Spartans (27-5) thwarted by Simeon
on deciding hoop in final seconds
MARCH 6- Simeon scored with less than two seconds remaining Wednesday, escaping with a 48-46 victory over Marian Catholic in the Eisenhower IHSA 4A Sectional semifinals.
Joe Green paced three Spartans in double figures with 16 points and eight rebounds, while Ahron Ulis chipped in 15 points and seven assists. Chris White added 13 points and 10 rebounds, Breion Hill pulled down seven rebounds and Elijah Jones dished out three assists.
The Spartans (27-5) had battled back from a 12-point first-half deficit to take a couple fourth-quarter leads. Marian was just 5-for-10 from the foul line, including a pair of critical misses in the final minute.
Marian, which set the third highest win total in school history, has been eliminated from IHSA state competition three of the last four years.
Tommy Ciscato hit eight of 10 at the Eisenhower Sectional on March 8 to advance to the IHSA State Three-Point competition on Thursday in Peoria.
Sophs: The young Spartans (15-11) were thwarted in an ESCC test against Joliet Catholic, 67-63.
Frosh: Marian's A Squad fell to the Hilltoppers, 41-37.
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MARCH 6- SIMEON 48, MARIAN CATHOLIC 46
MARIAN- Green (6)-2-16, Ulis 6-3-15, White (6)-0-13, E. Jones 1-0-2, Hill 0-0-0, Elutilo 0-0-0, Walsh 0-0-0. Totals: 19-5-46.
SIMEON- Clements (7)-0-15, Reeves (4)-2-11, Bynum (4)-0-11, Stamps 1-0-2, Casey 2-1-5, Callwood 0-4-4. Totals: 18-7-48.
Field goals: Marian 19 of 52, 365; Simeon 18 of 32, .563. Free throws: Marian 5 of 10, .500; Simeon 7 of 14, .500. Three-point goals: Marian 3 of 14, .214 (Green 2, White); Simeon 5 of 18, .278 (Bynum 3, Clements, Reeves). Fouls: Marian 15, Simeon 17. Fouled out: E. Jones.
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2018 IHSA Class 3A Third Place
Joe Green (Jr.), Guard
Ahron Ulis (Jr.), Guard
Chris White (Sr.), Forward
Ahron Ulis (Jr.), 2nd Team
Chris White (Sr.), Special Mention