Palatine powers past Richards

Daily Herald report
Updated 11/26/2014 11:06 PM

Palatine improved to 2-0 by handling Richards 73-32 on Wednesday in the Ed Molitor Thanksgiving Classic hosted by the Pirates.

R.J. Smith (12 points) and Mikey Williams (10 points) led a balanced effort for Palatine, which took control with a 23-point second quarter and led 40-16 by the half.


Palatine meets York at 5:15 p.m. Friday; a victory would put the Pirates in Saturday's tournament championship game.

• Rolling Meadows (1-1) came up short in its second tournament game at Palatine, falling 66-44 to Deerfield.

The Mustangs got 14 points from Jared Murphy and stayed close until the fourth quarter, when Deerfield (1-1) outscored Rolling Meadows 19-6.

The Mustangs meet Tilden at 3:30 p.m. Friday as the tourney continues.

Hersey 70, Robeson 37: Joe Coffaro had a team-high 16 points as the Huskies improved to 3-0 in tournament play at Niles West and earned a title-game appearance against St. Patrick at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Payton Haas (15) had points and Josh Mailloux (11) also reached double figures for the Huskies.

Highland Park 55, Prospect 51 (OT): Kyle Beyak and Ernest Kiseliovas both scored in double figures and made four 3s apiece, but it wasn't enough to keep the Knights from dropping a second straight overtime decision in tournament play at St. Viator.

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Beyak finished with 17 points and Kiseliovas had 14, and sophomore guard Frankie Mack had 13 points and made three 3s.

The Knights (1-2) conclude their tournament with a game against the host Lions at 3 p.m. Saturday.

At Maine West: King topped Alcott 65-34, and Maine South topped Libertyville 71-59. Maine West's next game is at 3:30 p.m. Friday against King.

At Buffalo Grove: Grayslake Central produced a big scoring advantage in the fourth quarter to top the host Bison 51-46, and Niles North was in command all the way in an 80-31 victory over Christian Liberty.

Colin Calcagno led all scorers for Buffalo Grove with 15 points against the Rams -- all on 3s. Collin Dekorsi contributed 12 points for the Bison (0-2), who led by 1 point entering the fourth quarter.

Joey Mudd led Grayslake Central with 14 points.

Christian Liberty's Ben Kemper had a game-high 16 points, and Diondre Williams had 15 for Niles North.

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