The T.F. North girls basketball team used two ineligible players in Thursday's 53-36 win over Evergreen Park and must forfeit.
First-year coach Chris Pruitt used two sophomores who played in the sophomore game. South Suburban Conference rules state a player cannot play at more than one level in one day.
"I was going by the IHSA (Illinois High School Association) rules and I did not know it was wrong," Pruitt said. "I feel bad for our girls because they played hard and it was our first win."
North athletic director Dale Pietranczyk said it was an honest mistake and he did not know Pruitt was unaware of the SSC's rule.
Pruitt said the two girls who played did not make a difference in the outcome.
"They scored like four or five points and we won by 17," Pruitt said. "I know the rules now." -- Mike Nieto
Marian Catholic 57, Maine West 14: Teniya Page had a game-high 14 points, as the Spartans cruised to the rout. Marian Catholic (6-0) was up 17-0 early and never looked back, taking a commanding 33-9 lead at halftime. Ashton Millender added 11 points and five rebounds.
Marian Catholic 60, Rich East 50: Tyler Ulis had a game-high 27 points, adding five assists and five steals to lead the Spartans (4-1) past the Rockets (1-1).
Ki-Jana Crawford added 11 points for the Spartans, who finished 7-for-11 from 3-point range.
The Spartans outscored Rich East 19-10 in the fourth quarter to ensure the win.
Homewood-Flossmoor 56, Joliet West 53: Maurius Hill's double-double led the No. 1 Vikings (5-0, 1-0) to the SouthWest Suburban Blue win.
Hill had 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Rashaan Surles had 14 points and six rebounds.
Thornwood 70, Thornridge 61: Donte Thomas' 27 points paced the Thunderbirds (3-2, 1-0) past the Falcons (1-4, 0-1) in the SouthWest Suburban Red.
Thornridge's Victor Trout had 22 points.
Thornton 56, Andrew 53: Three players scored in double figures as the Wildcats (1-3, 1-0) topped the Thunrderbolts in a SouthWest Suburban game.
Justin Taylor led the way with 18 points and six rebounds. Da'Marques Turner had 14 points and Justin Montgomery had 10.
Brother Rice 60, Mount Carmel 38: Gabe Grant's 14 led the Caravan (1-4, 0-1) in the Catholic League loss.