Palatine finishes strong for second York win
Palatine's boys basketball team produced a big fourth quarter to claim its second win in three days of tournament play at York with a 47-41 victory over Wheaton North on Tuesday.
Palatine trailed at the half 23-19 and was looking at a 5-point deficit entering the final period. But the Pirates finished with a 19-8 scoring edge in the fourth quarter.
Charlie Van Dyke came off the bench to hit 5 of 6 three-pointers and finish with a game-high 15 points for Palatine.
Jason Jarrett scored 7 points and had a game-high 5 assists for the Pirates (9-4).
Luke Anthony scored 10 points to lead Wheaton North (8-3), which lost for the second straight day.
Palatine meets Lyons at noon Wednesday for its final tournament game.
Highland Park 45, Schaumburg 42 (OT): The Saxons forced an extra session before Highland Park's Joey Saslow hit a late 3 to decide the outcome.
Aaron Kline shot 6-for-9 from 3-point range to finish with a game-high 18 points. Schaumburg shot it well as a team, too, making 10 of 15 from 2-point range and 7 of 18 from 3.
Jason Schoo finished with 8 points and Kameron Powell and Sam Smith both had 6 for the Saxons (2-10).
Schaumburg meets Nazareth in its final tourney game at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Elk Grove 69, Nazareth 65: Elk Grove got four scorers in double figures and held off the Roadrunners to earn its first victory at York.
Joey Gatziolis led the way for the Grens with 19 points. Fulton Wingba finished with 14, and Tyree Howard and Brad Hubly both contributed 12.
Elk Grove (7-7) led by 9 entering the final quarter and managed to weather a 34-point outburst from Nazareth.
Hubly made a pair of 3s and also contributed 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals, while Wingba had a team-best 7 rebounds and 2 steals.
The Grens wrap up their tournament with an 11:30 a.m. Wednesday contest against Highland Park.
Plainfield East 67, Hersey 61: The Huskies couldn't overcome a slow start in their first game of the day at the Pekin Holiday Classic, as Plainfield East outscored Hersey 20-7 in the first quarter.
Joe Coffaro made four 3s and finished with a team-high 14 points for Hersey. Zach Cooper (11 points) and Mike Lelito (10) also scored in double figures and Kevin Starr had 8 points.
Vinny Tarello scored a game-best 20 points for Plainfield East.
Peoria 56, Hersey 46: The Huskies dropped their final game of the tournament late Tuesday night and return with an overall record of 6-8.
Christian Liberty shootout: It was a split decision for the host Chargers, who dropped a 62-60 decision in overtime to Illinois Lutheran before earning a 55-51 victory against Chicago Waldorf.
Against Illinois Lutheran, Christian Liberty's Brendan Munez made five 3s and led the Chargers (3-9) with 17 points, and Jesse Castro hit a 3 at the end of regulation to send it to OT.
Against Waldorf, Steve Ringstrand tossed in a game-high 19 points and Castro finished with 12.
The Chargers have two more games, first against Aquin and later against North Shore, on Wednesday.