By Brad Spencer
Ka’Darryl Bell, the OPRF boys basketball team’s starting guard, has been cleared to play this weekend.
The 6-foot-1 Bell, a junior averaging 14.5 points per game this season, suffered a tailbone injury near the conclusion of OPRF’s 61-49 loss to Hinsdale Central on Feb. 4. He did not play in the Huskies’ 66-43 thumping of Ridgewood the following night.
OPRF head coach Matt Maloney said Wednesday night that Bell had been cleared to play by his doctor.
“We’ll be at full-strength for the most part and ready to go,” said Maloney, whose team hosts Proviso West Friday night (7:30 p.m.) and travels to Lyons Township on Saturday (6 p.m.). If the Lions defeat Downers Grove North tonight, it will push their West Suburban (Silver) Conference win-streak to nine games. The Huskies, who last season halted an LT win-streak at 22 games in a televised contest, fell to the Lions 76-56 in Oak Park last month.