Desmond Sanders and Lavion Baldwin scored 14 points each Saturday night to lead Elgin to a 72-36 win over Christian Liberty on the final day of the Bison Invite boys basketball tournament at Buffalo Grove.
The Maroons (1-3) led 38-14 by halftime and never looked back.
"Our intensity got better during the tournament," said Elgin coach Mike Sitter. "We have lots of guys without varsity experience and have to get used to the speed of the game.
"Today, they came off the court and said challenge accepted for the rest of the year."
Ryan Sitter and Kiko Mari added 11 points each for the Maroons but the play of sophomores Desmond Douglas and Baldwin drew praise from Mike Sitter.
"Sophomores Desmond Douglas and Lavion Baldwin got a lot of minutes," he said. "If they're going to play well, then we're going to play well. If they give us production, then we're going to be pretty good."
CLA's Wes Swiderek was 5 of 8 from behind the arc in leading the Chargers with 17 points.
Streamwood 59, Chicago Bulls Prep 50: The Sabres (1-3) secured their first win of the season at the Wheaton Academy Thanksgiving Tournament thanks in large part to Jacob Siewert, who led the team with 21 points. Antonio Harris added 13 points, while Cole Seger had 12.
Cary-Grove 55, Woodstock 46: Jason Gregoire had 15 points for the Trojans (2-2) as they picked up the win in their final game at the Hoops for Healing Tournament at Woodstock. Tyler Szydlo had 8 points in the game and Michael Coleman finished with 6 points.
Luther North 74, Harvest Christian 60: Despite getting 24 points and 8 rebounds from John Vislisel, the Lions (1-3) could not get the win at the Westminster Christian Thanksgiving Tournament. Noah Fox and Brett Cramer also scored in double digits with 15 and 12 points respectively.
Indian Creek 52, Westminster Christian 39: With offense in short supply, the Warriors (1-3) fell to Indian Creek in the final game of the Westminster Christian Thanksgiving Tourament. Sam Carani and Dillon Rejman scored a combined 29 points while only three others combined for 10 points.
Urbana 61, Jacobs 59: The Golden Eagles (0-3) are still looking for their first win after falling to Urbana at the Quincy Tournament. Kenton Mack led Jacobs with 15 points, while Cody Boeckh had 9 points, all from beyond the arc.
Larry Weindruch and Cameron LaFerle contributed to this report
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