Head to head

On the wrong end of the first of Simeon's three consecutive state final victories, Young gained a measure of revenge by eliminating the Wolverines from the city playoffs with a 64-50 semifinal-round upset the following winter. Simeon hasn't lost to a Public League team since, a streak of 29 wins. Here's a look at the Simeon-Young matchups in the Jabari Parker era.

Dec. 19, 2009: Young 62, Simeon 55

Sam Thompson, now at Ohio State, had 17 points and 14 rebounds for No. 1 Young. Brandon Spearman, now at Hawaii, had 15 points and freshman Parker 7 rebounds for No. 2 Simeon.

March 20, 2010: Simeon 51, Young 36

Spearman was the star of the state championship game with 13 points, five rebounds and four assists, while Parker had no points or rebounds and 2 assists in 6 minutes.

Jan. 29, 2011: Simeon 60, Young 39

Steve Taylor (Marquette) had 14 points and 10 rebounds as No. 1 Simeon improved to 19-0. Thompson had 16 points and 7 rebounds for Young, which fell to 10-9.

Feb. 16, 2011: Young 64, Simeon 50

Simeon was 23-0 and ranked No. 3 in the USA Today Super 25 before pint-sized Derrick Randolph (20 points) engineered the upset.

Dec. 22, 2011: Simeon 62, Young 55

Jahlil Okafor outscored Parker 20-15, but Kendrick Nunn (19 points) and Steve Taylor (16) were the difference for No. 1 Simeon.

March 6, 2012: Simeon 52, Young 42

Parker had 18 points as Simeon overcame a 3-point halftime deficit to advance to the final of the Argo Sectional. Okafor had 9 in Young's 10th and final loss of the season.