Lake Zurich's boys basketball team avoided an upset in its North Suburban Lake Division finale Friday night.
Mike Travlos scored 20 points, hitting 9 of 12 free throws, and Brad Kruse added 17 points and 9 rebounds, as the visiting Bears held off Mundelein 78-69.
Mundelein (2-26, 0-12) led 63-57 with five minutes left in the fourth quarter.
Lake Zurich (17-12, 5-7) also got big lifts from sophomores Nick Penny (8 points, 11 rebounds) and Nick Meyer (7 points on 3-of-3 shooting).
Sam Nelson and Derek Parola led Mundelein with 14 points apiece, while J.T. Michalski had 13 for the Mustangs, who were up 22-17 after one quarter but trailed 34-33 at halftime and 51-50 after three.
North Chicago 79, Wauconda 73: The host Bulldogs threated to spoil the Warhawks' perfect record in the North Suburban Prairie Division.
Wauconda (13-13, 5-7) bolted to a 20-11 lead after one quarter and was up 39-25 at halftime. But North Chicago (12-0 NSC Prairie) outscored the Bulldogs 30-12 in the third quarter.
Dion Head had 20 points and 5 assists for Wauconda, which suffered its sixth loss in a row. The Bulldogs also received 13 points apiece from Matt Bulgarelli and Ben Carlson (6 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 steals) and 12 from Ricky Sidlowski. Joey Lovelle had 7 points and 4 assists.
North Chicago's JaVairius Amos-Mays led all scorers with 31 points. JayQuan McCloud added 18.
Grayslake Central 59, Woodstock North 29: Charlie Anderson scored 11 points for the Rams, who improved to 15-9 and 11-0 in the Fox Valley Fox.
Joey Mudd added 9 points for Grayslake Central. Alex Lennartz returned to the Rams' lineup after missing five straight games and scored 7 points.