CSN's Top 20 Basketball Rankings

CSN's Top 20 Basketball Rankings
December 18, 2011, 11:22 pm
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By Joe Collins & Taylor Bell
CSNChicago.com

1 Simeon (5-0)

Results: Defeated Carver 79-23 (Wed.), Brighton,TN 87-57 (Sat.)

This Week: Monday vs. Perspectives-Calumet, Wednesday vs. Corliss, Thursday vs. Whitney Young

Hoops Talk: College coaches Roy Williams, Johnny Dawkins and Buzz Williams were in attendance at Wednesdays game.

2 Proviso East (7-0)
Results: Defeated Hinsdale South 74-58 (Fri.)

This Week: No games scheduled

Hoops Talk: Could Curie transfer Paris Burns transform the Pirates fab four (Brown, Carroll, Carter and Lee) into a fab five?

3 Warren (7-1)

Results: Defeated Lake Forest 58-47

This Week: No games scheduled

Hoops Talk: Could the Blue Devils give Simeon a run at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament?

4 Curie (6-0)

Results: Defeated Hyde Park 65-61 (Tue.), Hope 78-42 (Thu.)

This Week: Tuesday vs. Robeson

Hoops Talk: Devin Foster stepped up Tuesday (23 points) in one of the biggest and most hyped Public League games of the year so far.

5 Downers Grove South (7-1)

Results: Defeated Willowbrook 86-41

This Week: No games scheduled

Hoops Talk: Sophomore PG Danny Spinuzza starting to make some noise. Mustangs now focus on defending the title at Yorks Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament.

6 Bogan (8-0)

Results: Defeated Vocational 68-38 (Wed.), Carver 75-42 (Fri.)

This Week: No games scheduled

Hoops Talk: Center Devonte Smith and guard Juwan Henry have come up big for the Bengals.

7 De La Salle (7-1)

Results: Defeated Hales 73-60 (Fri.)

This Week: No games scheduled

Hoops Talk: 6-9 junior center Gavin Schilling scored 19 points Friday night, 14 points via dunks. Alex Foster added 20 points and 11 boards.

8 New Trier (9-1)

Results: Defeated Waukegan 54-53 (Fri.), Prosser 48-32 (Sat.)

This Week: No games scheduled

Hoops Talk: Austin Angels clutch shooting on Friday and Connor Boehms dominance Saturday have the Trevians cruising into the Proviso West tourney.

9 Whitney Young (2-1)

Results: Lost to Orr 45-29 (Wed.), defeated Milbrook, NC 51-35 (Sat.)

This Week: Monday at Westinghouse, Wednesday at Manley, Thursday vs. Simeon

Hoops Talk: No rest for a Dolphins team that is battling injuries. Thursdays tilt against the top-ranked Wolverines will be played at the UIC Pavilion.

10 Andrew (6-0)

Results: Defeated Bradley-Bourbonnais 55-30 (Fri.)

This Week: No games scheduled

Hoops Talk: Focus now shifts to the Kankakee Holiday Tournament.

11 Bloom (8-0)

Results: Defeated Leo 54-42 (Sat.)

This Week: Tuesday at Rich East

Hoops Talk: Donald Moore continues to impress. He leads all scorers with 23 Saturday night. LJ Johnson added 13.

12 Plainfield East (7-0)

Results: Defeated Minooka 54-53 (Fri.)

This Week: No games scheduled

Hoops Talk: DesNique Harris scored 14 points in a pivotal 21-4 run to give the Bengals momentum Friday. Harris finished with 22.

13 Seton (11-0)

Results: Defeated St. Francis de Sales, 99-72 (Fri.)

This Week: Friday at Morton (IN)

Hoops Talk: The Sting forced 20 steals against the Pioneers Saturday while Mark Weems (24 points) carried the load on the offensive side of the court.

14 Crane (3-2)

Results: Defeated North Lawndale 65-64 OT (Wed.)

This Week: Monday at Raby, Wednesday at Farragut

Hoops Talk: Markee Williams hit the game winner Wednesday. It was only the second lead of the game for the Cougars.

15 Homewood-Flossmoor (7-2)

Results: Defeated Lincoln-Way East 60-45 (Fri.)

This Week: No games scheduled

Hoops Talk: Call it revenge? Tim Williams (as H-F QB) couldnt get past the Griffins on the football field. He dropped 19 points on them Friday.

16 West Aurora (7-1)

Results: Defeated Glenbard North 66-52 (Fri.), East Aurora 73-42 (Sat.)

This Week: Friday at Alexis (United)

Hoops Talk: 215th meeting of West vs. East goes to the Blackhawks, who now lead the series 128-87. Jayquan Lee and Joshua McAuley each scored 11.

17 Elgin (8-1)

Results: Defeated Burlington Central 73-41 (Tue.), St. Charles East 55-39 (Fri.)

This Week: Elgin Holiday Tournament

Hoops Talk: Kory Brown and Arie Williams have the Maroons thinking big. Elgin tourney includes Batavia, Neuqua Valley & Buffalo Grove, among others.

18 Notre Dame (9-2)

Results: Defeated Niles West 60-49 (Tue.)

This Week: No games scheduled

Hoops Talk: The bench came up big for Tom Les and company Tuesday night. The Wheeling Hardwood Classic awaits.

19 North Chicago (6-1)

Results: Defeated Lakes 90-86 2OT (Fri.)

This Week: No games scheduled

Hoops Talk: Fridays double overtime thriller goes to the Warhawks, who got 31 points from Aaron Simpson.

20 Metea Valley (9-0)

Results: Defeated Neuqua Valley 67-61 (Fri.)

This Week: No games scheduled.

Hoops Talk: Another game, another landmark win on a rivals home floor for the Mustangs. The skys the limit for them in the new year.

Looming & Lurking: Morton, Farragut, Glenbrook North, Stevenson, Libertyville, Harlan, St. Ignatius, St. Viator, Hope, St. Rita, Oak Park, Mundelein, Crystal Lake Central, Foreman.