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Posted On: 03/17/18 9:54 PM
The 618 rose up to win the state championship in 4A Saturday night as Belleville West defeated Whitney Young by a final of 60-56 in overtime.
The Chicago area has dominated 4A over the years, but it took a special team from the metro east to end the streak. Whitney Young was going for a repeat while Belleville West wanted to finish off their dream season. Their super star 2019 power forward EJ Liddell led the way with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 blocks. Football recruit Keith Randolph had 13 points. Guard Lawrence Brazil stepped up huge with 18 points. Wright St commit Malachi Smith goes for 8 points.
Whitney Young was led by their senior top 10 duo. Valpo commit Javon Freeman had 17 points while South Florida signee Xavier Castaneda had 14 points and 5 dimes.