick with 18 points and DJ Steward was held to 13 points.

Long, late night so lets get right to the games.

Friday’s top games

Proviso East 74, No. 18 Willowbrook 72 OT: Senior guard Jaelon Hood drained the game-winner as time expired.

St. Charles North 61, No. 17 St. Charles East 56: The North Stars win a huge rivalry game. With this and the Bogan win they’ve made the Pontiac Holiday Tournament seeding discussion very interesting.

St. Laurence 84, No. 14 St. Joseph 81: What a win for St. Laurence. Isaiah Harvey had 34 and the game-winning three with 3.6 seconds left.

No. 7 Romeoville 64, Plainfield South 49: Eddie Creal is back and he is lighting it up. The Joliet West transfer had 28 points and nine rebounds.

Wheaton-Warrenville South 45, Wheaton North 37: This has developed into one of the area’s really fun rivalries (at least on social media). The Tigers are looking very dangerous again this season.

Rich Central 56, Bloom 44: Not the early season that the Blazing Trojans imagined. Bryonte Washington led the Olympians with 25 points, Jace Lee added 11 points, 13 rebound andsix blocks.

Loyola 48, Marmion 26: The Ramblers are off to a solid 4-1 start this season.

Waukegan 62, Lake Zurich 57: Huge bounce back win for the Bulldogs and a massive game for Ja’Dyn Brown with 18 pts, 11 rebounds. Eric Doyne added 13 points, 6 rebounds. Bryant Brown added 12 points, 9 rebounds.

York 61, Glenbard West 37: I’ve heard the Dukes might be sneaky good this season. Solid win here. Angelo Martucci scored 14.

Joliet Central 72, Plainfield East 59: The Steelmen grab a nice win. Ryan Saunders had 19 and Cam Blackmon scored 17.

Sandburg 57, Thornton 49: Can’t say I expected much from the Eagles this season, what a road win. Kevin McShane scored 16.

Kankakee 57, Rich South 47: Corey Tharpe scored 18 and TJ Wicks had 8 blocks. Chris Pickett has the Kays off to a 4-0 start.

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