Boys basketball: As postseason begins, Herald-News area boasts multiple teams with potential to make a lot of noise

Lincoln-Way East, Joliet West, Bolingbrook, Lemont among teams with state aspirations

Joliet West’s Jeremiah Fears, left, and his brother Jeremy stand for the National Anthem before the game against Plainfield East.

Class 4A

Normal (Illinois State) Supersectional
Bolingbrook Sectional
East Aurora Regional
Joliet West Regional
Bolingbrook’s DJ Strong works upcourt against Lockport on Friday, February 10th.
Waubonsie Valley Regional
Lockport Regional
Moline Sectional
Bradley-Bourbonnais Regional

Class 3A

Lemont’s Matas Castillo looks for a play against Lincoln-Way Central in the Lincoln-Way West Warrior Showdown on Saturday January 28th, 2023.

Illinois-Chicago Super-Sectional

Hillcrest Sectional
Thornton Regional
Kankakee Regional

Ottawa Supersectional

Galesburg Sectional
Dixon Regional

Class 2A

Joliet Catholic’s Tyler Surin drives along the baseline against Marian Catholic on Friday January 27th, 2023.

Joliet Central Supersectional

Julian Sectional
Joliet Catholic Regional

Springfield Supersectional

Herscher Sectional
Seneca Regional
Momence Regional

Class 1A

Normal (ISU) Supersectional

Putnam County Sectional
Dwight Regional
Woodland's Nick Plesko looks to pass around the defense of Dwight's Wyatt Thompson at the Warrior Dome on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. Thompson posted 28 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks in the Trojans' 51-40 Tri-County Conference win over the host Warriors.