Prep roundup: LT boys basketball drops two conference games

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 2:30 p.m. CDT


Lyons Township

The Lions lost two West Suburban Silver games during the weekend. Friday’s trip to Oak Park-River Forest resulted in a 61-45 loss, and the next night LT lost in overtime to Hinsdale Central, 63-57.

Jaquan Phipps and Harrison Niego scored in double figures in the loss to OPRF. Jim Cullen scored a team-high 18 points against the Red Devils. Niego scored 17 and Sam Cybulski added 13 points.


The Roadrunners lost to Benet 66-45 Friday.


The Friars finished the conference season with a 64-50 win Friday at Leo. Fenwick went 8-3 in the Chicago Catholic League North. The Friars began the Catholic League tournament Sunday with a 72-65 win against Catholic League South champ St. Rita. They next play De La Salle on Wednesday.

St. Joseph

The Chargers clinched a share of the Catholic League North title Friday by beating Loyola, which was previously undefeated in the conference, 44-37. Joffrey Brown led Joe’s with 16 points. He and Glynn Watson both scored 13 points in a 60-45 win against Providence in the quarterfinals Sunday of the Catholic League tournament. The Chargers will face Mount Carmel in Wednesday’s semifinal.


Lyons Township

LT finished the regular season with a 47-32 win against Morton in a West Suburban Conference crossover on Feb. 12. LT enters tonight’s playoff opener against Hinsdale Central with a 17-8 record.

Riverside Brookfield

RB’s 64-48 win against Elmwood Park on Feb. 12 gave the Bulldogs a 24-6 regular season record. Freshman Dana Rettke led RB with a career-high 20 points, and fellow freshman Samantha Bloom scored 13.

The Bulldogs, which opened the postseason Tuesday, finished second in the Metro Suburban Conference with a 10-2 record.


The Friars finished 4-5 in the East Suburban Catholic Conference after splitting two games in the past week. Fenwick defeated Nazareth 72-66 Feb. 12 before losing Saturday to conference champion and defending Class 4A state champ Marian Catholic 59-41 .

St. Joseph

Losses to Kenwood (50-47 on Feb. 12) and Benet (61-34 on Friday) meant St. Joseph entered tonight’s playoff opener against Clemente with an 11-16 record. Chanel Brown scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds against Kenwood, and she scored 10 points in the loss to Benet.


Riverside Brookfield

Nick Giurini and Antonio Ochoa, both juniors, qualified for the state tournament from the Class 2A De La Salle sectional. Giurini was fourth at 113 pounds and Ochoa was the runner-up at 132. Ochoa was defeated 14-12 in overtime in the final.


Mike Kozyra booked his second trip to state after taking third at the Class 2A Lakes sectional at 170 pounds.



Morton totaled a score of 5,324 to place fifth at the Leyden sectional during the weekend. Morton was one spot short of advancing to state.

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