Former OPRF basketball star Iman Shumpert scored a career-high 30 points to lead Georgia Tech to a 73-71 victory over North Carolina two weeks ago.
Shumpert, a sophomore guard for the Yellow Jackets, is leading the team in scoring average with 13.6 points per game, despite sitting out six games this season with a knee injury.
The OPRF graduate and the Yellow Jackets will be on ESPN Feb. 4 (7 p.m.) when they face Duke. As of this writing, Georgia Tech was 13-5 overall.
IHSA releases drug-test results
In the wake of a plea from Maine South head football coach Dave Inserra to clear the air of false rumors that many of his players had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs following their Class 8A State Championship victory in November, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) last week released the results of its drug-testing program from the fall season.
In a press release, the IHSA said there were zero positive test results among the 141 tests conducted during the fall sports seasons, which included girls swimming, boys soccer and football. Of the 141 student-athletes tested, 117 student-athletes were tested for anabolic steroids and 24 student-athletes were tested for stimulants.
Smith, Athlete of the Week
Oak Park resident and Trinity grad, Marché Smith, was named Athlete of the Week for the second week in a row for her play as a forward on the Concordia University Chicago women’s basketball team.
Smith recorded 26 points and eight steals in the Cougars’ Jan. 20 game against the Milwaukee School of Engineering. The eight steals tied her career single-game high set just two weeks prior against Aurora University. Smith’s 26 points came on 9-of-17 shooting (2-of-3 from three-point range) and 6-of-7 at the free-throw line. She moved into fourth place on the Concordia women’s all-time scoring list with 1,151 points and is now 92 points behind career leader Amy Gibson.
Triton hoops rolling
The Triton men’s basketball team picked up its 11th-straight victory on Saturday by downing Wright College 78-71.
The Trojans are currently 16-7 overall and a perfect 8-0 in the North Central Community College Conference.
-Compiled by Brad Spencer