Lake Forest clinched their division title Friday night with a 60-59 double overtime win over Lake Zurich. Vogrich scored 9 of his 19 points during a 17-0 run that helped get the Scouts back in the game.
â€˜â€˜We just didnâ€™t play very well for most of the game,â€™â€™ Vogrich said. â€˜â€˜We did just enough to win and we got a little lucky. But itâ€™s so nice to win the division.â€™â€™
Vogrich broke the Lake Forest career scoring record previously held by former Michigan Wolverine Rob Pelinka.
Vogrich said that becoming the all-time scoring leader for Lake Forest was a preseason goal. “As far as individual stuff goes, he said, “I’d really like to make first-team all-state too.”
Vogrich had 19 points in a 53-35 victory over Stevenson. He followed that up with a game high 13 points and 9 rebounds in a 43-26 win over Highland Park.
â€œI think our legs were a little tired so a lot of our shots were short,â€ Vogrich said. â€œEverybody on our team shot poorly from the three-point line, but we found a way to win. If they only score 26 points, you can score more than that, usually.â€
Windward pulled off a huge 61-57 win over Campbell Hall, one of their biggest rivals. Darius had a game-high 20 points in the win which broke Campbell Hall’s 62 game conference winning streak.
Windward closed out their regular season on 10 game win streak and drew the #1 seed in their sectional. They will open sectional play this Wednesday versus Bishop Diego. Morris has been playing great lately and hopefully he can continue to lead Windward through the playoffs.
- Scouting Report/Video: Big win for Morris, Windward ($)
TheWolverine scouting report and video from the Campbell Hall game
- Southern Section Playoff Drawings (excel)
Morris plays in Div. V-A and their biggest threat is La Verne Lutheran.
Blake has had his ups and downs this season playing with a new team but Worcester continues to have a solid season. Blake had a great effort in a 95-88 loss to Winchendon last week. Blake went for 10 points and added 2 blocks and was very effective on the full court press.
There is plenty of Worcester footage on YouTube courtesy of worcesterhoops so be sure to keep an eye on that as well.
Jordan is another guy that has had his ups and downs this year. Jordan had a big game against Brother Rice, he scored 26 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in the win.
Eso Akunne (pref. walk on)
Eso continued his solid play for Gabriel Richard. Akunne nearly went for a triple double against Bishop Folley with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists. Eso has been great all season long and has kept on rolling, scoring right around 20 points every game. His teammate, junior Josh Herbeck, hit five three pointers in a blowout win over Notre Dame prep.
I really want Angus Brandt in this class. Brandt hasn’t necessarily been dominant but he would definitely impact Michigan’s front line next year. It becomes more clear every day how much more size this team needs. I don’t know where a scholarship would come from and I don’t want to speculate but it would be very nice to add him to the mix next year. In his most recent performance, Angus had 7 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 blocks in a loss to Mount Carmel.
Hardaway had 8 points in the fourth quarter to lead Palmetto to a 65-63 win over South Dade in the district semi-finals. Hardaway finished with 29 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists. Palmetto was knocked out in the district final to Coral Reef, 73-64. Hardaway had 16 points in the loss including a three pointer.
The versatille wing forward from Las Vegas has led Palo Verde to a 20-4 regular season record while averaging 18 points. A recent newspaper update with Morgan claims offers from UNLV, Michigan, and Texas Tech. Michigan looks to be in a very good spot with Moses and Palo Verde kicks off their playoffs Tuesday night at home versus SW Western.
A bit of an abbreviated version for other recruits for this week.
- Alex Dragicevich continues to be one to watch and Rivals has the latest ($).
- Cameron Ayers is also still on the list but probably a bit more of a tier-2 guy, Rivals update here ($).
- 6-5 junior wing forward Devin Oliver from Kalamazoo Central is starting to make some noise with his stellar play. Rivals posted an update with Oliver (pictured above) here ($).
- Southeastern and Pershing will battle in the PSL Championship this Friday. Pershing features MSU bound Keith Appling and Derrick Nix while Southeastern features talented sophomores Brandan Kearney and Percy Gibson as well as numerous other division 1 football and basketball prospects.
- I probably missed a few updates, posting corrections and additions in the comments is encouraged.