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|Simeon Takes Class 4A Boys Title
|PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Sophomore Jabari Parker scored 12 points and senior Darien Walker 10 for Simeon as the Wolverines defended their Class 4A state title with a 48-39 victory against Gurnee Warren in Saturday's Class 4A championship game of the IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals at Carver Arena.
Simeon (30-2) led by as much as 10 in the first half but a 3-pointer by JoVaughn Gaines and a buckets by Darius Paul and Nathan Boothe helped Warren cut that lead to two before a steal by Steve Taylor and layup by Darien Walker with less than 10 seconds to go in the half pushed the Wolverines advantage back to four.
The Wolverines never trailing in the game. Darius Paul scored 11 and Brandon Ferguson added nine for the Blue Devils (31-4).
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