2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 12/28/2013 12:42 AM

Aurora Christian reaches Plano semifinals

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Plano Christmas Classic: Aurora Christian won its 3rd straight at the Plano Christmas Classic, defeating Newark 62-53 for a spot in Saturday night's semifinal against top-seeded Ottawa.

R.D. Lutze led the way for the Eagles (8-5) with 25 points and 9 rebounds. Zack Singer contributed 16 points and Grant Schweisthal came off the bench to score 13.

Kaneland (5-3) beat Genoa-Kingston 52-49 at Plano, headed by 15 points from Tyler Carlson. Both Drew David and John Pruett scored 12 points for the Knights, who play Mendota at 2 p.m. Saturday.

DeKalb Chuck Dayton Tournament: John Konchar poured in 30 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 7 assists to lift West Chicago to a 92-73 victory over Marmion in the third place game. Mike Bibbs added 20 points for the Wildcats (9-6).

Jordan Glasgow and Michael Murphy combined for seven 3-pointers for Marmion (4-8) while scoring 23 and 14 points, respectively. Marmion forward Jake Esp and Konchar were named all-tournament.

East Aurora Tournament: Sean Harreld tallied 25 points and Andy Czerak added 18, but Aurora Central Catholic (1-8) came out on the short end of a 79-71 decision to Prosser.

Elgin Tournament: Batavia (4-8) overcame a 13-10 deficit to beat Walther Christian 56-37. While not allowing Walther a double-digit scorer, the Bulldogs were led by 19 points from Micah Coffey and 11 by Chasen Peez. Batavia plays Rockford East for fifth place at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Proviso West Tournament: St. Charles East (6-5) scored the first 13 points and moved on in the consolation bracket with a 77-26 victory over Gage Park. The Saints led 27-2 after the first quarter and 45-12 at halftime. Dom Adduci and Cole Gentry scored 16 points apiece to lead St. Charles East, which will face Urban Prep in the consolation quarterfinals at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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