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Boys basketball concludes season after falling to top-ranked Curie

Team reaches Regional Championship for third year in row
Caleb Greer ‘24 stares down the basket in anticipation of shooting a fourth quarter free-throw in the Regional Championship against Curie High School on Feb. 24 (Klos/LION).

The following photo gallery includes photos from the Blackout game against Stagg on Feb. 17, the first round state playoff game against St. Ignatius on Feb. 22, and the Sectional Championship game against Curie on Feb. 24.

Boys basketball concluded its 2023-2024 season on Friday, Feb. 23, after falling 46-55 to the No. 1 ranked Curie Condors in the Regional Championship played on LT’s home court.

Finishing with an overall record of 12-17, the Lions held notable wins over conference rivals Hinsdale Central and York, as well as Oswego East and, most recently, Saint Ignatius College Prep in the first round of the state playoffs on Wednesday, Feb. 21. 

The Lions defeated a tough Saint Ignatius team led by Phoenix Gill ‘25, son of former University of Illinois star Kendall Gill, who went on to be a top-five pick in the NBA draft and an NBA all-star. Gill’s 25 points weren’t enough to top the Lions and secure the playoff win for Saint Ignatius, whereas Brady Chambers’ ‘24 double-double–made up of 17 points and 14 rebounds–led to a 70-62 LT win. 

The Lions then went on to face the No. 1 ranked team in the state, as well as the Chicago Public League Champions, Curie Metropolitan High School. LT defeated Curie in the Regional Championship 49-46 in 2023, and 44-41 in 2022, which snapped Curie’s streak of seven consecutive regional championships prior to 2022. Although LT commanded a slim 17-15 lead at halftime, Curie prevailed through their unusually slow start and scored 40 second half points to advance to the Sectional Championship to be played on Friday, March 1 at Riverside-Brookfield High School. Brady Chambers ‘24 once again led the way for LT with 12 points and six rebounds. Curie’s Will Gonzalez ‘24 led all scorers with 25 points. 

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