Close regional game ends in loss for Minooka


Ryan Brenn, Sports Media class

After starting 1-0 in regional play, Minooka took on West Aurora Tuesday night at Oswego.

“I felt really good about the game,” senior guard Jaedon Johnson said. “The win over Lincoln-Way Central gave us major confidence.”

After upsetting the Knights on Monday night, Minooka was ready for the next round.  However, Minooka lost a tough game to West Aurora 51-41 to end their season. 

“The game was much closer than the score,” Minooka head coach Kevin Cain tweeted. “Hard one to let go given the opportunity that we had.”

Minooka was leading going into the 4th quarter, but fell short of the victory.

Senior guard Carlos Hernandez led the team with 11 points and 2 steals.

“It was potentially my last game as an Indian,” Hernandez said. “I just went at it to have fun and win.”

Seniors played their last game for Minooka.

“Our seniors went out displaying exactly like what we want our program to be built upon: toughness, grit, heart, emotional, competitive, passionate, supportive, willing to face adversity and fight,” Cain tweeted.

Minooka finished the season 6-22.

“The season was much better than our final record,” Cain tweeted.