CSN Chicago will have cameras covering the biggest high school basketball games across Chicagoland for another basketball edition of High School Lites. Catch the show live at 11 p.m. Friday on CSN and streaming at CSNChicago.com.
This week's show has some quality rivalry games as we get to see some great highlights.
We'll have highlights from the Central Suburban North, North Suburban, Southwest Prairie, Southwest Suburban Blue, Southland and Upstate Eight River.
This week's Viewers' Choice Game of the Week had the highest number of votes we've seen this season as we're heading to the Dog Pound as Zion-Benton plays Waukegan.
And this week's Wintrust Athlete of the Week is Whitney Young senior Lucas Williamson as the guard is having an outstanding senior season.
No. 1 Bolingbrook at Homewood-Flossmoor, 7:00 p.m. -- These two meet for the third time this season as the unbeaten Raiders go on the road to play the Vikings. Bolingbrook (22-0, 7-0) has already beaten H-F at home and for the title in the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic this season. Homewood-Flossmoor (16-9, 4-3) is still dangerous as they try to separate themselves from a crowded pack in the middle of the SouthWest Suburban Blue.
St. Charles East at No. 11 Geneva, 7:00 p.m. -- Another unbeaten is on High School Lites as the Vikings (25-0, 9-0) host a tough St. Charles East team. The Saints (15-7, 6-2) have a talented junior in Justin Hardy as they lost to Geneva at home on Jan. 21. The Vikings have a steady sophomore guard in Jack McDonald and plenty of weapons around him.
Hillcrest at No. 21 T.F. North, 6:00 p.m. -- Huge matchup of conference unbeatens in the South Suburban Blue as Hillcrest heads to T.F. North. The Hawks (16-6, 10-0) have kings of the conference over two and a half decades as they battle a hot team in T.F. North. This is the start of a huge final stretch for the Meteors (18-3, 10-0) as they have three of their last four against the top teams in the conference.
Highland Park at Maine West, 7:30 p.m. -- This game went to overtime the first two teams played as this should be a good one in the Central Suburban North. Highland Park (12-10, 6-2) is in a battle with Deerfield for the conference lead. Maine West (13-7, 5-3) has won three straight games as new head coach Tom Prokopij has a balanced team that has had a big turnaround from last season.
Oswego at Oswego East, (girls and boys games) 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. -- This crosstown rivalry should be a fun doubleheader in the Southwest Prairie. On the boys side, Oswego (8-14, 5-5) had won four straight games until a loss at Minooka. Oswego East (12-10, 6-4) is coming off of a one-point loss to Downers South earlier this week. In the girls game Oswego East (21-4, 12-0) is a state title contender as they'll be heavily favored over Oswego (8-16, 4-7).
Naperville North at Neuqua Valley, 7:30 p.m. -- Red-hot Naperville North heads to DuPage Valley rival Neuqua Valley in this one. The Huskies (18-4, 10-2) have won 12 straight games as they are a likely top-25 team if they win this one. Neuqua Valley (11-13, 4-8) will try to bounce back after losing the first matchup between these two teams on Jan. 7.
Rich South at Bloom, 6:30 p.m. -- Bloom tries to stay unbeaten in the Southland as they host Rich South. The Blazing Trojans (16-6, 7-0) have hovered in and out of the CSN Preps Power Rankings this season as they won the first matchup on Jan. 6. Rich South (13-8, 4-3) has won three straight and is looking to prove themselves with a signature win before the playoffs.
Viewers' Choice Game of the Week
Zion-Benton at Waukegan, 7:00 p.m. -- We head to the Dog Pound for this week's Viewers' Choice Game of the week for a great rivalry in the North Suburban. Waukegan (14-7, 6-3) is talented and features a solid sophomore nucleus and a talented senior in Carson Newsome. Zion-Benton (17-8, 7-3) is currently just ahead of Waukegan in the standings as they both try to catch up to Stevenson.