Michael O’Brien’s notebook: Feb. 8, 2018

Bogan's Jeremiah Washington (3) drives to the basket in the first half against Farragut, Thursday 02-08-18. Worsom Robinson/For the Sun-Times.

Some nights things just don’t work out. I didn’t know that Reggie Strong wasn’t playing for Farragut tonight. Not sure it would have made much of a difference in the final outcome, but the game would have been a lot closer if he had played.

The Admirals always play crazy hard. Down 20 points with a minute left the bench guys on the court were giving it their all like they had money on a 19-point spread. That’s why, when in doubt, I often choose to go watch Farragut.

Only one senior started for either team (Courtney Fields for Bogan) and only two played in the game. Read all about Bogan’s win over Farragut here.

The updated Public League playoff pairings are here.

Tonight’s top games

Orr 72, Lane 51: I thought maybe if Lane defended well and got really hot from three maybe it could give the Indians a challenge. Didn’t happen tonight. Raekwon Drake had 16 points and six boards for the Spartans.

Curie 57, UP-Englewood 49: Tremendous playoff run for UP-Englewood, clearly a very underrated team. Maurice Commander had 10 points and Marquise Walker added nine.

Kenwood 57, Lincoln Park 42: Wild one. According to @ilprepsinsider the game was called with 12 seconds to play and the teams were sent to the locker rooms without a handshake line. RJ McGee led the Broncos with 16 points and eight rebounds. Terrence Shannon scored 11 and grabbed 12 boards for the Lions. Appears Kenwood has found its stride.

Simeon 81, Corliss 51: The Wolverines cruise. Talen Horton-Tucker posted a triple-double with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Kejuan Clements added 14 points and seven assists.

Uplift 92, Hyde Park 78: Markese Jacobs had a big night with 22 points and 11 assists. Junior DeAndre Vortes added 17. I was kind encouraged when I saw the Titans a couple of weeks ago against Leo. They lost, but had a spark. Could they possible give Simeon a game? Can anyone?

Young 88, Vocational 79: Another interesting score. The Cavaliers put up quite a fight. Javon Freeman had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Myles Baker added 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Morgan Park 86, Prosser 71: Respectable margin for Moon Robinson and Prosser. Nice to see a program on the rise. Ayo Dosunmu finished with 29 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds. Adam Miller scored 19 and Cam Burrell had 18 points and 13 rebounds.

Plainfield North 57, Romeoville 53: This one will have an impact in the Southwest Prairie. The Tigers assisted on 15 of 20 baskets.

Winnebago 74, Aurora Christian 65: The last remaining undefeated team goes down. Jake Wolfe scored 33 for the Eagles.

Larkin 60, St. Charles East 56: The Royals have now beaten St. Charles East twice this season and could be heading back into the rankings. This one was a big closer.

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13 comments

  • Timothy Heneghan

    What is the updated CPS bracket?

  • chris

    Brother Rice 52 over DePaul 45 at DePaul

    Super Quick Super 25

    1. Simeon 2. Curie 3. Orr 4. Young 5. Morgan Park 6. Evanston 7. New Trier 8.Niles North 9. Leo 10. St. Viator 11. Benet 12. Loyola 13. West Aurora 14. Fenwick 15.Marist 16. Marian Catholic 17.Hillcrest 18. WWS 19. Naperville North 20. Larkin 21. OPRF 22. DePaul 23. Aurora Christian 24. Bogan 25. Prospect

    On the Verge: Maine South, H-F, Bolingbrook, LWE , Corliss , Joliet Central, Stevenson, Uplift, , St. Rita, Lincoln Park, Hope Academy

  • chris

    St. Viator 54 Marist 49 – St. Viator Vaults into Top 10! 7-0 in East Suburban Conference!
    Niles North 58 Prospect 40 – dominant 2nd half by the Vikings

    Super Quick Super 25

    1. Simeon 2. Curie 3. Orr 4. Young 5. Morgan Park 6. Evanston 7. New Trier 8.Niles North 9. Leo 10. St. Viator 11. Benet 12. DePaul 13. Loyola 14. West Aurora 15. Fenwick 16.Marist 17. Marian Catholic 18.Hillcrest 19. WWS 20. Naperville North 21. Larkin 22. OPRF 23. Aurora Christian 24. Bogan 25. Prospect

    On the Verge: Maine South, H-F, Bolingbrook, LWE , Corliss , Joliet Central, Stevenson, Uplift, , St. Rita, Lincoln Park, Hope Academy

  • chris

    Super Quick Super 25

    1. Simeon 2. Curie 3. Orr 4. Young 5. Morgan Park 6. Evanston 7. New Trier 8.Niles North 9. Leo 10. Benet 11. Marist 12. DePaul 13. Loyola 14. West Aurora 15. Fenwick 16. Marian Catholic 17.Hillcrest 18. WWS 19. Naperville North 20. St. Viator 21. Prospect 22. Larkin 23. OPRF 24. Aurora Christian 25. Bogan

    On the Verge: Maine South, H-F, Bolingbrook, LWE , Corliss , Joliet Central, Stevenson, Uplift, , St. Rita, Lincoln Park, Hope Academy

  • hooper

    that cvs game was closer than it appeared. vocational actually had a chance to win but a few bad shots lead them to have to foul young n make the score unwinable after.

  • Simeon fan

    Everybody talking Orr vs Simeon real talk we don’t want to see Orr

  • chris

    Super Quick Super 25

    1. Simeon 2. Curie 3. Orr 4. Young 5. Morgan Park 6. Evanston 7. New Trier 8.Niles North 9. Leo 10. Benet 11. Marist 12. DePaul 13. Loyola 14. West Aurora 15. Fenwick 16. Marian Catholic 17.Hillcrest 18. WWS 19. Naperville North 20. Maine South 21. Prospect 22. St. Viator 23. Larkin 24. Aurora Christian 25. Corliss

    On the Verge: H-F, Bolingbrook, LWE , OPRF , Barrington, Joliet Central, Stevenson, Lake Zurich, Uplift, Bogan, St. Rita, Lincoln Park

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