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Gavin, Palatine pick up a win at Prospect
Daily Herald report

Nolan Gavin scored a season-best 13 points, and visiting Palatine didn't allow any Prospect player to score in double figures as the visiting Pirates won 53-41 on Tuesday in a Mid-Suburban League boys basketball crossover.

Chris Macahon scored a game-high 16 points, including a pair of 3's, for Palatine, and Michael Williams had 12.

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"It was nice to get a win, and to do it on the road against a quality Prospect team is a real positive for us," said Palatine coach Eric Millstone. "We'd kind of been shuffling our feet for a couple weeks."

Millstone said Gavin's main defensive assignment was Prospect's Bobby Frasco (4 points). Danny Thomas led the Knights with 9 points and Max Cahill had 8.

"Nolan just had a tremendous game," Millstone said. "He's always been the kind of player for us who does all the little things. He's got a great basketball IQ and a really good feel for the game."

Palatine improved to 3-5 while Prospect dropped to 5-4 overall.

Buffalo Grove 62, Barrington 56: Andrew Apel scored 23 points and canned four 3-pointers to help the host Bison (3-5) pick up an MSL crossover win and snap a four-game losing streak.

Junior guard Conner Reid contributed 14 points for the winners, who held a 2-point lead at the half before outscoring the Broncos by 5 points in the third quarter.

Buffalo Grove made 21 of 27 foul shots, including 4-for-4 from Hans Haller.

Hoffman Estates 53, Elk Grove 35: Elk Grove led 18-5 after the first quarter and still held a 26-18 lead at the half -- before things took a dramatic turn in favor of the visiting Hawks in an MSL crossover.

Hoffman Estates held the Grens to 2 field goals in the second half and took command with extended pressure defense.

Forward Jordan Robinson led all scorers with 20 points for the Hawks (4-4).

Elk Grove coach Anthony Furman said Hoffman Estates did a good job of making his team take off-balance early shots, and then capitalized in transition, scoring 26 of their second-half points in the paint.

Conant 59, Hersey 48: D'Angelo McBride scored a game-high 20 points and Joe Ranallo had 16 to help the Cougars (5-3) past the host Huskies in an MSL crossover.

Conant had a 3-point lead at the half and managed to outscore Hersey (3-5) in both of the final two quarters.

Mike Fuerst scored 15 points for the Huskies(3-5).

Maine West 67, Glenbrook North 63: The Warriors picked up their first victory in a Central Suburban North road game, in a place that's been tough for them to win.

"I know our seniors said they hadn't won (at Glenbrook North) in their four years," said first-year Maine West coach John Bongiorno, "so it was nice to be able to take care of that with them."

Joel Ferraren led the way in scoring for Maine West (3-4, 1-1) with 20 points, Jamal Sherman had 19, Matt Acevedo had 12 and Kamein Johnson had 10.

Bongiorno said one key was that his team remained composed while trailing by as many as 7 in the first half. The Warriors rallied back to take the lead near the end of the second quarter before Jan Siegien canned a buzzer-beating 3 to put the Spartans up 27-26 at the break.

Siegien put on a quite a shooting exhibition, finishing with a game-high 31 points with seven 3-pointers.

But Maine West ended up with a decisive edge at the free throw line, making 13 of 15 shots, including some pressure-filled shots down the stretch from Ferraren. He finished 8-for-9 from the foul line, while Glenbrook North made 8 of 12 foul shots.

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