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Pirates, Panthers Provide Heat in Rivalry Week Games

February 12, 2015 03:20 PM
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The annual Rivalry Week basketball games between Proviso East and Proviso West were heated affairs, as the large crowds were treated to exciting, nail-biting contests in both the girls’ and boys’ games in the Proviso East Fieldhouse.
 
The girls kicked off the week on Thursday, February 5, as Proviso East held on after a furious second-half rally from a deficit of as many as 16 points by the Lady Panthers to secure the 68-65 victory. They were led by Diamond Coleman, who led the Pirates with 17 points. She also was one of four Proviso East players with double-doubles, with her 17 points and 10 rebounds leading along with Cinia McCray (11 points/11 rebounds), Jasmine Levy (10 points/10 rebounds), and Savannah Clark (10 points/11 rebounds).
 
Proviso West was paced by the play of Mariah Henry, a sophomore guard who led all scorers with 19 points.
 
For photos from the Proviso West at Proviso East girls’ basketball game, please click here.
 
The boys provided a similar level of excitement on Saturday, February 7.
 
This one was an overtime affair where Kalin Fisher (19 points) and Willie Greenwood (13 points/12 rebounds) led the Pirates to a 62-60 win in overtime. Again, the Panthers clawed back, this time from as many as 13 points, to tie the game in the waning moments of regulation. They were led by Kendall Mack with 15 points and Lorenzo Moore with 11 points.
 
For photos from the Proviso West at Proviso East boys' basketball game, please click here.
 
Congratulations to both the Pirates and the Panthers for two well-played games!
 
Photos from the Proviso West at Proviso East boys' basketball game were contributed by Isis Croston, a Proviso East senior, and Ashlee Lewis, a Proviso East senior.
 
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