Bogan, East St. Louis to meet for Class 3A title
The second and fourth-ranked teams in Class 3A, Chicago Bogan and East St. Louis, will meet Saturday for the state championship at Carver Arena in Peoria after winning their respective semifinals on Friday afternoon. Neither school has ever won a boys basketball state title.
No. 2 Bogan 51, DePaul Prep 31: Rashawn Agee scored 13 points and hauled down 15 rebounds as the Bengals, playing in their first state final tournament, advanced over DePaul Prep, which, after beating St. Viator for a sectional championship, came into the Final Four via a double forfeit that prevented the Rams from playing in a supersectional.
Jordan Booker added 10 points for Bogan (30-3), which hit six 3-pointers while making 21 of 48 shots from the floor.
Perry Cowan led DePaul Prep (24-10) with 14 points and 10 rebounds. The Rams, who trailed 27-13 at halftime, shot just 11 of 44 for the game.
No. 4 East St. Louis 47, Peoria Manual 48: Terrence Hargrove Jr. led the Flyers (29-6) with 19 points and 12 rebounds while Jashawn Anderson had 14 points.
ESL used a 13-8 fourth quarter to break open a close game.
Rolando Brown led Manual, which was denied a shot at its sixth state title, with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Quintez Edwards added 9 points for the Rams, who were just 15 of 50 shooting (30 percent) for the game.