Illinois High School Basketball Teams
Lake Zurich , had a disappointing conference season but they do have a solid record and some good wins. This is an intriguing sectional with teams from a wide area of the state but Fox Valley champion Jacobs , is a strong contender. The Golden Eagles have lost one game all season to Prairie Ridge and they have the most productive senior big man in the Class 4A field in Loyola commit Cameron Krutwig.
Rockford Boylan , is the other No. Couper has already put up a point game this season and Boylan could just as easily be put as co-favorite with Jacobs in this sectional.
Charles schools -- St. Charles East and St. Charles North -- have enough to make some noise in this sectional. The Saints , have a very good junior in Justin Hardy while St. Charles North , is the team that ended Geneva's unbeaten season. Charles North plays Jacobs then we get to see if the North Stars can pick off another top team while we also get an immediate chance to see how Jacobs handles a solid team from outside of McHenry County early in the playoffs.
Bolingbrook , has been one of the major storylines this season as the Raiders' only loss came when they were a bit banged up. When fully healthy, Bolingbrook is perhaps the deepest team in the state and senior Nana Akenton is a major All-Area candidate. Already a winner of a sectional title last season, Joliet West , returns most of that core group as this team has major expectations to make a potential run to Peoria. Point guard Teyvion Kirk and wing Trevian Bell might be the best one-two punch in the sectional.
West Aurora , is finally a fully healthy team and they're entering the playoffs having won four of their last five games. The Upstate Eight Valley champs have a talented go-to junior in Cameron Donatlan and plenty of pieces around him.
Lincoln-Way East , picked off top teams like Homewood-Flossmoor and Bolingbrook during February as they appear to be peaking at the right time. Wheaton-Warrenville South plays a slow, methodical style of ball but they've used it to get a record and No.
The Tigers limit turnovers, play tough defense and have a handful of floor spacers. Wheaton-Warrenville South won't beat themselves very easily so someone is going to have to force them out of their comfort zone to beat them. Geneva , comes in as the No. It would be dumb to count out No. Naperville North is also an intriguing No. This might be the deepest sectional when it comes to teams who could actually win as the middle is very deep.
Because of the aforementioned depth of the Hinsdale Central Sectional, all four regional title matchups could be enticing but if Wheaton-Warrenville South faces Downers South it would be unique in Class 4A. The Mustangs , might actually have the two most talented players on the floor as the No.
Clifford and Denis Alibegovic but Downers South is also mistake-prone and played poor defense in some games. City champion Simeon , is coming off of a great run over the last few weeks in the toughest elimination tournament in the state so they're prepared to make a run to Peoria in Class 4A. Senior Evan Gilyard is one of the state's best floor leaders while juniors Kezo Brown and Talen Horton-Tucker impact the game in so many ways. There are plenty of competitors in this sectional as seeds No.
Among that group, No. North is pummeling opponents lately during a red-hot winning streak. Sitting down at the No. Playing one of the area's strongest schedules, the Vikings won't be phased one bit if they have to face No.
This is another sectional with strong depth and that should make for a lot of intriguing regional finals. The Meteors are playing some of the best basketball of any team in the state and Marist was champion of a loaded East Suburban Catholic Conference. Beat Sandburg, This Week: Lincoln-Way B East continues to roll. This week, it's rivalry time as the Knights come calling.
Patrick, This Week: The Roadrunners continue to pile up the offensive yards points each week. Beat Glenbard North, This Week: The Bulldogs keep winning but still have a lot of work to do, including limiting turnovers. Beat Bolingbrook, This Week: Beat Loyola, This Week: Very few people predicted this kind of successful start for Brother Rice. Beat Zion-Benton, This Week: The Patriots hope to get a bigger test this week against rival Lake Zurich. Beat Huntley, This Week: The Trojans get a huge win over Huntley last Friday.
The Chargers scored 55 points against Prairie Ridge Friday in a losing effort. Beat Solorio, This Week: The Wolverines have a very good shot at winning out the remainder of the regular season. Viator, This Week: Lost to Brother Rice, This Week: The Ramblers have lost two straight games to Top ranked teams, Can the Ramblers readjust?
Beat Conant, This Week: The Hawks suddenly find themselves in a huge game this week at Evanston against the surging Wildkits. Beat Joliet West, This Week: Beat York, This Week: Beat Oak Lawn, This Week: The Bulldogs also have a few challenges left on the slate. But like Simeon, they also have a strong chance at winning out the remainder of the regular season. Beat Barrington, This Week: Beat Lincoln Park, This Week: The Broncos will need to reload after a tough loss against Evanston.
Beat Addison Trail, This Week: The Warriors offense has been terrific this season. The defense has also been playing very well. The Redhawks pull off a big road win against Trinity from St. Lost to H-F, This Week: Joseph, This Week: The Broncos are in need of a big test and this week begins a run of some very tough games.
Now, they'll need to bring the defense against York. Beat Palatine, This Week: Beat Oak Forest, This Week: