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Maine West makes consolation title game at Wheeling
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Maine West 54, Vernon Hills 41: Sophomore Joel Ferreren made 8 of 10 shots from the field and scored a game-high 16 points to give the Warriors their second straight win and a spot in the Wheeling Hardwood Classic consolation championship game at 5:30 p.m. Saturday against Lake Park.

Tom Kukec canned a pair of 3s and finished with 15 points for Maine West, which finished 9-for-9 at the foul line thanks to Kukec (3-for-3), Allante Bates (4-for-4) and Tony Volk (2-for-2).

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Stephen Curry had a team-best 13 points and 7 rebounds for Vernon Hills (7-8, 1-2), which meets Prospect in Saturday's consolation third-place game at 2 p.m. Saturday. Trenton Fulton finished with 12 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the field for the Cougars.

Lake Park 63, Prospect 55: The Lancers shot 20 of 31 from 2-point range to earn their second win at Wheeling and a spot in Saturday's consolation championship game against Maine West at 5:30 p.m.

Senior guard Carlos Cortez led the way for Lake Park with 15 points, and senior center Jake Ktsanes had 13 on 5-for-8 shooting from the field. Mikey Van Aswagen (11 points) and Sean Moore (10) also reached double figures for Lake Park.

Devin O'Hara had a game-high 18 points along with 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Prospect (9-4) shot 52.6 percent from the field, made 7 of 13 3s and outrebounded Lake Park 22-16.

The Knights meet Vernon Hills in their tournament finale at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Maine West 54, Vernon Hills 41: Sophomore Joel Ferreren made 8 of 10 shots from the field and scored a game-high 16 points to give the Warriors their second straight win and a spot in the Wheeling Hardwood Classic consolation championship game at 5:30 p.m. Saturday against Lake Park.

Tom Kukec canned a pair of 3s and finished with 15 points for Maine West, which finished 9-for-9 at the foul line thanks to Kukec (3-for-3), Allante Bates (4-for-4) and Tony Volk (2-for-2).

Stephen Curry had a team-best 13 points and 7 rebounds for Vernon Hills (7-8, 1-2), which meets Prospect in Saturday's consolation third-place game at 2 p.m. Saturday. Trenton Fulton finished with 12 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the field for the Cougars.

Libertyville 73, Wheeling 62: In the Hardwood Classic's Friday morning opener at Wheeling, Jack Deichl's double-double of 19 points (season high) and 10 rebounds helped Libertyville snap a 10-game losing streak.

Libertyville (2-11, 1-2 tournament) trailed 13-8 after one quarter, but outscored Wheeling (0-3 tournament) 24-9 in the second. Jack Lipp added 18 points -- hiking his tournament total to 70 in three games -- and added 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Libertyville also got double-digit points from Joe Borcia (14) and Matt Reed (13).

Wheeling's Jeremy Stephani led all scorers with 21 points, including four 3-pointers. Nick Ricciardi had 12 points, and Kameron Hill (9 points, 8 rebounds) just missed posting a double-double.

At Hinsdale South: It was a second consecutive day of heartbreak for Schaumburg.

The Saxons (7-7) had suffered a double-overtime loss to Brother Rice on Thursday night, and fell again Friday, again in overtime, this time 57-53 to Providence.

The double-OT loss was particularly tough since Schaumburg led by 7 with one minute left in regulation, and by 6 with 42 seconds left in the first OT. Cole Reyes led the Saxons in that one with a career-best 31 points, and Kyle Bolger had 19.

On Friday against Providence, Jimmy Lundquist had 18 points, Bolger had 14 and Reyes had 13.

Schaumburg coach Matt Walsh likes the effort he's seeing but would like to see better teamwork when games get tight.

"Our guys are playing really hard," Walsh said. "We feel like we're close to becoming a really good team. We have to learn to trust each other, and to play for one another, if we're going to be the team we think we can be."

at Pekin: Mike Fuerst and Quinn Orlandi scored 13 points apiece to give Hersey a 58-47 victory over Freeport in its first game of the day, but the Huskies came up short in the second game of the day 63-53 against second-seed Rockford Boylan.

at York: Palatine (8-6) dropped its second straight in Tosh Holiday Classic play with a 49-40 decision to the host Dukes.

Christian Liberty 53, Faith Lutheran 33: Marcus Silva scored a game-high 16 points to power the Chargers to their second straight win in tournament play at Alden-Hebron.

at Elgin: Hoffman Estates (2-11) topped Islamic Foundation 63-39 to pick up its first tournament win at Elgin, but Buffalo Grove (6-8) suffered a second straight setback with a 51-47 loss to Harlan.

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