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By Drake Skleba
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Lisle Lions destroy Chicago Woodlawn and advance to St. Joseph Sectional Final; two time-defending state champ Marshall up next

 

Last updated 2/19/2020 at 11:47pm



For Lisle (27-7), its IHSA Class 2A St. Joseph Sectional opener with Chicago Woodlawn (13-6) would be a tune-up for the main event in Westchester on Thursday night at 7. The Illinois Central 8 champions from Lisle overwhelmed the girls from Woodlawn 47-12.

After watching the Class 2A defending state champions, from Chicago Marshall (19-10) destroy their sectional semifinal opponent from South Shore 59-9, the Lions put on a similar outstanding performance.

Up next for the Lions will be the two-time defending Class 2A state champion Lady Commandos and their legendary coach Dorothy Gators. Gators, with 1,152 career victories in her illustrious, 45-year coaching career, ranks No.1 in the USA. Gators has won 10 IHSA Girls State Basketball championships at Marshall — including the last two.

Lisle has set a school record with 27 victories.

IHSA CLASS 4A REGIONALS

JOLIET

Joliet West 59 (27-3) Minooka 28 (8-24)

The Southwest Prairie East champs romped past Minooka (8-25) for their 23rd consecutive victory. On Thursday at 7, the Tigers will take on Moline (20-12) for the IHSA Class 4A Joliet West Regional championship.

Moline 57 Joliet Central 41

The visitors from the Quad Cities, Moline (20-12) ousted the Steelwomen, who close out a sensational 2019-20 season at 26-6.

ELK GROVE

Maine South 80 (24-6) Lincoln Park 29 (13-16)

The Hawks (25-6) opened up 28-8 first quarter lead and 51-16 lead at the half and were on their way to the IHSA Class 4A Elk Grove Regional championship game on Thursday. The Hawks will take on Elk Grove (17-10) at 7 p.m.

PLAINFIELD NORTH

Benet 67 Plainfield East 33

The AP Class 4A No. 1 Redwings (28-2) romped past the Bengals behind their two 1,000 career-point scorers — DePaul-bound Kendall Holmes (18 points, four steals) and Wisconsin-bound Brooke Schramek (15 points, two steals.

Redwing freshman Lenee Beaumont scored nine points and hauled down three rebounds, while junior Kendall Moriarty scored eights points, handed out four assists and had three steals.

Senior Lindsey Rogers chipped in with seven points.

Holmes, Schramek and Moriarty were named to the East Suburban Catholic Conference All ESCC First Team.

Holmes was named the ESCC Most Valuable Player.

Waubonsie Valley 60 Plainfield North 58

The Tigers lose a heart-breaker at home to close out the season at 15-17.

LOCKPORT

Lockport 52 Stagg 48

Trailing 44-37 with five minutes remaining Porter sophomore Elizabeth "Bits" Sochacki (13 points, three 3's) and junior Sydney Furr (11 points), went to work. A pair of Sochacki three-point bombs, would give the Porters a 46-45 lead.

Furr scored to regain the lead for the Porters, at 48-46. Two Sochacki free throws extended the Porter lead to 50-46. After Stagg (13-18) scored to pull within 50-48, Furr finished of the Chargers with a bucket for the 52-48 victory. Senior Jenna Cotter chipped in with eight points for Lockport (19-13).

On Thursday night, the Porters will take on Thornwood (19-9) for the IHSA Class 4A Lockport Regional championship at 7.

NILES WEST

Niles West 45 Highland Park 39

The Wolves (10-19) ousted the Giants on Tuesday in Skokie. On Thursday, the Wolves with face the defending Class 4A state champions from Maine West (27-3), for the IHSA Class 4A Niles West Regional championship.

 

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