Coach Sly's not usually quite so breathless on Friday nights once football season ends, but this was no ordinary night of hoops.
Just within the Tri-Cities borders, we had two incredible overtime matchups.
On the boys side, East and North made a case for the most dramatic matchup in the relatively short history of the rivalry as the Saints took down the North Stars, 56-55.
You hate to see a game end on two missed free throws, but QP doesn't have to apologize to anyone about the performance he turned in.
Stepping to the line in a situation like that is no joke.
Credit Dom Adduci and the Saints for stopping their skid and keeping the We St. Charles Yeah Yeah bragging rights in a game that won't soon be forgotten.
Down in Geneva, the Geneva and East girls put on another top-notch show of the OT variety, the teams' second OT battle this year.
To be frank, Sly thought Geneva'd win this one by double diigts after the way Batavia took it to the Saints earlier this week. Kudos to Hilton, Pottle and the rest of the East girls for circling the wagons and giving the Vikings a great game that coulda went either way.
Now the East and Geneva girls get a shot at first-place Streamwood, which is one game ahead of both, so next week should be a blast.
Stretch your basketball borders just a teeny-weeny bit, and you also had the Kaneland-Sycamore girls go OT on Friday night, and the St. Francis boys nip Wheaton Academy by one point.
For those of you haven't seen a St. Francis-Wheaton Academy boys basketball game, it's a big-time rivalry, and two great programs.
Four killer games. One very special night.