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The next game is the regional final vs. Downers Grove North on Friday, 3/6, 7PM at Downers Grove South.
By Mike Helfgot
Special to the Tribune
Thomas Ives streaked down the court and lobbed an alley-oop to George Kiernan, who dunked away any notion that Hinsdale Central isn't athletic enough to make a deep state-tournament run..
With Matt Rafferty back in the fold, Hinsdale Central is a dangerous team.
Rafferty played with a plate in his broken right hand, but Ives had the hot one Tuesday as Hinsdale Central began its postseason with a 65-51 win against Hinsdale South in the Class 4A Downers Grove South Regional.
Ives scored 14 of his 21 points in the first quarter to give Hinsdale Central a 20-9 lead that was never threatened.
"After the first jumper, the stroke was feeling good and the guys did a great job of giving me open looks," said Ives, who went 4-of-5 from ... READ MORE
Red Devils to play for regional title at 7 p.m. Friday
Published: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 9:47 p.m. CST
By JASON ROSSI - email@example.com
DOWNERS GROVE – Thomas Ives could be the new spokesman for Kingsford Charcoal, because he was on fire.
The Hinsdale Central senior hit all five of his first-quarter shots and was 5-of-6 from 3-point range in the first half as the Red Devils topped Hinsdale South 65-51 on Tuesday in a semifinal at the Class 4A Downers Grove South regional.
"After the first pull-up jump shot I was like, 'That felt pretty good,' and after the second one went in I was starting to feel it, and they just kept going in," Ives said. "It always feels great, but it's good to put points in the board and get the team going. The guys ... READ MORE
By George M. Wilcox
Thomas Ives had a season high for 3-pointers Tuesday night and Hinsdale Central's senior guard needed only one half to do it..
Ives equaled his season best 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting and made 5 of 6 3-pointers as the fourth-seeded Red Devils beat District 86 rival and 13th-seeded Hinsdale South (15-15) 65-51 in the Class 4A Downers Grove South Regional semifinal.
Hinsdale Central (21-6) advanced to play fifth-seeded Willowbrook or 12th-seeded Downers North at 7 p.m. Friday in the regional final.
Ives, who will attend Colgate next season and play football, scored 17 points in the first half and hit on four consecutive 3-pointers.
The Red Devils led 20-9 in the first quarter.
"On my first shot (an 18-foot jumper), I felt pretty good," Ives said. "On my second shot, ... READ MORE