Improved play wasn’t the only thing Evanston basketball coach Mike Ellis was looking for in Tuesday night’s regular season finale at Vernon Hills. Unselfish play will always rank high on the list of team goals for any Ellis-coached squad, too.
Given a choice, Ramin Abraham’s idea of making history for Evanston athletics would be to lead the Wildkits to an Illinois High School Association state soccer championship as the team’s starting goalkeeper.
When you consider the fact that Evanston senior Harel Anolick is on the short list --- the very, very short list --- of contenders for the Illinois High School Association state diving championship, the win by teammate Trevor Nelson at Saturday’s
Evanston’s basketball team had an opportunity to clinch the Central Suburban League South division championship and maybe make a statement about the upcoming Class 4A Maine East Sectional tournament all at the same time Friday night.
When the members of the Evanston girls basketball team and the coaches talked about goals in the pre-season, winning the Central Suburban League South division championship again wasn’t even on the team’s radar.
The fact that Evanston’s girls basketball team was only voted a No. 6 seed for the upcoming Maine East Sectional tournament represented either a lack of respect for the Wildkits, or a lack of knowledge by the voters.