Carmel 53, Harlem 31: In the Corsairs' first game of the day in Lake Zurich's Martin Luther King Classic on Saturday, Jack George put on an impressive display, scoring 11 points and hauling in 16 boards to lead the Corsairs to win. Chris Duff buried a 3 pointer and led the Corsairs in scoring with 14 points as Carmel remained perfect in the tournament.
Lake Zurich 67, Marian Central 49: The early morning start time didn't faze the host Bears as they raced out to a 13-0 first quarter advantage and never looked back in an 18-point win. Senior Mike Travlos and junior Will McClaughry led the Bears with 19 points each. McClaughry missed just one shot all game long and added 4 rebounds to keep the Bears unbeaten in tournament play.
Marian Central 67, Streamwood 61 2OT: The wildest game of the afternoon during Lake Zurich Martin Luther King Classic needed two overtimes before the Hurricanes defeated the Sabres.
Streamwood had a balanced scoring attack paced by 17 points from sophomore Jacob McGlone, 16 from junior Cole Seger and 15 points from senior Jacob Siewert. The teams were tied at 48 after regulation and 56 after the first overtime.
Notre Dame 59, Grayslake North 43: At the Martin Luther King tournament in downstate Washington, Grayslake North fell behind by 20 points and could not cut its deficit to less than 6 points.
Sophomore Bobby Krebs had 17 points to lead the Knights, who are now 4-10 on the season.
"It showed a lot of heart to get back into the game, but we just couldn't stop some of their shooters," Grayslake North coach Todd Grunloh said. "This one kid from Notre Dame scored 41 points and we had five different guys on him. He was hitting 3-pointers from eight feet behind the line."
On Friday night in Washington, Grayslake North lost to the host Panthers, 57-38.
Sophomore Aidan Einloth scored a team-high 18 points in that game and was one of the Knights' leading rebounders. Problem was, he had only 1 rebound.
"It was unbelievable. Washington missed only 10 shots the entire game. They were so hot," Grunloh said. "Of those 10 missed shots, they got 5 offensive rebounds and we got 5 defensive rebounds. That's it...for the entire game. Five rebounds. They were just hitting everything. I think they made 10 to 12 3-pointers that were very well contested and it wasn't just one guy for them. They had four or five guys who were hitting."
Mundelein drops two: At the Martin Luther King tournament at Hononegah, Mundelein lost twice on Saturday: to Neuqua Valley (68-63) and to DeKalb (78-74).
Mundelein (1-15) avoided its typical slow start against Neuqua Valley and even had an 8-point lead at the end of the first quarter. But this time, the Mustangs couldn't finish the job.
"This was the first time in a while that we weren't down by 20 and having to dig our way out and fight back," Mundelein coach Corey Knigge said. "But in this one, we coudn't find a way to finish the game. We were right there. We just had trouble scoring and couldn't get enough going in the last couple of minutes."
J.T. Michalski had a team-high 17 points on two 3-pointers for Mundelein while teammate Derek Parola had 15 points on three 3-pointers.
Against DeKalb later in the day, Parola and Sam Nelson each had 20 points for the Mustangs,who were down by 16 points and cut the deficit to 6 points.
"We just couldn't get over that hump," Knigge said. "It's getting really hard to keep digging ourselves out of these holes."