Eagles are staying alive

Oak Park’s boys’ basketball team advances to Open Division consolation quarterfinal round

THE BIRD CAGE—Oak Park fans cheer for the Eagles during the Open Division consolation playoffs.
The Eagles needed a spark.
They turned to the Slajchert brothers, who delivered in crunch time.
Oak Park High’s boys’ basketball team defeated Esperanza 66-55 in the CIF-Southern Section Open Division consolation bracket on Feb. 21 at home. Junior point guard Wes Slajchert and his younger brother, Clark, a freshman guard, combined for 14 of the Eagles’ 25 points in a pivotal fourth quarter.

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