Saturday, March 17, 2012
Marist's three-point dynamo Tyler Oden did some of his best work during the RedHawks' magical boys basketball postseason run. He outpolled six others to earn Patch MVP honors, too. Now, he is eligible for March Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.
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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Homewood-Flossmoor senior forward Antonio Bishop came up big on the defensive end in the Vikings' 36-22 sectional semifinal victory over Andrew on Wednesday. Next up for the Vikings is a battle with neighborhood rival Bloom.
Antonio Bishop’s one offensive highlight was a dandy—to be sure. Bishop, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, took a no-look pass from junior Thad Little and pounded down a two-handed dunk in the second quarter of Homewood-Flossmoor’s 36-22 victory over Andrew Wednesday in a semifinal game at the Class 4A Lockport Sectional. For much of the rest of the night, Bishop did his best work on the defensive end of the floor for the Vikings. He drew the assignment of guarding Andrew’s leading scorer, 6-6 junior Jubril Adekoya. Bishop pitched a shutout in the first half against Adekoya by working to deny him the ball in the post and relying on his teammates to double-down when Adekoya did get a rare touch. Adekoya missed all four of his shots in the first …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Homewood-Flossmoor 36, Andrew 22: Tyrone Sherman supplied the offense for the Vikings in Wednesday night's Class 4A Lockport sectional semifinal victory. Antonio Bishop and Tim Williams dominated on defense.
The Skinny: Tyrone Sherman mustered up just enough offense. Antonio Bishop and Tim Williams did much of the heavy lifting on defense. The three led Homewood-Flossmoor to a 36-22 victory over Andrew in a semifinal game at the Class 4A Lockport Sectional on Wednesday night. The game played out like a NFL matchup of the Ravens vs. the Steelers. It was a slugfest. Four players scored in the first half, but only three of them made field goals. Sherman, H-F’s senior point guard, led all scorers with 17 points. Bishop and Williams combined to shut out Andrew’s Jubril Adekoya in the first half. Adekoya finished with 14 points and 16 rebounds. Patch’s MVP: Tyrone Sherman, 5-10 senior guard, Homewood-Flossmoor. Sherman made 7-of-11 shots and 3-of-4 …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Homewood-Flossmoor used a balanced attack to top Lincoln-Way Central 71-44 in a Southwest Suburban Blue boys basketball matchup on Wednesday night.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Donald Moore scored 23 points in Bloom Township's 63-56 boys basketball victory over Homewood-Flossmoor on Tuesday night in Flossmoor.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Homewood-Flossmoor boys basketball coach Jim McLaughlin has taught his Vikings to embrace their lofty status, but not to take anything for granted once the whistle blows and the action begins.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Vikings remain unbeaten in conference play after surviving Knights' last-second three-point attempts.
Homewood-Flossmoor has owned Lincoln-Way Central in recent years, but Central put a genuine scare into the Vikings on Friday night. H-F nearly saw the Knights, led by 6-foot-8 center Brad Foster and Tyler Severson, pull off a huge upset in New Lenox. Fortunately for H-F, the Vikings had a dynamic duo of their own—Julian Lewis and Antonio Bishop—as they escaped with a 33-30 victory in Southwest Suburban Blue action. Lincoln-Way Central (10-11 overall, 1-6 in conference), under first-year coach Bob Curran, went on a 10-0 run to start the second quarter and took a 14-13 lead. It was Game On at that point. With H-F (13-5, 7-0) holding a four-point lead, 31-27, at the 7:13 mark of the fourth quarter and in possession of the ball, the Knights …
Friday, January 28, 2011
Homewood-Flossmoor 33, Lincoln-Way Central 30: Julian Lewis and his Vikings teammates win the slow-down affair as Knights' shot falls short at the buzzer.
The Hot Read: The Vikings squandered an early 13-4 lead then had to hold on to win as the host Knights had two shots to tie in the last 12 seconds of regulation. Homewood-Flossmoor was able to hold the ball for six minutes in the fourth quarter while nursing a 31-27 lead, before the Knights came out of their zone in the last 1:11 of the quarter. The Vikings escaped with a 33-30 win to remain undefeated in the Southwest Suburban Blue Division. Patch’s MVP: H-F’s Julian Lewis led all scorers with 12 points and had five rebounds. H-F Leaders: Julian Lewis (12 points), Antonio Bishop (5 points), David Fatoki (5 points). Lincoln-Way Central Leaders: Brad Foster (10 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks), Alex Severson (8 points), Evan Branyik (5 points…
Monday, January 17, 2011
Touting a deep and talented roster, the Vikings keep boys basketball opponents on their toes because of a balanced attack.
Homewood-Flossmoor's attack came from every which way possible in a boys basketball game at Bolingbrook on Friday night. And that is exactly how coach Jim McLaughlin likes it. H-F defeated Bolingbrook 71-49 to improve its record to 11-3. Julian Lewis starred for the Vikings with his 16-point effort, though he wasn't the only one filling the basket. Lewis was one of three Vikings to reach double-digit scoring. Tyrone Sherman tacked on 16 points, while Delvon Rencher chipped in with 10. Two more Homewood-Flossmoor players missed double figures by a single tally, but it was not as if their contributions were overlooked. "We basically had five guys in double figures, so any time you get balanced scoring you'll usually come out on top," …
Friday, January 7, 2011
Homewood-Flossmoor's boys basketball squad jumps out to a 12-0 lead and breezes past Lincoln-Way East.
Homewood-Flossmoor and Lincoln-Way East returned to the basketball court Friday for the first time since the holiday tournaments, with Vikings coach Jim McLaughlin and Griffin coach Rich Kolimas each looking for good beginnings to the 2011 portion of their team’s schedule. On this night, it was McLaughlin who walked away happy. H-F jumped out to a 12-0 start to take control of the SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue Division game and then broke things open during the second half. The Vikings led by as many as 27 points during the final quarter before eventually settling for a 65-47 victory over the Griffins in Frankfort. Leading the way for H-F (10-3, 4-0), which took second place at the Proviso West tourney, were Julian Lewis (18 points) …