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  • George takes the lead, and Carmel tops Vernon HillsMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    As a senior on the Carmel boys basketball team, Jack George is tasked with leading the team both on and off the court. That can often include light-hearted moments to break up the stress of a long basketball season. “I try to keep it light sometimes,” the 6-foot-10 George said, “but I wasn’t happy with the way we played (Tuesday night) and as a team I felt like we could have done a lot better.” So the normally chatty and affable George took time Friday night before the third-seeded Corsairs’ Class 3A regional title game at Ridgewood against No. 6 seed Vernon Hills to collect his thoughts and focus on the task at hand. The approach worked for George, and the Corsairs benefitted. George scored 13 of his game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter to lift Carmel to a 49-43 win over the Cougars, netting a second consecutive regional crown for the Corsairs.

  • Offensive struggles costly as Morton tops ConantMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Missed shots and costly turnovers were Conant’s demise at Morton on Friday night. The Cougars had been hoping to advance to the Bartlett sectional, but those plans were dashed when the Cougars lost to the No. 4-seeded Mustangs in Class 4A regional final action in Cicero 36-24.

  • Fremd's Riley Glassmann holds up the championship plaque as the team celebrates its 58-44 victory over Lake Zurich.

    Images: Fremd vs. Lake Zurich boys basketballMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Fremd High School boys basketball team won 58-44 over the Lake Zurich High School boys for the Class 4A Regional Championship on Friday, March 7th, in Arlington Heights.

  • Hinsdale Central players celebrate their regional boys basketball championship win over Naperville Central.

    Images: Hinsdale Central vs. Naperville Central boys basketballMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Hinsdale Central won 53-51 over Naperville Central Friday, March 7 at Naperville Central in Class 4A regional basketball final action.

  • Stevenson players celebrate in the locker room after the game.

    Images: Stevenson vs. Warren boys basketballMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Stevenson Patriots won 79-59 over the Warren Blue Devils in the Class 4A boys basketball regional final at McHenry West High School on Friday, March 7.

  • Jacobs celebrates its win over Dundee-Crown in the Class 4A regional championship game Friday at Crystal Lake Central.

    There’s no stopping Jacobs against Dundee-CrownMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jacobs junior Chrishawn Orange said the team’s motto is “Get stops, make shots.” The Golden Eagles got plenty of stops Friday night and made just enough shots to beat Dundee-Crown 43-33 in the Class 4A Crystal Lake Central regional championship game.

  • Burlington Central coach Mark Smith directs the Rockets Friday against Montini in the Class 3A state semifinals at Redbird Arena in Normal.

    Burlington Central nearly beat the oddsMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Not many people gave Burlington Central much of a chance against Class 3A girls basketball power Montini in Friday's state semifinals, but the Rockets certainly showed they belong with the state's elite in a 34-26 loss at Redbird Arena.

  • Focused Huntley humbles Rockford JeffersonMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Anyone worried that Huntley’s boys basketball team wouldn’t be focused during its regional championship game against a makeshift Rockford Jefferson squad needn’t have worried. The Red Raiders came out razor sharp and never let up, coasting to a 77-29 victory and the title in the Class 4A Belvidere North regional on Friday. The Raiders will face Rockford Auburn on Tuesday in the Elgin sectional semifinals.

  • Rolling Meadows’ Katie Shewmon celebrates with the rest of her teammates.

    Images: Rolling Meadows vs. Geneva 4A State Semifinal Girls BasketballMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Images of the IHSA Class 4A girls basketball semifinal game between Rolling Meadows and Geneva at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal on Friday. Rolling Meadows won 51-43.

  • Images from the Kaneland vs. Marmion regional boys basketball title game Friday, March 7, 2014 in Maple Park.

    Images: Kaneland vs. Marmion Academy boys basketballMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kaneland hosted and won 62-60 over Marmion in the boys basketball regional title game Friday night in Maple Park.

  • Fremd’s Gorecki second in Class 4A showdownMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    After Rolling Meadows advanced to the Class 4A state championship for the second year in a row, the ‘Queen of the Hill’ Class 4A 3-point showdown took center stage at Illinois State’s Redbird Arena. Ottawa senior Jasmin Bailey was at the top of her game, converting on 10 to edge Fremd junior Haley Gorecki by 1.

  • Jacobs players celebrate.

    Images: Jacobs vs. Dundee-Crown boys basketballMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dundee-Crown fell 43-33 to Jacobs for a Class 4A boys regional title game Friday night in Crystal Lake.

  • Jeremiah Fleming of Glenbard North celebrates.

    Images: Lake Park vs. Glenbard North boys basketballMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lake Park fell 48-44 to Glenbard North Friday, March 7 in a class 4A regional boys basketball final game at Leyden Twp. High School in Franklin Park.

  • Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) shoots over Chicago Bulls' Taj Gibson (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Friday, March 7, 2014, in Chicago. The Grizzlies won 85-77. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Bulls can’t stop Gasol, fall 85-77Mar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Marc Gasol had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies used their stout defense to beat the Bulls 85-77 Friday night. Mike Miller made four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points as the Grizzlies closed out a three-game road trip with their third victory in four games. Zach Randolph added 10 points and 11 rebounds after missing Memphis’ previous game with the flu.

  • Indiana State knocks off Loyola 75-62Mar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jake Odum scored 18 points as second-seeded Indiana State knocked off No. 10 seed Loyola of Chicago 75-62 in a Missouri Valley Conference quarterfinal on Friday.

  • Joakim Noah made it perfectly clear Friday that wants to talk about how the Bulls are doing right now, not about what might happen during the off-season.

    Noah wants to live in the nowMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Joakim Noah didn't want to address a report that he gave New York's Carmelo Anthony an informal recruiting pitch during all-star weekend. Also, the thumb injury Noah suffered on Wednesday against Detroit was diagnosed as a sprain, not anything that requires surgery.

  • Duke's Jabari Parker reacts after being called for his fourth foul, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C., Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Wake Forest won 82-72. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Duke’s Parker faces tough stay-or-go decisionMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    This could be it for Jabari Parker at Duke. His final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium could come Saturday night when No. 4 Duke hosts rival North Carolina — if the freshman phenom jumps to the NBA after the season, as most outsiders always assumed he would do. But Parker insists he still hasn’t made up his mind. “If I feel like there are things I could improve on or things I left, like during the season, then I will probably come back,” Parker said.

  • Wichita State's Cleanthony Early (11) dunks against Evansville in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference men's tournament, Friday, March 7, 2014 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

    Wichita State perfect at 32-0 after beating EvansvilleMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    No. 2 Wichita State is still perfect. Calm and collected, too, in a 32nd straight win. The top-seeded Shockers stayed unbeaten with an 80-58 romp over Evansville in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley tournament Friday.

  • Montini head coach Jason Nichols raises his arms in victory as the game winds down against Burlington Central Friday in the Class 3A state girls basketball semifinals at Redbird Arena in Normal.

    Montini overcomes Burlington CentralMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Just when it looked like last year was going to happen to the Montini girls basketball team again, senior Kateri Stone, sophomore Lea Kerstein and the top-ranked Broncos stepped up and avoided what would have been a monumental upset. Trailing unranked Burlington Central by three points with 3:36 left to play in the game, Stone stole a pass and made an uncontested layup, then Kerstein gave Montini the lead for good with a 3-pointer 38 seconds later as the Broncos came from behind to beat the Rockets, 34-26, in the first Class 3A state semifinal at Redbird Arena.

  • DePaul’s Chanise Jenkins will help lead the Blue Demons in this weekend’s Big East Conference Tournament, which tips off Saturday.

    For DePaul’s Jenkins, communication remains keyMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    DePaul point guard Chanise Jenkins learned from her deaf sister to be a good communicator on and off the court.

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