Red-West players stand out in CPLBCA all-star game, prove a point about West Side basketball

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Marshall’s Jarvae Tate throws down a slam in the CPLBCA all-star game.

By: Eric Van Dril   |   April 11, 2017

The Red-West’s list of accomplishments this past season is long and impressive. Its six teams won 108 total games, five regional titles and two state championships.

It was the deepest conference in Illinois.

But Westinghouse forward Dexter Reed and Orr seniors Alex Flute and Sam Williams all felt the same way on Saturday afternoon. They were eager to prove a point. They said they wanted to win the second of three CPLBCA all-star games — the one they all played in — in order to show that the West Side was the best side this season.

“We said we’re going to go out there, have fun and win,” Reed said, of his team’s mentality. “With us being from the Red-West, the best conference in the state, we wanted to prove it today.”

The North-West squad beat the South-Central 134-120 on April 8. It built a 17-point lead in the first half, but Vocational guard Marzell Tiffith (36 points, 9 rebounds) brought the South-Central back.

The North-West pulled away down the stretch of the second half, however.

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By | April 11th, 2017|Basketball, Marshall, North Lawndale, Orr, Westinghouse|

Rafie Fields hired as Westinghouse basketball coach

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Westinghouse alumnus Rafie Fields has been hired as the Warriors’ new boys basketball coach.

Fields, who was part of the Westinghouse team that won a city championship in 1996, takes over for Bill Curry. Curry announced his resignation last month.

Fields’ son, junior point guard Jocke Fields, is poised to be the Warriors’ senior captain next season.

By | April 7th, 2017|Basketball, Westinghouse|

The Public League’s final 2016-17 basketball rankings

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Whitney Young junior guard Justin Boyd celebrates one of his five 3-pointers in the Class 4A state championship game.

The year-end rankings include teams’ final records and their preseason rankings. You can find the complete final standings here.

1. Whitney Young (27-7) 5

The Dolphins defeated Simeon in overtime to win the Class 4A state championship.

2. Simeon (30-4) 2

The Wolverines finished second in Class 4A. They edged Morgan Park 68-64 in the city championship game.

3. Morgan Park (26-6) 3

The Mustangs won the Class 3A state championship.

4. Orr (23-5) 8

The Spartans won the Class 2A state championship.

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