Conference Preview

Posted On: 03/10/20 10:04 PM

Fun night across the state!  Prep Hoops Illinois was at three separate games including East St. Louis vs Marion.  The game was held at Mt. Vernon High School in the first of two sectional semis.  It was all East St. Louis after an early run by Marion.  The Flyers won 70-53.  There were a ton of quality unsigned seniors in this game that garnered quite a few college coaches in the house.  Here are our 5 Takeaways: East St. Louis vs Marion!


East St. Louis Defense and Passing Phenomenal

The defensive intensity that East St. Louis brought for four quarters was what won them this game.  Their guards put pressure on the ball forcing difficult passes.  They cut passing lanes for steals.  Active hands stripping the ball.  Back line defense swatting shots.  They turned Marion over time after time all night.  I thought the other thing that ESL did well was sharing the ball.  They passed it very well sharing the ball not caring who scored giving up a good shot for a better shot.


Flyers Depth Impressive

Last year’s team had one of the best players in the state leading the way in Terrance Hargrove.  This team

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