Boys basketball: Loyola outlasts Maine West in overtime

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Loyola players celebrate after defeating Maine West 70-64 in the Class 4A Regional final game at Maine West. | Michael Jarecki/For Sun-Times Media

 

 

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Loyola players celebrate after defeating Maine West 70-64 in the Class 4A Regional final game at Maine West. | Michael Jarecki/For Sun-Times Media

 

 

Headed to overtime in the Maine West regional final, Loyola coach Tom Livatino didn’t yell and scream at his team. He didn’t give them a motivational speech, either. Instead he told them that he had confidence in their abilities, and that if they played to their highest level, they’d end the game with a trophy.  

The Ramblers listened to their coach and did their job, taking control in the extra period to prevail with a 70-64 overtime win over the host Warriors to win the regional championship. The win advances top-seeded Loyola to the Maine South sectional, where it will face longtime rival New Trier on Tuesday night.  

“I kind of took a step back, and they delivered,” Livatino said. “I just didn’t screw it up.” -

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