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Huntley will play for Elgin consolation title
Brian Schaumburg

The consolation championship wasn't what the Huntley boys basketball team had in mind coming into the 38th annual Elgin Holiday Tournament.

But that is what the Red Raiders will have to settle for playing for Saturday.

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Huntley never trailed and cruised past Corliss, 68-48, on Friday evening to advance to the consolation championship game.

"It's not what we went into the tournament looking for, but it's a championship," Red Raiders senior Zach Gorney said. "We're still going to try to bring home some hardware."

The Red Raiders (9-4) will face Team Englewood at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the consolation title game.

Huntley scored the first 5 points against Corliss. The Trojans got within 1, 8-7, before the Red Raiders went on an 8-0 run and took a 16-10 lead after the first quarter. That was as close as Corliss would be the rest of the game.

Amanze Egekeze scored 5 points during a 10-0 run Huntley went on to open the second quarter. The Trojans scored just 5 points in the second quarter as the Red Raiders led 34-15 at halftime.

Huntley led by as many as 26 in the second half.

Egekeze finished with 20 points, 18 coming in the middle two quarters, and 8 rebounds. Gorney added 15 points and 9 rebounds.

"Zach is a really good basketball player. He's probably going to play in college," Huntley coach Marty Manning said. "I expect him to have nice games all the time."

George Charles led the Trojans with 13 points.

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