2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 12/29/2017 9:56 PM

Hodges, Trotter help Schaumburg to a victory at York

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Schaumburg's boys basketball team came away from York's Jack Tosh Holiday Classic as a winner.

The Saxons, in their final tournament opportunity, defeated Thornton Fractional South 63-52 on Friday to make it a 1-3 effort in Elmhurst.

Michael Hodges and Heze Trotter both had big games for Schaumburg. Hodges shot 6-for-7 from the field and 5-for-6 from the foul line on his way to a game-high 20 points.

Trotter hit 5 field goals and went 6-for-6 at the free throw line to go with 4 rebounds, a team-best 4 assists and 2 steals.

Schaumburg had a 27-20 rebounding edge and finished 16-for-20 on foul shots.

Palatine 80, Timothy Christian 57: Luke Garrett canned three 3s and finished with a team-best 16 points to help the Pirates finish wrap up a 2-2 effort at York.

Also breaking into double figures were Lamon Berry and Johnny O'Shea (13 points apiece) and David Balanganayi (11).

Cortez Hogans paced Palatine with 7 rebounds, and Berry also contributed 5 assists and 3 steals.

Palatine shot 21-for-38 from the field, including an 8-for-16 effort from 3-point range. Berry and Ben Storm had 2 apiece, and Sean Dell made the only 3 he attempted.

Riverside-Brookfield 65, Rolling Meadows 40: The Mustangs struggled through an 11-for-31 shooting performance to finish 1-3 in their four games at York.

Javonte Warrener led Rolling Meadows in scoring with 9 points. Max Christie had 8 and Ryan Carney 7.

R-B's Patrick Hanley led all scorers with 16 points on 4-for-9 shooting from 3-point range.

Lake Forest 54, Elk Grove 38: The Scouts jumped out to a 16-4 lead after the first quarter as the Grens finished tournament play at York with a 1-3 mark.

Dylan Ingebrigtsen came up with a big performance, shooting 4-for-6 from 2-point range and going 4-for-8 on 3s to finish with game-high 24 points.

Ryley Rathman finished with 7 points and had a team-best 4 rebounds for the Grenadiers (1-14).

Ben Gibson had 15 points and Sean Trkla 11 for Lake Forest.

Maine West 85, Vernon Hills 54: The 6-5 Warriors were in control from the start in taming the 4-8 Cougars in consolation semifinal play at Wheeling.

Jack Collins led Maine West with 16 points. Julian Dones scored 14 points to go with 4 assists and 3 steals. Darrington Bates also had 14 points. The Warriors shot 62 percent from the field in the win.

Payton Foster was the only player from Vernon Hills in double figures, with 11 points.

"It was a solid performance," said Maine West coach Tom Prokopij. "We played well for all 32 minutes. The team shared the ball well and we were able to score from all sides of the court."

Freeport 65, Hersey 62: The Huskies held a 10-point lead entering the fourth quarter, but Freeport outscored Hersey 19-6 the rest of the way in a tournament finale at Pekin.

Rocco Ronzi made three 3s and led the Huskies with 15 points. Jacob Kluczewski had 14 and Jace Coffaro had 10 on 5-for-6 shooting.

Matt Hanushewsky contributed 8 points and a team-best 4 assists as Hersey slipped to 5-9 following an 0-4 tourney performance.

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