Five of the top 16 teams in this week’s Sun-Times Super 25 will take the court at Larkin on Saturday as part of the inaugural Mac Irvin Diabetes Classic. The Royals square off with defending Class 3A champion Morgan Park in the fifth and final game.
Guard from Bartlett is the lone senior leader on a team with no juniors and the rest underclassmen.
The 5-5 Eagles face a key matchup at No. 9 St. Xavier on Saturday.
Boys basketball news and notes from around the Elgin area, including a look at Waubonsie Valley coach Chaz Taft’s return to South Elgin on Thursday for his first meeting against the team he coached the past seven years.
Experience proved key for Geneva as it remained composed despite facing a six-point deficit with 3:21 left against South Elgin on Tuesday. The Vikings eventually rallied and won the Upstate Eight crossover 72-66 in overtime.
Staff writer Erik Jacobsen digests the first week of the boys basketball season in the Elgin area with a team-by-team breakdown. Bartlett, Larkin and St. Edward are all riding high after emerging from Thanksgiving tournament action with 4-0 records.
Local notes from around the Elgin area, including a look at the 10th annual Elgin-Bartlett remembrance wrestling meet, which will take place this Friday at Chesbrough Field House. The event will honor former Elgin coach Irv Johnston among others.
Scores and highlights from around the Elgin area Tuesday, including the St. Edward boys basketball team’s 67-49 win against Joliet Catholic at the Aurora Christian Tournament. Nick Duffy’s 20 points led four Green Wave players in double figures.
Girls basketball news and notes from around the Elgin area, including an update on the status of Streamwood’s Hannah McGlone and Larkin’s Quixmia Washington as they make their way back from injuries.
Updates on local athletes now competing at the college level, including Burlington Central graduate Maggie Gannon, who was captain of the Iowa State cross country team that won the NCAA Midwest Regional and took 13th at the national meet.
Larkin came expecting a fight in a matchup of undefeated teams and instead got a laugher as it steamrolled Rockton Hononegah 63-37 to capture the title of Woodstock’s Hoops for Healing Tournament for the third year in a row.
Davontae Elam scored a team-high 15 points and made 3-of-4 at the foul line in the final 29.4 seconds to help lift St. Edward to a 60-57 victory against Immaculate Conception on Saturday in the Westminster Christian Tournament title game.
St. Charles North shot just 33 percent from the field in a 58-49 loss to St. Joseph on Saturday in the championship game of the St. Charles Eas Tournament. Jake Ludwig scored 28 points to lead the North Stars.
St. Edward’s energized start Friday trumped Westminster Christian’s torrid finish as the Green Wave used red-hot shooting in the first half to set the tone for a 62-55 win in Elgin. St. Edward made 57 percent of its attempts from the field in the first two quarters.
Grayslake Central never trailed, building a comfortable lead in the first half Friday and then holding off winless Elgin down the stretch for a 61-57 victory at the Buffalo Grove Thanksgiving Tournament. Lavion Baldwin’s 16 points led the Maroons, who dropped to 0-3.
Drew Jones posted 16 points and 11 rebounds to help Larkin cruise past Round Lake 74-50 on Friday at the Hoops for Healing Tournament at Woodstock North. The Royals enjoyed a 52-35 advantage on the glass for the game.