Seton Academy (27-4) vs. Providence St. Mel (23-7)
When: 7:30 p.m. today.
Where: Joliet Central High School, 201. E. Jefferson St., Joliet.
Advancement: Winner plays either Harrisburg or Breese Central at 8:15 p.m. Friday in one Class 2A semifinal at Carver Arena in Peoria.
Seton Academy -- Kamal Shasi, 6-0, Jr., G (13.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.5 apg, 2.0 spg); Jordan Foster, 5-1, Sr., G (10 ppg., 4.0 apg, 3.0 rpg, 2.0 spg); Mark Weems, Jr., 6-2, Jr., G (18.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.5 apg); J.R. Tolliver, 6-4, Sr., F (12.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg); Russell Robinson, 6-9, Sr. F (10.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 4.0 bpg).
Providence-St. Mel -- Tevin King, 6-0, So., G (12.3 ppg); Khalil Small, 6-1, Jr., G/F (15.3 ppg); Vesper Young, 6-2, Sr., F/C (1.9 ppg); Donald Morgan Jr., 6-1, Jr., F (7.0 ppg); Teadric Anderson, 5-11, Jr., G (6.5 ppg).
Scouting report: Few teams can handle Seton's full-court press or its depth. If the Sting can force turnovers and work into a transition game, it would be to their advantage. The Sting have a size advantage, but if St. Mel can handle the press and force Seton into mistakes, the Knights would be able to control the game. Seton had a few close ones in the postseason, so it will be ready. The Sting beat Leo 48-38 for the Herscher Sectional title. It was the third time this season they beat the Lions. St. Mel beat Tilden 65-52 to win the Lisle Sectional.
Directions: Take I-80 west (there are tolls) and exit at Richards Street (No. 133). Turn left on Washington Street, turn right onto South Eastern Avenue, then take a right on East Jefferson Street. The high school is on the left. ~! Compiled by Mike Nieto