Men's Basketball

Spartans (25-8) shock rival Bloom Twp. 
for berth in IHSA Sweet 16

M basketballMARCH 10- Ahron Ulis (game-high 19 points, five rebounds) and Yemi Elutilo each hit free throws in the final 23 seconds to provide the difference, as Marian Catholic shocked crosstown rival Bloom Township, 47-45,  Tuesday in the semifinals of the Bloom IHSA 4A Sectional.

The #4 seed Spartans (25-8) were scheduled to play in Friday's 7 p.m. final against #2 seed Thornton. However, the remainder of the IHSA postseason has been cancelled.

Elutilo finished with 15 points, Elijah Jones (six rebounds) seven and Jeremiah Jones six for Marian, which gained a 13-2 advantage at the foul line. Top-seed Bloom (27-7) shot just two of eight from the foul line. The Blazing Trojans had won both previous meetings this season by 17 points.

Sophs: The young Spartans dropped a 57-52 decision to St. Ignatius to open play in the Fenwick Tournament.

Frosh: Marian's A Squad fell to the Lions, 62-54, while the Marian B Team dropped a 36-33 decision to Saint Viator.



Rankings: Southtown #4Sun-Times #10; City-Suburban Hoops #8
March 10 (Bloom Sectional)  1
MARIAN CATHOLIC 10 15 9 13  
at  BLOOM TOWNSHIP 11 9 12 13  

- Ulis (5)-7-19, J. Jones 2-2-6, Staack 0-0-0, E. Jones 2-3-7, Elutilo (6)-1-15, Klupchak 0-0-0, Davis 0-0-0, Smith 0-0-0.  Totals: 15-13-47.
   BLOOM- Williams (5)-1-12, Newby (5)-0-11, Mitchell 2-0-4, Maddox (2)-0-5, Shumate 5-1-11, Bazant 0-0-0, Adams 0-0-0, Moore 1-0-2. Totals: 19-2-45.
   Field goals: Marian 15 of 29, .517; Bloom 19 of 38, .500. Free throws: Marian 13 of 19, .684; Bloom 2 of 8, .250. Three-point goals: Marian 4 of 4, 1.000 (Ulis 2, Elutilo 2); Bloom 3 of 10, .300. Fouls: Marian 11, Bloom 17.


CONGRATS! Alum Tyler Ulis (Kentucky) named SEC Player of the Year. On June 23, 2016, Ulis was the 34th pick in the NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns.


Spartan alum and Chicago Bull Tyler Ulis '14 offers a kids camp at Marian on Aug. 12.




2018 IHSA Class 3A Third Place
2019-20 Honors

Yemi Elutilo (Sr.), Guard
Elijah Jones (Sr.), Forward
Ahron Ulis (Sr.), Guard

IBCA All-State
Ahron Ulis (Sr.), 1st Team 
(All-Star Game selection)

IBCA District Coach of the Year
Mike Taylor

Associated Press All-State
Ahron Ulis (Sr.), 1st Team

Champaign News-Gazette All-State
Ahron Ulis (Sr.), 1st Team

Chicago Sun-Times All-State
Ahron Ulis (Sr.), 2nd Team

City-Suburban Hoops All-State
Ahron Ulis (Sr.), 1st Team

Daily Southtown All-Area
Ahron Ulis (Jr.), 1st Team