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By Rob Valentin
The end of an era arrived Friday for Hinsdale Central as the Red Devils fell to West Aurora 60-55 in the 4A East Aurora Sectional championship..
All five starters for Hinsdale Central (24-7) were seniors and every point was scored by seniors.
"I couldn't ask for a better group of guys to coach," head coach Nick Latorre said about the seniors. "Everything that they did on and off the court was spectacular. I just can't say enough nice things about what they brought to our program.
"It was four consecutive years of hard work, being disciplined, being unselfish, just following through on all the things we as coaches talk about day in and day out. They brought it every single day in every area, around school, with their families, with other kids in our program. ... READ MORE
Evan Boudreaux 6-7, Sr. F, Lake Forest
Dartmouth recruit. Led Scouts to 28-2 season, regional championship and Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament title. Averaging 25 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks. Two-time Jack Tosh MVP, holds tournament records for career points and rebounds.
Micah Bradford 5-11, Jr. G, Bradley-Bourbonnais
Bradley-Bourbonnais, One of the state’s elite juniors. Led Boilermakers to 20-7 record. Averaged 22 points and six assists. Shot 55 percent from the field, 36 percent from 3-point range and 78% from the free-throw line. Very solid on the defensive end with 64 steals.
Jalen Brunson 6-2, Sr. G, Stevenson
Villanova recruit, 2015 Sun-Times Player of the Year, McDonald’s All-American, Jordan Brand All-American. Led Stevenson to a second place finish in Class 4A in 2013 and third place in 2014. Scored 56 points in the state semifinals against Young ... READ MORE
By Rob Valentin
March 13, 2015
A sectional title is within reach for Hinsdale Central, but the Red Devils will need to beat a coaching legend to do it..
The Red Devils head west for a 7 p.m. Friday showdown with West Aurora in the Class 4A East Aurora Sectional championship.
Hinsdale Central hasn't won a sectional title since 1997, but don't expect the Red Devils to wilt under the bright lights.
"This is the farthest we've gone in a while, but it's more about focusing on the game and not what it's worth," Hinsdale Central enter Matt Rafferty said. "It would be huge to win but we need to focus and stay within ourselves."
While the No. 4-seeded Red Devils (25-6) try to approach it as any other game, they know they're going to have ... READ MORE
March 13 10:37 p.m.
West Aurora coach Gordon Kerkman said that senior Roland Griffin has a lot of talent, he just has to be more consistent with it. On Friday, in the East Aurora 4A Sectional championship game against Hinsdale Central, Griffin showed the kind of talent that makes the Blackhawks serious contenders for a state title.
The 6-6 forward was unstoppable as he poured in 31 points in a thrilling 60-55 win for West Aurora over the Red Devils.
Griffin had 16 points in the first half and turned it up another gear in the third quarter in an effort to blow Hinsdale Central out of the gym. It appeared like it was mission accomplished for Griffin when he ended the third quarter on his own personal 5-0 run, which included a spectacular floater in the lane. ... READ MORE