Highlights from St. Joseph vs Fenwick

Highlights from St. Joseph vs Fenwick

It’s always fun to get a good assignment to shoot. Yet so many times when you cover a game that is suppose to be a good match it doesn’t live up to the hype. Especially early on in the season. The St. Joes vs Fenwick Catholic League Championship was a rematch of a game Fenwick won easily easrlier in the year, but turned into a thrilling overtime affair before the Friars came away with the crown.

You can read more about the game in the Oak Leaves/Chicago Tribune coverage. Below are a few outtakes that I didn’t get submitted.

Fenwick's Jamal Nixon is foulded by St. Joseph's Jordan Byrd, Friday January 17, 2017, in Wilmette. (Vincent D. Johnson-Pioneer Press).
Fenwick’s Jamal Nixon is foulded by St. Joseph’s Jordan Byrd, Friday January 17, 2017, in Wilmette. (Vincent D. Johnson-Pioneer Press).
St. Joseph's Jason Towers (22) and Ahmad Muhammad (14) celebrate after the Muhannad's game tieing three pointer at the end of regulation, Friday January 17, 2017, in Wilmette. (Vincent D. Johnson).
St. Joseph’s Jason Towers (22) and Ahmad Muhammad (14) celebrate after the Muhammad’s game tying three pointer at the end of regulation, Friday January 17, 2017, in Wilmette. (Vincent D. Johnson).

The anatomy of a dunk (Fenwick’s Jacob Keller)

Dunking in high school is not the rare feat it once was in the 80s, or 90s. However capturing it isn’t always easy even if you’re ready. I purposely sit to the right of the hoop just inside the 3-point line for most of a game. The reason being is most players are right handed and shooting from the opposite side would most likely result in their arm blocking a good photo of the dunk. Unfortunately it’s also the favorite spot of most refs to call the game from and cheerleaders to cheer from. So it’s always sports photography gold for me when I do get that fast break and it ends with a picture perfect dunk.

Fenwick vs St. Joseph, Friday January 17, 2017, in Wilmette. (Vincent D. Johnson-Pioneer Press).
Fenwick’s Jacob Keller finishes off a fast break with a dunk, Friday January 17, 2017, in Wilmette. (Vincent D. Johnson).

 

Fenwick vs St. Joseph, Friday January 17, 2017, in Wilmette. (Vincent D. Johnson).
Fenwick hoists the Catholic League championship trophy Friday January 17, 2017, in Wilmette. (Vincent D. Johnson).

 

Want more photos?

See photo outtakes from the Fenwick/St Joseph game that weren’t submitted to the Tribune/Pioneer Press

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