In a David vs. Goliath matchup tonight, the 11-20 Lincoln Park Lions will attempt to slay the undefeated Loyola Academy Ramblers (31-0) in the IHSA Regional Semi-Final. While Loyola enters as the clear favorite, Lincoln Park hopes to channel their underdog spirit and pull off a stunning upset.
How to Watch Lincoln Park vs Loyola Academy
What it is: Illinois Girls Basketball
Matchup: Loyola Academy Ramblers vs. Lincoln Park Lions
Date: Monday, Feb. 12, 2024
Time: 6pm ET
Locations: Highland Park
Live stream: Watch here
Don’t miss this exciting matchup! Tune in to the LIVE stream of the Lincoln Park vs. Loyola Academy girls basketball game today at 6:00 PM ET.
The Ramblers boast a national ranking of 23 and a state ranking of 2, with an average winning margin of nearly 20 points per game. Their high-powered offense averages 60.8 points, led by a talented and experienced group of players. In contrast, the Lions struggle offensively, averaging just 31.2 points per game and facing an uphill battle defensively against Loyola’s firepower.
However, history favors the bold. Last year, Lincoln Park pulled off a similar upset in the regional tournament, defeating a heavily favored opponent. They hope to replicate that magic tonight, drawing strength from their home crowd and a desire to defy expectations.
Key Players to Watch
- Loyola Academy: (Insert names and brief descriptions of 2-3 key players)
- Lincoln Park: (Insert names and brief descriptions of 2-3 key players, highlighting any potential breakout performances)
Can the Lions overcome the odds? While it’s a tall order, anything is possible in the playoffs. If Lincoln Park can play with heart, execute their game plan flawlessly, and capitalize on any Loyola miscues, they could make this a nail-biting contest. However, Loyola’s talent and experience make them the frontrunners.