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Rick Armstrong’s Aurora, Elgin, Naperville boys basketball rankings and player of the week for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 – Chicago Tribune

With records through Tuesday and previous ranking in parentheses.

1. Benet 20-1 (1)

Redwings the first area team to hit 20 wins. They own two-game lead in conference.

2.Oswego East 17-4 (2)

Wolves fall by two points to Bolingbrook, bounce back big with 72-59 win over Joliet West.

3.Yorkville 18-3 (3)

Will Jason Jakstys, who injured his ankle, be ready for Friday test vs. Joliet West?

4. Geneva 17-3 (4)

Vikings edge Lake Park 52-49, hold onto second in DuKane Conference by half-game.

5. Burlington Central 17-4 (7)

Rockets play five games in seven days, with lone loss on 3-pointer to Lyons (17-2).

6. Neuqua Valley 16-5 (5)

Wildcats fall to Burlington Central, cling to half-game lead over three teams in conference.

7. Metea Valley 15-6 (6)

Mustangs were grinders, winning five of six games in a very busy week.

8. Kaneland 18-4 (10)

Parker Violett’s double-double leads Knights past Rochelle.

9 Bartlett 14-6 (9)

Short-handed Hawks top West Chicago without two starters.

10. Aurora Christian 15-5 (NR)

Eagles host all-Aurora slate Saturday of boys and girls games to battle cancer.

Drew Scharnowski, 6-foot-9 Belmont recruit, averaged 28.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, 5.0 blocked shots and 3.3 assists to lead Burlington Central to four wins. The Rockets are tied for first in the Fox Valley Conference at 8-1.

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