Experience, togetherness, defense all crucial in South Shore’s victory over Goode


South Shore’s Jalen Lewis blocks a shot against Goode STEM Academy.

By: Eric Van Dril   |   Feb. 3, 2017

South Shore played its 26th game of the season on Thursday evening — an amount that is both higher than all but one team (Catalyst-Maria) in the Public League and very beneficial.

Repetition has helped the Tars forge togetherness. It’s also put them in many different situations, including the one they experienced in the first quarter of their 67-58 victory over Goode STEM Academy in group play of the Blue-South tournament.

The Knights jumped out to a 10-0 lead over South Shore on Thursday, Feb. 2.

Many teams might panic when faced with a similar scenario. The Tars didn’t, however.

They’d gotten off to slow starts like that before, and they knew how to fight back.

“We were always taught not to get down on each other — always uplift each other,” senior guard DeShawn Thomas said.

“We always (come back),” South Shore senior forward Jalen Lewis added. “We just work harder and get everything going on defense. Our defense is always going to come (through). … We just try to stay in the game after we go down a lot.”

South Shore (17-9) managed to do that.


By | February 3rd, 2017|Basketball, Goode STEM Academy, South Shore International College Prep|

3 stars: South Shore 67, Goode STEM Academy 58 (Feb. 2, 2017)


South Shore defeated Goode STEM Academy 67-58 on Thursday, Feb. 2, in group play of the Blue-South tournament.

The Public League’s 3 stars

1. Jr. G Phillip Morris, South Shore. Morris led the Tars in scoring with 17 points. He provided a scoring jolt off of the bench after his team fell behind 10-0 to start the game..

2. Jr. F Devon Sterling, Goode STEM Academy. The 6-foot-6 forward was active all game long. He finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Ten of Sterling’s rebounds were offensive boards.

t-3. Sr. F Jalen Lewis, South Shore. Lewis was crucial on the interior, especially in the fourth quarter. He scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked two shots.

t-3. Sr. G Deshawn Thomas, South Shore. Thomas made two huge steals in the fourth quarter. He scored 13 points.

t-3. Jr. G Darius Johnson, Goode STEM Academy. Johnson finished with 17 points.


By | February 2nd, 2017|Basketball, Goode STEM Academy, South Shore International College Prep|

Where the Chicago Public League’s senior football players have signed


This is a running list of where Class of 2017 football players have signed. To add another player or players to this list, please email The Public League (thepublicleague@gmail.com), send a Facebook message or a direct message on Twitter.

Agricultural Science

Myles Jordan, McKendree, OL

Chris Tenton, McKendree, WR


Richárd Labon, Carthage.

Goode STEM Academy

Jamari Johnson, McKendree, ATH

Morgan Park

Jawon Denton, Northern Illinois, DE.