Boys basketball: St. Joe’s rallies to beat Timothy Christian, 51-42

<p>St. Joe's Jordan Ash drives toward the basket around Timothy Christian's Robert McGivney during Friday's IHSA class 3A regional championship at St. Joseph High School in Westchester. | Jeff Krage/For Sun-Times Media </p>

St. Joe's Jordan Ash drives toward the basket around Timothy Christian's Robert McGivney during Friday's IHSA class 3A regional championship at St. Joseph High School in Westchester. | Jeff Krage/For Sun-Times Media 

When you get to a regional final or sectional, veteran St. Joseph coach Gene Pingatore warned, “things are going to happen.”

His Chargers almost got more than they bargained for Friday.

St. Joseph overcame a seven-point third-quarter deficit, and Connor VanderBrug’s 27 points for Timothy Christian, to win the Class 3A St. Joseph Regional final 51-42.

“All week I kept telling the kids, ‘Forget the records. They’re a good team. If we don’t come to play they can beat us,”” Pingatore said. “I was proven right.”

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