Friday, February 22, 2013

Tomorrow night's game is...

...a no-brainer: Benet vs. Whitney Young at House of Hope. (More on that later.)

But what about tonight? Should I go to St. Ignatius at St. Patrick, or St. Rita at St. Joseph? (That's a lot of saints.)

Remember, my motto has always been The Best Game Between the Best Teams.

So which one is it? Well, let's see. St. Ignatius is 15-11 and ranked No. 105 in the state of Illinois by MaxPreps. St. Pat's is 17-7 and ranked No. 57. (St. Patrick is closer to my house, but shame on me! for even taking that into consideration.)

St. Rita is probably the best of the bunch, at 17-7 and No. 19. St. Joe's, meanwhile, is 16-10 and No. 67.


St. Ignatius beat St. Rita, 42-38, back in November. But the Wolfpack lost to St. Joe's two weeks ago, 47-41. (They're also coming off a three-game losing streak.)

St. Pat's beat St. Joseph in December, 61-54, but got crushed two nights ago by Marian Catholic, 52-38.

St. Rita is on a four-game winning streak and ranked No. 19 in the Trib and No. 24 in the Sun-Times.

St. Joe's, however, is coached by the legendary (or is it notorious?) Gene Pingatore, above, and has won three out of its last four outings. (The Chargers fell to Loyola Academy in a 43-42 heartbreaker in Wilmette last Friday.)

So, again, which one's it going to be?

I think St. Joe's could upset the Mustangs tonight. And I want to be there to see it.

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