Mooseheart's Sudanese players were bested by the Royals in a 58-51 loss Wednesday night.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Mooseheart's basketball team faced off against Hinckley-Big Rock on Wednesday in a rivalry game of unrivaled proportions—with IHSA sanctions, international intrigue, Sudanese students' rights, network-media hype and a judge's ruling serving as the backdrop. So intense was the spotlight and interest in the game that fans flooded the Royals' homecourt to get a glimpse, and some had to be turned away at the door. The result? Hinckley Big-Rock came from behind to win 58-51—winning the battle but perhaps losing points in the argument that Mooseheart's three Sudanese players are ringers who shouldn't be allowed to compete at the high school level. The game came two days after a judge's decision to issue a restraining order that temporarily …
The Mooseheart boys basketball team is able to keep its roster intact for a 53-21 victory Tuesday night.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
At the end of a long, difficult day on Tuesday, Mooseheart’s boys basketball team finally got to do what it likes to do — play basketball. And the joy among the Ramblers players, coaches and fans was evident from the opening moments through the final buzzer in a 53-21 victory over Westminster Christian. The Ramblers played three hours after learning that a temporary restraining order halted the IHSA-imposed suspensions of three team members — Makur Puou, Mangisto Deng and Akim Nyang. All three played in the contest. “It was a very, very good feeling,” Puou said. “It felt good to come back and play. We had a lot of good passes and we played very hard. We enjoyed and we had fun just playing the game.” The IHSA issued the suspensions last …