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|Chicago Simeon Wins Record 6th Class 4A Title
|PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Jabari Parker scored 15 points, Steve Taylor 12 and Jaleni Neely 10 as Chicago Simeon beat Maywood Proviso East, 50-48, at the IHSA Class 4A boys' basketball state finals on Saturday in Peoria.
The win gives the Wolverines their third straight title and fifth in seven years. It's also their sixth overall, an Illinois state record.
Parker, the nation's No. 1 junior recruit, showcased both his inside and outside games. He hit a 3-pointer and followed up with a monster dunk that sealed the game.
Taylor finished with 15 rebounds to go with his 12 points. Jaylon Tate added eight points for Simeon (33-1).
Sterling Brown, the younger brother of former Michigan State standout Shannon Brown, scored 25 for the Pirates (32-1).
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