2016-'17 Season Coverage
updated: 11/26/2016 10:43 PM

Kutsor, Lake Zurich edge Lakes for Johnsburg/R-B title

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Ryan Kutsor scored 13 points to lead Lake Zurich's boys basketball team to a 39-36 win over Lakes in the championship game of the Johnsburg/Richmond-Burton tournament at Johnsburg Saturday night.

Kutsor was named MVP of the tourney, as the Bears went 4-0. Brian Chmiel was also named to the all-tournament team for Lake Zurich.

Chmiel (6 points) hit a 3-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer to hike Lake Zurich's lead to six. Peter DiCerbo scored all 7 of his points in the fourth for the Bears.

"It was just one of those grinding, defensive games," said coach Billy Pitcher, whose Bears were just 3 of 16 from three-point range. "Lakes does a great job on defense and makes it very hard to score. We had eight of our points from steals that led to layups. We really struggled to score in the half court and that is a credit to (Lakes') coaching and discipline."

All-tournament pick Ian Haflinger of Lakes (3-1) scored a game-high 16 points, while Michael Behrendt had 9 for the Eagles. Kyle Rohr, who was also named to the all-tournament team for Lakes, was held to 5 points.

"Brett Hensley and Peter DiCerbo guarded him and did a great job all game," Pitcher said.

"Both teams defended well and points were hard to come by," Lakes coach Chris Snyder said.

Grayslake North 58, Crystal Lake South 47: At Johnsburg, the Knights took a 25-23 lead into halftime and were up 41-35 after three.

Grayslake North (3-1) finished the Johnsburg/Richmond-Burton tournament with three straight wins.

Wauconda 58, Fenton 44: At Johnsburg, Kyle Drobnik had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Bulldogs rallied to pick up their first win.

Jarod Stonis added 15 points for Wauconda (1-3), which trailed 18-16 at halftime. The Bulldogs pulled even at 35-35 by the end of the third quarter and then outscored the Bison 23-9 in the fourth.

Wauconda's other contributors included Jimmy Ott (7 points, 5 steals), Connor Brannick (6 points, 4 steals) and Fletcher Klein (6 points).

Carmel 63, Grant 49: At Grant, Brian Julien scored 24 points and Zion Kilpatrick added 21 for the Corsairs in the tournament finale.

Glenbrook South 57, Grayslake Central 48: At Buffalo Grove, the Rams placed Justin Shepley on the all-tournament team.

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