Peoria Central will be asking a lot from All-American Shaun Livingston


Did I see it or was it evidently clear that West Aurora was the most dominate team in the State for 32 minutes on a jubilant Sunday, where we hit 68 degrees outside. Yes, there is a period after this, because it was no where near a question, it was merely a statement.  The other Shuan dominated Peoria Central leaving the only question last Sunday, can they do it twice, and in Peoria.  Central, though is looking to it's Senior All-American to carry them across the wall we shall now call West Aurora.  DeAndre Miranda is due back and Peoria Central could be back to their form from last year.  Without an atrocious defense like last year, they could be sitting this State Championship game out.


If you haven't notice the Thornwood Thunderbirds are in another Sectional Semi-Final.  Starting to become routine?  Thornwood has been downstate each of the last three years creating somewhat of  a tradition going to Peoria.  Tuesday is their biggest task though, they run into a fiesty Julian team from Chicago.  Martell Liggins leads the Thornwood attack where the diciplin and hungriness they had last year is lacking.  Julian counters with a J.J. Watson and Brandon Ewing duo, that brings a whole host of characters with them in this tanacious defense Loren Jackson has them running.  Look for a clash in tempo with one methodical team and a fast pace team.  Which ever team dictate their tempo will win.

Can These Teams Get Back to Back Upsets.

Morton - Upsets number 2 seed Curie at home for the regional championship.  Can they bring down Tony Freeman(32 points Friday vs. Proviso East.) St.Joes.

Chicago Marshall - The old consistent team is at it again.  Beat down St.Ignatius on the road, their gift. No. 2 Westinghouse

Morton (Il.) - Tripped up Baronville-Limestone, now must knock down sleeping giant Peking.

Champaign Central - Put the hurting on the No. 1 seed in their Sectional, Bloomington.  Now they are headed down the road to face Normal.  Could be bad time for the Illinois St. Campus area.

Mr. Zion -  The lowest seed(11) to moveon to the next round tamed Lincoln.  Now they most put a leach on over-looked Champaign Centenniel.

Can these top point gaurd lead their teams to victory? We'll see come March


Simeon Coach Bob Hambric is going to have to regroup his troops if they want to  make a real run at State.  They stood a set back by losing to Westinghouse for the CPL championship. Standing in front of Simeon path lurks a possible match-up with Brother Rice.  Simeon is lead by Mr. Basketball canidate Calvin Brock. Simeon more though with Brock's front line partner in crime Anthony Newell and Junior point guard Tim Green.  Look for Simeon to make some noise.

Can Simeon regroup to advance to the State Championship game?