Elite Eight Matchups Are Now Set
March 17, 2004
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Peoria Central (29-2) vs Chicago Farragut (29-3)
Lots of talent on display with a Peoria Central team that features 6-7 Shaun Livingston (Duke), 6-2 Brandon Lee (Northwestern) and 6-6 Dustin Warfield (Lewis). Chicago Farragut counters with 6-8 Ollie Bailey (Rutgers), 6-3 super-sophomore Chris Singletary and 6-4 Emmanuel Little.
Chicago Simeon (28-4) vs Carbondale (27-5)
6-0 Justin Dentmon (Illinois State) has risen to the challenge and put Carbondale on his back. Chicago Simeon brings a frontline of 6-6 Calvin Brock, 6-6 Anthony Newell and 6-6 Brandon Alexander.
West Aurora (30-1) vs Hoffman Estates (30-2)
Hoffman Estates is a team that plays great defense, and features a stellar backcourt in 5-10 Jon Reibel (Rollins) and 6-3 Bryan Mead. West Aurora likewise plays great defense, and is loaded with talent. 6-9 Shaun Pruitt (Illinois), 6-5 Justin Cerasoli (Seton Hall), 6-2 Jaeh Thomas and super-sophomore 6-2 Travis Marion lead the West Aurora attack.
Homewood-Flossmoor (29-2) vs Moline (Moline 28-2)
Homewood-Flossmoor is playing their best basketball of the season. The Vikings are led by 6-0 Excell Hardy, 6-8 Julian Wright and 6-8 Cyrus Tate. Moline’s balanced attack is headed by 6-0 Wes McCorkle, 6-5 super-sophomore Paul Bayer and 6-8 Kyle Lasek (Western Illinois).