St. Laurence tops Hyde Park to take regional crown

  • Written by Jason Maholy


St. Laurence defeated Hyde Park, 56-51, to win the Class 3A Mount Carmel Regional championship.

The Vikings earned their place in the title game by edging the host Caravan, 60-57, in the tournament semifinals. St. Laurence played Morgan Park on Tuesday in a sectional semifinal game in its home gym. The Mustangs are the top-seeded team in the regional.

The Vikings entered Tuesday's contest 20-10 under first-year coach Jim Sexton, after finishing 14-15 a season ago. The 20 victories is the most for the program since the 2006-07 Vikings won 19, and this year's team joins the 2006-7 and 2015-16 teams as the only ones in the past 13 years to finish above .500.

St. Laurence Three-Point Showdown Advancers:St.Laurence junior guards Konrad Kozina Donovan Slater both advanced to the sectional round of the IHSA Three-Point Showdown