Wednesday, February 8, 2017
SPORTS: CHICAGO UPLIFT SURVIVES A SCARE IN 1ST ROUND OF CITY PLAYOFFS
After going 10-0 in conference play, Chicago Uplift is the North's number 1 seed and have earned home court. Their first round opponent was Urban Prep Englewood from the South Side. Led by 22 points from versatile, athletic Jayden Gasby, U.P. Englewood made the game close until the final buzzer with host Uplift holding on to win 55-52 and advance to round 2. 2 of the city's most electrifying players, the Jacobs brothers led Uplift as they have all season. Kansas commit, sophomore PG Markese Jacobs led Uplift with 17 points. Senior Demarius Jacobs (SIU commit) and sophomore transfer Deion Jackson added 13 points. Next up Uplift hosts the Farragut Admirals from the city's Red West division.