2017-'18 Season Coverage
posted: 2/2/2014 12:01 AM

North Chicago survives test from Vernon Hills

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Daily Herald report

Three nights after Grant's boys basketball team nearly upset North Chicago, Vernon Hills nearly did the same Saturday.

The Cougars missed what would have been a game-winning 3-pointer, and host North Chicago escaped with a 72-70 win in North Suburban Prairie Division action.

North Chicago (17-3, 9-0) received 22 points apiece from JaVairius Amos-Mays and Kurt Hall.

Vernon Hills (11-9, 4-5) jumped out to a 10-0 lead, was up 12-10 at the end of one quarter and 32-28 at halftime.

Robby Nardini scored 25 points for the Cougars, while Michael Mariella added 15, including four 3-pointers. Matt Weaver chipped in 11 points.

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