Parker helps Simeon clobber United Township

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Parker helps Simeon clobber United Township

By Michael O'Brien
Season Pass

All the tournament passes are sold out for the Pontiac Holiday Tournament, and the stands are packed to the rafters with walk-up buyers.

Most of the crowd was there to see Sports Illustrated cover subject Jabari Parker, and the Simeon senior lived up to billing in a first-round game on Thursday.

The Duke recruit scored 20 points and handed out five assists. He looked healthy for the first time this season, leading the Wolverines to a 77-20 win over East Moline.

For the first time I felt like I helped the team out, Parker said. The other games I felt like I was just out there.

Kendrick Nunn scored 13, and Russell Woods added 12 for the Wolverines (6-1).

Parker started looking healthier a couple days ago, Simeon coach Robert Smith said. You can look at him and tell he has lost the weight. Thats huge.

AP Illinois girls basketball rankings: Week 8

AP Illinois girls basketball rankings: Week 8

Here are the girls prep basketball polls with rank, team, first-place votes, record, total points and previous rank.

Class 4A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Montini (12) 21-0 120 1
2. Rock Island 22-1 96 2
3. Edwardsville 20-0 94 4
4. Homewood-Flossmoor 13-2 82 3
5. Benet 18-2 67 5
6. Rockford Boylan 19-1 48 6
7. Springfield 17-2 41 7
8. Hersey 18-2 33 8
9. Geneva 14-3 22 9
10. Oswego East 19-3 21 NR

Others receiving 12 or more votes: Bradley-Bourbonnais 12, Evanston Township 11

Class 3A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Chicago Marshall (7) 18-0 132 2
2. Morton (4) 19-2 123 1
3. Mattoon (1) 21-0 92 4
4. Highland (2) 16-3 87 3
5. Bethalto Civic Memorial 17-3 85 5
6. Richwoods 18-3 73 6
7. Rochester 14-3 56 8
8. Effingham 18-2 34 7
9. Normal University 16-3 32 NR
10. North Lawndale 14-3 13 10

Others receiving 12 or more votes: Litchfield 13, Peoria Central 8

Class 2A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Byron (11) 19-2 127 1
2. Eureka (1) 19-2 105 2
3. Teutopolis 20-2 96 3
4. Sherrard 20-2 92 4
5. Camp Point Central 19-2 72 5
6. Kewanee 21-3 50 9
7. Hall 18-5 47 6
8. Sesser-Valier (1) 19-1 41 8
9. Hillsboro 18-4 35 7
10. Gilman Iroquois West 18-2 11 NR

Others receiving 12 or more votes: Auburn 11, Arthur-Lovington-Hammond-Atwood 9, St. Edward 8

Class 1A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Lebanon (12) 19-0 135 1
2. Winchester (2) 20-0 123 3
3. Ashton-Franklin Center 18-2 97 2
4. Colfax Ridgeview 19-2 87 5
5 Mount Olive 19-2 81 6
6. Okawville 16-4 58 7
7. Danville Schlarmann 13-5 40 8
8. Calhoun 13-4 34 4
9. Princeville 21-2 29 9
10. Heyworth 20-1 26 NR

Others receiving 12 or more votes: Annawan 21, Galena 15

AP Preps Basketball Poll: Week 8

AP Preps Basketball Poll: Week 8

Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school basketball teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters.

Class 4A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Simeon (12) 16-0 120 1
2. Evanston Township 14-2 97 2
3. Edwardsville 13-1 90 3
4. Bolingbrook 15-0 75 5
5. Curie 16-2 71  6
6. Joliet West 16-1 47 7
7. Kenwood 11-3 30 4
8. Whitney Young 11-4 27 8
9. Fremd 16-0 23 9
10. East Moline United 18-3 20 10

Others receiving 7 or more votes: Geneva 13, Belleville West 10, Belleville (Althoff Catholic) 10, East St. Louis 9, Willowbrook 9

Class 3A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Morgan Park (9) 12-3 139 2
2. Springfield Lanphier (5) 13-1 130 1
3. Bloomington 15-3 108 3
4. North Lawndale 13-4 87 4
5. Fenwick 13-4 82 5
6. Benton (1) 15-1 78 6
7. Farragut 7-3 31 9
8. Centralia 9-4 25 10
9. Effingham 13-2 21 NR 
10. Breese 14-3 19 NR 

Others receiving 7 or more votes: Springfield Southeast 18, Burlington Central 13, Morton 11, Mahomet-Seymour 7

Class 2A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Quincy Notre Dame (9) 14-1 142 1
2. Chicago Uplift (2) 14-4 127 2
3. Teutopolis (1) 16-1 115  5
4. Orr (2) 11-1 106 4
5. Tremont (1) 16-1 98 3
(tie) Eldorado (1) 19-1 98  6
7. Pinckneyville 16-1 53 10
8. Alton Marquette 15-2 47 9
9. Mt. Carmel 15-3 36 8
10. Hoopeston 14-1 17 NR

Others receiving 7 or more votes: Rockridge 14, St. Joseph-Ogden 9

Class 1A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Quest Academy (7) 20-1 138 2
2. Okawville (6) 15-2 132 1
3. Effingham St. Anthony (1) 17-1 101  5
4. Colfax Ridgeview 17-1  98  4
5. East Dubuque (1) 19-1 97 3
6. DePue 19-0 84 6
7. Newark 14-3 64 7
8. Annawan 15-2 47 8
9. Hope Academy 17-3 30 10
10. Mendon Unity 13-4 10 NR 

Others receiving 12 or more votes: Nokomis 7, St. Anne 7