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Conant win streak hits 12
Daily Herald report

Conant's Joe Ranallo hit a season-high in scoring with 28 points as the Cougars rolled past host Deerfield 66-46 on Saturday in nonconference play.

The victory was the 12th straight for Conant (19-4), whose last loss came in holiday tournament play at York on Dec. 27.

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Ranallo made four 3's and went 8-for-8 at the foul line as Conant outscored Deerfield (15-6) in each quarter.

Danny Sotos finished with 15 points (with a 3), while Ryan Blaha had 8 and D'Angelo McBride 7.

Eric Porter made a pair of 3's and finished with a team-best 14 points for Deerfield.

Elk Grove 79, Maine West 70: Joell Melendez broke out for a game-high 28 points to help the host Grens complete a 2-win weekend with a nonconference victory.

Joining him in double figures for Elk Grove were Scott Furlong (16 points) along with Bryan Alcazar and Tyler Ingebrigtsen (11 apiece).

The Grenadiers led 40-25 at the half and were able to withstand a 27-point output from Maine West in the fourth quarter.

Melendez finished with five 3-pointers for Elk Grove (12-8), which had assists on 20 of its baskets and gathered 15 offensive rebounds.

Matt Acevedo had five 3's for Maine West (9-12) and finished with a team-high 22 points while Jamal Sherman contributed 15 points.

Prospect 53, Glenbrook North 41: The visiting Knights got a balanced scoring effort led by Bobby Frasco (15 points) to pick up a nonconference win and and complete a 2-win weekend.

Kyle Beyak contributed 11 points and Max Cahill had 10 to help Prospect improve to 13-8.

Key to the outcome was a season-low 4 turnovers committed by the Knights. Cahill had 4 rebounds and finished the weekend with a total of 7 offensive rebounds.

"We had a couple of really complete team efforts this weekend," said Prospect coach John Camardella, whose team will compete in the MSL title game for the sixth time in seven years. "We're trusting each other and really sharing the ball."

Glenbrook North's box-and-one defense targeting Frasco limited his offensive numbers somewhat, but Camardella said his all-around game still made the difference. Frasco, who had a pair of 3's, finished with 7 rebounds and 4 assists as he became the main screener in the Knights' offense.

NAC tournament: The Christian Liberty boys basketball team took fifth place by winning the consolation bracket of the Northeastern Athletic Conference tournament with a pair of wins on Saturday.

The Chargers defeated Faith Lutheran 53-28 as Wes Swiderek scored a game-high 31 points (seven 3-pointers) and Sam Silva chipped in 14 with a pair of 3-pointers.

The Chargers also collected a 68-52 win over Harvest Christian as Swiderek tossed in 23 points with five 3-pointers.

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