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U. of C. Maroons loses its fifth game in a row 

U. of C. Maroons loses its fifth game in a row 

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer The University of Chicago Maroons men’s basketball team would fall short of their goal after a 80-72 loss to Emory University Eagles on Sunday afternoon Jan. 15, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In the first half, the Eagles would build leads of six (10-4), nine (26-17), and eleven (38-27), earning themselves a double(…)

Kenwood Broncos suffer its worst loss of the season

Kenwood Broncos suffer its worst loss of the season

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer The Kenwood Academy High School Broncos suffered its worse loss of the season after a 73-39 blowout at the hands of conference rivals the Curie High School Condors on Tuesday night Jan. 10, at Kenwood Gymnasium, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. “They just came out with more heart than us,” Kenwood senior Manny(…)

U. of C. Maroons fall to Babson College Beavers

U. of C. Maroons fall to Babson College Beavers

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer   After building a 43-40 halftime lead, the University of Chicago Maroons men’s basketball team would fall short of its goal after an 82-70 loss to No.1 ranked Babson College Beavers on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 31, at the Gerald Ratner Center, 5530 S. Ellis Ave. “[Babson] started picking up the pace in the second half by(…)

U. of C. men’s basketball team drops conference opener

U. of C. men’s basketball team drops conference opener

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In spite of two clutch jumpers down the stretch by shooting guard Noah Karras, the University of Chicago Maroons men’s basketball team would fall short of victory after a 70-68 loss at the buzzer to Washington University-St Louis Bears on Saturday afternoon Jan. 7, at the Gerald Ratner Center, 5530(…)

Lady Broncos prevail over Jones College Prep

Lady Broncos prevail over Jones College Prep

By JOSEPH PHILLPS Sports Writer The Kenwood Academy High School Lady Broncos defeated the Jones College Prep Lady Eagles 66-45 on Friday night, Dec. 23. “We tried to establish our inside game,” said Andre Lewis, head coach of the lady Broncos. “We knew settling for jump shots (was not enough).” In the first half, All(…)

U. of C. men’s basketball team ends eight game win streak

U. of C. men’s basketball team ends eight game win streak

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer The University of Chicago men’s basketball team fell to 8-2 on the season after a 72-54 loss to Illinois Wesleyan University on the road in Bloomington, Ill. In the first half, the Maroons offense came out sluggish after shooting a season low 37 percent from the field. And due to(…)

Mt.Carmel falls to Marist High

Mt.Carmel falls to Marist High

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In a Catholic League versus Suburban League basketball showdown, the Mt. Carmel High School Caravan fell to the18th ranked Marist High School Redhawks 51-39 on their home floor in front of a packed house on Tuesday night Dec. 13. In the first half, both teams would struggle offensively, as they(…)

U. of C prevails in Memphis Holiday Classic

U. of C prevails in Memphis Holiday Classic

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Thanks to 19 points and five three pointers by sophomore shooting guard Noah Karras, the University of Chicago Maroons men’s basketball team prevailed over Monmouth College 93-77 at the Rhodes College Holiday Classic in Memphis, Tenn. The Maroons took their 6-1 record on the road with one goal in mind:(…)

U.of C. men’s basketball team defeats Kalamazoo

U.of C. men’s basketball team defeats Kalamazoo

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer With a five game winning streak on the line, the University of Chicago Maroons men’s basketball team improved to 6-1 on the season after an 83-69 victory over Kalamazoo College on the road. In the first half, both coaches were forced to use their benches due to early foul trouble.(…)

Kenwood defeats Hyde Park in neighborhood rivalry game

Kenwood defeats Hyde Park in neighborhood rivalry game

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS  Sports Writer In the battle for neighborhood bragging rights, the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos upset the Hyde Park High School Thunderbirds 56-45 in their basketball home opener on Thursday night, Dec. 8. “It was our first home game (of the season),” said Marlo Finner, head coach at Kenwood. “It was very(…)

Kenwood prevails over Whitney Young in Chicago Elite Classic

Kenwood prevails over Whitney Young in Chicago Elite Classic

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In the final game of the 2016 Fifth Annual Chicago Elite Classic, the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos defeated the Whitney Young Dolphins 67-65 in front of a packed house at the UIC Pavilion on Saturday night, Dec 3. “Tonight we felt like we had something to prove,” said Bryson Langon, starting point guard(…)

University of Chicago women’s soccer team loses in the final four 

University of Chicago women’s soccer team loses in the final four 

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In spite of great defense played by both teams, the number 11th ranked University of Chicago Maroons women’s soccer team fell short of its goal after1-0 loss to Messiah College in overtime of the NCAA Division III Championship Final Four hosted in Salem, Va. “What a great game,” said Amy(…)