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Batavia takes 5th at Elgin
  • Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.com Batavia's Chasen Peez goes strong to the hoop past Rockford East's Bryant Nolan at the 39th Annual Elgin Boys Holiday Basketball Tournament at Elgin High School Saturday December 28, 2013.

    Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.com Batavia's Chasen Peez goes strong to the hoop past Rockford East's Bryant Nolan at the 39th Annual Elgin Boys Holiday Basketball Tournament at Elgin High School Saturday December 28, 2013.

  • Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.com Batavia's Jeremy Schoessling gets tangled up with Rockford East's Daevion Dixon at the 39th Annual Elgin Boys Holiday Basketball Tournament at Elgin High School Saturday December 28, 2013.

    Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.com Batavia's Jeremy Schoessling gets tangled up with Rockford East's Daevion Dixon at the 39th Annual Elgin Boys Holiday Basketball Tournament at Elgin High School Saturday December 28, 2013.

Daily Herald reports

Batavia finished play at the Elgin Holiday Tournament on Saturday with a 69-51 come from behind victory over Rockford East in the fifth-place game.

The Bulldogs (5-8) finished the tournament with a 3-1 record.

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Rockford East took a 21-17 lead after one quarter. The Bulldogs trailed 21-11 before Chasen Peez hit a 3 and Canaan Coffey beat the first quarter buzzer with another 3.

Batavia trailed 33-27 at halftime, then scored 7 quick points in the third quarter sparked by a Danny Pieczynski 3 and then his steal and layup for their first lead of the game at 34-33.

Tucker Knox found a cutting Canaan Coffey for a score inside, and Rockford East called timeout down 39-33 still without a second half point.

Batavia's run grew to 14-0 in the third quarter before Rockford East got on the board. The Bulldogs took a 45-43 lead to the fourth quarter.

Tied at 49 in the fourth quarter, Peez scored 4 straight points to open a lead again. Batavia ended the game outscoring Rockford East 20-2.

Peez finished with 17 points to lead three in double figures. Micah Coffey added 15 and Pieczynski 11.

Jeremy Schoessling and Canaan Coffey both scored 9 points and Knox had 8.

At Proviso West: St. Charles East used offensive diversity and rebounding to stay alive in the hunt for a consolation championship, beating Urban Prep West 70-56 in Hillside.

St. Charles EaSt (7-5) used a 10-0 run to post a 49-45 lead late in the third quarter. Urban Prep West (9-2) pulled within 2 points early in the fourth quarter, but the Saints enjoyed an 18-6 run the rest of the way.

St. Charles East guard Dom Adduci led four Saints in double figures with 20 points. A.J. Washington scored 16 points and grabbed 12 of the Saints' 42 rebounds. Cole Gentry also scored 16 points and James McQuillan added 12.

The Saints will play in the consolation semifinals at 11 a.m. Monday against Libertyville (7-4).

At Plano: Kaneland trailed Mendota 27-12 after one quarter but adjusted to win 65-64, and will compete for ninth place in the tournament on Monday. Forward Ryan David came off the bench to score 16 points with 8 rebounds and 3 steals. Drew David scored 15 with 5 assists and Tyler Carlson scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. The Knights will play Dixon in the ninth-place game at 12:45 p.m. Monday.

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