Images: Benet Academy edges Chicago Simeon, 49-48 in boys basketball state semifinal

 
 
Updated 3/20/2016 2:25 PM

Benet Academy edged Chicago Simeon 49-48 in the semifinals of the Class 4A boys basketball tournament at Carver Arena in Peoria on Friday. The Redwings advance to play Chicago Curie for the title Saturday night.

Benet players acknowledge the crowd after the win.
  Benet players acknowledge the crowd after the win.
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Benet's Liam Lyman, right, and Simeon's Josh Thomas battle for a loose ball.
  Benet's Liam Lyman, right, and Simeon's Josh Thomas battle for a loose ball.
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Benet's Daniel Sobolewski, right, drives past Simeon's Josh Thomas.
  Benet's Daniel Sobolewski, right, drives past Simeon's Josh Thomas.
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Benet's Jason Malonga, left, passes with Simeon's Ben Coupet defending.
  Benet's Jason Malonga, left, passes with Simeon's Ben Coupet defending.
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Benet's Daniel Sobolewski defends against Simeon's Kamari Thornton.
  Benet's Daniel Sobolewski defends against Simeon's Kamari Thornton.
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Benet's Jason Malonga, right, drives past Simeon's Zach Norvell.
  Benet's Jason Malonga, right, drives past Simeon's Zach Norvell.
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Benet's Daniel Sobolewski, right, drives to the hoop on Simeon's Josh Thomas.
  Benet's Daniel Sobolewski, right, drives to the hoop on Simeon's Josh Thomas.
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Benet's Jason Malonga, drives past Simeon's Zach Norvell.
  Benet's Jason Malonga, drives past Simeon's Zach Norvell.
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Benet's Jason Malonga drives past Simeon's Zach Norvell.
  Benet's Jason Malonga drives past Simeon's Zach Norvell.
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Benet's James Dockery drives on Simeon's Evan Gilyard.
  Benet's James Dockery drives on Simeon's Evan Gilyard.
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Benet's Daniel Sobolewski drives the lane.
  Benet's Daniel Sobolewski drives the lane.
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Benet's Jack Nolan shoots over Simeon's KeJuan Clements.
  Benet's Jack Nolan shoots over Simeon's KeJuan Clements.
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Benet's Daniel Sobolewski, right, drives past Simeon's Kamari Thornton.
  Benet's Daniel Sobolewski, right, drives past Simeon's Kamari Thornton.
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Benet's Daniel Sobolewski, right, drives past Simeon's Kamari Thornton.
  Benet's Daniel Sobolewski, right, drives past Simeon's Kamari Thornton.
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Benet's Jason Malonga looks to shoot as Simeon's Evan Gilyard defends.
  Benet's Jason Malonga looks to shoot as Simeon's Evan Gilyard defends.
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From left, Benet's Jason Malonga, Benet's Jack Nolan and Benet's Brendan Walsh celebrate after the win.
  From left, Benet's Jason Malonga, Benet's Jack Nolan and Benet's Brendan Walsh celebrate after the win.
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From left, Benet's Jason Malonga, Benet's Jack Nolan and Benet's Brendan Walsh celebrate aftre the win.
  From left, Benet's Jason Malonga, Benet's Jack Nolan and Benet's Brendan Walsh celebrate aftre the win.
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Benet's Jason Malonga celebrates.
  Benet's Jason Malonga celebrates.
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Benet's Jack Nolan controls a loose ball.
  Benet's Jack Nolan controls a loose ball.
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Benet's Daniel Sobolewski celebrates a three-pointer.
  Benet's Daniel Sobolewski celebrates a three-pointer.
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Benet Head Coach Gene Heidkamp calls for a timeout.
  Benet Head Coach Gene Heidkamp calls for a timeout.
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Benet's Daniel Sobolewski, right,  drives on Simeon's Kamari Thornton.
  Benet's Daniel Sobolewski, right, drives on Simeon's Kamari Thornton.
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Benet's Jack Nolan reacts late in the game.
  Benet's Jack Nolan reacts late in the game.
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Benet's Jason Malonga drives.
  Benet's Jason Malonga drives.
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Benet's Liam Lyman draws a foul from Simeon's Antwan Campbell and Simeon's Ben Coupet.
  Benet's Liam Lyman draws a foul from Simeon's Antwan Campbell and Simeon's Ben Coupet.
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Players on the Benet bench react after beating Simeon.
  Players on the Benet bench react after beating Simeon.
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Benet's Daniel Sobolewski celebrates.
  Benet's Daniel Sobolewski celebrates.
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Benet cheerleaders celebrate.
  Benet cheerleaders celebrate.
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Benet cheerleaders celebrate.
  Benet cheerleaders celebrate.
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Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
  Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
  Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
  Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
  Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
  Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
  Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
  Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
  Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
  Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
  Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
  Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
  Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
  Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
  Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
  Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
  Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
  Images from the Benet Academy vs. Chicago Simeon IHSA Class 4A boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 18 in Peoria.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
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