Comeback kids: Ignatius rallies past Meteors

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Comeback kids: Ignatius rallies past Meteors

By Dave Owen
YourSeason.com

The comeback kids of the York Tournament saved their best for last again.One night after St. Ignatius rallied from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to beat Downers South in the tournament semifinals, the Wolfpack (11-1) produced more late heroics to upend No. 12 De La Salle 47-44 for the York title.Tournament MVP Brian Howard scored 19 points to lead the way, highlighted by a three-pointer with 1.4 seconds left in regulation that forced overtime tied at 39.I was getting very tired, and I went back to what I know best, Howard said. When I get tired I have to get my legs into the shot, and thats what I did.Howard wasnt done, nailing another trifecta in overtime to put the Wolfpack up 44-40 with 1:55 left.Hes a great pressure shooter, and has been for three years here, St. Ignatius coach Rich Kehoe said.I thought the last game was the toughest I had ever played, Howard said, but this one was definitely the toughest Ive ever played. We deserved the championship.Theyre a very good team, but we have a lot of good senior leadership and that was very beneficial for us. Weve got the heart of a champion, and the coaching staff is the best Ive ever been a part of.Jack Crepeau had given St. Ignatius the lead 41-39 on a 15-footer 50 seconds into overtime. And while Howard provided the outside punch, 6-8 center Peter Ryckbosch (17 points, seven rebounds) excelled against De La Salles talented and tall front line.You just have to play physical, not back down and keep fighting no matter how hard it was, Ryckbosch said.Alvin Ellis (15 points, three steals), Marcus White (12 points) and Gavin Schilling (nine points, 11 rebounds) led the way for De La Salle, but the Meteors (10-2) were unable to get in sync all night.We knew they like to do a lot of high-low stuff, Howard said, so we tried to front their bigs as much as possible and give help on backside.Adding to De La Salles challenge was its free throw struggles. The Meteors were just 10 of 21 from the line in the game, 2 of 7 in the fourth quarter as a 38-34 lead with 2:15 left in regulation vaporized.St. Ignatius was 13 of 19 from the line overall. Both teams shot under 33 percent from the field.With a fast start (up 12-5) and a clutch comeback finish, St. Ignatius toppled a De La Salle team that had rolled into the finals with three lopsided wins.Were a team, and we play hard together, Ryckbosch said. Im looking forward to the rest of the season.

Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Saad Father II

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Saad Father II

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, CSN's Pat Boyle goes 1-on-1 with Brandon Saad.

The two-time Stanley Cup Champion discusses the disappointment of getting traded just two weeks after winning the Cup in 2015, plus what’s the biggest difference between Joel Quenneville and his former Columbus coach, John Tortorella?

Saad also breaks down some of his favorite moments from his first stint with the Blackhawks, getting engaged, similarities between the Penguins and Blackhawks and of all his nicknames, which one is his favorite?

Listen to the latest episode of the Hawks Talk Podcast below:

White Sox Talk Podcast: Hawk rips Lackey, Swarzak traded, Coop misses Q

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Hawk rips Lackey, Swarzak traded, Coop misses Q

After a wild day at Wrigley Field against the Cubs, Chuck Garfien and Dan Hayes discuss John Lackey hitting four White Sox batters and also play Hawk Harrelson's epic on-air rant directed at the Cubs pitcher.

"Jeff the Sox Fan" appears on the podcast and suggests what he thinks Jose Abreu should have done to Lackey when he was hit for a second time.

While they taped the podcast, Anthony Swarzak was traded to the Brewers. What kind of return did the White Sox get? Garfien also interviews White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper about losing Quintana to the Cubs, why he can't watch Quintana and Chris Sale pitch in different uniform, when some minor leaguers like Reynaldo Lopez will be called up and more.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below: