Despite 22 points from Caleb Jonkman, the Illiana Christian boys basketball team fell to Carver Military, 78-71, Friday in the Class 2A Carver Military Regional final.
The Vikings (17-11) cold not sop the Challengers down the stretch. Illiana led 43-37 at halftime.
Thornwood 56, Lincoln-Way West 42: Rashaad Alexander had 13 points and Kaliph Fagan added 12 to give The Times No. 2 Thunderbirds (22-4, 14-0) a perfect SouthWest Suburban Red season. Jon Marotta had 21 points for Lincoln-Way West (12-13, 6-8).
Homewood-Flossmoor 69, Lincoln-Way East 52: Tai Odiase scored a game-high 18 points, Kendrick Pryor added 15 and Destin Barnes had 14 to lead the Vikings (14-11, 10-4 SouthWest Suburban Blue).
Thornridge 58, Lincoln-Way North 53: Tevin Newman scored 22 points, and Darrion Robinson had 17 points and six rebounds for the Falcons (9-17, 6-8 SouthWest Suburban Red), who went on a 21-4 surge in the second quarter to take a 31-15 lead at the half before hanging on to win.
Class 2A Wilmington Regional: Braidwood Reed-Custer ended Beecher's season with a 92-63 win in the championship.
Boys swimming and diving
IHSA state meet: Marian Catholic's Joey Cifelli is in first place after the first day of diving and the IHSA state finals at Evanston Township High School.
Cifelli has 346.50 points. Loyola Academy's Christopher Canning is second with 319.40. Cifelli will compete today with a chance to win a state title after finishing second last year.
Homewood-Flossmoor's Jakobi McClellan was 34th in the 100-yard backstroke (53.91) and did not qualify for today's finals.
News and Notes
Former Thornridge A.D. dies: Ron Bonfiglio, former Thornrdige athletic director, died Thursday at his home in New Lenox.
Mount Carmel boys basketball coach Mike Flaherty was hired by Bonfiglio when he was at Thornridge.
"I was sad to hear about Ron, he was really a good guy," Flaherty said. "He was a coach's coach. He was great to work under."
There will be a visitation from 3-8 p.m. Monday at Kurtz Memorial Chapel in New Lenox.