Posted On: 01/11/19 9:00 PM

Friday night PrepHoopsIllinois checked out a battle between Stevenson and Waukegan for the top spot in the conference standings.  It looked like this was going to be a blow out as Stevenson jumped out to a 28-9 lead on their home floor.  Waukegan made a run especially in the third quarter and actually ended up taking the lead briefly in the fourth.  Stevenson closed with a monster run of their own to close out the game to win 63-56.  Check out our 5 Takeaways: Stevenson vs Waukegan.

 

Return of Matt Ambrose

Stevenson looked solid when we saw them at the Hinsdale Central Tournament as they made a run to the consolation championship title.  That was without their star player in 2020 shooting guard Matt Ambrose who was out with a finger injury.  He makes a huge difference for this team as he showed in his return on Friday night.  The first is with the way he shoots the ball.  Ambrose is a plus three point shooter who opened this contest with a pair of threes.  Impacts the game in more ways than with just his shooting.  Mixed in some runners, fed the post, and was excellent rebounding.  He had

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