Simeon Wins City Title! Talen Horton-Tucker Cementing his Simeon Legacy with 3-PEAT! Full Highlights vs Chase Adams and Orr HS!
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Chicago’s 2018 Public League Basketball Title game featured Orr Academy from the West Side who were playing for their first city title versus South Side (and national) powerhouse Simeon Career Academy.
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Chicago State’s arena was virtually at capacity as the city’s 2 heavyweight’s faced-off.
Tied at halftime, Simeon never slowed-down. Perhaps it was depth or experience or simply the play of star senior Talen Horton-Tucker (23 points, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks) who willed the Wolverines to a 69-59 victory.
This was Simeon’s third Public League title in 3 years. Senior Talen and junior PG Kejuan Clements (18 points, 5 rebounds) played on all 3 varsity squads.
Simeon’s the first school to 3-peat since the 1950s-60s.
Orr was led by star senior point guard Chase Adams (16 points, 6 rebounds). His quickness gave Simeon fits at times but Orr was unable to sustain momentum.
Orr’s senior frontcourt: Dannie Smith (15 points) and Raekwon Drake (13 points, 10 rebounds) were factors, outrebounding Simeon. It just wasn’t enough.
Now both teams focus their attention on the Illinois state tournament. Orr tries to repeat as 2A champs and Simeon is looking to win 4A.
Check out these raw highlights from Chicago Simeon’s City title win versus Chicago Orr!
After the highlights, stay tuned for postgame comments from Simeon stars Talen Horton-Tucker, Kejuan Clements and coach Rob Smith.
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