Friday, February 10, 2017
SPORTS: ELIJAH JOINER VS ALONZO VERGE BIG TIME MATCH UP
Joiner's Curie squad won last season's Illinois 4A state title and are a threat to repeat. Verge transferred in as a senior and is trying to lead Thornton to won of their best season's in recent memory. The attention of the Chicago basketball world was focused on this rare city (Curie) vs suburban (Thornton) mid-season matchup. The Curie Condors shot lights-out all night and it was too much for Thornton. Moving to 15-2, Senior guard and Tulsa-commit Elijah Joiner finished with 21 points. His backcourt mate Allante Pickens added 18. Alonzo Verge had some electrifying moments but never really got comfortable. He finished with 13 points.