Carmel gets past Grayslake Central

Carmel gets past Grayslake Central

Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010
12:40 PM

By Bryan Bonato

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.

Did Brandon Marshall disrespect Jay Cutler with Hall of Fame shade?

Did Brandon Marshall disrespect Jay Cutler with Hall of Fame shade?

Brandon Marshall is no stranger to keeping it real.

The outspoken All-Pro receiver never minces his words and that continued over the weekend when he showed off his signed jersey collection.

Marshall took to Instagram and showed off "Santa" hanging all of the jerseys he's swapped with other NFL players:

Santa doing work.. . #jerseychallenge

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The list includes a host of current and future Hall of Fame players: Champ Bailey, Cris Carter, John Lynch, Darrelle Revis, Lance Briggs, Adam Vinatieri, Adrian Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald, Joe Thomas.

When almost all the framed jerseys were hung, Marshall took his followers through:

@nfl #jerseychallenge

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Marshall compliments each player before, calling them "Hall of Famers" before getting to Jay Cutler at the end and going "Hall of..." multiple times.

Was that Marshall throwing shade at his former quarterback in both Denver and Chicago? If it was an innocent mistake or whatever, there's no way Marshall would've posted the Instagram video, right?

Marshall and Cutler were good friends from the beginning of their careers with the Broncos. So much so that the Bears traded a pair of third round draft picks in March 2012 to allow the two to continue their bromance by the lake:

But Marshall and Cutler have had a contentious relationship since.

Last summer, Marshall responded to a Tweet saying "of course" he misses Cutler. Last August, Marshall hopped on ESPN's First Take and said he thought Cutler could win the MVP Award in the 2016 NFL season.

At the same time, Cutler talked about his relationship with Cutler and said he was the only person on the Bears with the "huevos" to hold the enigmatic quarterback accountable. Marshall also said he was "sad" he didn't talk to Cutler much in the year leading up to August 2016.

Wake-up Call: Russell injured in loss; White Sox blow late lead; Fire's McCarty to join national team

Wake-up Call: Russell injured in loss; White Sox blow late lead; Fire's McCarty to join national team

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