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Spartans (24-8) foiled by LW East in sectional semifinals

FEB. 19- Marian Catholic nearly rallied back twice from a seven-point halftime deficit on Feb. 19, but top-seeded Lincoln-Way East's inside game was too much in a 44-40 Spartan defeat in the semifinals of the Mother McAuley Class 4A Sectional.

Tia Morgan and Kaylen Evans each hit a pair of free throws in the final minute, but Marian (24-8) was never able to narrow to a single possession in the final stanza.

Shannan Mitchell scored 12 points to lead the Spartans, who will return their entire squad. Evans clicked for 11 markers for Marian, while Jules Cutrara finished with six points.

Marian gained a couple ties after trailing at the half, 22-15, but the Griffins managed to regain a 34-29 advantage after three periods.

Sophs: The Spartans (15-8) scored with six seconds remaining to capture a 45-43 victory over Providence Catholic.

Frosh: Marian's A Squad notched a narrow victory over the Celtics.

Rankings: Southtown #4
Feb. 19 at Mother McAuley
10 14 11  
7 12 10  
Evans (2)-1-6, Cutrara (4)-2-12, Harrell 8-2-18, Mitchell 1-0-2, Hampton 0-0-0, Wade 0-4-4, Morgan 0-0-0, Barrett 0-0-0, Alexander 0-0-0. Totals: 15-9-42.
Clark (4)-3-12, Solimene (4)-0-9, Mueller 2-0-4, Fitzpatrick (1)-0-3, Robinson 0-2-2. Totals: 11-5-30.
   Free throws: Marian 9 of 11, .818; St. Viator 5 of 12, .417. Three-point goals: Marian 3 (Cutrara 2, Evans); St. Viator 3 (Clark, Solimene, Fitzpatrick). Fouls: Marian 8, Saint Viator 5.
Marian Coach Dan Murray looks on as senior Carmen Jackson makes a college commitment to Hampton University.

2017-18 Season Honors

Team Accomplishments
Waubonsie Valley Invite- 1st Place
Marian Catholic Invite- 3rd Place
Montini Classic- 6th Place
TF North IHSA 4A Regional champs

IBCA District Coach of the Year
Dan Murray

Daily Southtown All-Area
Shannan Mitchell (Jr.), Forward

IBCA All-State
Shannan Mitchell (Jr.), Honorable Mention

All-East Suburban Catholic
Shannan Mitchell (Jr.), Forward

MIP: Shannan Mitchell
MIP: Ceniyah Hampton
Practice Player: Jalynn Alexander, Ariana Lopez
Pride/Hustle: Shannan Mitchell, Tia Morgan


Alumni Exploits

Ashton Millender, DePaul University
Teniya Page, Penn State University
Kauai Bradley, University of Pittsburgh
Jerrell Mathews, Stonybrook University
Asia McCondichie, University of St. Francis
Janae Poisson, Northern Illinois University
Martha Banuelos, Robert Morris University
Elisa DiOrio, Illinois Benedictine University
Mallory Olszak, Carroll College
Jasmine Matthews
earns MAC All-Freshman Team honors for MAC champion Bowling Green
Spartans Simone Law, Patrice King named pre-season All-Horizon at Loyola.
Congrats to Kaila Turner '09 (Notre Dame), NCAA Women's Final Four
Alex Barone (St. Xavier) named NAIA Second Team All-American
Alex Barone (St. Xavier) named CCAC Player of the Year
Casey Davis (Roosevelt) named CCAC Freshman of the Year
Jackie Errico (North Central) named to CCIW First Team All-Conference

2018 Grade School Tourney results
8th Grade                                           
1st- Troy
2nd- St. Michael's
3rd- Incarnation
4th- Memorial
Cons. 1st- Our Lady of the Woods
Cons. 2nd- St. Patricia

7th Grade
1st- Troy
2nd- St. Mary's
3rd- Dolton
Cons. 1st- Prairie Hill JH
Cons. 2nd- Heritage