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Elite Proviso East Athletes To Be Honored During ‘Night Of Champions’

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 || By Marty Farmer/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The Proviso East men’s basketball team during a game last season. | File  

On Wednesday, June 20, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Dominican University in River Forest, the Forest Park Review, in conjunction with sister publications Wednesday Journal of Oak Park-River Forest and Riverside-Brookfield Landmark, with sponsor state Senator Don Harmon, will present the fourth annual Night of Champions.

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Proviso East Girls Basketball Team Loses to Morgan Park, 60-41

By Bob Narang, The Chicago Tribune || December 13, 2013

Morgan Park displayed equal parts good and bad during Friday’s game against Proviso East in the ChiTown Showdown at Young High School.

The No. 18 Mustangs closed an up-and-down contest with a stellar fourth-quarter defensive effort in a 60-41 victory.

For every highlight-reel run, the Mustangs (5-0) had a turnover-filled segment. But they survived with four players in double figures.

“We’re a work in progress,” first-year Morgan Park coach Kedonica Taylor said. “We had some mental lapses because our bench is small right now.

The Mustangs relied on guards Cachet Johnson (14 points), Bhrea Griffin (11 points) and Shami Goodman (11) to force turnovers, control the tempo and take over the game when needed.

“I felt like we were rushing and we needed to calm down,” Goodman said. “Overall, we had a good game.”

The Pirates (6-2) whittled a double-digit deficit to 35-29 with 10 straight points just before halftime. The Mustangs’ pressure defense ignited an 11-0 spurt during a five-minute stretch that spilled into the third quarter to take a 54-33 lead after a basket by Johnson.

Proviso East’s upset bid was washed away after it missed 10 straight shots during a 12-possession span until ending Morgan Park’s run with a basket with just under three minutes left in regulation.

“I thought my two seniors, Bhrea and Shami, played really well,” Taylor said. “We had too many turnovers and missed layups, but we’ll get better.”

The Mustangs forced eight fourth-quarter turnovers but committed nine. Taylor said the Mustangs missed junior Tyana Porter (knee injury). Junior Tammy Russell had 12 points for the Mustangs.

“Our coach said we had to limit them to 10 points a quarter,” Goodman said. “We played good defense in the fourth.”

Player of the game: Bhrea Griffin, Morgan Park, 11 points, 9 steals.

Key performers: Proviso East — Cina McCray, 11 points, 3 steals; Savannah Clark, 9 points. Morgan Park — Cachet Johnson, 14 points, 3 steals; Shami Goodman, 11 points, 2 3-pointers. VFP

Proviso East Girls Basketball Team Steamrolls Leyden, 69-22

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Article updated: 12/12/2013 10:34 PM

By John Leusch

Proviso East girls basketball coach Ezra PridGeon stressed the importance for his Pirates to play four quarters in every game, regardless of the opponent.

“We must play hard every second and every minute of every quarter,” he said.

Everything seemed to click for the Pirates on Thursday night in Northlake.

With 6-foot senior forward Tia Barlow scoring 14 points and 6-foot junior forward Jasmine Levy reaching double figures with 11, Proviso East used a solid all-around effort to defeat the Eagles 69-22 in the West Suburban Gold match.

Even in victory, PridGeon knew the Eagles (3-4, 0-3) were a team his Pirates (5-4, 3-0) could not overlook.

“They’re aggressive,” the veteran Pirates coach said. “They are a team you have to be ready to play. They are well-prepared and we don’t take them or anyone lightly in our conference.”

The Eagles, playing their second game without freshman point guard Artasia Gusman (illness), kept things close in the first five minutes before the visitors used a 9-1 run to close out the period with a 16-5 advantage.

The Pirates outrebounded the smaller Eagles, taking advantage of second and third shots on offense.

“Rebounding hurt us the most,” said junior guard Alondra Chavarria, who is averaging 18.4 points. “We don’t have the height of other teams so we have to box out all the time.”

The Eagles have a lot of time to work on that and other things before their next game. They do not play until Dec. 23 at the St. Viator tournament.

“We didn’t box out and they would get a fifth or sixth shot sometimes,” said Leyden coach Drewann Pancratz, a former standout basketball and volleyball player for Schaumburg High School and Carthage College.

“And we didn’t shoot well (6-of-27 from the field and 10-of-25 at the free throw line). We had the shots we wanted and 80 percent of our shots are layups but we didn’t hit them so that didn’t help. We did OK against their press but we didn’t finish.”

Freshman Autumn McGee finished with 7 points while Chavarria had five, all at the free throw line.

Six other Eagles (junior Jannely Hernandez, junior Catherine Elliot, senior Liz McCluskey, sophomore Rebecca Miranda, senior Alyssa Aiello and sophomore Gianna Grande) all contributed at least a point.

“Our freshmen (McGee and Gusman) have played huge roles right off the bat,” Pancratz said. “Sometimes I have to remind myself they’re only freshmen.”

Gusman has been a big factor controlling the Eagles’ offense.

“She is kind of growing in her role, she is composed and kind of dictates everything we do,” Pancratz said. “Autumn (McGee) is getting a lot more aggressive and her confidence is on the rise. We’re excited for both of their futures.”

PridGeon sees a future for the young Eagles, too.

“I give their coaches credit,” he said. “They’ve turned things around and their kids play hard. We respect that.”

Chavarria said the Eagles are ready to move forward.

“We are hoping to get our point guard (Gusman) back soon,” she added. “And we have to start working as a team. We have to stay positive no matter what the score of the game is.”

“We need to be more positive,” McGee added. “Even if we are not on the court, we have to support those who are.” VFP