Goodwin scores 42, but Althoff falls to Chaminade

The Althoff Catholic High School Crusaders of Belleville, Illinois, took on Missouri power Chaminade in the championship game of the annual Chick-fil-A Classic boys basketball tournament Saturday at Belleville East High School. The defending IHSA Class 3A state champion Crusaders were led by senior Jordan Goodwin, who will continue playing next season for the Saint Louis University Billikens. Chaminade was led by junior and top college prospect Jericole Hellems.

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Althoff falls short of Chick-fil-A Classic title

Althoff senior Jordan Goodwin attempts a three-point basket at the buzzer to tie Chaminade in regulation of the Chick-fil-A Classic at Belleville East. The shot missed and Missouri's No. 2 ranked team triumphed.
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