Carmel gets past Grayslake Central

Carmel gets past Grayslake Central

Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010
12:40 PM

By Bryan Bonato
YourSeason.com

The coaching matchup created the buzz for Monday's final-round game in the marathon-like Mundelein holiday prep boys basketball tournament.

But the clash between Tim Bowen's Carmel Corsairs and Brian Moe's Grayslake Central Rams was decided by the players on the court.

Carmel played better, and went home with a 58-49 victory and a 3-2 final record in this six-team, round-robin event. Moe's Rams finished 1-4 at Mundelein, but gained valuable experience for the season ahead.

Bowen used to coach at Grayslake Central, and Moe replaced him.

Bowen still teaches at Grayslake Central, and said it was fun coaching against kids he sees every day at school.

"I told them they'd be getting a little bit of extra homework if they gave me a hard time," joked Bowen. "I have three of the (Grayslake Central) kids in my physics class and two more in my study hall."

"There were lots of nods and smiles in the hallways, but we didn't say much at school today. We gave each other good-luck fist-bumps, but hopefully not too much luck."

Once the game started, Bowen's team took command. Carmel went ahead for good at 10-9 late in the first quarter. The biggest lead was 58-42 late in the fourth quarter.

Leading scorers for Carmel were Dan Feld (20 points) and Doug Meyer (15).

The Rams were led by C.J. Stempeck (17 points, 9 rebounds), Casey Boyle (14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks), and Kyle Shepard (11 points).

Carmel returns to action Wednesday against unbeaten Vernon Hills.

Grayslake Central is off until Dec. 10.

White Sox may have to deal with Francisco Lindor for a while, according to unlikely source

White Sox may have to deal with Francisco Lindor for a while, according to unlikely source

Sources have confirmed that kids really do say the darndest things. 

In a spring training game Sunday afternoon, 6-year-old Brody Chernoff, son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff, spilled the beans on his dad's prospective moves. Goated by announcer Todd Hamilton, Brody said that his dad was trying to keep Lindor in Cleveland for seven more years.

On one hand, Brody's honesty rivals a young Abraham Lincoln. Not even Adrian Wojnarowski could cultivate a source so honest and to the point. On the other, his dad probably is a little shocked that contract offer leaks are coming from his own family. 

Either way, though, hearing that Lindor may be in Cleveland for a while is bad news for the White Sox. The 23-year-old stud shortstop has hit over .300 in his first two big-league seasons. So definitely not someone you want to have in your division for years to come. Oh, plus he's absolutely nasty with the leather. 

Cubs fans know all about Lindor's talents, too. The shortstop hit .296 in his first World Series and was almost a key reason the Indians captured the crown. Almost!

Watch the hilarious exchange in the video above. 

Fast Break Morning Update: Bulls explode offensively to beat Bucks; Blackhawks battle Lightning tonight on CSN

Fast Break Morning Update: Bulls explode offensively to beat Bucks; Blackhawks battle Lightning tonight on CSN

Here are some of the top Chicago sports stories from a busy Sunday: 

Tonight on CSN: Blackhawks look to bounce back vs. Lightning

Nikola Mirotic, Bulls show some moxie in road win over Bucks

Today on CSN: White Sox battle Dodgers in spring training game

From ‘When It Happens’ to ‘Where It Happens,’ Cubs mining next generation of talent

Will lopsided loss shake Blackhawks from their slumber?

White Sox rookie Charlie Tilson's foot could keep him out until late May

Joe Maddon doesn’t have any concerns about new Cubs closer Wade Davis

Nick Delmonico takes advantage of fresh start with White Sox

Cubs expect Ben Zobrist and Addison Russell to be ready for Opening Night

Owners to consider on and off field changes this week during NFL meetings