Lake Zurich makes Pekin title game

Daily Herald report
Updated 12/30/2014 10:43 PM

Lake Zurich's boys basketball team continues to live up to its top seed in the Pekin Insurance Holiday Tournament.

Mike Travlos poured in 25 points, as the Bears defeated No. 4 Pekin 62-42 Tuesday night to advance to the championship game on New Year's Eve.


Lake Zurich (10-2, 3-0 tourney) will play Plainfield East, 58-56 upset winner of No. 3 Evanston, at 6:30 p.m. today.

Travlos shot 10 of 17 from the floor, including 5 of 9 from beyond the arc. Bears point guard Nick Penny added 16 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Jack O'Neill and Will McClaughry chipped in 9 and 8 points, respectively, for Lake Zurich. O'Neill also grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 4 assists.

Lake Zurich jumped out to 23-9 lead after one quarter. The Bears saw their lead trimmed to 33-22 by halftime and 45-38 after three, before outscoring the Dragons 17-4 in the fourth.

Lake Zurich 73, Lanphier 60: At Pekin, in their first of two games on the day, the top-seeded Bears opened up a 19-13 lead after one quarter.

Mike Travlos led Lake Zurich (9-2, 2-0 tournament) with 22 points and 11 rebounds.

Nick Penny added 17 points and 5 assists, Will McClaughry also scored 17 points, and Jack O'Neill contributed 11 points, which included three 3-pointers. Penny sank a pair of 3s.

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Bloomington 46, Warren 40: At Pontiac, the Blue Devils dropped their second game in as many days.

Jake Falish and Maurice Chambers scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Warren (4-8, 0-2 tournament), which jumped out to a 13-9 lead after one quarter.

The Blue Devils trailed 20-19 at halftime, before pulling even at 30-30 by the end of the third quarter.

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