The boys' team at Eisenhower HS in Blue Island, Ill., had another one go down to the wire Tuesday night. This time, the Cardinals fell to T.F. North 77-70.
Coach Mike Curta and his sons, Nick and Vinny, who are members of the team, are dealing with some off-the-court sadness. Coach Curta's brother-in-law passed away a day before the game, but he told the Chicago Sun-Times that he thought his team competed hard for 32 minutes.
"We had lulls in previous games, but we competed the whole night," he told the paper. "We have to clean a few things up like our shot selection, but things will work themselves out."
Tyrone Terrell led Eisenhower with 32 points and BJ Bronaugh added 10. The Cardinals (3-4) host Tinley Park on Friday, and I wish them the best of luck.