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H.S. Boy’s Basketball: Joliet West, Joliet Central and Bolingbrook advance to sectionals

Alex Ortiz | 3/3/2017, 9:53 p.m.
The top three boy's basketball teams in the area win their regional titles and advance to sectionals.
Joliet West was one of three local teams to win their regional titles and advance to sectionals on Friday. Photo by Alex Ortiz

The top three teams in the area punched their tickets to the next round of the IHSA boy’s basketball playoffs.

Joliet West 72, Romeoville 44

The Spartans did not give the 2nd seed Tigers of West as much of a run for their money as they did in the teams’ last meeting on January 27 in Romeoville. The young Spartans came within three points of winning that first game, but were never really in reach down the stretch of this rematch.

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H.S. Boys Basketball: Joliet West wins regional final vs. Romeoville

The two big guns for the Tigers, Teyvion Kirk and Trepan Bell, scored 21 and 16 points respectively to lead their team.

Joliet Central 59, Lincoln-Way East 49

Central also earned its second-straight regional title as the Steelmen knocked off the Griffins. Senior guards Jose Grubbs led his team with 17 points and Jomarre McNair had 10.

Joliet West and Joliet Central will face off in the sectional semifinal game on Wednesday March 8 at 7 p.m. at Lincoln-Way East high school.

Bolingbrook 63, Lemont 54

In the Orland Park (Sandburg) Regional Final, the top-seeded Raiders were in a close match with Lemont as the two teams were tied 27-27 at halftime. But Bolingbrook was able to take it home late with the victory.

Bolingbrook will play West Aurora, which won over Neuqua Valley in its game on Friday, in the sectional semifinals. The game will be on Tuesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at Lincoln-Way East.

You can see the rest of the playoff brackets here.