Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Brock Benson has accepted a presidential scholarship to attend Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
The following was submitted by Hinsdale South basketball coach Vince Doran: Brock Benson has accepted a presidential scholarship to attend Hope College in Holland, Michigan. The 6’8 Hinsdale South Senior averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds per game for the Hornets. He will major in Engineering and continue his basketball career for the Flying Dutchmen. Hope is a perennial division three power in men’s basketball. For more on Benson, read Patch's profile of the Hinsdale South senior.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Phil and Joe George will both compete Thursday in the state Three-Point Showdown in Peoria.
Good aim runs in the family for Joe and Phil George. The brothers and varsity Hinsdale South High School basketball players both qualified to compete Thursday in the Class 4A Three-Point Showdown at the state basketball tournament. “It is an extremely unique situation that both of them qualified to participate downstate,” said Hinsdale South Varsity Basketball Coach Vince Doran. The brothers will compete among 32 players to see who can make the most baskets in 45 seconds. Four players from the first round will qualify for the finals on Friday. The winners from each of the four class divisions will then compete Saturday to be named King of the Hill. Both Phil and George, who are shooting guards on Hinsdale South’s team, said they look …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tom Garvin scored 31 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for Hinsdale Central, who advanced to 8-4 on the season.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Hinsdale South center excels on the court and in the classroom.
The media is filled with stories of the high school basketball star who is a student of the game and little else. Hinsdale South senior Brock Benson is a student in the true sense of the word. Not only does the 6-8 center tower over most other players on the court, his accomplishments off the court actually trump his athletic talents. With a 5.23 GPA (on a 5.0 scale) and numerous prestigious extracurricular activities on his docket, Benson is being recruited by Ivy League schools such as Dartmouth. Hinsdale South coach Vince Doran said interest in Benson is picking up and that several coaches have told him they intend to scout his star player when the Hornets host their holiday tournament Dec. 27-30. “I think the longer this plays out his …
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Okoro, DeClouette come through in the clutch as host Hinsdale South wins a thriller.
A close, physical contest that goes down to the wire. That’s what you can expect when Downers Grove South and Hinsdale South meet on the basketball court. And it was the case again Saturday night as host Hinsdale South eked out a 39-36 victory in Darien. The win was the third straight for the Hornets (6-1, 3-0), who remained tied for first in the West Suburban Conference Gold Division with Proviso East. “It’s always a battle,” said Hinsdale South coach Jen Belmonte, who once played in several of the rivalry games for the Hornets. “I think it’s just the most heated rivalry ever. Both sides played great. It was a great night.” Hinsdale South took advantage of seven Downers South turnovers to grab an 11-4 lead late in the first quarter, but …
Friday, December 9, 2011
With a veteran coach's system taking hold, the Red Devils have already accumulated two-thirds of their 2010-11 win total.
Though the Hinsdale Central girls basketball team got off to a rough 1-5 start this season, a win at Proviso West Tuesday night might have gotten the Red Devils rolling. Senior captain Madison Grace called it “a breakthrough” win. “We all realized we need to work together,” Grace said of the 58-52 win against the Panthers, who were coming off a 48-29 win over Glenbard West Dec. 1, according to the Daily Herald. Grace, a center, said that when the Red Devils (2-5) play well like they did Tuesday, they’re—perhaps not surprisingly—playing as a team and making shots. “We had a lot of threes and we were working on defense,” she said. Head coach Tom McKenna, who is in the midst of his second season at Hinsdale Central after 23 years as head …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Second-year coach said he has a more experienced team than last season's that is now familiar with his style.
Last season was Nick Latorre’s first as head boys basketball coach at Hinsdale Central. The team had minimal returning varsity experience and went through plenty of growing pains en route to a 5-19 record. “It’s a whole new philosophy, a whole new style, a whole new culture,” Latorre said of his first season as a Red Devil after nine years as Driscoll Catholic’s head coach and two years as an assistant at Oswego. “This year has been much smoother to start the season out.” Latorre said it's hard to describe his philosophy in one phrase, but he said his teams practice hard, play hard, and take pride in competing. Senior forward Tom Garvin spoke to that. “I feel like I’ve never been on a team that works as hard as we do in practice,” Garvin …
Friday, February 18, 2011
A roundup of the region's news for Feb. 18.
Here are the top stories from Patch sites in your area: — Downers Grove Police on the Lookout For a Man That Tried to Get a Mother and Daughters Into His Truck — Elmhurst Ford Dealership Closing —Warm Weather Brings Flood Warnings — Eight Graders Beat Police Officers in Basketball Game
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Hinsdale South 70, Addison Trail 51: Guard Phil Geroge leads dominating second quarter.
The Hot Read: With a slim 13-12 lead late in the first quarter, Hinsdale South forward Bryson Pitts scores five unanswered points in the last minute to help spark a 22-0 Hornets run that kept the game permanently out of reach for the Blazers. The Hornets led 45-16 at the half and 64-27 after three. Addison Trail did manage to score 24 points in the fourth quarter, but it was too little, far, far too late as the Hornets cruised to their sixth conference win of the season and 15th overall. Patch’s MVP: Hornets guard Phil George scored 17 points. He hit five threes and played exceptional defense in the second quarter, picking up three key steals that helped Hinsdale South build the double-digit lead against the Blazers. Key stats: Addison …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Although the IHSA suspended Whitney Young's coach for a practice held at BRMS, there was no evidence that any individual recruiting occurred.
On Nov. 12 2010, the Whitney Young Magnet High School basketball team held practice at Burr Ridge Middle School in front of an audience of interested BRMS students. Whitney Young had a scheduling conflict at their gymnasium and Community Consolidated School District 180 officials thought it would be a good chance for the students to see the highly ranked basketball team play. The athletic department at Hinsdale South High School and the Illinois High School Association saw differently and an investigation into possible recruitment violations followed. On Feb. 4, IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman ruled that Tyrone Slaughter, Young's head basketball coach, be suspended until Feb. 14 from all team events — including contact with players …