Chicago Tribune: Boys basketball | No. 17 St. Rita completes sweep of No. 18 De La Salle

By Mike Helfgot Special to the Tribune, February 3, 2012

 Tony Hicks lit up De La Salle on the road two months ago, but the home rims weren't so friendly Friday night.

The rest of the Penn-bound guard's performance was stellar, though, and he was as quick as ever in the open court.

Hicks had 17 points, eight rebounds, five steals and three assists as No. 17 St. Rita completed a regular-season sweep of No. 18 De La Salle with a 60-46 victory.

Cullen Foulks added 16 points for St. Rita (12-8, 7-1 Catholic South), 12 of which came after De La Salle (14-4, 5-3) cut the Mustangs' lead to 37-31 early in the fourth quarter.

"I'm just trying to step up my defense," said Hicks, who had 31 points in St. Rita's 66-64 double-overtime victory against De La Salle on Dec. 2. "Coach (Gary DeCesare) is just having me focus on defense. I'm not worried too much about offense because that will come.  Read Full Story