Shannon Brown, the 6'3" guard out of Proviso East led the Pirates to a 63-46 win over St. Joseph in an Illinois Class AA sectional semifinal matchup.
Brown poured in 20 of his 30 points in the second half to secure Proviso East (25-3)a spot in the sectional championship Friday night against Chicago (Hubbard).
While over in Michigan, three Class C teams look to be headed for a collision course in the upcoming week.
Detroit St. Martin DePorres guard Brandon Cotton dropped 27 points to help his team to an easy 62-38 win over Dundee in a regional semifinal matchup.
DePorres (23-1)returns to action tonight for a game with Inkster in the regional final.
Flint Beecher forward Marquise Gray scored 16 points and grabbed nine boards to lead the Buccaneers to a hard-fought 56-52 win over previously undefeated Pewamo-Westphalia in a regional semifinal.
The Buccaneers (19-5)return to action Friday night for a showdown with Leslie in the regional final.
North Muskegon was a winner over conference rival Shelby 61-58. 6-foot-10 center Drew Naymick hit six straight free throws in the closing minutes to secure the lead.
Naymick finished with a game-high 21 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks. The Norsemen (23-1) earned a trip to the regional final on Friday where they'll meet up with Sanford-Meridian.