2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 2/22/2017 10:26 PM

Harvest, Westminster, St. Edward post regional wins

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The three Elgin private high schools opened the boys basketball postseason with wins Wednesday night.

Harvest Christian 72, Dakota 49: At the Class 1A Lena-Winslow regional, the top-seeded Lions (24-4) breezed to Friday's title game against the host Panthers thanks to Brennen Woods' 27 points, 16 rebounds and 4 steals. JJ Flores recorded 21 points and 5 steals while Andre White Jr. added 14 points and 4 steals.

Westminster Christian 63, Alden-Hebron 30: The Warriors (18-9) will seek a 4-peat of regional titles Friday after a Class 1A regional win over the Giants on their home floor. Ben Verslyus nearly beat A-H by himself with a game-high 28 points while Scott Graziano had 12. Westminster will play No. 3 Orangeville, which slipped by No. 5 Rockford Christian Life 70-68 in the nightcap.

St. Edward 71, Chicago Disney 50: In a Class 2A Northridge Prep regional win, the Green Wave were carried by Kelvin Cortez-Harvey's 35 points. St. Edward (14-15) will square off against regional host and the top-seeded Knights for Friday's championship.

South Elgin 70, West Chicago 56: Junior Noah Rohr nailed six 3-pointers en route to a game-high 20 points during an Upstate Eight Valley road win for the Storm. Collin Uveges poured in 15 points for South Elgin (18-10, 5-6) while Vince Miszkiewicz and Logan Atkins each had 10 points.

Cary-Grove 56, Hampshire 51: The Trojans (14-11, 9-6) benefited from 3 players in double figures to grab a Fox Valley Conference win over the Whip-Purs. Chris Johannsen led C-G with 17 points while Dan Clarke followed with 15 and Zach Beaugureau with 10. That offset a 23-point night from Tre Powell, who hit four 3-pointers, while all of JD Shaw's 12 points came off 3s for Hampshire (8-19, 5-10).

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