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  • Z-B tops undermanned Mundelein Feb 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Quinn Pokora wanted to give Mundelein an energy boost as he came off the bench for the first time all season a couple of minutes into Saturday’s North Suburban Lake boys basketball game with visiting Zion-Benton. The senior guard’s four 3-pointers and 14 first-quarter points were exactly the jolt the Mustangs needed a night after a disappointing loss at Libertyville. What the Mustangs didn’t need was Pokora taking his game-high 23 points and five 3s to the bench to stay with 2:18 to play when he fouled out. Especially with leads of 17 points in the second quarter and 15 with 1:08 left in the third were about to be sliced to one.And Pokora was powerless to do anything as Zion completed its second big comeback of the weekend with a 78-73 victory.

  •  Images from the Vernon Hills at Zion-Benton girls basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 6 in Zion.

    Images: Zion-Benton vs. Vernon Hills, girls basketball Feb 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Vernon Hills Cougars and the Zion-Benton Zee-Bees played for the North Suburban Conference girls basketball championship on Wednesday, Feb. 6 in Zion.

  • Vernon Hills' Lauren Webb, right, drives on Zion-Benton's Krystal Walker during the NSC title game Wednesday night at Zion-Benton.

    Prairie pride: Super victory for Vernon Hills Feb 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    By edging Zion-Benton 51-50, Vernon Hills became the first Prairie Division team to win the NSC title game, which has been contested since 2001. "I think it's awesome for our division and also for our program to be the pioneers of this feat," said VH's Meri Bennett-Swanson, who scored 15 points on 7-of-14 shooting and collected 5 rebounds. "It's an amazing accomplishment."

  • Zion-Benton overwhelms Lake Zurich Feb 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Zion-Benton (17-5, 7-3) opened up a double-digit lead in the second quarter and never looked back in an impressive 68-41 romp over Lake Zurich.

  • Everything but the outcome suits Warren Jan 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    After coming tantalizingly close to upsetting the North Suburban Lake Division champion Zee-Bees on Friday night in Zion, Warren's girls basketball team took an upbeat approach to a 60-58 loss that would not have occurred had the Blue Devils been able to handle Zion's full-court pressure and make their free throws.

  • Morrissey’s key 3s help power Stevenson Jan 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Stevenson sophomore Jalen Brunson has hit his share of big shots in just a little more than a season on the Patriots basketball team. But on Friday night, Brunson was more than happy admiring the big 3-pointers that came from teammate Matt Morrissey. Morrissey struck early, burying a pair 3-pointers during a 12-0 run to open a key North Suburban Conference Lake Division contest with visiting Zion-Benton. But his long arching 3-pointer on a feed from teammate Andy Stempel that Morrissey called "a champion's pass," fired up Brunson and the rest of the Patriot teammates. Though he finished with just 9 points, all of them counted in a 66-56 win for Stevenson over Zion on Friday night. The win lifts the Patriots to a first-place tie with Zion-Benton in the NSC Lake at 5-2. Stevenson is 13-4 overall and Zion is 14-4.

  • Yarbrough powers Zion-Benton past Lakes Jan 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Putting together a 20-1 run against a team as solid as Zion-Benton is not an easy task, but that’s what Lakes was able to do Saturday night in Lake Villa. Beginning midway through the second quarter and continuing for the first 2˝ minutes of the third, the run enabled the Eagles to go up 35-27 in the North Suburban Conference crossover game. Trying to maintain that lead and prevail over the Zee-Bees proved to be a more difficult assignment for Lakes. Zion rallied from a 9-point deficit and hung on down the stretch to earn a 56-53 victory. Junior Milik Yarbrough scored 18 of Zion’s 22 fourth-quarter points and wound up with a game-high 30, while senior guard Gabriel Ramirez knocked down a quartet of 3-pointers for his 12 points in the Zee-Bees’ fifth consecutive triumph.

  • Zion-Benton stops Stevenson, takes command in NSC LakeDec 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    It was a somber group of Stevenson players who exited the locker room Saturday afternoon. Determined to make amends for a 20-point loss to Zion-Benton on Nov. 29 and hopeful of extending their winning streak to 10 games, the Patriots outplayed the Zee-Bees in every facet of the game while fashioning a 21-16 halftime advantage. But while Zion righted its ship in the second half of the North Suburban Lake Division contest, Stevenson went adrift. The result was a 48-35 victory for the host Zee-Bees (11-2, 7-0), who now hold a 2-game division lead over the Patriots (9-5, 5-2).

  • Emotional win for Mundelein Dec 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    Dedicating the game to longtime scorekeeper Jim Ackley, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 82, Mundelein started strong and never looked back in an 84-64 dismantling of host Zion-Benton Friday night. The Mustangs (6-4, 4-1) wore warm-up jerseys recognizing Ackley for his 50 years of service, then honored him with a performance that would have kept the popular scorekeeper busy all night. All five of Mundelein's senior starters scored in double figures in the North Suburban Lake Division contest.

  • Too much Yarbrough as Zion-Benton stops Warren Dec 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    When a guy can nail his 3-pointers, run the court and slam dunk on fastbreaks and swat away shots in the lane, he's a difficult force with which to contend. Milik Yarbrough is that type of player, as he proved again Saturday night. The 6-foot-6 junior forward did all that and more, leading Zion-Benton to a 53-44 victory at Warren in a North Suburban Lake Division game. It marked the fifth win in a row for the Zee-Bees (9-1, 5-0), who used an up-tempo offense and a stifling defense to thwart the Blue Devils (6-5, 2-3).

  • Endgame favors Zion-Benton Nov 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    It was the best of comebacks for Zion-Benton. It was the most disappointing of finishes for Stevenson. This tale of two shots — the one that fell for the Zee-Bees with eight seconds remaining, and the one that failed to drop for the Patriots in the final second — ended with host Zion-Benton squeezing out a 56-55 win Friday night in the North Suburban Conference Lake Division opener for both teams. And it left Patriots fans trying like the dickens to figure out how it slipped away.

  •  Stevenson forward Taylor Buford steals the ball away from Zion-Benton forward Keonnia Gentry in the first quarter.

    Images: Zion-Benton vs. Stevenson girls basketball Nov 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Zion-Benton faced Stevenson for girls basketball action on Thursday, Nov. 29.

  •  Stevenson forward Taylor Buford steals the ball away from Zion-Benton forward Keonnia Gentry in the first quarter at Stevenson on Thursday.

    Zee-Bees’ threes don’t please Stevenson Nov 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Here's a major reason for the latest Stevenson defeat. It goes down as a Zee-Bee Three-Bee. A Zee-Bee Three-Bee? That's simply a rain of 3-point shots from the visiting Zion-Benton Zee Bees. Winless Stevenson (0-4) was just 6 points down midway through the third quarter Thursday night in Lincolnshire. And then the 4-1 Zee-Bees turned it up and posted a decisive 67-47 NSC Lake Division victory.

  •  Former Libertyville football head coach Randy Kuceyeski, here celebrating at playoff victory against Prospect, is headed for the Lake County High Schools Sports Hall of Fame.

    Ryan Scholarship Fund banquet slated for Thursday Oct 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    The College of Lake County Foundation's 24th Keith Ryan Scholarship Fund and Sports Banquet will be held Thursday at Midlane Golf Resort in Wadsworth. The banquet will recognize 12 new inductees into the Lake County High Schools Sports Hall of Fame and three CLC scholarship recipients — Elizabeth Gutierrez, Joshua May and Francisco Rivera.

  • Low score, high spirits for Libertyville Oct 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    Libertyville was missing some pieces on offense, but didn't need to do much. The defense pitched its second straight shutout and fill-in running back Joey Salata ran for 124 yards as the Wildcats beat Zion-Benton 17-0.

  • Zion-Benton handles Antioch Oct 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    Antioch's football team has held on to the A-Z trophy since it last beat Zion-Benton in double overtime by a point back in 2005 at the Zee-Bees' homecoming. Zion-Benton returned the favor seven years later on Antioch's homecoming with a 42-0 shutout in a North Suburban Conference crossover on Friday night in Antioch.

  • This screen shot of the "#MyJihad" Twitter feed shows people tweeting positive messages about what the word jihad means to Muslims.

    Muslims use social media to counter anti-Islam messagesSep 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Suburban Muslims are reacting in a positive manner, including with social media, to the controversial movie slandering Islam's Prophet Muhammad and a locally started Twitter campaign to counter advertisements in New York City subways maligning the word "jihad." "I think it's a brilliant way to use social media. ... It's the most peaceful way," said a mother of three.

  • Victory wears well for Zion-Benton at Mundelein Sep 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    Friday night, for the first time since last year, the Zee-Bees took care of business and sported victory smiles afterward. As a reward for their 32-18, homecoming-spoiling win over host Mundelein, they get to wear their jerseys to school Monday.

  • Choi soaks up belated victory Aug 29, 2012 12:00 AM

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