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Photo of the Day | Spartans dance their way to the final four

Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks

Tolono - Young Spartan fans dance during a timeout at the Rocket Center during St. Joseph-Ogden's sectional semifinal game against Kankakee McNamara on February 28, 2013. Tied at 56-all at the end of regulation time, SJO outscored the Fightin' Irish 10-3 to advance to the sectional title game against Monticello.

Four of the five Spartans who scored in the postseason game finished with double-digit scores. Chase Patton led the team's effort with 21 points, and Brent Schluter, a force in the paint, added another 20 in the victory. Nate Michael finished with 12 points, including a critical trey in the extra session. Louis Acklin drained a pair of free throws in OT to finish with 11 points. Corbin Hesterberg rounded out the scoring effort with a first-quarter field goal.

Despite a quick turnaround and exhausting contest against McNamara, SJO's Fab Five returned to the Rocket Center 24 hours later to dominate Monticello in the sectional title game 65-38 on the school's first IHSA Final Four appearance.



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