Wauconda’s boys basketball team snapped its season-worst losing streak Tuesday night, but it wasn’t easy.
Joey Lovelle scored a career-high 29 points, as the host Bulldogs outlasted Mundelein 86-80 in overtime.
With the North Suburban Conference crossover win, Wauconda improved to 14-13. The Bulldogs had lost their last six games.
Ricky Sidlowski (17 points, 14 rebounds) and Ben Carlson (10 points, 14 rebounds) added double-doubles for Wauconda, which outscored the Mustangs 13-7 in OT. Kevin Malisheski chipped in 16 points. Lovelle, who hit three 3-pointers, also dished out 5 assists. The Bulldogs played without leading scorer Dion Head.
Mundelein (2-27) was led in scoring by Tyler Olson’s 20 points, which included six 3-pointers. Derek Parola had 11 points, including a trio of 3s. Nick Filippo, Nick Brune and J.T. Michalski had 8 points apiece for the Mustangs.
Woodstock 61, Grayslake Central 55: Grayslake Central presented coach Brian Moe with a plaque after he recorded his 100th career win last Friday night at Woodstock North.
The Rams then went out and saw their perfect season in the Fox Valley Fox Division come to an end.
Grayslake Central, which will host FVC Valley champ Huntley in Friday’s first-place conference crossover, fell to 15-10 overall and finished 11-1 in the division.
Charlie Anderson and Malcolm Reed led Grayslake Central with 14 and 12 points, respectively. Joey Mudd added 8.
Woodstock’s Mason Sutter led all scorers with 23 points.
Lake Zurich 76, Round Lake 46: Mike Travlos’ double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds led the Bears.
The North Suburban crossover was tied 9-9 early, before the visitors closed the opening quarter with a 14-6 run to lead 23-15.
Lake Zurich (18-12) extended its lead to 42-24 by halftime and was up 55-30 after three.
The Bears outrebounded the Panthers 50-26.
Karnell Wright scored 10 of his team-high 13 points in the first half for Round Lake (5-22).
Corey Helgeson and Will McClaughry added 8 points apiece for Lake Zurich.
“We did a nice job getting the ball inside early and running in transition,” Bears coach Billy Pitcher said. “Wright is a great player and scorer, so I was proud of our effort holding him to 3 free throws and no field goals in the second half.”
Lake Zurich’s 18 wins are its most since 2005, when the Bears advanced to the sectional championship. The Bears’ 7-7 mark in NSC games represents its best in its nine seasons in the conference.
Pitcher also noted that all levels concluded the season with a winning record, as the freshmen finished at 18-9 and the sophomores went 24-5.
Zion-Benton 69, Grant 52: Milik Yarbrough, Lake County’s all-time leading scorer, poured in 25 points to lead the Zee-Bees in the NSC crossover.
Grant (14-13) got 18 points from Mike Burns and 10 from Steve Dunning. Burns buried four 3-pointers.
Lake Forest 64, Antioch 31: Evan Boudreaux scored 20 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, to pace the visiting Scouts (21-6) in the NSC crossover.
A.J. Marsiglio scored 7 points for Antioch (7-20). Jack Kovach canned two 3s for the Sequoits.
Grayslake North 52, Woodstock North 49: Lucas Buckels scored 16 points and Aidan Einloth added 15, as the host Knights wrapped up Fox Valley Fox play with a home victory.
Grayslake North (7-5 FVC Fox) improved to 9-16 overall.
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