Updated: January 9, 2014 6:39AM
Lincoln-Way North 47, Andrew 41: J.T. Limon netted 13 of his game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter to ignite visiting Lincoln-Way North (2-3, 1-0) in the SouthWest Suburban Red. Luke Hook had 14 points and seven rebounds for Andrew (3-2, 0-1). Aaron Williams added 13 points and five rebounds for the Thunderbolts.
Bloom 68, Rich Central 40: Host Bloom scored the first 16 points of the game en route to victory in the Southland opener for both teams. Jarod Johnson led the Blazing Trojans with 18 points, Zeke Jackson added 17 and James Coleman had 10. Quentin Jones contributed a team-high six points for Rich Central (1-4).
T.F. North 50, Oak Lawn 36: Sadiq Salisu put in a game-best 15 points to propel host T.F. North (1-0, 1-0) in the South Suburban crossover. Mitch Swatek provided 14 points for Oak Lawn (1-1, 0-1).
Sandburg 71, Lincoln-Way East 50: Eric Straka’s 19 points paced a balanced attack for host Sandburg (3-2, 1-0) in the SouthWest Suburban Blue. Niko Cahue chipped in 17 points for the Eagles, Niko Kogionis scored 16 and Alec Martinez netted 10. Clint Nooner tossed in 11 points to guide Lincoln-Way East (1-4, 0-1).
Rich South 66, Kankakee 56: Myles McCoy scored 22 points and Denzel Kimbrough added 13 to power host Rich South (5-1, 1-0) in the Southland. Jeremy Ruffin led the Stars in rebounds with 16.
Bradley 53, Lincoln-Way Central 47: Brad Bass chalked up 26 points to steer host Lincoln-Way Central (3-1) in its SouthWest Suburban Red debut.
Lemont 59, Argo 45: Mike Wisz finished with 22 points and five rebounds for visiting Lemont (4-2, 1-0) in the South Suburban crossover. Austen Gumber added 11 rebounds for the Indians. Dustin Krob and Tyler Mitchell racked up 12 points each for Argo (0-4, 0-1).
T.F. South 63, Evergreen Park 61: Donald Stone (24 points, 8 rebounds) scored on a layup as time expired to lift host T.F. South (1-4, 1-0) in the South Suburban crossover. Issac Matthews notched 16 points for Evergreen Park (0-2, 0-1) and Tony Weathersby added 14.
Crete-Monee 83, Rich East 78: Bobby Parker led all scorers with 25 points to power host Crete-Monee (3-2, 1-0) in Southland play. Brandon Johnson (24 points) and Tyler Williams (12 points, 9 rebounds) also starred for the Warriors. Quinton Moore posted 23 points for Rich East (1-1, 0-1).
Gardner-South Wilmington 58, Beecher 54 (OT): Dallas Saddler (9 rebounds) and Nick Burkhardt each threw in 12 points for host Beecher (1-5, 0-1) in the River Valley.
Providence 79, St. Laurence 52: Troy Howatt (14 points, 4 assists) and Nate Vejvoda (10 points, 8 rebounds) led visiting Providence (4-1, 1-0) in the Catholic League crossover. Rich Lamb finished with 19 points and seven rebounds for St. Laurence (1-4, 0-1).
Tri-Point 66, Illinois Lutheran 43: Collin Borns notched 16 points to pace visiting Illinois Lutheran (1-2) in its River Valley opener.
Game postponed: Friday night’s game between Lincoln-Way West and Thornridge in Dolton was postponed because of broken water main in the area. The contest will be played at noon Saturday at Thornridge.
Shepard 51, Francis Parker 31: Courtney Dalton scored 19 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead Shepard (2-6) at DePaul.
St. Ignatius 63, De La Salle 29: Katie Herrera garnered 10 points to pace visiting De La Salle (5-1) in the GCAC crossover.
Eisenhower 47, Bremen 40: Malika Johnson had 13 points, six rebounds and three steals for visiting Eisenhower (4-5, 1-0) in the South Suburban crossover.
Oak Forest 50, Reavis 38: Maddie Baxa’s 21 points boosted host Oak Forest (3-4, 1-0) in the South Suburban crossover. Natalie Dudek provided 14 points for Reavis (3-4, 0-1).
Lemont 49, Argo 36: Maddy Vermejan had 19 points and Jenny Hennig scored 10 to lead host Lemont (4-3, 1-0) in the South Suburban crossover.
Lincoln-Way West triangular: Matt Ryan (152), Nick May (160) and Javier Montalvo (170) each won twice in helping Lincoln-Way West defeat SouthWest Suburban Red foe Thornridge 84-0 and nonconference opponent Manteno 47-6.
College Baseball: Prairie State shortstop Bobby Sheppard has signed a National Letter of Intent with Buffalo. The Oak Forest product was the 2013 Illinois Skyway Player of the Year after leading the Pioneers to their first conference championship ever. Sheppard also earned All-NJCAA Region IV honors after a season in which he hit .383 with 45 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 19 attempts.
Compiled by Josh Krockey