Fenwick wanted a test and Fenwick got one when the Friars traveled to Wheaton North for a quad on Saturday. Providence, Joliet Township and Wheaton North are all ranked in the top 15 in the state, and their dominance showed against Fenwick.
What a difference a week makes, just ask Fenwick basketball coach John Quinn. Fresh off a disappointing showing in the Proviso West Holiday tournament, the resilient Friars (10-4) showed their true colors this weekend, with a pair of convincing wins over Providence Catholic and St. Francis (Wheaton).
Starting out sluggish in the first half, the Friars (18-1, 5-0) used a 15-0 run in the third quarter to put away East Suburban Catholic Conference foe Bishop McNamara 61-38 at the Fieldhouse on Thursday night.
Despite a strong defensive first half against Downers Grove North Friday night, missed free throws and foul trouble eventually doomed the OPRF boys' basketball team as the Huskies dropped a nail-biter in overtime 46-44.
Trinity nearly came back from a 19-point deficit to upset St. Ignatius on Friday night, but fatigue may have won out in the end. The Blazers (12-8, 3-2) suffered a 48-44 loss to their GCAC Red opponent, despite making a gallant run in the final quarter.
Youth baseball/softball registration In-person registration for 2005 Oak Park Youth Baseball/Softball will take place on Saturday, Jan. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Longfellow Center, corner of Jackson and Ridgeland.
The Dominican University Stars trailed the Concordia University Cougars for just a total of one minute and nine seconds as Dominican cruised to a 63-55 win in the Stars' Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference (NIIC) season opener at Concordia Jan. 5.