2016-'17 Season Coverage
updated: 11/25/2016 9:40 PM

Lake Zurich advances to tournament finale

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Ryan Kutsor scored 16 points, Brian Chmiel added 14, including four 3-pointers, and Lake Zurich's boys basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Johnsburg/Richmond-Burton tournament with a 57-43 win over host Richmond-Burton Friday.

Lake Zurich (3-0) will play Lakes (3-0) in an all-Lake County final at 7 p.m. Saturday at Johnsburg.

Peter DiCerbo, whose face got bloodied late in the game, scored 10 points for Lake Zurich. The Bears led 13-10 after one quarter, 32-18 at halftime and 45-32 after three.

"We played well," Lake Zurich coach Billy Pitcher said. "We started the game off with 2 straight turnovers and started the second half with 2 straight turnovers, but other than that, we did well."

Chmiel hit three 3s in the first half and didn't have a turnover the entire game.

"Brian Chmiel was a huge lift," Pitcher said. "He had a great game."

St. Viator 41, Libertyville 35: The host Lions earned their first win of the season behind strong play from senior forward Addison Lubert and junior guard Peter Lambesis.

Lubert scored 8 points and had 11 rebounds, while Lambesis finished with a team-best 11 points.

St. Viator (1-3) led 20-16 at the half and closed out Libertyville (0-4) by outscoring the Wildcats 11-7 in the fourth quarter.

Senior guard Harrison Bach led Libertyville with 14 points, and senior guard Brandon Rule added 10 points. Junior guard and leading scorer Drew Peterson was limited to 1 point. He finished 0 of 8 from the field.

St. Viator also received contributions from senior guard Daniel Morton (9 points) and sophomore guard Jeremiah Hernandez (7 points).

Vernon Hills 85, Francis Parker 80 (3 OT): At Francis Parker, as part of the Northridge Prep tournament, Jack O'Connell scored 28 points for the Cougars, who prevailed in three overtimes.

All-stater Marc Taylor of FP finished with 46.

Rockford Boylan 81, Grant 67: At Grant, the Bulldogs' loss dropped them to 0-3.

Grant wraps up its tournament at 7:30 p.m. Saturday against Carmel.

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