Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Hoops Thoughts: Shannon beats Andrew
By Scott Powers
1. Thornwood’s 57-55 win over Andrew sounded like a fun one. Thornwood’s Johnte Shannon sank a game-winning 3-pointer with 11.5 seconds left. Andrew had been up 51-45 during the fourth quarter. Thornwood’s Darrell Combs, a Loyola recruit, had 24 points. Andrew’s Jubril Adekoya had 26 points and 10 rebounds in the loss, which was only the Thunderbolts’ second this season. The win gave Thornwood at least a share of SouthWest Suburban Red title. It hasn’t won the conference crown since 2002.
2. Belleville East junior guard and Illinois recruit Malcolm Hill is having a stellar season. Hill is averaging 23.3 points, which second best in the St. Louis area. On Tuesday, he blocked a potential game-winning shot to secure an upset over Collinsville, which is 23-4 overall. He had a team-high 19 points in the win.
3. Crete-Monee’s Laquon Treadwell is a big-time football prospect, but he’s pretty good at basketball, too. Treadwell had another strong game Tuesday, scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in a 61-54 win over T.F. South. Maybe someone can convince him to play both sports in college.