Students, staffers and parents packed Stevenson High School's Forum space Thursday morning to celebrate the boys basketball team's recent state title.
Wearing commemorative state-champ T-shirts, the athletes were introduced to an appreciative crowd of several hundred people. Parents shot videos and photographs with cellphones as the teens descended a staircase to the fans waiting below.
The team's victory over Normal in the Class 4A final on Saturday is the school's third athletic championship this year. The football team won a trophy, too, and the school seized the girls tennis doubles championship.
"We could not have asked for a better 50th anniversary for this school," Principal Troy Gobble told the crowd. "It has been just a spectacular year."
Here's a look at the basketball team's accomplishments, by the numbers.
• 30: Victories this season
• 2,682: Career points scored by senior guard Jalen Brunson, a Lake County record.
• 332: Career victories for Coach Pat Ambrose
• 1: Boys basketball titles in Stevenson history
• 14: State titles for Stevenson High in IHSA team sports
• 3: Times an Illinois high school has one boys basketball and football state titles in the same year
Source: Stevenson High School