Top-seeded Simeon (Chicago)
was nipped by sixth-seeded Morgan Park (Chicago)
, 54-53, during the Chicago Public Schools League Tournament semifinals at Chicago State University. Simeon, which is No. 2 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25
, lost for just the third time in 25 outings. Morgan Park is ranked No. 24 this week by MaxPreps in the Xcellent 25 and 14th nationally in the Freeman Rankings.
The Chicago Tribune reported that Morgan Park won with a balanced attack, led by Kyle Davis
with 15 points. But close behind were Markee Williams
with 12 and Billy Garrett Jr.
Senior All-American Jabari Parker
set the pace for Simeon with 14 points and eight rebounds. Kendall Pollard
added 11 and Kendrick Nunn
Simeon had edged Morgan Park 53-51 in mid-January. Watch more videos of Simeon basketball
The No. 2-ranked boys basketball team in the nation was handed an upset loss on Wednesday.