The St. Edward boys basketball team jumped out to a 32-17 halftime lead and cruised to a 66-34 win over Alden-Hebron Wednesday night at the Westminster Christian Thanksgiving tournament.
Joe French led the way for the Green Wave (2-0) with 15 points. Nick Duffy added 10 and Gino Domel had 8 points in the win.
St. Edward will play Westminster Christian at 7 p.m. Friday with the winner advancing to Saturday's championship game.
Burlington Central 58, Newark 51: The Rockets trailed 40-37 after three quarters but outscored the Norsemen 21-11 in the fourth quarter to win at the Sycamore Leland Strombom Thanksgving Tournament.
The late charge was led by 6-foot-2 senior guard Brett Rau, who scored 8 of his 10 points in the final eight minutes.
"It was a frustrating game because we lacked a lot of defensive intensity," Central coach Brett Porto said. "For the most part we never took control so they dictated the pace and tempo. Rau took over for us in the fourth quarter."
Guard Jacob Schutta scored 13 points, senior guard Reed Hunnicutt had 10, senior guard Sean Fitzgerald had 7 and seniors Duncan Ozburn and James Ramey each contributed 6 points for Central, which improved to 2-0.
The Rockets will face Rockford Lutheran (2-0) with a berth in the championship game on the line on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Bartlett 62, Streamwood 51: Ryan DiCanio scored 23 points as the Hawks (2-0) won at the Wheaton Academy tournament. Brian Triphahn and Jason Hasenberg each added 8 points for Bartlett. Antonio Harris led the Sabres (0-2) with 14 points. Jelyn Hill and Cole Seger added 11 each.
Rockford Lutheran 51, Dundee-Crown 39: Zach Pochop scored 12 points and Juwan Stewart added 11 for the Chargers (0-2) in this loss at the Sycamore tournament.
Sycamore 53, Hampshire 42: Matthew Bridges and Jacob Tuttle had 11 points each for Hampshire (0-2) at the Sycamore tournament.
Tuesday's Late Results
Elgin Academy 60, Roycemore 44: The Hilltoppers (1-0) started their season with a victory over Roycemore Tuesday. Jumel Julien led the attack with 18 points and Elliott Wittmeyer finished with 15 points. Ian Wilson scored 9 points, Spencer Schael had 7 points and Taylor Vera contributed 6 points.
John Radtke, Jerry Fitzpatrick and Jaci Corn contributed to this report
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