2016-'17 Season Coverage
updated: 2/17/2017 11:34 PM

Libertyville bests Lake Zurich in double OT

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Libertyville 63, Lake Zurich 56 (2 OT): Drew Peterson scored 25 points, and Libertyville's boys basketball team outlasted host Lake Zurich 63-56 in double overtime Friday night.

Libertyville improved to 12-14 and 7-6 in the North Suburban Conference, while Lake Zurich fell to 17-10 and 4-8 on its senior night.

Libertyville shot 40 free throws compared to 19 for Lake Zurich. The Bears' Ryan Kutsor and Peter DiCerbo were in foul trouble all game befoe fouling out along with Brett Hensley, Brian Chmiel and Kenny Haynes.

Lake Zurich's Michael Bens played the entire overtime with four fouls. Kutsor was fouled at the end of regulation and made 2 free throws to send the game to overtime. Hensley took a charge on Peterson at the end of the first overtime, and Bens missed a game-winning 3 try to force the second OT.

DiCerbo led Lake Zurich with 16 points, while Bens and Kutsor had 15 and 14, respectively. Petersen scored only 4 points in the second half but netted 6 in the two overtimes. Peterson was 13 of 20 from the free-throw line.

Libertyville also got 12 points from Ryan Wittenbrink and 9 from Chase Eyre, each of whom hit two 3-pointers.

"I am very proud of our seniors on senior night," Lake Zurich coach Billy Pitcher said. "They battled and played their hearts out. It was really unfortunate that we had to play in so much foul trouble and that five of our top six guys fouled out."

Lakes 55, Cary-Grove 50: The Eagles finished up the regular season with a nonconference win on senior night.

Lakes improved to 13-14.

Lake Forest 69, Mundelein 49: The host Scouts celebrated senior night with the North Suburban win.

Lake Forest improved to 11-14 and 7-6, while Mundelein dropped to 4-24 and 0-13.

Glenbrook North 63, Vernon Hills 49: The host Cougars dropped their regular-season finale to finish 1-9 in their inaugural season in the Central Suburban League North Division.

Vernon Hills (4-24, 1-9) got 16 points from Chris Mariella and 10 apiece from Jack Forester and Payton Foster.

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