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 features a lot of big matchups involving ranked teams as High School Lites has a lot of great games.
The Public League will be showcased extensively in this week's show as the Red-South and Red-West both have two matchups while the Red-North also has an important showdown. The ESCC will also have two big conference tilts including the game I'll be at this week No. 9 Benet taking on No. 24 St. Patrick. There is also a rematch of the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic title game as No. 10 Homewood-Flossmoor heads to No. 3 Bolingbrook in the SouthWest Suburban Blue.
This week's Wintrust Players of the Week is Crete-Monee senior guard Dwayne Rose. The Toledo commit is having a strong senior season as he's the nephew of former Simeon star Derrick Rose.
Bogan at No. 5 Morgan Park, 5:00 p.m. -- This Red-South rivalry gets renewed as Bogan heads to Morgan Park. The Bengals (9-5, 3-2) beat Brooks in conference play earlier this week as they've looked like a more complete team recently. Morgan Park (10-2, 4-1) ran past Harlan as junior guard Ayo Dosunmu is having a stellar season.
Viewers' Choice Game of the Week
Brooks at No. 1 Simeon, 5:00 p.m. -- Our Viewers' Choice Game of the Week keeps us in the Red-South as No. 1 Simeon hosts Brooks. The Wolverines (13-0, 5-0) have been the best team in the state this season as senior Evan Gilyard (UTEP) has a talented supporting cast around him. Brooks (10-6, 2-3) is trying to bounce back from the loss to Bogan earlier this week.
No. 7 Orr at No. 25 North Lawndale, 6:00 p.m. -- Both of these teams are coming off of tight Red-West wins on Wednesday. Orr (8-1, 3-1) needed a late block from junior Raekwon Drake to help secure a win over Westinghouse while North Lawndale (12-3, 3-1) took a tight win over Farragut. Senior Carlos Hines (Northern Arizona) continues to score at a high level for the Phoenix.
Lincoln Park at No. 8 Uplift, 6:15 p.m. -- An important clash in the battle of the Red-North as the Lions head to Uplift. Lincoln Park (8-7, 3-1) is trying to keep pace with Uplift as they put together a double-digit win over Lane earlier this week. Uplift (12-4, 4-0) secured a win over Taft in conference play as they rely on the Jacobs brothers, senior Demarius (Southern Illinois) and sophomore Markese (Kansas) to handle most of the scoring.
Westinghouse at No. 4 Whitney Young, 6:30 p.m. -- We head back to the Red-West in this one as Westinghouse tries to shake off a close loss to Orr. Senior Coreyon Rushin is having a solid season as he leads Westinghouse (7-7, 1-3), a team that is more dangerous than their record would appear. Whitney Young (10-4, 3-0) is coming off a road win at Marshall where senior Lucas Williamson again stepped up.
No. 9 Benet at No. 24 St. Patrick, 7:00 p.m. -- This one should be a ton of fun in the ESCC as Benet heads to St. Patrick. The Redwings (11-3, 1-1) are led by seniors Jack Nolan and Liam Lyman while junior Justin Enochs is having a solid season. St. Patrick (14-2, 2-0) is coming off a win over Niles West earlier this week. This team has talented guards like Xavier Pinson and Jalen Nelson while senior Alton Thompson is a great athlete on the wing.
Marian Catholic at No. 14 Marist, 7:00 p.m. -- The ESCC has another good one on Friday with Marian Catholic trying to end Marist's unbeaten season. The Spartans (10-5, 1-1) are led by junior point guard Chase Adams as they've played a very tough schedule so far. They'll be prepared to face unbeaten Marist (18-0, 2-0) a team that has a talented junior point guard of their own in Maurice Commander.
No. 10 Homewood-Flossmoor at No. 3 Bolingbrook, 7:00 p.m. -- This one is a rematch of the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic championship game as this time it counts in the SouthWest Suburban Blue. The Vikings (11-2, 2-0) are hoping to reverse the loss from last game while the Raiders beat De La Salle earlier this week for another good win.