Curie won its first state championship in boys basketball after ii knocked off 65-59 Benet in the Class 4A state title game. Curie salvaged what has been a state tournament filled with most of the top CPS teams getting upset. Hales beat Orr in Class 2A, Lincoln Way-West beat Morgan Park in the super sectionals in Class 3A, and Benet upset Simeon in the Class 4A semi-finals.
Curie is making strides as a sports program. Last fall Curie upset Simeon in the city championship football game. Now, they won state in boys basketball. The talk in the south side is usually Morgan Park and Simeon when it comes to basketball and football. The Curie Condors are taking stage this year.