Downers South slips by Lyons in OT for title


Downers South slips by Lyons in OT for title

Friday, Dec. 31, 2010
8:24 PM

By Seamus Brennan

Paul Maggiore will remember Thursday night for the rest of his life.

Not only did his Downers Grove South club win the York championship by defeating Lyons 56-55 in an overtime thriller, but it did so with him as head coach for the first time at the varsity level. Mustangs head coach Jay Baum was suspended because he was ejected in Wednesdays contest.

We all wish Jay could have been here, but we had to go out there and take care of business, Maggiore said. Its a great feeling to win this really competitive tournament.

Fans in attendance got every pennys worth Thursday night as Jamall Millison hit a game-winning shot with three seconds left in overtime.

It felt good when it left my hands, Millison said. I knew it was going in.

Lyons guard Nick Zeisloft hit one of two free throws with 34 seconds left in regulation to make it 47-47 and forced overtime.

But overtime would be Millisons time to shine as he scored four of his nine points in the frame.

After Zeisloft hit a NBA-distance three-pointer with 42 seconds left in overtime to put Lyons up 55-52, Millison hit two free throws with 21 seconds left to cut Lyons lead to one.

Spencer Mahoney missed the front end of a one-and-one to set up Millisons game-winner.

Jerron Wilburt was spectacular in the contest, leading all scorers with 22 points and was named tournament MVP after the game.

It feels great, Wilburt said. It wasnt the same without Baum here, but Im proud of how I played and how my team played.

Zeisloft led Lyons with 18 points. It was Lyons second year in a row being in the York title game after winning it last year.

We have good players, Lyons coach Tom Sloan said. They make it easy for me and it says a lot about our kids.

2019 NHL Draft Profile: C Jack Hughes

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2019 NHL Draft Profile: C Jack Hughes

From June 10-20, Charlie Roumeliotis will profile one top prospect per day — 11 total — leading up to the 2019 NHL Draft as the Blackhawks prepare to pick third overall.

Jack Hughes

Position: Center
Height: 5-foot-11
Weight: 170 pounds
Shoots: Left

Scouting report from draft expert Adam Kimelman:

The most talented player in the draft should be the first one selected. The 18-year-old has a package of skating, passing, vision and hockey sense that's reminiscent of Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane."

NHL player comparable: Connor McDavid/Patrick Kane

Fit for Blackhawks:

Listen, we know. Hughes isn't going to be on the board at No. 3. But let's dream just for one minute because when the Blackhawks jumped into the top-three on lottery night, the thought crept into everyone's minds.

Hughes is one of the most talented players to ever come out of the United States National Development Program, and is the most pro-ready out of any prospect in this year's draft. He could step onto an NHL team tomorrow and play in a top-six role seamlessly. 

Stylistically, Hughes' game is reminiscent of McDavid and Kane: A playmaker, goal scorer, smooth skater, unreal vision, high hockey IQ. He is the complete package. And just wait until he adds some muscle to his frame under the care of an NHL organization.

If the Blackhawks landed the No. 1 overall pick, their center depth for the next 7-8 years could've consisted of Hughes, Dylan Strome and Jonathan Toews. Alright, now back to reality. 

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Cubs split Crosstown and Adbert Alzolay is called up


Cubs Talk Podcast: Cubs split Crosstown and Adbert Alzolay is called up

Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki check in from Wrigley Field after the Cubs split the first leg of the Crosstown Classic with the White Sox.

Kelly and Tony discuss the breaking news of top pitching prospect Adbert Alzolay's promotion to the big leagues and what his role could be with the Cubs (2:15), and assess where the Cubs stand as they continue their long homestand, including the recent offensive downturn and Yu Darvish taking a step forward (7:30).

Cubs Talk Podcast