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>> Peoria Wins Class 3A State Title

Aldonis Foote scored 17 points to lead Peoria to the Class 3A boys basketball state championship over North Chicago, 72-64.

It's the fifth boys basketball state title in school history.

Trey Kellum had 14 and Jerrell White chipped in 13 for Peoria (28-3).

Foote was all over the court early in the game, making steals, blocks, dunks and generally causing havoc for the Warhawks (25-7), who finished fourth in the 2011 state championships. The 6-foot-5 senior scored 7 of the Lions first 11 points.

Kellum added 15 rebounds and White had nine assists.

Aaron Simpson scored 26 to lead North Chicago (25-7). Javairius Amos-Mays added 17 points and eight rebounds, and Kurt Hall chipped in 11 points and eight rebounds as well.

>> Chicago Simeon Wins Record 6th State Title

Jabari Parker scored 15 points, Steve Taylor 12 and Jaleni Neely 10 as Chicago Simeon beat Maywood Proviso East, 50-48, at the IHSA Class 4A boys' basketball state finals on Saturday in Peoria.

The win gives the Wolverines their third straight title and fifth in seven years. It's also their sixth overall, an Illinois state record.

Parker, the nation's No. 1 junior recruit, showcased both his inside and outside games. He hit a 3-pointer and followed up with a monster dunk that sealed the game.

Taylor finished with 15 rebounds to go with his 12 points. Jaylon Tate added eight points for Simeon (33-1).

Sterling Brown, the younger brother of former Michigan State standout Shannon Brown, scored 25 for the Pirates (32-1).

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