Evergreen Park's Megan Pfister outpolled 10 others in voting for Southland Patch's MVP, Jan. 21-27. She is now eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month honors.
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Lincoln-Way East 34, Lincoln-Way Central 29: Tommy DiNaso's heroic defensive play enables the Griffins to escape with a narrow victory over the Knights Friday night in New Lenox.
The Skinny: Tommy DiNaso didn’t have to score a single point to make his point in Lincoln-Way East’s 34-29 boys basketball victory over district rival Lincoln-Way Central Friday night in New Lenox. Defense wins games. DiNaso, a 6-foot-1 junior guard, blocked a potential game-tying three-pointer by Central’s Joe Newtoff with 7.7 seconds left. The ball kicked out of bounds and the Knights retained possession. Brad Bass missed on another three-pointer. East’s Eric Spudic rebounded and was fouled. Spudic hit two free throws and East (7-7, 1-4) climbed back to the .500 mark and notched its first win in Southwest Suburban Blue Conference play. The Griffins also upped their record to 2-1 this season against Central. The Knights made three …