A jump shot by Terrence Hargrove Jr. with 34 seconds left in overtime put the East St. Louis High School basketball team ahead to stay during a 68-63 Class 3A state championship game triumph over Chicago Bogan at Carver Arena in Peoria on Saturday.
Richard Robinson's rebound basket dunk off a missed free throw with three seconds left in regulation allowed East St. Louis to force overtime with the game tied at 53.
Hargrove finished with 32 points and 10 rebounds while Robinson had 11 points and 10 boards. Jashawn Anderson chipped in 13 points for the Flyers (30-6), who won their first state title.
"You hate to see anyone lose that game," said East St. Louis coach Mark Chambers. "They're a really good team.
"We knew they were going to come out and attack us. We knew they were going to be physical. We knew they were going to be good. All those things happened. But just like all year long, my guys found a way."
Rashaun Agee led Bogan (30-4) with 24 points and 14 rebounds. Antonie Bloxton added 10 points. Bogan jumped out to a 16-6 lead and took a 45-36 advantage into the fourth quarter.
"We gave it all we could give ... made a few fundamental mistakes and it cost us the game," said Bogan coach Arthur Goodwin. "We always tell them, 'little things win games and little things lose games.' Free throws and the box out and we're in overtime. We make free throws and we don't even get to the box out, the game is over. We didn't do the little things to finish this game off."
DePaul Prep 64, Peoria Manual 44: Tyler Johnson scored 15 points, Perry Cowan 13 and Raheem Anthony 10 for Chicago DePaul College Prep (25-10) in the Class 3A third-place game. Anthony also notched game highs of 10 rebounds and six assists.
Manual (19-13) received 11 points apiece from Quintez Edwards and Rolando Brown The Rams were outshot from the field, .481 to .459.
"It starts with defense and we guarded them very well today," said DePau Prep coach Tom Kleinschmidt.
DePaul Prep led at the quarter breaks, 16-8, 35-18 and 53-34.
"The team came out flat like we weren't interested in the third- and fourth-place game," said Manual coach Willie Coleman. "We had no fight."
Belleville West 71, Evanston 59: Belleville West outscored Evanston, 42-24, in the second half in rallying for their their second straight Class 4A title.
Ohio State recruit E.J. Liddell paced the Maroons with 24 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Will Shumpert added 21 points.
Belleville West (34-4) shot 64 percent in the second half and 56.9 percent for the game while outrebounding Evanston, 42-25.
Evanston (32-5) held an 18-11 first quarter lead and 35-29 halftime advantage. Jaheim Holden led the Wildkits with 20 points.
Chicago Curie 64, Rockford East 55: Curie received 24 points and nine rebounds from DaJuan Gordon in capturing the Class 4A third-place game.
The Condors (35-2) outscored Rockford East, 18-12, in the final period to pull away.
"It was kind of hard getting up for the third- and fourth-place game, but these guys just came in the fourth quarter and found some energy to pull out the victory," said Curie coach Michael Oliver.
Andres Thompson and Sincere Parker led Rockford East with 12 and 11 points, respectively.